Il Borro in Tuscany

Enchanting Italy Boutique Hotel


May 2, 2022
Words by Victoria Abbott Riccardi
Photos courtesy of Il Borro

If youve dreamed of a destination wedding or honeymoon in Tuscany, look no further than Il Borro, an enchanting Relais & Châteaux ensconced in a medieval village overlooking the Pratomagno and Apennine Mountains and hills of Chianti. Here you can find sumptuously-appointed rooms, multiple restaurants, a pool, spa, winery, art gallery and amphitheater. The property truly offers a setting as stylish as its owners, the Ferragamo family, famous for their Italian-made fashion line. 


The Storybook Village

Il Borro uniquely offers an immersive experience in 12th-century Tuscan living with luxury on tap. The storybook village on the property has 38 rustic, elegant suites in and around the cobbled lanes. Working artisans making jewelry, textiles, shoes and more to sell in their shops. The hamlet even boasts two residents and a small church, where many couples choose to marry.

The Accommodations

The resort has several Italian villas featuring multiple bedrooms, gathering salons, and interior gardens to accommodate groups. Private and spacious, these suites have won favor with former guests, including Penelope Cruise, Anthony Hopkins and Richard Gere.

Another unique aspect of Il Borro is its link to the land and negative carbon footprint. Salvatore Ferragamo (grandson of the founder) oversees the propertys organic vineyards, which supply the grapes for Il Borros luscious red and white wines. His sister Vittoria manages the organic gardens, which supply the propertys two restaurants, Osteria del Borro, serving casual pasta and salads, and Il Borro Tuscan Bistro, serving regional specialties like Tuscan braised beef over polenta. The estate also produces its own organic olive oil, honey and eggs, along with organic whole grains, like buckwheat, ground into flour for pasta and baked goods you wont want to miss.

The Amenities

Given the resorts spectacular surroundings, youll want to stroll around the premises and perhaps lounge by the pool of the Osterias terrace. You can also hit the gym or sign up for yoga, tennis, golf and horseback riding at the resorts riding school. You also can arrange for special experiences, such as truffle hunting with a local truffle hunter and visiting the estates art gallery, specializing in wine-related art from masters like Picasso.

The Sister Property

Couples searching for a more casual setting than Il Borro should consider its sister property Viesca. The Ferragamo family bought the estate in 1950 as a summer retreat. In addition to a small chapel, Viesca has a lovely loggia. It consists of two beautiful banquet halls, a panoramic terrace, gardens and manicured lawns. Guests can choose to stay in the seventeen-suite 16th-century manor house. Or, decide on one of the many luxury villas and cottages. (The property can sleep 114 guests in total.)

For meals, Viescas culinary team prepares the same luscious Italian fare as Il Borro, including for destination weddings. The propertys restaurant overlooks a beautiful pool and tennis courts. The chef also offers Tuscan cooking classes, which culminate with a three-course meal.

As with Il Borro, activities at Viesca abound, including guided horseback and bicycle rides. You also can enjoy nearby city tours. For example, Florence is home to the must-visit boutique hotel The Palace, where you can stay before capping off your dream celebration in Tuscany!

Images courtesy of ( in order of appearance): Il Borro (1st, 2nd, 5th, 7th); Foto Linda Vukaj (3rd); Francesca Pagliai (4th & 6th)

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