Borgo Santo Pietro: from personal dream to 200-acre luxury Tuscan hotel estate.
Our hotel was born of the desire to create and share a unique and welcoming place where nature meets luxury. The location we chose in Tuscany was essential to creating a sense of calm, relaxation and wellbeing, and has enabled us to transport you far away from the stresses of the outside world. In fact, we felt an immediate spiritual connection to this place, which inspired an internal seed that with love and passion grew into the Borgo Santo Pietro our guests enjoy today. With a thirteenth-century villa at its heart, our hotel is a haven where people come to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy a taste of heaven. Nestled in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, luxury knows no limits.
Hospitality couples with an environment where clarity of mind and food for the soul are abundant. The land is not only stunningly beautiful but also rich and fertile providing us with a bounty of biodynamic vegetables, herbs and honey, which our kitchen transforms into culinary delights. Set on a working farm, the villa is bathed in the beauty of its surroundings.
Our definition of luxury is attention to detail, unsurpassed friendly service and tailored experiences in a comfortable and stylish setting. We have taken inspiration from our own personal travels and observations, pinpointing the very details that make the difference between a five-star hotel and the 'Borgo experience'.
Our attention to detail is also why we are the perfect Tuscan honeymoon destination. We understand just how special your wedding day is, and see your honeymoon as an extension of that magic moment.
Dating back to the thirteenth century, the villa's spacious entrance hall has welcomed visitors and wayfarers for centuries. History can be felt here in the lovingly restored details and luxurious touches, from the enormous open fireplace in the hall to the individually styled rooms, which feature antiques, hand-painted frescoes, rich textiles and, in the case of our Il Vecchio Forno suite, even an 800-year-old bread oven. The villa's historic splendour reaches its full expression in the Santo Pietro Grand Suite, where a magnificent interior and exterior are crowned with a spectacular panorama of the surrounding landscape.
A sumptuous feeling of home pervades the villa, with its worn leather armchairs pulled up around open fires, fresh flower arrangements picked straight from the garden, and weathered brick wine cellar lined with boutique labels. Guests are invited to soak up the ambience by gathering in the traditional Tuscan kitchen to swap tales of the previous day's activities over breakfast at the farmhouse table, seeking an elegant retreat in the sunlit music room next to the grand piano or curling up in the library with a volume pulled from the shelves.
Outside, the villa's courtyards and terraces offer havens of tranquility, with the drifting scent of roses and meditative flow of fountains providing a sublime backdrop to a quiet nook with coffee and a good book or the ideal spot to enjoy a laid-back aperitivo with expansive views over the Valle Serena.
Borgo Santo Pietro was born from our personal dream, a home for our family.
We stumbled across Borgo's dilapidated ruins in 2001, then nothing more than a crumbling hamlet amidst ﬁelds of mud, and set about planning its restoration to bring the hamlet back to life.
Feeling it needed to be shared, we embarked upon the long and ever-evolving journey to create an intimate boutique-style hotel, and have spent years lovingly reinstating Borgo's long-forgotten noble splendor, when it was a healing retreat for pilgrims to rest and recuperate.
Our vision for the gardens and ﬁelds surrounding the villa involved elaborate landscaping and the intensive planting of more than 300,000 plants, however the calming and recuperative power of the place inspired us onwards.
To restore the estate to its former glory, local craftsmen worked with artisans from around the world. With plants, furniture and architectural details sourced throughout Italy and Europe together with years of dedication, Borgo Santo Pietro has flourished into the elegant and welcoming place we dreamed it would be.
Borgo is still evolving, and with it our passion to ensure that guests experience a home away from home.
Life at Borgo has its own ethos and spirit to discover. When you come to Borgo you enter our world, slipping under the skin of Tuscany and learning about the life here, whether sharing stories with our staff or joining local elderly men for a bocce match.
It emanates a vibrancy and energy that is born of its past and the passion of those dedicated to creating an entirely one-of-a-kind Tuscan retreat.
Watch the gardeners and farmers harvest the fruits of our culinary gardens and fields, working closely with the chefs, who in turn create spectacular dishes for the senses. Be drawn into the wide-ranging activities on offer, a wealth of learning and leisure. Wander down the pilgrims' path to the spa for healing and pampering at the hands of our expert therapists.
Life at Borgo can be all you want it to be.
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Loc. Palazzetto 53012 Chiusdino − Italy
+39 0577 75 12 22
Fax: +39 0577 75 29 43
SIENA | Journey time: 35 minutes
FLORENCE | Journey time: Just over an hour
PISA | Journey time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
ROME | Journey time: 3 hours
Tucked away amidst the healing herb gardens and flower meadows of Borgo Santo Pietro’s country estate near Siena, guests can find the most heavenly and exclusive private spa.
