Borgo Santo Pietro, Italy
Found in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, Borgo Santo Pietro is a 5-star boutique hotel and estate. What was once a healing stopover for medieval pilgrims, today it continues to provide a sanctuary for modern souls, merging a 5-star luxury hotel and spa concept with a ‘farm to plate’ philosophy on a 300-acre estate.
A sumptuous feeling of home pervades the 800-year-old estate. Each of the 20 rooms has been singularly designed down to the utmost detail, with custom-sought antique pieces, bespoke beds and hand-made frescoes. Rooms combine intimate luxury with ultimate seclusion, as light-filled, airy interiors open onto Mediterranean courtyards with fragrant citrus trees and leafy private terraces with outdoor fireplaces beside private pools.
A philosophy of nurture via nature is tangibly felt at Borgo Santo Pietro, where farmers, gardeners and chefs work together to bring the fruits of organic cultivation to the table. Michelin-starred restaurant Meo Modo offers an innovative farm-to-plate dining experience with locally-grown vegetables, artisan cheeses, farm meats and freshly-caught fish transformed into simple, yet ground-breaking dishes. Meo Modo also hosts a wine cellar that showcases nearly 1,500 prestigious labels from Italian producers.
The other restaurant, Trattoria Sull’Albero, is designed around a large oak tree with rustic interiors that evoke an elegant expansive tree house. It offers a laid-back lounge and dining ambience overlooking the fields and forests of the Valle Serena, while drinks are served all day and night at the long outdoor wooden bar.
Resonating with its healing origins of medieval times, Borgo Santo Pietro renders its curative therapies within its flagship Seed to Skin Spa, offering a discerning selection of classic spa treatments.