Tuscany: a region possessing an immensely rich artistic and cultural heritage, and home to great wines, good food and some of the world’s most enchanting landscapes. Not far from Siena lies Chiusdino, a wonderful medieval village, and it is right here – in the midst of the valleys surrounding the Crete Senesi – that one of Tuscany’s most delightful hotels, the Borgo Santo Pietro, is to be found.
In 2001 a Danish couple stumbled across the ruins of a XIII-century villa which served as a refuge for monks and pilgrims on their way to Rome. They fell in love with it and renovated the building in a manner consonant with old Tuscan traditions.
Nowadays the property stands on more than 200 acres including beautiful gardens, two vineyards and an area set aside for organic and biodynamic agriculture.
Every aspect of the property reflects the love and attention to detail with which it was conceived. Quite apart from the gardens, and the numerous types of plants and flowers they contain, the main swimming pool is worthy of note, being positioned on a small promontory which offers a romantic panorama of the distant hills of Tuscany.
The hotel boasts two restaurants: the starred Meo Modo, run by Andrea Mattei, and the less formal Trattoria sull’Albero, possessing an enchanting view of the Valle Serena. Both serve dishes whose most of ingredients come directly from the hotel’s own holdings.
Nowadays the Borgo Santo Pietro is part of the prestigious Relais and Châteaux chain. Since its auguration it has won many international prizes and awards and is now numbered among the world’s most beautiful and romantic hotels.
Chiusdino, April 2018