Luxury lodgings in Chianti countryside estate near Florence
Relais Borgo I Vicelli is located in the Chianti hills overlooking Florence, offering the perfect setting of being close to the city while being completely surrounded by the Tuscan countryside with its olive groves and vineyards.
The estate, once a small rural village with its own olive oil mill, granary, hayloft and main villa, has been transformed into country modern styled lodgings that allow you to stay in the gorgeous countryside of the wine region of Chianti. The rooms and suites offer all modern comforts, from air conditioning to Wi-Fi connections, while the outdoor spaces with chaise lounges by the swimming pool, tastings and spa area set the scene for a relaxing vacation in Tuscany.
Top 3 reasons you'll love Borgo I Vicelli
Opt for staying put and relaxing by the pool under the sun or inside the whirlpool in the Spa
Owner Giulia and team are present to offer warm welcome and assistance in fine tuning your daily itineraries
The estate restaurant, EVO at 588, offers gourmet Tuscan cuisine with top quality ingredients, including estate's own olive oil and produce
Mix of charm, comfort and Tuscan traditions
Located on the Chianti hills just 20 minutes to the south of Florence, the heart of the Borgo I Vicelli country estate is found within the village composed of 5 rural buidlings, a hay loft, granary, olive oil mill and main villa that have been fully restored to offer an elegant haven in which to relax in. Today, these house luxurious and welcoming rooms and suites that become your home while you explore Tuscany. The gorgeous lawns and swimming pool surrounded by olive trees offer the perfect setting for simply relaxing and recharging on your vacation. They are also the ideallic background for fairy tale weddings and lush meeting events if you're looking for the perfect location for your special event. There are two spacious meeting rooms inside the main villa, perfect for indoor events.
Romantic, modern and elegant
With various types of rooms - from single rooms to family rooms, from those with balconies and views to a suite with its own kitchen - Borgo I Vicelli has something for everyone. From couples enjoying a romantic getaway or a special anniversary (or honeymoon) to families and groups of friends enjoying a luxurious vacation together, the estate provides a welcoming and elegant setting with all of today's necessary comforts taken care of.
The rooms offer in-room bathrooms, flat TVs with satellite channels, in-room minibars, security boxes, air conditioning and heating and free Wi-Fi. A mix of the modern with the rustic Tuscan country style decor, with authentic period furnishings in wood in Tuscan style. The rooms and suites are spacious and designed to provide corners that invite you to relax and recharge.
Enjoying the sun and gardens
Guests have a 9 meter by 18 meter swimming pool to use to further their relaxation, including a lane set aside for swimming laps. There are comfortable sun loungers and chairs by the pool, with a sound system playing elegant notes that invite you to enjoy the moment. The pool has a shallow end that can be used by younger guests and, in general, the entire area invites all guests to have fun and enjoy!
Fine dining & tastings without going far
The 42 acre estate, surrounded by 2500 olive trees producing top quality extra virgin olive oil, also offers guests the convenience of an on-site gourmet restaurant. Specialized in modern interpreatations of traditional Tuscan dishes, the restaurant uses the estate's fine extra virign olive oil and as much fresh produce it can grow directly before using other fresh local products. The restaurant is also the site for wine and olive oil tastings, starting from the estate's own. Would you love to try your hand at making fresh pasta or Tuscan dishes? All you need to do is ask, since cooking lessons can be set up directly at the restaurant.
Relaxing... and recharging
Another wonderful element to relaxation is provided by the Spa/Wellness area which includes a hot tub, sauna and fitness area. Enjoy massages or beauty treatments (require booking) and relax with an herbal tea in hand.
The fine hospitality offered at Borgo I Vicelli is all in the details. Enjoy a morning breakfast on the terrace with the sounds of birds chirping in the garden as you plan your day to explore Tuscany. Require assistance? Make sure to ask, as the owner Giulia and staff are on hand to offer tips and recommendations at all times. Return to a warm welcome and a glass of wine or apertif in the garden, relaxing while watching the setting sun behind the hills of Chianti.
Combined with Exploration
Of course, you can relax and recharge one day and mix it up with a day out exploring Chianti and Tuscany. Once you're here, you cannot go home without getting to see Florence, Siena, the Chianti wine region and beyond. The country relais Borgo I Vicelli is just 20 minutes from the center of Florence, so you can easily head in to town to visit all of the main sights, from Piazza della Signoria and Piazza Duomo to Ponte Vecchio. Museums such as the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia are perfect for half day trips, mixed in with a visit to the hilltop towns in Chianti such as Radda, Panzano and Montefioralle. You will enjoy the driving around the area to explore San Gimignano, Volterra or Siena, or further south to the Val d'Orcia or east to Casentino or west towards the coast. Tuscany is not a large region and driving can be a pleasure, just make sure to also enjoy the services Borgo I Vicelli offers at the end of your day.
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