It’s no secret that Tuscany’s vineyards, incredible food and charming old villages attract swarms of visitors each year. With mass amounts of tourists though comes a huge amount of different hotel and farmhouse options, which can be both good and bad. With that in mind, let me tell you about a hidden gem located in Montespertoli… Welcome to Borgo Divino!
Staying in a farmhouse is an undeniably romantic experience, and Borgo Divino is an intimate alternative to many of the sumptuous hotels found in the Tuscan countryside. Plus, everything about the exteriors signs of inner peace and calm. Here you can can sink into the secluded location and truly escape.
This typical Tuscan farmhouse is genuinely quiet and mature. It’s surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees. Views are spectacular, and the understated countryside decor is elegant and soothing.
Upon arrival, you’ll notice that this country retreat feels more like it’s own little village than a hotel, secluded from it all. The garden is full of greenery, and the property is bursting with Florentine charm and hospitality.
In a nutshell, Borgo Divino is an oasis within hectic Italy, but with Florence just a short drive away for when you want it.
But the real reason to stay here though is the pool’s unexplainable magic – being surrounded by the stunning Chianti hills, views are simply fabulous. And when the sun moves through the sky the pool gets truly surreal.
Actually, you don’t need me to tell you that this pool is tempting — just look at the pictures!
Head over to the pool, get yourself a tan in style and spend the afternoon chilling with a glass of Prosecco. Last but not least, the pool bar serves a range of snacks and drinks throughout the day.
The 21 guest rooms & suites are decked out with rustic Tuscan decor, and beautiful views. Rooms come in various sizes to suit both families and groups. While the style is simple, in-room amenities are plentiful and include things like TV, air-conditioning and heating, terracotta or tiled floors, wardrobes, ensuite bathrooms, towels, hair dryer, free WiFi and a complimentary set of organic olive oil-based toiletries.
Some suites also have a lounge with fireplace, sofa bed and private entrance. While others have stunning details such as wood-beam ceilings and wrought iron four-poster bed frames.
In short, all rooms have individual character and thoughtful touches. For instance, the Exclusive Suite features an outdoor jacuzzi.
GOOD TO KNOW: Borgo Divino gladly accommodates your beloved four-legged friend in their pet-friendly farm.
Wining & Dining
In addition to the rooms & suites, Borgo Divino boasts a beautiful restaurant on site. A free breakfast is offered at their open air restaurant, and lunch, dinner, and room service are all available.
The in-house chefs use only the best locally sourced, organic, seasonal ingredients to cook up sensational Tuscan delicacies – many of these ingredients are actually grown in Borgo Divino’s backyard. Summarizing, the local cuisine here is a priceless sensorial experience.
The evening is an even more exquisite affair – every Thursday evening, Borgo Divino provides fantastic live music, with an Italian and international piano bar. To top it off, the Bistecca alla Fiorentina and Tomahawk di Scottona Toscana are a pure delight.
INSIDER TIP: I’m personally a big red wine lover, and if you fall into that demographic as well, you won’t want to miss out on their organic wines from Tenuta Maiano. Order a bottle of Chianti D.O.C.G. Colli Fiorentini, a medium-bodied and delightfully earthy wine, take in the aroma and enjoy!
In addition, Borgo Divino organizes guided tours to their wine cellars, and a guided wine tasting.
Bottom line: Borgo Divino is ideal for those looking for an escape, where they can relax, indulge in fabulous wines, and enjoy the countryside serenity.
To Do’s While You’Re Here
Located 34 kilometer from Florence, the cradle of Renaissance, Borgo Divino boasts a strategical position being the perfect base for Tuscan vacations. San Gimignano, the epitome of a Tuscan hill town, is within 30 km distance, while the gothic Siena is about 70 km distance.
But if like me you’re more interested in relaxation, join the Yoga Classes offered on site. From May to September, every Tuesday and Friday from 7.30 to 8.30, you can enjoy yoga included in the price of your stay! Or try your hand at Florentine cuisine and join the Cooking Lessons offered by Borgo Divino. Roll up your sleeves and get to work with the guidance of an expert chef.
We are all pilgrims who seek Italy. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This post is brought to you in collaboration with Borgo Divino, however, opinions are all mine. Header photo courtesy of Borgo Divino.