The Ferragamo Family's Tuscan Hotel Has Private Pool Villas, Caviar Spa Treatments, and an Organic Vineyard

Yes, that Ferragamo.

View of the grounds and medieval village at Il Burro

Francesca Pagliai/Courtesy of Il Burro

Are you ready to drool? Want to experience wanderlust like never before? Do you dream about Italian vacations with endless vineyards and sweeping vistas? Maybe you should sit down, because Il Borro in Tuscany might just take your breath away. 

For starters, Il Borro is owned by the Ferragamo family. Yes, that Ferragamo. And yes, that means luxury should come to mind. But the Il Borro estate is a different kind of luxury that fuses history and modernity in stunning ways. 

The estate is erected out of the remains of a 13th-century walled medieval village. The village history was once overseen by princes and dukes and lords and counts. But the current high-born Ferragamo tenants have turned it into a wonderland.

Riding horses through the grounds at Il Borro

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At Il Borro, you can stay within the medieval confines with its stone-laden walls and narrow cobblestoned streets lined with boutique jewelry and shoe stores (an homage to the merchants of the past) alongside epic views of the Apennine Mountains that surround the property.

Ideal for families who want an extended Italian stay or honeymooning couples looking to be pampered, the resort also has multiple private villas that extend around the grounds complete with private pools, tennis courts, horseback stables, and even a golf course.

Aerial view of the medieval village at Il Burro

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The terrace at Osteria del Borro at Il Borro

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As part of the Relais & Châteaux hotel group, you can all but guarantee that food and wine are paramount to any stay. Il Borro has two main restaurants, the more casual Tuscan Bistro with succulent plates of traditional food from the region (think tagliatelle with homemade tomato sauce or herb-crusted braciola with roasted potatoes) and Osteria del Borro, a fine-dining affair with farm-to-table products that come directly from Il Borro’s organic orchards and vineyards.

Looking down the vineyards at Il Borro

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On the experience side, there’s a little something for everyone. The fully decked-out spa has mind-boggling services like anti-aging caviar treatments (yum), wine sensory body exfoliating therapy (delicious), and ritual treatments with olive oil—infused massages (scrumptious). 

Interior of the Aie Nuove Suite at Il Burro

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The spa at Il Borro

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Other experiences include cooking classes, a magic show featuring an automaton Pinocchio, biking and trekking tours, and of course, wine tasting. The semi-biodynamic Il Borro vineyards lace the rolling hills around the property and guests are encouraged to tour the winery, indulge in the vintages, and take as much wine home as possible.

The exterior of Villa Casetta at Il Borro Relais

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Finally, the resort prides itself on its commitment to sustainability. The vineyard is organic, solar panels provide endless energy, composting is used for limiting waste, and water recovery systems help with drought resistance. 

Are you ready to go to Italy, live like a Ferragamo, and experience unique services that meet exacting standards, with offerings that go above and beyond expectations? Then put Il Borro at the very top of your next vacation list.

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