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