Hurlingham Privileges

This is a Hurlingham Privileges Hotel. When you book through us you are entitled to VIP benefits during your stay.

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Description

This ancient stone hamlet rose in the 1700s under the nurturing shade and protective walls and towers of Castello di Poggio alle Mura and served as the dwelling of farmers who toiled for the noble landowners. Today is has been re-styled into the luxurious rooms and suites of this crown jewel of Tuscan hospitality.

At Castello Banfi – Il Borgo you will find a refined and exclusive atmosphe where you can relax immersed in the Tuscan countryside, in one of its most historic, evocative and best preserved sites.

On the exterior, the historic Tuscan architectural style, unchanged over the centuries, can be appreciated; while renovations have enriched the interior with all modern comforts.

Each of the ample 9 rooms and 5 suites is distinctly designed and original, embellished and decorated by hand, with premium fabrics and exclusive accessories which underline the inherent elegance of Il Borgo. Each detail was looked after by Federico Forquet, one of the most renowned interior designers of Italy.

Guests may indulge in exclusive vino-therapy products, derived from the Sangiovese Brunello and idealized for the pleasure and well being of the body.

Strategically positioned just over 12 miles from the town of Brunello, and 44 miles from Siena or, in the opposite direction, the marvelous Tuscan seaside, Il Borgo offers the pleasure of living and discovering Tuscany at its most authentic.

La Taverna: A classic Tuscan restaurant in the shade of this medieval castello. Taverna Banfi is positioned beneath the vaulted arches of the former barrel cellars of the castle where Brunello once rested in large oak casks. The menu offers the traditional dishes of Montalcino and Tuscany, enhanced by the freshness and simplicity of local ingredients.

During the summer months, in the evening, the Taverna is pleased to offer seating on the evocative terrace alongside the castle ramparts where you can taste seasonal Tuscan dishes.
LEnoteca: Ther Enoteca/Wine Bar recreates the atmosphere of a true Tuscan wine shop where, alongside the estate still and sparkling wines, grappa, extra virgin olive oil and Salsa Etrusca, you will find numerous local artisan food and crafts. Here, surrounded by the imposing views of the adjacent Castello di Poggio alle Mura, you will have the opportunity to taste outstanding local sheep’s cheese and classic Tuscan prosciutto paired to the estate wines.

The building lies below the castle itself, once serving as a wine cellar of sorts in medieval times and being built up over the ensuing centuries. Inside, you can find the entire range of Castello Banfi wines, from San Angelo Pinot Grigio to big wines like Brunello di Montalcino, BelnerO, SummuS ed ExcelsuS, which can be purchased by the bottle, case or in various gift packs.
Weddings And Events: To celebrate the most important day of your life, your birthday, an anniversary or to arrange a corporate event, Castello Banfi is a perfect venue for that.
Wellness: Guests of Castello Banfi - Il Borgo can make use of a miniature gym furnished with training equipment: exercise bike, elyptical machine, and weight bench with dumbells. Stretching and yoga can be undertaken in outdoor spaces, and the weights and mats can be taken to the courtyard or gardens to make the most of fresh Tuscan air.

The team at Castello Banfi - Il Borgo is at your service to organize private spa treatments in your room, as well as to assist you in choosing and booking services at some of the most prestigious spa in this area.

For those who love the outdoors, hiking expeditions or mountain bike rides along the winding paths and rolling hills of the vineyards can be organized. You can also enjoy nature hikes around nearby Monte Amiata.

The estate's Sangiovese grapes, which produce the renowned Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino, are also utilized in the production of the hotel's natural skin cream, shampoo, conditioner and bubble bath included in all the rooms. Many of the benefits of wine are in fact reflected in the properties of the grapes, rich in vitamins and a valuable antoxidant for skin treatment.
Cooking Classes: Given that wine culture is so closely tied to this region’s gastronomic traditions, the chefs are available to reveal the secrets of the Castello Banfi kitchen, based on the high quality of main ingredients used in traditional Tuscan cooking and the simplicity with which traditional dishes are prepared.

The flavorful local foods, just as for those more innovative preparations, are complemented by the wines of Castello Banfi, which in turn show their best when paired to local flavors.

All of this combines to make a visit to Castello Banfi - Il Borgo an Extraordinary Tuscan Experience!
Other Activities: It is possible to organize a rich selection of activities customized for guests at Il Borgo, such as a bicycling excursion on the private roads of the estate, a balloon flight, a visit to nearby natural thermal spas, or tours of local cities famous for their history and shopping.
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