Fer­rag­amo’s II Borro of­fers the ul­ti­mate Tus­can lux­ury va­ca­tion | DES­TI­NA­TION

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“It was in ter­ri­ble con­di­tions, prac­ti­cally aban­doned,” Sal­va­tore ex­plains of the de­crepit state of the vil­lage when the fam­ily ac­quired it in 1993. “It took us seven years to re­store.”

It goes with­out say­ing that a restora­tion done by the Fer­rag­amo fam­ily leads to only ex­quis­ite re­sults, and in this case, that in­cluded a Re­lais & Chateaux ho­tel as well as ex­ten­sive vine­yards pro­duc­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary wines. Set on 2000 acres (130 of which are planted with vines) Il Borro has five charm­ing vil­las and of­fers out­door ac­tiv­i­ties such as horse­back rid­ing, moun­tain bik­ing, archery, ten­nis, or sim­ply hik­ing on the trails through­out the prop­erty. There’s also hot air bal­loon­ing and golf prac­tice on the driv­ing range, or, for those seek­ing re­lax­ation, an in­fin­ity pool and ex­clu­sive La Corte Spa & Well­ness Cen­ter. The peace­ful and ro­man­tic set­ting serves as an ideal back­drop for wed­dings, which is the only time you’ll en­counter a car.

“It’s a hill­top vil­lage and the only ac­cess to it is through a stone bridge. The roads are very nar­row, so for wed­dings, we have lit­tle Fiat 500s that drive up. You can only get through with that car!”

Re­gard­less if you want to be ac­tive or just lounge by the pool, Fer­rag­amo in­sists ev­ery­one must visit the state-of-the-art win­ery, a high­light of Il Borro. Guests will en­joy wine-tast­ing with the som­me­lier as well as learn about the va­ri­eties of wine used, par­tic­u­larly San­giovese, the tra­di­tional grape of Tus­cany. Sal­va­tore’s pas­sion is ev­i­dent and clearly linked to his long-stand­ing his­tory with wine.

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