A beautifully restored convent from the late 13 century creates a very special atmosphere in this 21 room hotel located in the city center of Siena, only a short walk from the main square. The historic importance of il Chiostro del Carmine is highlighted by the lovely décor, the frescos and the antique furnishings not to mention the traditional courtyard where breakfast is served in the warmer months. The management offers onsite parking, Wi Fi, air conditioning a special storage area for bikes, family suites and welcomes small pets.
You are part of the family at Borgo Argenina
Promising a delicious and hearty breakfast, filled with homemade yogurt, jams and toasty warm cakes, Borgo Argenina embraces the true essence of a bed and breakfast. There are 7 private room with en suite bathrooms, available in two sizes ranging from 190-320 square feet and are all equipped with a mini bar, coffee maker and Wi-Fi access. The unpretentious interior design will make you feel right at home, offering a peaceful and soothing atmosphere; it just feels right to sip a glass of Chianti among the blooming roses on the terrace together with your friendly hostess discussing possible itineraries for your travels as well as some insider secrets for enjoying Tuscany to the max. The special little extras come naturally at Borgo Argenia, including a welcome buffet of their olive oil and percorino cheese, the personalized map of local treasures or the complimentary wine tasting at I Sodi Winery.
Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the cooking class, which is held in a very informal atmosphere full of laughter, unlimited wine and family recipes. Pick and choose the dishes you wish to experiment and Elena help you learn the secrets of preparing an authentic Tuscan meal. The cost is only 50 Euro per person.
Perfect solution for Privacy in Tuscany
There are two fully restored private villas at Borgo Argenina which are the perfect setting for privacy in the lush Tuscan countryside. Take advantage of the Elena’s warm hospitality and wealth of information while staying in one of the two independent villas with full kitchens and private terraces. Villa Oliviera for 4 to 5 persons is an intriguing mix of tradition with modern design and was recently featured in the magazine Architecture Digest. This villa has two double bedrooms and two full bathrooms. An ideal combination for friends and family travel together.
Piccola Villa for 3 to 4 persons is a cosy idea for those looking for a full immersion Tuscan experience, with a fully equipped kitchen for trying your hand at the local cuisine, a double bedroom with en suite bathroom and a living room area. Decorated in soft pastels which highlight the wood beam ceilings and terracotta floors.
Each villa has a private terrace and garden furniture to enjoy the endless vistas including the soft Chianti hillside and vineyards.
There is so much of Tuscany within minutes of the B&B
Consult with Elena to find the hidden secrets of Chianti, the best restaurants, cafes and the best vineyards to visit. The area is rich in history, wonderful food and even better wine! There are several local castles, ruins and archeological sites nearby which will beckon. The Brolio Castle, which is within walking distance, is practically a corner stone to Chianti Classico where you can enjoy a tour of the garden and vineyards. Or discovery some of the Etruscan tombs which are open to the public near Castellina in Chianti. There are several small towns which still engage in the traditional farmer’s market with local seasonal fruits, vegetables, cheeses and more.
You won’t miss a thing while at Borgo Argenia
Explore the many corners of Tuscany including the city of Florence with its tempting art museums and stunning churches. Not too far off is Siena, a magical town with a busy small town feel, tempting gelaterias and cafes bursting with the traditional panforte dessert cake…and of course and a cappuccino. Don’t forget to leave an afternoon to dedicate to the incredible treasure trove of in Arezzo, often referred to as an open air museum spanning the time from the Etruscans to the Neo Classical. Pack a picnic and enjoy the lovely green garden area at the Fort Medici at the top of the city.