The spa has been constructed from natural local stone and features elements of water, light, fire and earth. The interior includes an inviting lounge with two grand fireplaces, opulent chandeliers, flickering candles, oversized sofas, vaulted ceilings, arched windows and an abundance of fresh flowers collected daily from the spa gardens.
With two individual treatment rooms and two additional al fresco garden therapy facilities, the spa’s terrace features stone fountains and views over the Tuscan herb gardens. The sun rises over the bulb garden and sets over the herb gardens, beautifully highlighting the statue of Buddha and cascading fountains.
Describing the spa's philosophy, our spa manager says: “The spa has been designed to offer an unforgettable experience to guests. We now have the space to offer more treatments and have introduced more holistic therapies such as the Ayurvedic Shirodhara treatment, which involves gently pouring warm liquids over the forehead or ‘third eye’. A deeply meditative treatment, it has a balancing and calming effect. We also offer new organic therapies featuring the ‘Heaven’ collection of luxury skincare products such as the ‘bee slim’ ritual and ‘bee sting’ facial. We are the only spa in Italy to offer this range of exclusive natural skincare products and the new treatments are proving very popular at Borgo.”
A wellbeing centre for therapeutic healing, the building is located on an ancient healing site originally used centuries ago by the Franciscan monks. Using fresh herbs and raw ingredients from the gardens, the holistic therapies offered include Ayurvedic massage, bespoke facials, relaxing bodywork and classic beauty treatments.
The atmosphere at Borgo Santo Pietro’s boutique spa is utterly intoxicating: a heady mixture of scents, sounds and sensations, each thoughtfully designed to restore the balance, refresh the energy and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.
Our freshwater infinity pool sits beguilingly amidst the idyllic landscape. So tranquil, it's a panacea in which to swim, cool down or simply soak up the beauty of the Valle Serena.
Enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the pool bar by day or night, artfully concocted by the Sull'Albero bar.
Breathe in the heady scents of the lovingly grown flowers and enjoy your cocktail in one of the enclave's many inviting candlelit lounge areas, where you can snuggle into a large, comfy sofa or laze languidly on a chaise longues.
The cypress-lined avenue welcomes visitors into the 13-acre gardens at the heart of the 200-acre Borgo Santo Pietro estate.
Weave your way along secret pathways, or find open-air privacy on luscious green lawns and refuge from the sun under the shelter of a pavilion.
Discover quiet seclusion in unexpectedly discovered grottos or courtyards blooming with antique roses.
Follow where your eyes have gazed.
Cycle, walk or hike aimlessly through the unspoiled vistas of Valle Serena. Arrive at the sanctuary of shaded picnic destinations or at the serene Merse River, winding through, inviting you to swim in its cool clear water, or walk through the forest to San Galgano.
Wander away from the heart of the hamlet until Borgo calls you home.
We are at your disposal to offer inspiration and guidance in planning your wedding or special event, with our rooms, suites, spa, restaurant, pool, gardens and grounds available for use.
Whether you’d like to perform a blessing in the gardens amidst the fountains, under a cupola overlooking the Valle Serena or host an intimate gathering on the island in the middle of our lake, we are more than happy to accommodate your requests. We can also recommend spectacular local sites for legal civil weddings such as the neighbouring medieval Abbey of San Galgano, whose soaring arches are open to the sky, or the round church of Montesiepi with its famous ‘sword in the stone’, which is available for Catholic blessings and ceremonies.
The Borgo Santo Pietro Cooking School sits in the heart of the Tuscan countryside surrounded by organic farmland, vineyards, olive groves and vegetable gardens.
A center for all types of Tuscan cuisine, the Borgo Cooking School offers an extensive list of courses, classes and cooking workshops for foodies of all levels.
Our team of skilled chefs and local cooks will guide you in the joy of cooking and whatever your skill level you will leave Borgo with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for experimenting in the kitchen.
Our philosophy at the Borgo Cooking School is simple - we want to share a love of good food – Tuscan style. Enjoy the pleasure of nurturing, harvesting and eating locally grown Tuscan food in the most atmospheric and inspiring of Italian settings.
Something for all tastes and energy levels. Borgo provides leisure or learning to be taken at your own pace.
Take home more than just holiday stories from Borgo, take home newly acquired gastronomy skills, as taught by our expert chefs. Find the perfect accompaniment by sampling local wine, cheese or honey in tasting sessions on offer. Not forgetting the little chefs, who can learn the joys of home cooking in a fun and safe environment by the rustic pool bar.
Capture the tranquillity and beauty of Borgo through art. Our resident artist is on hand to teach you to draw or paint. Create your own special memory with a personalised art lesson right on the grounds of Borgo Santo Pietro.
