Borgo Pignano

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Summary

Borgo Pignano is an elegant historical country estate in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, just a short drive from the historic, hilltop towns of Volterra and San Gimignano and within easy reach of the medieval cities of Florence and Siena and the vineyards of Chianti. Borgo Pignano sits in the center of a much cherished 750-acre organic estate and features a magnificent luxury 18th century villa and a hamlet first settled in during Etruscan times.

Today, this sensitively restored and privately owned Borgo, offers warm and gracious hospitality in a tranquil setting about 500 meters above sea level, with some of the most commanding views in all of Tuscany that can stretch to the Mediterranean. Borgo Pignano provides a unique experience, steeped in history that captures the soul of Tuscany. Explore the organic farm, biodynamic kitchen gardens, olive groves, orchards, meadows, lakes, waterfalls and woodlands which can all be found within Pignano’s beautifully managed grounds.

Borgo Pignano’s main building is an 18th century villa surrounded by traditionally planted English gardens overlooking pristine landscapes of Tuscany that have changed little since Renaissance times. Perched on a hilltop, the villa accommodation offers stunning views of olive groves, vineyards, fields and woods.

There are fourteen elegant rooms and suites, some with original frescoes and all with en-suite marble and travertine bathrooms. A grand stone staircase leads to the upper stories and an elevator serves all floors of the villa. Wi-Fi is available throughout the estate.

La Canonica, the Priest’s house, adjoins the ancient church of San Bartolomeo and contains exceptional original features such as medieval stonework, archways, columns, vaulted ceilings, terracotta floors and restored medieval frescoes.

This property dates from the 13th Century and provides an opportunity to stay in an architecturally significant building a few steps across the courtyard from the villa. La Canonica can be used as one large three bedroomed house or independently divided as two separate suites. It’s also possible to stay in the estate's exclusive maisonettes and countryside cottages, which are within an easy walk of the main villa, restaurant, gardens and infinity pool. Each individual property is designed and decorated in an elegant Tuscan style offering privacy and seclusion.

Location

Borgo Pignano is a convenient spot from which to explore Tuscany and is less than thirty minutes from the Medieval towns of Volterra and San Gimignano. It is also within an hour’s drive of Siena and Florence and the smaller towns of Casole d’Elsa, Colle val d’Elsa, Monteriggioni, Certaldo, and Bolgheri. Lucca, Arezzo and Pisa are also within driving distance as are the wine growing areas of Montepulciano, Montalcino, Castellina in Chianti, Radda and Gaiole.

Guided tours of Volterra and San Gimigano can be arranged on request and tailored to suit a guest’s individual interests - Art, History, Artisans, Culture and Cuisine. The medieval hilltop towns in the vicinity of Borgo Pignano have churches and monuments of note and many have small museums and frescoed cloisters. Throughout the region you will find thermal springs, Etruscan ruins and tombs, Renaissance palaces, museums and weekly markets.

Facilities

Experiences - activities

Guided Tour
Many guests of Borgo Pignano are eager to take a break from busy, metropolitan lives and relish the peace and tranquility of the setting. The tours of the estate provide a peek behind the scenes and provide a sense for the approach to agriculture and food production. Visitors learn about how the farm works in and can inspect the beehives and assist with the collection of organic honey, take a tour of the vegetable gardens  and discover how the kitchens use the herbs grown in the aromatic gardens.
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Kids - kids-club

At Pignano children of all ages can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere where they can play and take part in activities that combine both nature and art in the great outdoors. This country location and endless gardens and woodlands provide the perfect playground for children to run, play, build and learn the pleasure of life outdoors. Art and education play an important part in the seasonal activities. During the summer months, there is a staff who take care of children and work to foster their creative impulses through outdoor painting, coloring and...


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Villa Pignano Restaurant - restaurant

The gastronomic restaurant Villa Pignano proposes a refined and innovative menu. Here you can sample fine dining where the ingredients take centre stage. The 0km cuisine is further complimented with an exquisite selection of organic and biodynamic wines from Tuscany. At Villa Pignano you will  find a sophisticated blend of attentive yet discreet service that defines the esate's philosophy.

Restaurant Al Fresco - restaurant

During the summer this traditional Restaurant Al Fresco offers an informal, relaxed dining experience set within a beautiful garden environment. Guests can savour authentic Tuscan recipes, such as grilled meat, stone-baked pizza cooked in a classic wood fired oven, together with homemade organic beers and wines.

Wellness - wellness

The Spa and Wellness area of Borgo Pignano is located just a few steps beyond the grand 18th Century Tuscan Villa. The wellness area harmoniously combines elements of Pignano’s wellbeing philosophy which includes history, nature, health and relaxation, all set within a beautifully designed and elegant spa. Drawing inspiration from Pignano’s unspoilt terrain, abundant gardens, wild flower meadows and organic farmland, each of our natural spa treatments and wellbeing therapies have been created using organic ingredients grown ...


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Rooms

Room With Charm

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These beautifully furnished rooms offer views of the forests and the English herb gardens. This accommodation offers luxury Tuscan style interiors and many feature original architectural details such as vaulted ceilings, sash windows, frescoes, antique furnishings and Italian linens. These spacious, tranquil rooms have either queen or twin beds and each enjoy opulent marble and travertine en-suite bathrooms, with a bath and shower.

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Room With A View

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These sophisticated rooms offer views of Pignano’s terraced gardens and infinity pool and sweeping prospects of Volterra and other nearby hill towns. Impeccably furnished with antiques and Italian fabrics, these elegant rooms feature queen beds and en-suite bathrooms with bath or shower.

