Luxury hotel holiday Borgo Pignano Tuscany

Borgo Pignano is a stunning private country estate between San Gimignano and Volterra with 750 acres of organic farmland. At its heart is an 18th century villa and hamlet first settled in Etruscan times. There are 14 4-star bedrooms and suites in the villa that enjoy views of the olive groves, vines and fields. There are also maisonettes and cottages in the grounds, offering self-catering accommodation ideal for long stays or families.The Borgo offers a host of activities including horse-riding, swimming, yoga and pilates, cookery lessons, painting, trekking and cycling.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Pisa
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Borgo Pignano, near Volterra

Borgo Pignano is an exclusive hotel in an exquisite country estate in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. The excellent spa facilities and delicious local cuisine and excellent range of activities and facilities make it an ideal Tuscan getaway.

Facts in brief

Location The hotel is in the countryside about 20-minutes' drive from Volterra

Annual opening 28 March to 1 November

Closest airport Pisa Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 1 hour and 15-minutes' drive from Pisa Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Private Country Estate spread over 750 Acres, 2 Restaurants, Infinity Pool open May to September, Poolside Bar, Terrace, Library, Billiards Room, Music Room, TV Room, Yoga Studio, Small Gym, Bocce Court, Private Art Collection, Lift, Stables, Mountain Bike hire and arena. The hotel offers a range of excursions and lessons at a charge including: Cooking Classes, Estate Tours, Farm Tours, Apiary Tour, Painting Classes, Horse-riding Lessons and Treks, Pilates, Yoga, Wine Tasting, Herbal Laboratory, Truffle Hunting and Honey-making.

Land sports

Horseriding and Treks, Walking, Yoga and Pilates.

Out and about nearby

Volterra has alabaster workshops, San Gimignano is a World Heritage Site with 15 Medieval towers. Visits to the Chianti and Brunello wine-making regions, City tours of San Gimignano, Siena, Florence and Volterra, Mountain Biking & Trekking.

Sports nearby

Horse Riding and Golf.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Villa room with charm for 7 nights

From about

£1,480 low season

Holiday Code EXH1786

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Borgo Pignano, near Volterra

Room descriptions

Borgo Pignano has 16 rooms and suites, 5 maisonettes and 2 cottages with bathroom and bath or shower, WiFi.

Villa Room with Charm
Large Villa Room with Charm
Villa Room with View
Attic Suite
Villa Suite with Charm
Villa Suite with View
Villa Signature Suite
La Canonica Historic Villa Residence One Bedroom Suite
La Canonica Historic Villa Residence Two Bedroom Suite
La Fonte Farmhouse Suites
Unique Cottages and Maisonettes are also available. For more information get in touch with one of our personal travel specialists.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Villa room with charm for 7 nights

From about

£1,480 low season

Holiday Code EXH1786

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Borgo Pignano, near Volterra

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Borgo Pignano in Tuscany, our clients usually fly to Pisa or Florence airport or arrive by train at Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station. We recommend the use of a hire-car for a stay at this hotel and we would include it in the price of holiday.

Additional information

Children: The hotel offers a Nature School for 13 years and under including walks in the wood, arts and crafts courses in high season and pizza making lessons. Babysitting is available from 6pm to 9.30pm.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Villa room with charm for 7 nights

From about

£1,480 low season

Holiday Code EXH1786

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Borgo Pignano, near Volterra

Highlights of Tuscany

Famous vineyards producing wines of Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Alabaster is produced in Volterra. Gold and silver are worked in Florence and the Ponte Vecchio is lined with jewellery shops. Marbled paper and stationery is a speciality of Florence. Ceramics and hand-painted majolica from raw terracotta from Impruneta to the glazed pottery of Siena are to be found throughout Tuscany. Lucca has traditionally produced silk and hand-woven fabrics. Leather goods including shoes, handbags and belts are to be found from market stalls to designer shops such as Gucci and Ferragamo. Interesting markets include the Mercato dell' Antiquariato which sells furniture from antiques to bric-a-brac in Arezzo on the first weekend of every month, in Pisa on the second weekend and in Lucca on the third weekend. The 'wild' Maremma is known for its long-horned white cattle and cowboys (butteri) and natural springs including Saturnia.

Cultural highlights of Tuscany

As birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany contains a wealth of treasures: Giotto`s Campanile and Brunelleschi`s Dome in Florence, the Tombs of Galileo and Michelangelo in Florence`s Santa Croce, Botticelli`s `Birth of Venus` and `Primavera` and the portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino by Piero della Francesca in the Uffizi, Michelangelo`s `David` in the Accademia, the architecture of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, `The Tuscan Maremma` painting by Giovanni Fattori in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Piazza del Campo in Siena, `The Legend of the Cross` frescoes by Piero della Francesco in Arezzo, `The Creation` fresco by Bartolo di Fredi in the Collegiata in San Gimignano, Romanesque church of the Collegiata in San Quirico d`Orcia, 14th Century Fortezza of Montalcino, Renaissance masterpiece of the church of Madonna di San Biagio at Montepulciano, the abbey-church of Sant`Antimo, mediaeval Lucignano and the towers of San Gimignano, the Etruscan Museum in Cortona.  

Festivals in Tuscany

Many of Tuscany`s festivals resound with the flamboyance of the Renaissance and keep Tuscans and visitors alike in touch with the region`s rich history. Others are linked to Tuscany`s hearty traditions of eating and drinking. The most famous is Siena`s Palio which takes place on 2 July and 16 August each year. Others include the Sagra del Tordo (Festival of the Thrush) in Montalcino on the last Sunday in October when there is an archery contest and charcoal-grilled thrush are a delicacy. In Florence, Calcio in Costume (a football match played in mediaeval costume) takes place in June. Pisa has the Giocco del Ponte (Game of the Bridge), a mock battle in Renaissance dress also held in June. Viareggio celebrates Carnival on Shrove Tuesday with a huge display of flamboyant floats. In May and August Massa Marittima holds the Falcon Contest.  

Gastronomy in Tuscany

Simple country food is at the heart of Tuscan cooking. Regional dishes include Bruschetta (bread or ciabatta toasted and rubbed with garlic, olive oil and salt), Ribollita (bean, cabbage and bread soup), Pasta with hare or wild boar sauce, Porcini mushroom and truffle dishes, Bistecca all Fiorentina (thick cut of sirloin and fillet beef), Cantucci (almond and honey biscuits) served dipped in Vin Santo, Panforte (chocolate, nut and spice cake). Pecorino cheese made from sheep's milk. Local wines include the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano and the Bianco di Pitigliano. Famous reds include Chanti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Vin Santo made from semi-crushed grapes left for several months is an excellent dessert wine.

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