Horse riding, archery, tennis, bocce, yoga; the list of activities enjoyed by children and adults alike goes on.
Tuscany offers an abundance of things to do whatever your inclination or passion.
For history, art and architecture visit the captivating city of Siena, around 35 minutes from Borgo. Immerse yourself in the rich political and religious history or simply drink in the cafe culture, watching passers by from behind your cappuccino.
Florence, merely an hour away, is a cosmopolitan shopping paradise. Enjoy a personal guide to shopping or a guided tour of Florence - recognising the renaissance treasures.
The romantic hill town nicknamed 'medieval Manhattan', San Gimignano, boasts spectacular views over Elsa Valley. Art galleries, wine shops and delightful restaurants adorn the manicured streets, 45 minutes from Borgo.
Impressive architecture and virtually no traffic to hinder you, make Volterra town and the walled village of Monteriggioni great destinations. 50 minutes and 35 minutes from Borgo respectively.
For golfers, there is the skillfully created 'Royal Golf La Bagnaia' in Siena. The prestigious project of renowned golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr. The 18-hole course spans over 130 hectacres of wooded hills and interesting landscapes, and can be reached in 40 minutes from Borgo.
For those touring Tuscan vineyards in search of pleasures of the grape, our sommelier is on hand for expert suggestions of wineries to experience and reception can help with wine tasting bookings. Montalcino, a pretty wine village, home to the famed Brunello di Montalcino wine, comes highly recommended and is only an hour away from Borgo.
If you would like a private chaffeur, Borgo are more than happy to help.
Fine dining can be served in the formal Michelin starred restaurant Meo Modo by Andrea Mattei, open for lunch from 13:00 to 15:00 Friday-Sunday and for dinner from 19:30 to 22:00 Tuesday-Sunday, or outside in our charming gardens. Closed on Monday all day.
Exquisite yet simple, thoughtful and nurtured. We promise to serve these things to you and let the quality and the freshness of the ingredients tell their own story. All we add is our love and passion for food.
We promise to know the journey of all of our ingredients, so the meat we serve is produced locally, on free-range farms, and the fish that we serve – turbot, red mullet, octopus and lobster – arrives fresh from the morning's catch.
Our gardeners tend to the organic orchards, kitchen and herb gardens all year round and produce a bounty of variety for our chefs to choose from. The land, gardeners and chefs work closely together to give you unique and delicious seasonal creations, almost as attractive to the eye as they are to the palate.
Such is our love of homegrown and homemade produce, all of the bread, jams and yoghurts we serve at breakfast, and alongside main dishes for lunch and dinner, are freshly made in our kitchen every single day.
Chef Andrea Mattei and his 'farm to plate' philosophy and dedication to serving only the finest ingredients led to the reconfirmation of his Michelin star for Meo Modo in December 2015.
Situated next to the infinity pool, our Trattoria Sull'Albero offers a laid-back lounge ambience overlooking a spectacular view of the Valle Serena. Inside the trattoria comfy sofas provide a cosy spot for a glass of wine by the fire, with a menu that showcases classic Tuscan dishes and our 'farm to plate' fare. Outside the bar area and open courtyard offer a shady spot for a cool drink or leisurely meal. Watch our pizzaiolo make and twirl a pizza from scratch before sliding it into the wood-fired oven and serving it, still sizzling, onto your plate.
On Monday evenings the Trattoria plays host to our gourmet Farmers' Market, where guests are invited to take their pick from the range of fresh meat, fish, cheese and seasonal produce on offer, watch it being cooked on the spot, and dine outdoors in a festive atmosphere of live music.
The Trattoria Sull'Albero is open from 11am to closing. Our expert bar staff are on hand to prepare any cocktail or drink to your taste.
Close to 1000 prestigious and boutique labels line the walls of Borgo's cavernous cellar, situated at the base of our thirteenth-century villa.
Our sommelier can provide expert suggestions and insights at the wine-tasting sessions on offer. Each glass can also be matched with locally produced meats and cheeses to elevate flavour notes.
Years of 'walking the vineyards' have led us to create a wine list that we are very proud of, which we believe encapsulates Borgo's ideas. Hands-on research, such as seeing the terroir and speaking with the winemakers, is an approach that we consider to be fundamental to understanding wine and its production.
This is why you won't find many mainstream wines or winemakers on our list, as we choose what we love and, most importantly, stick to the traditions, history and culture of winemaking.
Several of our wines are produced using organic or biodynamic methods, showing maximum respect for the process from vineyard right through to the bottle of wine on your table.
We invite you to explore our winelist and are more than happy to assist you with any queries.