Il Borro Estate
The jewel in the crown of Tuscany
What it is
A medieval hilltop heaven brought back to life by Ferruccio Ferragamo.
What it isn't
Often available—the stunning hilltop setting makes it a favorite spot for weddings, so book well in advance.
What we think
It’s easy to see how Ferruccio Ferragamo (eldest son of shoemaker Salvatore) fell so deeply in love with Il Borro. The hamlet’s hilltop perch provides spectacular views over the surrounding Tuscan hills, and the medieval buildings themselves are utterly enchanting. Since purchasing the property in 1993, Ferragamo has devoted himself to its refurbishing it into a luxury boutique. The village now hosts 35 individually curated suites, all sensitively renovated to preserve their original features. A wide range of activities familiarizes guests with their surroundings: Golf, tennis, hikes, horse riding, as well as a hot air balloon or helicopter for surveying the wide Tuscan valleys (or the house Ferrari if you don’t like heights). Il Borro’s cellar tour makes for a fine introduction to the history of Chianti, not to mention a wealth of samples to try. Like a particular wine? Just ask and it will accompany your estate-sourced agnello at the hotel’s award-winning Osteria Del Borro.
You're here because
You take your getaways with a hint of history and a healthy drop of fine wine.
After checking in, you walk across the stone bridge that leads to the hamlet and cross into a fairytale bygone world.
Restaurants & Bars
Osteria del Borro – The property’s elegant flagship restaurant serves traditional Tuscan cuisine.
Tuscan Bistro – Seasonal and locally sourced breakfasts and quick, informal lunches
VinCafè – A casual space for an aperitif or a light lunch.
An hour south of Florence, Il Borro takes over an entire medieval hilltop hamlet at the heart of a 700-acre estate.