Immersed in the heart of Tuscany, Il Borro Relais & Châteaux is a completely restored medieval village which houses 38 elegant and refined suites; two luxurious villas and the 20 suites of Le Aie del Borro. The Relais & Châteaux solutions are joined by "I Borrigiani", five farmhouses managed with the farm formula. And yet, two restaurants: the Osteria del Borro and Il Borro Tuscan Bistro, under the guidance of executive chef Andrea Campani; La Corte Spa and the Wine & Art Gallery.
You can participate in wine tours on request, and take advantage of free parking on site. The different restaurants offer quick lunches and gourmet or traditional dishes.
Il Borro History
The name Borro, which probably meant an abyss or a gorge in Tuscan dialect, was originally that of a fortress built to defend a strategic area crossed by stretches of Clodia and Cassia, two important Roman roads.
It was for this reason that control of Il Borro was for so long the subject of bitter controversy between local factions and noble families and other kingdoms. The first written record of the castle dates back to 1254, when a Milanese nobleman, the Marquis Borro Borri, who had become mayor or mayor of Arezzo, bought the property from the Mascagni family.
It was during the 1500s, with the patronage of the leader and politician, Alessandro del Borro, the true "father" of Il Borro, that the first transformations and additions to the stronghold began to shape the spectacular estate we know today.
The eventful noble history of the estate began with him and continued to include some of the most noble families in Europe - the Medici Tornaquinici of Florence, the Torriani of Milan, the princes of Hohenlohe Waldenburg and finally, from 1904, the Savoy dynasty.
In the mid-1950s, Il Borro passed to Duke Amedeo di Savoia-Aosta and in 1993 the duke sold the entire property to Ferruccio Ferragamo. For many years the Ferragamo family had rented the Tuscan estate until they made the decision to buy it. After purchasing the property, Ferruccio Ferragamo, helped by his son Salvatore, began a vast restoration and renewal of this ancient place, which still carried the scars of the Second World War. At the heart of the entire restoration project was the desire to bring the estate back to life, preserving its traditions and history and at the same time making those improvements that make this place a perfect continuum between past, present and future.
Il Borro, which is part of the Relais & Châteaux group, offers various types of accommodation from the typical Tuscan villas to the suites located within the medieval village and the Aie del Borro.
La Dimora, elegant and rich in history, and Villa Casetta, in a modern style and surrounded by the Merlot vineyards.
38 charming suites and rooms in the unique atmosphere of the medieval village invite guests to relax and unwind in the sober luxury of the rooms overlooking the Tuscan countryside.
The Aie del Borro are ideal for families or groups of friends who love sports and outdoor life. 18 new suites and rooms, meticulously furnished down to the smallest detail, are within easy reach of all the main services of the resort, including golf, tennis and horse riding. Here guests can enjoy an outdoor swimming pool where they can relax and savor the delights of VinCafé.
An important part of the estate are the cellar and the 85 hectares of vineyards from which fine wines are produced (12 labels, 10 of which are entirely organic). The estate also includes 29 hectares of olive groves and an oil mill for the production of an excellent extra virgin olive oil; an organic garden and 30 hives from which organic honey is obtained.