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Suite With Charm

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These consist of two spacious suites with independent access and a shared marble and travertine bathroom with bath and shower. One is composed of two large double rooms and the other has a large double room and an adjoining single room. These suites of the villa have enchanting views of the woods and the formal English gardens.

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Suite With A View

The Music Room is one of the villa’s largest rooms with high ceilings and gothic style windows overlooking the sweeping landscape. This spacious luxury suite features a four-poster bed and an en-suite frescoed bathroom with a bath illuminated by a skylight. The room has a private sitting area with comfortable couches, working fireplace and grand piano. A second luxury suite with spectacular views is located on the first floor of the villa. The master bedroom features frescoed motifs, a canopied queen bed and an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. The adjoining bedroom has artisan frescos giving it a Moroccan atmosphere and an antique Napoleonic sleigh bed suitable for one person.

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Signature Suite

The two signature suites offer total seclusion and have exceptional views of Tuscany. These suites have king or queen beds, a sitting room and capacious luxurious en-suite bathrooms with freestanding roll-top baths and glass enclosed showers. One suite features a ceiling with original period frescoes and a small balcony overlooking the lawned terrace. The other suite of the villa can accommodate one or two couples and has views of the swimming pool and countryside.

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La Canonica

This property dates from the 13th Century and provides an opportunity to stay in an architecturally significant building a few steps across the courtyard from the villa.  La Canonica, the Priest’s house, adjoins the ancient church of San Bartolomeo and contains exceptional original features such as medieval stonework, archways, columns, vaulted ceilings, terracotta floors and restored medieval frescoes. La Canonica can be used as one large three bedroom, private house or independently as two separate suites. The building offers a shared entrance hall, elegant sitting room, TV room and a fully equipped mediaeval kitchen with refectory table. A 2-bedroom suite and 1-bedroom Suite are located on the upper floor. La Canonica also features a courtyard garden draped in vines and provides a quiet spot for a morning coffee or pre-dinner aperitivo.

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Maisonette Il Granaio

Located on the ground floor of the ancient hamlet just steps away from the main villa, this elegant maisonette features a comfortable living and dining room with kitchen facilities, a large master bedroom with a queen  double bed and a second bedroom with twin beds. Both bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with independent access. A private terrace provides stunning views of the Tuscan countryside and the medieval town of Volterra. Il Granaio is ideal for families.


Sleeps 5

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Maisonette Il Pozzo

Located in front of the hamlet’s old well, this charming three-tiered maisonette features a spacious and comfortable living and dining room with a fully equipped country kitchen, a wood burning stove and a guest bathroom on the ground floor. Il Pozzo has a twin bedroom with an en-suite bathroom on the second level and a master bedroom with a queen bed and en-suite bathroom on the third level. Guests at Il Pozzo can enjoy a shared al-fresco lounge and dining area with views of the fortress hilltop town, Casole d’Elsa.

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Maisonette Il Fienile

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Il Fienile is located just in front of the imposing stone archway that leads to Borgo Pignano’s main villa. This attractive maisonette features a spacious master bedroom, a loft that overlooks a large living and dining room, an original wood burning stove and a fully equipped kitchen. The master bedroom includes an en-suite bathroom and an intimate balcony that overlooks Pignano’s grounds. There is also a separate bedroom with twin beds, making Il Fienile a good choice for families.

Sleeps 5

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Maisonette La Piccionaia

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This lovely split level maisonette offers beautiful views of the rolling Tuscan hills and the medieval town of Volterra. The first floor features a comfortable living and dining room with a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. The second floor has a large master bedroom with a queen double bed and en-suite bathroom, a loft with tatamis, a single bedroom and a charming pocket balcony. Guests in La Piccionaia can also enjoy a shared al-fresco lounge and dining area.

Sleeps 4

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Maisonette La Legnaia

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La Legnaia was originally used to store firewood and can be found in a quiet corner of the ancient hamlet. Built on two levels, it features a comfortable living room with a corner kitchen on the first level and a bedroom with a queen French (140 cm) bed, an en-suite bathroom and a small private terrace on the second level.

Sleeps 2

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Casa Del Lago

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Casa del Lago is a peaceful cottage, a mini luxury villa, with a covered porch with views over gently sloping fields and a small natural lake surrounded by poplars and alders. The cottage features a fully equipped kitchen and dining room, a comfortable living room with a fireplace and a bathroom on the ground floor. Two double bedrooms with queen beds share a bathroom and a small balcony on the first floor. Casa del Lago is ideal for honeymoon couples or for families yearning for a tranquil, secluded setting.

Sleeps 4

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The Artist’s House Cottage

The Artists’ Studio and house is a large stone farmhouse nestled in an oak and beech copse a short walk away from the main villa. The ground floor contains a spacious studio with a wood-burning stove, fully equipped kitchen, dining area and bedroom with an antique Napoleonic sleigh bed and bathroom with large walk-in shower. A flight of stairs leads to the master bedroom, which has a king bed, en-suite bathroom and terrace. The woodlands in which Caille is sited include a peaceful, outside lounging area.

Sleeps 4

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Farmhouse La Fonte

This Farmhouse la Fonte is surrounded by Mediterranean aromatic gardens, orchards and fields and sits beside one of the estate’s natural lakes.

La Fonte is suitable for couples, families and groups of friends or colleagues. It is works well for courses, workshops, retreats or family reunions.  Yoga, painting, music, cooking and cycling groups have all lodged here. This farmhouse can either be rented in its entirety or in four separate parts.

This house has seven comfortable bedrooms with queen beds and five of these feature a loft with tatamis. There are seven full bathrooms, a spacious dining and living room with a wood-burning stove, a generous, well-equipped kitchen and a small adjacent annex (which contains a traditional, outdoor wood-fired oven). A large covered porch has views of the lake.

Sleeps 24

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