A perfectly renovated 18th-century villa in the rolling Tuscan hills

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Facilities & services
  • An infinity pool with views of many woodlands, olive groves and vineyards
  • 14 rooms and suites
  • Wellness centre
  • Organic farmland used for restaurant ingredients
  • Hotel gardens
Activities
  • Horseback riding through the estate
  • Yoga classes
  • Painting classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Explore the surrounding rolling hills by bike

Sat amidst the rolling green hills, deep in the heart of Tuscany, you will find the inviting haven of Borgo Pignano, a hotel built into a perfectly renovated 18th-century country villa. From this 750-acre hilltop estate, which offers exquisite views of Tuscany’s olives groves, fields and woodlands, you can indulge in the upmost comfort found in the 14 elegantly furnished rooms and suites. While the hotel has been renovated, it hasn’t forgotten its historic roots, and some rooms still feature their original frescoes under rustic wood beams.

The hotel grows a lot of its own produce and has also started growing antique and heritage crops. The broad cross-section of flowers and plants you’ll find here attract bees, helping with the vital process of pollination of vegetables and fruit trees.

The infinity pool is certainly one of the hotel’s most enticing features, cradled by old stone walls and looking out towards the impressive landscape. The wellness centre can be found just a few steps from the main building and offers a range of treatments which have been created using organic ingredients grown on the estate.

Over in the hotel restaurant you can dine on fine Italian cuisine made from home-grown and locally sourced ingredients. The pasta here is made from wheat flour produced from grains grown on the property, so you can be assured you are really getting a true taste of Tuscany.

This hotel is perfect for those seeking both relaxation and a range of exciting activities. Yoga classes take place inside the property, while those wishing to explore the outdoors can do so on horseback, or by bike. Painting classes, cooking classes and wine tastings are all part of the fun here at Borgo Pignano, making every stay unforgettable.

Positive Impact

Locally-sourced products and produce

Sustainability has an impact on each of the hotel’s departments, starting with all restoration works on the buildings which use environmentally-friendly materials. The heating and hot water are produced from woodchip-fired boilers, harvested from the estate’s own forests.

The property grows local varieties of vegetables and fruits such as olives, cereals and herbs, using a natural system for retaining rainwater in the estate. Artisanal bread, cold-pressed olive oils, honey, herbs, soaps and other toiletries are homemade using traditional Tuscan techniques. Have started growing crops again using ancient, antique and heritage varieties of crops completely abandoned in the last few decades. They tend a broad cross-section of flowers and plants that attract bees, giving rise to the finest Millefiori-flavoured honey and, most importantly, helping with the pollination of vegetables and fruit trees.

Around 80% of the staff is hired from within a 50km radius and there are two Tesla charging points available in the hotel’s parking area.

Support the Royal Drawing School

Borgo Pignano and The Royal Drawing School have a long-established collaborative relationship, which supports residencies for talented artists. Based in London, the Royal Drawing School is an educational charity, and one of the only institutions in the world, dedicated to the teaching and practise of drawing from observation. Students of the Royal Drawing School’s MA-level postgraduate programme, The Drawing Year, visit Pignano every summer as part of their studies.

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