Borgo Santo Pietro

A 200-acre estate centred around a stately 13th-century villa in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, Borgo Santo Pietro looks and feels like every Italian-holiday fantasy you’ve ever had. Surrounded by swathes of vineyards and a biodynamic culinary garden that produces herbs for the kitchen and the spa, 11 of its 20 guest rooms have direct garden access, while the interiors are filled with oil paintings, claw-footed baths and fresh flowers. This year, the hotel unveiled four new breathtaking suites, two with their own private pools. Our favourite? The Dina Ferri suite, named after the local “shepherdess poet” whose premature death in the 1930s sparked a wave of mourning and appreciation for her lyrical work. Surrounded by gardens on both sides, the secluded suite includes a Fortuny silk cushion-adorned sofa in the bathroom.

Borgo Santo Pietro, Loc. Palazzetto, 53012 Chiusdino (+39 0577 75 12 22); @borgosantopietro

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