An over- 700 hectare estate in the heart of Valdarno, the green valley of the River Arno, Il Borro’s fascinating one thousand years of history has been a succession of some of Italy and Europe’s most noble families. The estate includes a medieval village brought back to life by the enthusiasm and dedication of the Ferragamo family, which has made it a destination like no other in the world. A stay at Il Borro means experiencing Tuscany at its most authentic, where various types of luxury accommodation co-exist harmoniously with the life of a state of the art farming business that makes eco-sustainability its philosophy.
A suite in the medieval village or in the Aie del Borro, a villa among the vineyards or a farmhouse. Tuscany is all here at Il Borro, and it’s your choice whether to spend your holiday in luxury accommodation or opt for a simpler solution, but without forgoing the comfort and authenticity of our services.
Il Borro Relais & Châteaux is at the heart of the estate. 38 exclusive Rooms or Suites are located in the medieval village, and 18 in the Aie del Borro, each with its own character and a story to tell. Each one is different to the other, with little private gardens, terraces, breathtaking views and glimpses of romantic vistas. Here time stands still to make way for your emotions and total relaxation.
In addition to luxurious Relais&Châteaux accommodation, Il Borro also offers 5 enchanting farmhouses run on agritourism lines. The inhabitants of Il Borro and its surroundings were called Borrigiani, and by renting one of the farmhouses - the ideal solution for families with children - you too can feel at home, in Tuscany.
Tenuta di Viesca is positioned on a sun kissed location among the Tuscan hills at about 30 minutes from Florence and from Il Borro. Cypresses, centuries-old sycamores and poplars enrich the 70 hectares of ground that surrounds the complex. This very unique family owned property features a manor house dating back to the 16th century, six luxuriously renovated classic Tuscan villas, three cottages and fourteen suites.
At guests’ disposal: the Reception, open every day, offering concierge service; the “Bottega di Viesca” a shop-café with local, organic foods and wines open for breakfast, light lunch and dinner; two tennis courts and eight swimming pools, one for each Villa with exclusive use and one large infinity pool by the Pian Rinaldi where the Suites are located.
Under the leadership of Executive Chef, Il Borro offers a culinary experience that has its roots in Tuscan tradition, the use of prime local produce and modern interpretations of recipes from times gone by. Each of the estate’s two restaurants – Osteria del Borro and Vincafè - offers a unique experience.
Vincafé, is the ideal spot for informal light lunches or for a drink or a refreshing aperitif in front of the spectacular view of the medieval village that can be enjoyed from the infinity pool. Here is all the flavour of Tuscany translated into delicious dishes for moments of relaxed conviviality.
Love for this land means above all, respect. Renewable energy, the use of natural fertilizers and no pesticides – all practices here are oriented towards sustainability and respect for the life cycle of products and the land. This philosophy pervades all activities on the estate, creating a union between luxury hospitality and the life of a state of the art farming enterprise, and making it a truly unique place
Il Borro has been a wine farm since 1993, with 45 hectares planted with vines and 40 hectares of olive trees. We have done nothing more here than revitalize the land so that it repays us with its best fruits. 30 beehives located in the nature reserve give us totally organic varietal honey.
A visit to the Vino & Arte Gallery is a must for anyone wanting to know all about Il Borro, its fascinating history and restoration to its former glory. The tour that begins with the exhibition of Ferruccio Ferragamo’s unique private collection of engravings, continues in the Cellars, the heart and soul of the Estate.
The Ferragamo family reopened the doors of the workshops in the medieval village to local artisans, where guests can buy hand-made items such as pottery, gold jewellery, paintings, hats shoes and much more. The Bottega and the Boutique in the Corte area complete the exclusive shopping opportunities offered at Il Borro.
Test drives in a Ferrari, helicopter tours, thrilling hot-air balloon flights, and shopping tours to the main luxury outlets to delight any shopaholic can all be organized on request. Our staff is at your complete disposal to create unique, unrepeatable experiences to suit your preferences.