Secreted away in an 18th-century Etruscan village, in the heart of Italy’s famed Chianti region, the ancient dwellings of the village of Vèscine now comprise Il Borgo di Vèscine – your home for the next eight days. If only walls could talk, oh, the stories these timeworn stones could tell… Beamed ceilings and warm tile floors, period furniture and climbing vines – this is what awaits at Il Borgo, a beautifully restored hotel that inhabits a former medieval village. Everything here has history; every corner exudes charm; every window opens onto a spectacular view.
And speaking of views, the rolling Chianti hills, heavily laden with the tangled webs of established grapevines. A beautiful swimming pool, tennis courts, and equestrian trails overlook these panoramas, while the hotel’s wine cellar resides beneath them, buried deep in the cool earth. The cherry on top of our period accommodations? The onsite restaurant, where Il Borgo’s incredible chef serves up typical “Chiantigiana” Tuscan cuisine. Meals are served by the fire or on the open-air terrace, which affords some of the hotel’s best views.
Chianti Region… Here, the breeze always smells of something delicious – of fermenting wines in autumn and crackling wood in spring, of blooming flowers in summer and of brined olives in winter. Here, dense forests make way for ancient farmhouses, and timeless bell towers punctuate the walled cityscapes.
This is a region replete with Gothic churches and Renaissance architecture, centuries-old olive groves and castles that have stood for centuries. This is a place where provincial roads wend through scenic countryside, and where the same families have crafted wine for more than 1,000 years.
Chianti isn’t just about the wine, we’ll help you fall in love with the markets overflowing with fresh produce, prized meats from Macelleria Cecchini and Falorni, the cheeses, honey and special local dishes, such as the peposo or spaghetti al vino rosso to pair with their exquisite wines.
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