Castello Banfi Il Borgo
An ancient hilltop castle in southern Montalcino
What it is
An authentic tuscan hotel on a famed 7,000 acre wine estate.
What it isn't
A busy hotel with a sightseeing destinations in the immediate vicinity.
What we think
Il Borgo sits on Montalcino’s biggest wine estate in a picturesque ancient castle. The 14-room hotel is an intimate and peaceful getaway that blends authentic Tuscan style with refined modern luxury. Upon arrival, a large stone gate opens to 7,000 acres of vineyards and what feels like a quaint historic village. This is mainly because the nine rooms and five suites are housed in 18th-century stone buildings that were once the homes of the estate’s workers. The buildings retain their original features like exposed wooden beams and tiled floors, but with the addition of modern bath fixtures and flat-screen TVs. During the day, soak up the views from hillside pool and then savor the Tuscan cuisine and some of the best wine in the region at the Sala dei Grappoli restaurant. It’s important to note that the hotel is open seasonally from March through November.
You're here because
You value privacy and don’t want to settle for just being near a top wine estate.
Taking in the scent of freshly bloomed white roses as you sip a glass of wine in the authentic pergola.
Restaurants & Bars
La Taverna Restaurant – Hearty Tuscan cuisine
Guests can enjoy a selection of local handcrafted cheeses and cold cuts with a wine selection in the Enoteca (Wine Shop).
Touring in the nearby villages of Montalcino, Pienza, Montepuciano and Siena
Private family and children's cooking lessons
The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Montalcino and a two-and-a-half hour drive from Rome.