Recently restored highlighting the typical Tuscan architecture, this captivating medieval town is definitely where a dream vacation in Tuscany should begin. A well thought out combination of B&B accommodations and self-catering vacation apartments ensures that there is someplace for everyone. Borgo di Pietrafitta offers so many options: choose to cool off by the panoramic pool, relax in one of the many garden areas, enjoy local culinary delights selected for seasonal tastings or visit one of the many points of interest only a short distance away. There is definitely something for everyone and every age.
A central location offers the best of Tuscany
Situated in the heart of Chianti between Siena and Florence, the Borgo di Pietrafitta Relais is the romantic answer to a holiday in Tuscany. A mix of rooms, self-catering apartments and independent villas this structure caters to every possible request from couples to families, from wedding parties to business seminars. With ample accommodations and garden space for up to 50 persons, one can immerge themselves in the panoramic views, meet new friends or enjoy some much earned relax all in a country-chic décor. Recently restored, the medieval hamlet now emphasizes those stunning characteristics of the distinctive Tuscan architecture: stone arches and walls, dark wood accents, terracotta floors, inviting cozy fireplaces and even a private chapel for wedding ceremonies.
Choose from B&B, self-catering apartments and independent villas
There are a total of 8 private rooms located in the main house on the first and second floor and they are divided into two price levels: standard and superior. Each room comes with Satellite TV, a lock safe, wi fi, use of the pool, buffet breakfast in the suggestive wine cellar and a selection of quality hotel amenities. In addition to the newly renovated rooms, there are a total of 15 self-catering apartments including two independent vacation rental villas. The apartments vary in size from 45-90 square meters and can accommodate between 2 to 7 persons. The rental villa La Capanna has two bedrooms and a private garden and the evocative tower villa il Torrino can sleep up to 7 persons. Each vacation rental is decorated in soft pastel colors and a country chic décor which creates a relaxing atmosphere. Designed for comfort, you will find many modern amenities such as Satellite TV, a washing machine, fully equipped kitchen (fridge, coffee maker, microwave, oven and dishwasher), all bed, bath and kitchen linens and a fireplace.
Take advantage of their many special extras and be sure to ask about these options at the time of booking. Among the many services they offer upon request one can find basic shopping (first day goodies perfect for late arrivals), extra cleaning service, half board, cooking lessons, dinner cooked at your apartment and seasonal food and wine tastings
A unique experience, in a piece of history
The unique setting of Borgo di Pietrafitta is well worth the visit. This newly renovated medieval hamlet was once a thriving village because of its strategic position, practically all pilgrims between 1100 -1300 traveling along the Via Francigena towards Rome stopped here. It is easy to lose a sense of time as you walk around the typical stone structures which sit in a dominant position on the hill top surround by Gallo Nero vineyards, olive groves and forests of oak and chestnut trees.
The nearest little town is Castellina in Chianti, only 5 km away and from here you can take a panoramic tour of the roads twisting around acres and acres of vineyards to visit Radda, Greve or Giaole in Chianti, each of which will tempt you to sit at one of the many outdoor cafes or fine restaurants and contemplate a glass of Chianti’s finest.
There’s always someplace to visit in Tuscany
For those with an adventurous spirit Borgo di Pietrafitta has just the right activity for you. Choose between hiking, biking, golf and horseback riding, each set among the low rolling hills and full forest areas of Chianti. However, if you prefer something a bit different, which highlights the artistic culture and history of this area, you can easily do a day trip to visit the towns of Siena or Florence less an hour away. And if you go just a little further you will find the enchanting tower town of San Gimignano to the east and Montalcino, the home of the Brunello wineries to the south.