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Castello Banfi il Borgo
Castello Banfi il Borgo
Castello Banfi il Borgo
Castello Banfi il Borgo
Castello Banfi il Borgo
Castello Banfi il Borgo
Castello Banfi il Borgo
Castello Banfi il Borgo
Castello Banfi il Borgo
For nearly three centuries, workers serving the nobility of the Castello Banfi estate in Tuscany lived in a small hamlet within the castle grounds. And in 2007, the property entered a new era of grandeur: The stone houses of the tiny village were completely renovated under the direction of Italian interior designer Federico Forquet and are now open seasonally between November and March. The two guest rooms and 12 suites all have vaulted wood-beamed ceilings and countryside views; bathrooms are stocked with vino-therapy products made for the hotel with the estate’s Sangiovese Brunello. A central garden with a pergola, a heated outdoor pool, secluded lounging spaces, and alfresco massage tents offer plenty of ways to take in the surrounding vineyards. If you’re feeling more active, take a cooking class with the chef (held a short drive away at the estate farmhouse), tour the Banfi winery, or venture out to nearby historic towns like Montalcino and Siena.
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Neighborhood Vibe
Il Borgo is set within the grounds of the Castello Banfi wine estate in the heart of Tuscany. Be sure to visit nearby vineyards, cellars, balsamerie (where balsamic vinegar is crafted). Nearby off-property highlights include Montalcino, a hilltop medieval town known for its Brunello wines, and Siena, offering plenty of shopping, dining, and piazza-side cafés. The hotel can also organize private wine and olive oil tastings in the region, Ferrari drives through the hills and valleys of the Val d’Orcia, and even hot air balloon rides over the vineyards. Don’t miss Il Borgo’s chef’s tasting menu lunch, which showcases the property’s own wines; culinary minded travelers can try cooking classes with Castello Banfi’s resident chef at the on-site farmhouse.
Need to Know
Rooms: 14 rooms, including two Deluxe rooms and 12 Junior and One-Bedroom Suites; starting at $580.
Insider Tips
Who's it best for: Foodies and wine enthusiasts; honeymooners; relaxing couples’ getaways or family reunions (large groups can book all of the 14 rooms).
Our favorite rooms: The top-level Poggio all’Oro suite has a freestanding tub, a living room with a sofa bed, a second full bathroom, panoramic views, and access to an exclusive list of rare wines from Banfi’s Poggio all’Oro Riserva collection.
Room Types
  • Deluxe Room Riserva
    The two Deluxe rooms are average 430square-feet, and feature a King bed, Tuscan-style armoire, and a bathroomwithrainfall shower, double vanity, and heated towel rack. Other amenitiesincludecomplimentary Wi-Fi, a Nespresso coffee maker, a minibar, and views ofeitherthe castle or countryside. No pets allowed.
  • Junior Suites
    Sized between 603-699 square-feet, each of these suites features a spacious bedroom with a King bed, Tuscan-style wardrobe and dresser, separate living room with sofa bed, and a bathroom with rainfall shower, double vanity, and heated towel rack. Other amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, a Nespresso coffee maker, a minibar, and views of either the castle or countryside. No pets allowed.
  • Suite Poggio all’Oro
    This sprawling, 1,200-square-foot suite features panoramic views, along with a spacious bedroom with King bed, Tuscan-style furnishings, and a separate sitting area, as well as a master bathroom with walk-in rainfall shower, standalone bathtub, double sink, and heated towel racks. A separate living room with sofa bed connects to a second bathroom also with rainfall shower and two sinks. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, a Nespresso coffee maker, a minibar, and access to rare vintages from Banfi’s Poggio all’Oro Riserva collection. No pets allowed.
  • Suite Riserva
    This spacious, apartment-style suite stretches about 914-square-feet, and features a large bedroom with King bed and Tuscan-style wardrobe and dresser. A separate living room is outfitted with a sofa bed, while the two bathrooms boast rainfall showers, double sinks, and heated towel racks. Tall windows open out to view of the estate vineyards and Tuscan countryside. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a Nespresso coffee maker, a minibar, and views the castle or Tuscan landscape.
  • Classic Suite
    These suites range from 710–829 square-feet, and feature a King bed and Tuscan-style wardrobe and dresser in the spacious bedroom, as well as a sofa bed in the separate living room. Bathrooms boast rainfall showers, double vanities, and heated towel racks. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, a Nespresso coffee maker, a minibar, and views the castle or Tuscan landscape. No pets allowed.
Castello Banfi Il Borgo, Montalcino, Italy
Make this your home base for exploring the wineries of Tuscany or taking on-site cooking and wine classes. If you’re just interested in eating delicious food, book a reservation for the tasting menu at La Taverna restaurant, with estate wine pairings for each course. From $635. +39 0577 877700, http://www.castellobanfiilborgo.com/index.php

Loc. Pieve di San Sigismondo, 54024 Montalcino SI, Italy
+39 0577 816026