Borgo Santo Pietro was born from our personal dream, a home for our family.
We stumbled across the dilapidated ruin in 2001, then nothing more than a crumbling hamlet, standing 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 on the long and ever evolving journey to create an intimate boutique-style hotel and have spent years lovingly reinstating it to a long forgotten noble splendor, when it was a healing retreat for pilgrims to rest and recuperate.
Our vision for the gardens and desolate ﬁelds surrounding the villa involved the painstaking planning, planting of 250,000 plants and elaborate landscaping. e calming and recuperative power of the place lured us and kept us clear on our long crusade.
To restore the estate to its former glory, local craftsmen worked with artisans from around the world.
With furniture and architectural detailing sourced from in and outside Italy, plants from across Europe, and years of work, the essence of Borgo Santo Pietro grew into the elegant and welcoming place we dreamed it would be.
Borgo is still evolving and growing, and with it our passion to ensure guests a home from home…
On your arrival, entering the hall, the heart of Borgo Santo Pietro, the open fire and comfortable furniture welcome you in. The perfect meeting point or space to catch a rest.
In the music room, the classic Italian interior works with the in-house style of Borgo to create a relaxed elegance, as beautiful and harmonious as the notes played on the grand piano. Enjoy live music, a game of chess or your favourite novel.
For those wanting the peace and the feel of a time-honoured library, the second floor of the villa has just that. Choose from a selection of old editions of classic novels or perhaps a DVD of your favourite movie to escape to your room with.
If the bright view of the gardens tempt you outside, step out onto the balcony which leads you to the courtyard, another inviting spot to enjoy your book.
Following a restful nights sleep, come together for chatter in the traditional Tuscan kitchen and share tales of the previous days activities. The Morning Kitchen overlooks the terrace and is flooded with warm light. Fresh views and food to fill you with promise for the bright day ahead.
Warmth, relaxation and elegance reach every corner of Borgo and never fail to whisk you away.
Food and Wine
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 meats we serve are produced locally, on free range farms and the fish that we serve, turbot, red mullet, octopus and lobster, fresh from the mornings catch, arrives fresh from Mediterranean waters.
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.
Rinaldo di Sorciano
In 1252 the former local resident Rinaldo Pievano di Sorciano held court at Borgo Santo Pietro and is famous for selling our church, St Pietro e Cellole, to the Abbey San Galgano.
It is this illustrious man who has inspired this grand and dramatic ground floor bedroom. In the colder months, have a the fire lit in time for your arrival, flames glinting off the impressive marble fireplace and spectacular crystal chandelier.
Throw open the french doors opening out to the courtyard, inviting the unmistakable scent of roses to greet you good morning, or wish you good night.
Music uploaded Ipods & Ipod docking
LCD flat screen TV & DVD player
Amenities and Service
LUGGAGE – On your arrival, if requested, our staff will be pleased to unpack for you and store your suitcase in our luggage room.
COMPLIMENTARY ARRIVAL GIFTS – On arrival you will find a complimentary basket of fruit and a chilled bottle of Prosecco in your room.
MINI FRIDGE – We will stock your room refrigerator with waters, sodas, juices and luxury snacks.
LAUNDRY – We are pleased to offer guests a laundry service. Please see the form in the front of the welcome folder
LINEN – Our bed linen is “Egyptian Cotton” and our mattresses are tailor-made. Beds also feature velvet or linen throws.
FLOWERS – each room is decorated with freshly cut flowers from our gardens
TOILETRIES – Our beautifully perfumed toiletries are made using ancient recipes by one of the oldest pharmacies in the world Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence
ROBES & TOWELS – each room includes luxurious bath robes and towels as well as complimentary slippers, both also available for purchase at our gift shop
AUDIO & VISUAL – Rooms feature discreet flat screen, high-definition televisions, pre-loaded iPods and docking stations, iPads uploaded with Concierge information, DVD Players, Wireless internet access (Wi-Fi) and hands-free telephones.
DVD LIBRARY – We have over 200 dvds available for your viewing pleasure. You can consult our dvd library from the iPad and then request that the film be delivered to your room.
MEDIA – newspapers and magazines are available at reception and for viewing on our iPads.
Other services available:
- Concierge 24/24
- Tourist information and booking
- Multilingual staff
- Free WI-FI
- Fully loaded iPods in every room
- Room Service
- Mountain Bikes
- Shuttle Service
Things To Do
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 is on hand to teach you to draw or paint. Create your own special memory with a personalized 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.
TENNIS Lessons can be arranged.
BADMINTON Racquets and shuttlecocks are available.
CROQUET A croquet set is available.
TABLE TENNIS Rackets and balls are available.
learn to paint with our resident artist
FLOWER ARRANGING Learn about our flower garden and how to make your own beautiful bouquets
GARDEN TOURS Enjoy our vast 13-acre grounds with a personal tour from our head gardener and learn to infuse your own tea with freshly picked herbs
ARCHERY With instructor only. Bows and arrows are available.
BIKING Bikes are available.
HIKING Boots and maps are available.
HORSE RIDING For a map and to arrange a ride, please speak to reception.
GOLF The beautiful Pelagone golf course only 45km away is ideal for golf lovers.
PERSONAL GUIDE + SHOPPER
COOKERY LESSONS Private Cookery Lessons available with Borgo’s own chefs
COOKERY and PIZZA MAKING LESSONS for little chefs. Children are taught the joys of cooking homemade pizza in a fun and safe environment by the rustic pool bar.
Please speak to Reception for more information and to arrange a fun kids cooking lesson.
TOY BOXES For kids and babies can be prepared upon request.
CHILDREN’S DVD’S AND BOOKS are located in the library (first floor lounge) in the bottom cupboard of the large bookshelf
PLAYGROUND Situated in the far end of the garden the kids’ playground is filled with hours of fun, climbing frames and flying on swings.
HONEY TASTING can be arranged in advance. Please speak to Reception.
CINEMA PARADISO movie nights are held every Thursday evening in our gardens where we show classic Italian-themed films. Why not relax as the sun goes down with a glass of Prosecco and a selection of gourmet popcorn snacks whilst indulging in a must-see screening of your favourite classics.