Borgo San Felice: luxury retreat in the hills of Tuscany near Siena

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Borgo San Felice is a Relais & Chateaux 5-star hotel created out of an 8th century hamlet (restored in 1991) which is 350 metres above sea level and just 15 kilometres from Siena, ten kilometres from Castelnuovo Berardenga and an hour drive from Florence. If you are looking for a luxurious retreat in the hills of Tuscany with splendid views, great food and wine, Borgo San Felice is one of the best places in the area. Borgo San Felice is surrounded by by 140 hectares of vineyards and like many ancient Tuscan towns, is marked by its narrow streets, picturesque squares, Romanesque chapel and shrines.

Borgo San Felice has 29 guest rooms and 17 suites scattered throughout the buildings of the historic village. The rooms have been designed to create the atmosphere of an aristocratic manor typical of the region, with fabrics in rich colours, handcrafted antique furniture, wood-beamed ceilings, terracotta tile floors, stone arches and bathrooms with Tuscan tiles. There is free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and air conditioning.

One of the highlights of Borgo San Felice is its gastronomic restaurant, Poggio Rosso. Its renowned chef, Francesco Bracali, holder of two Michelin stars, presents exceptional dishes based on the local cuisine but interpreted for modern tastes using local ingredients. All food products at Borgo San Felice are selected on the basis of quality, favoring homemade local products: pink chickpeas of Reggello, shallots of Certaldo, saffron from San Gimignano, beef cuts from Agricola San Felice’s Chianina cattle, great wines and extra virgin olive oil produced at the property’s farming estate. The winelist, along with many of the best Italian and international labels, focuses on local wine production and features labels which originated from studies at “Agricola San Felice” on Sangiovese such as, Vigorello, Poggio Rosso and Campogiovanni a Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. You can spend a special morning with Chef Bracali discovering the secrets of traditional dishes and visiting the wine cellar where guests can buy the fabulous products of their farming estate, Agricola San Felice, which produces wine and olive oil. For wine enthusiasts, The Winery is located next to the hotel and offers wine tastings and guided tours of the vineyards of Agricola San Felice.

If you enjoy spa treatments, Borgo San Felice’s Wellness Center, created under the guidance of Dr. Paolo Vranjes (a cosmetologist, pharmacist and chemist, committed to beauty, wellness and cosmetics since 1983) is the place for a relaxing and pleasurable experience.

Borgo San Felice Tuscany
53019 Castelnuovo Berardenga
Siena, Italy
Phone: +39 057 73964

About Megha Patel

Megha Patel is a travel writer based in Los Angeles, California. She writes hotel reviews and travel guides.