Luxury hotel holiday Borgo San Felice Tuscany

The Borgo San Felice is a 5-star hotel with 30 rooms and 30 suites occupying a hamlet at the heart of a Chiant wine estate. The bedrooms, furnished in a cosy Tuscan style, are located in the houses of the hamlet. A member of Relais & Chateaux, the Borgo San Felice's restaurant, Il Poggio Rosso, has a Michelin star. There is also the Osteria del Grigio which offers simpler fare. There is a wine shop on site and tasting sessions and vineyard tours can be arranged. The surrounding vineyards lend themselves well for cycling and walking tours.
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 San Felice, near Castelnuovo Berardenga

The Borgo San Felice is a boutique 5-star hotel in Chianti country, ideal for exploring Italian vineyards and authentic Tuscan cuisine. Excellent spa facilities and fine dining restaurants afford guests a truly indulgent experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is in the hamlet of San Felice, 15-minutes' drive to Castelnuevo Berardenga

Annual opening 10 April to 16 November

Closest airport Pisa, Florence and Bologna

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

Closest railway station Stazione Ferroviaria Siena

Distance from railway station The hotel is about 25-minutes' drive from Stazione Ferroviaria Siena

Hotel facilities and services

Osteria del Grigio Restaurant, Poggio Rosso Restaurant, Bar, Heated Swimming Pool (open Apr to Sep), Bar Service at the pool, Fitness Centre, Spa, Tennis Courts, Bicycles, Gym, Wellness Centre, Wine Shop, Working Vineyards and Wine Tasting, Parking, Room Service, WiFi, Cooking Courses.

Complimentary

WiFi, Gym, Tennis Courts, Heated Swimming Pool, and Bicycle Hire.

Land sports

Fitness Centre, Tennis Courts and Bicycle Hire are complimentary land sports available at the hotel.

Out and about nearby

Chianti Classico wine route, Tuscan hill villages, Siena (market on Wednesdays) and Florence, Arezzo and Perugia for a day excursion, Montalcino and Montepulciano wine villages. 

Sports nearby

Walking, Cycling, Riding, Golf available 30km away from the hotel.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,660

Holiday Code IE27

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 San Felice, near Castelnuovo Berardenga

The Borgo San Felice occupies almost the entire hamlet of San Felice on a slight hill north east of Siena in Chianti country. Owned by the San Felice wine makers, the hamlet was converted almost house by house into an hotel about ten years ago and is now a beautiful Relais & Chateaux hotel. Now, Borgo San Felice is one of the most appealing hotels in Tuscany, corresponding to the characteristics of charm, character and quality we pride ourselves on. Surrounded by vineyards and gently rolling hills, the turrets of Siena can be seen in the distance against the setting sun. The houses occupied by the hotel surround the old village square and church and all have been carefully renovated and furnished to a very high standard. Pots of flowers adorn paths, lemon trees stand on terraces, lawns are carefully maintained. The Borgo San Felice has a total of 60 rooms and suites located in different houses and decorated in slightly different styles, some being quite modern. There is a spacious, very comfortable lounge and bar, an excellent restaurant charmingly decorated open every day serving creative dishes covering demands for a lighter lunch to a more robust dinner. The Michelin- starred restaurant Il Poggio Rosso, serves excellent regional specialities such as pigeon and truffles in season. The swimming pool is surrounded by a sun terrace, there are two tennis courts and a wine shop selling the San Felice wine, seventeen different kinds in all of white, red and vin santo. We recommend the Borgo San Felice most strongly.

Room descriptions

Hotel Borgo San Felice has 60 rooms and suites with bath or shower and wc, air-conditioning, satellite television, safe, telephone, mini-bar and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Superior Double or Twin Room
Premium Deluxe Double Room
Prestige Junior Suite
Suite
Loggia Suite
Legnaia Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,660

Holiday Code IE27

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 San Felice, near Castelnuovo Berardenga

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Borgo San Felice 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: No charge for children under the age of 5 when sharing a room with their parents.

Other information: The hotel is about 20 minutes' drive north east of Siena.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,660

Holiday Code IE27

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 San Felice, near Castelnuovo Berardenga

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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