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Experiences

Experiences

Horseback riding

Il Borro is one of the most exclusive locations for anyone who loves horseback riding. A staff of experts is available for individual lessons or rides around the estate to discover the beautiful surrounding countryside. The lessons can be customized for each guest. Il Borro offers many original proposals for the lovers of this sport like a ride with a picnic, sunset rides with a stop for a romantic cocktail or a moonlight ride. Lessons are available for the children in the arena as well as courses that teach them how to approach the horse, takes them on pony rides or involves them in gymkhanas with prizes.

La Corte Spa

La Corte Spa perfectly reflects the philosophy of well being at the Estate and creates a perfect link between the natural uncontaminated landscape and a relaxing atmosphere which brings harmony and equilibrium to the body and mind. This is a true oasis of peace where to stay in shape with fitness exercises or yoga and where to enjoy precious moments for one’s health and beauty. The exclusive and intimate Suite Spa offer hydromassages, a Turkish bath, sauna and a relaxation area where to regenerate with a mix of holistic products and personalized treatments. Exclusive treatments are available such as “Sensoriali del Borro” a total body massage with extra virgin olive oil from Il Borro and a body massage with Il Borro wine candle which uses the flagship wine produced by the estate. Guests can use the fitness area and the outside pool from which they can enjoy a breathtaking view of the nearby hills and the medieval hamlet.

Artisans

The shops which animate the ancient medieval hamlet open their doors for the guests who will have the privilege of watching the local artisans as they create their precious objects. Furthermore artisan workshops are organized for adults and children and allow for an active participation in the creation of small hand-made items and the learning of century-old crafts. The artisan workshops offered by Il Borro are: “Art and restoration at Il Borro”: a creative workshop where to discover the secrets of drawing and painting and to learn the techniques of oil painting, water color, acrylic and if requested, gilding with gold leaf. “Calzolaio Palaia”: in La Bottega Palaia one can take courses on leather shoes and belt making. “Oro del Borro” in the “Oro del Borro” shop guests can take a course called “Creating your own silver jewel.” With the help of the goldsmith guests can create and personalize their own pendant, ring or necklace. “Busatti 1842”: this is a unique and fascinating course that teaches to sew, design and create one’s own textile products for the home; it involves creative sewing (by sewing machine), crochet, hand embroidery, hemstitching. These artisan workshops are also available for the children who can enjoy themselves by painting a picture or making a wood object and where they can take a painting and decoration course or learn to design and make a puppet in the creative sewing course.

Cooking Classes

Il Borro has always attracted aficionados of the excellent Tuscan cuisine which is best expressed by the cuisine of the Osteria del Borro and by our executive chef Andrea Campani. Our cooking shows and courses exalt the culture of the Tuscan cuisine by selecting the best seasonal ingredients for the area’s most sought-after recipes. Special cooking courses are offered for children which teaches to make pizza and cookies under the supervision of an adult.

Trekking / Hiking

Il Borro is an organic estates which extends for over 700 hectares; it has many trails and offers pleasant walks where to go to discover the beauty of nature. Easy trails lead through the olive groves, the vineyards and the green expanse. For the lovers of trekking and hiking, guided excursions are also available on routes in the Pratomagno countryside along the official trails mapped out by the Italian Alpine Club. Excursions can be personalized according to individual requirements and can last from 4 hours to the entire day.

Biking

The bicycle is the ideal way to move around the Estate or the nearby countryside while admiring the beautiful landscape. Our guests, young and old can rent bicycles, mountain bikes and electric assisted bike. The mountain bike is the ideal way to explore the countryside which offers many of country trails, woods, mild hills and extensive flat lands; the electric assisted bikes are the most suited for a pleasant and relaxed ride. Personalized guided excursions can also be organized.

Sports

Two tennis courts, in the green countryside, amid olive groves and vineyards, are available where guests can challenge each other or perfect their technique with the help of our professional instructors. This sport is also ideal for the young children who can receive individual or group lessons. Reservations can be made even for only one court. Il Borro also makes it possible to play the sport most loved by the Italians: soccer. A soccer field can be rented and is also available with night lighting.

Golf

A sports activity which is ideal for all ages and a way to relax while enjoying the outdoors. The golf course has 3 holes and is a perfect solution for anyone who wants to stay in shape and for anyone who wants to approach this sport for the first time. Individual or group lessons are available or one can play alone. This activity is also ideal for the younger ones who can learn to play while having fun thanks to group or team games such as the short game (putting, chipping, pitching) or the long game.

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