Luxury hotel holiday Borgo Santo Pietro Tuscany

Borgo Santo Pietro is a five-star luxury hotel on a Tuscan country estate about 20 miles from Siena. This Relais & Chateaux member has the feel of a sumptuous country home, but with 20 elegant rooms and suites, some in the main 12th century villa, others with own garden or pool. Furnishings are exquisite, with plush comfort and antiques combined. There are several dining options including Meo Modo restaurant, with Michelin star. The gardens are a delight, you can experience the workings of the organic farm and heaps of activties include cooking, cheesemaking, wine-tasting, art and floristry lessons, beekeeping, falconry and archery.
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 Santo Pietro, near Chiusdino

Borgo Santo Pietro is an exclusive 5-star hotel nestled in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Stunning gardens, extensive spa facilities and excellent cuisine offer guests a truly indulgent and tranquil experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is 45-minutes' drive to Siena

Annual opening The hotel is open from April to October

Closest airport Florence Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 2-hours' drive from Pisa Airport and 1 hour and 20-minutes' from Florence Airport

Closest railway station Siena Train Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is about 45-minutes' drive from Siena Train Station

Hotel facilities and services

200 Acre Estate, Farmland, Borgo Cooking School, Michelin-starred Restaurant, New Brasserie and Bar, Cookery School, Floristry Lessons, Art Lessons with Resident Artist, Farm Tours, Wine-tasting, Cheese Making at the Dairy, Flower Arranging sessions, Outdoor Freshwater Swimming Pool, Library, Lounge, Laundry, Parking, Playground, Spa, Jacuzzi, Tennis Courts, Mountain Bikes, Rose and Fountain Garden, Apple and Cherry Orchard, 25 acre Vineyard, Estate and Garden Tours, Tuscan Truffle Hunt, Art Classes, Yoga, Helicopter Rides, Outdoor Cinema.

Land sports

Pool, Tennis, Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Bocce, Yoga, Horse Riding, Table Tennis, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Football, and Beach Volleyball.

Out and about nearby

Estate tours and forest and river trails, including Meditation Walk. Visit to San Galgano Abbey and Montesiepi Church. Siena is under an hour's drive away, a UNESCO World Heritage city with its historical attractions and architecture.

Sports nearby

Golf, Fishing, Rafting, Horse Riding, Sailing, Hiking, Archery, Football, Volley Ball, Tennis, Bocce, Badminton, Basketball.

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

From about

£1,650

Holiday Code EXH1547

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 Santo Pietro, near Chiusdino

Borgo Santo Pietro is a five-star luxury hotel in the heart of the stunning rural landscapes of Tuscany, amid rolling hills and farmland. A Relais and Chateaux property, it is a grand house and garden about 20 miles from Siena, marooned in a luscious countryside setting which is surrounded on all sides by nature reserves. This is a nature lovers' paradise for ultimate countryside relaxation where you can take in the numerous delights of the glorious gardens, from the medicinal herb garden to the rose and fountain garden, apple orchard and cherry orchard. Not surprisingly, there is also a kitchen garden, from which the Michelin-starred restaurant draws only the freshest produce such as vegetables and herbs on a daily basis. The dishes created using these ingredients are served either in an elegant dining room or on the intimate open-air veranda where views span across the manicured hotel lawns. Providing the utmost quality of service, the restaurant at Borgo Santo Pietro happily caters to specific dietary requirements, while food lovers benefit from the option to partake in cookery lessons and wine tasting on site. Also making the most of magnificent views is a curved infinity-edge swimming pool, around which rose buds blossom along shady trellises. This is the site for achieving true relaxation, though the indulgent spa also offers a wonderful service of treatments. Amid the pristine gardens dotted with cypresses, the hotel building itself is built from rough-hewn stone and evokes the true essence of the rural Tuscan lifestyle. Reminiscent of a country manor house, the interiors have been exquisitely renovated to complement the evident history of the building. Decorated with gilded picture frames, chandeliers, wall murals, heavy drapery and four poster beds, the style is grand and opulent, making way for indulgent luxury holidays in Siena.

Room descriptions

Borgo Santo Pietro has 20 rooms all with en suite, phone line, safety deposit box, internet, satellite TV, DVD player, air conditioning, minibar, iPad docking station, hairdryer and WiFi access.

Deluxe Room
Superior Room
Junior Suite
Suite
Junior Garden Suite
Garden Suite
Master Suite
Pool House Suite

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

From about

£1,650

Holiday Code EXH1547

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 Santo Pietro, near Chiusdino

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Borgo San Pietro 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: Babysitting and children's play park available. Cots and extra beds can be added to rooms.

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

From about

£1,650

Holiday Code EXH1547

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 Santo Pietro, near Chiusdino

About Tuscany

An Expressions tailor-made holiday in Tuscany allows you to appreciate its classical landscape of rolling hills and vineyards dotted with olive and cypress trees, its misty green-grey mountains that are never too far distant, and hill-top towns of rich brown and gold stone houses. This combines with the beauty of the works of art contained in the towns and villages throughout Tuscany to create an inspirational union of the spirit and the senses. There is an intrinsic comfort in the supposed contrast between the delicacy of a Botticelli and the heartiness of Ribollita soup, yet both are typical of this fascinating region. As birthplace of the Renaissance, the impact of Tuscan and particularly Florentine traditions and culture on European heritage is fundamental to our way of life. In addition to the obvious attractions of the scenery of Chianti and the art cities of Florence and Siena, there are the less well-known regions south of Siena with its moon-like landscape of hills, the patchwork vineyards of Montalcino, the coastal marshlands of the Maremma, the spas of Montecatini and Saturnia, the islands of Elba and Giglio, and the Casentino with the source of the Arno and abundant mushroom crops. Wherever you travel on holiday in Tuscany, you will be inspired by the beauty of your surroundings and the way of life, which is quintessentially that of Italy too.

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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