BORGO SCOPETO RELAIS
BORGO SCOPETO RELAIS is a refurbished Tuscan villa perched at the top of a hill just outside the city of Siena. Travelers seeking an immersive experience in the famed Tuscan lifestyle will certainly find it here, as the property’s distinctive stone buildings and grounds are faithfully preserved, it’s olive groves and vineyards meticulously cultivated. Surrounded by pristine countryside, this little corner of paradise overlooks the city of Siena and the surrounding Chianti hills, which make for particularly luminous views during sunrise and sunset. Borgo Scopeto has 58 elegant rooms, all individually decorated in a chic international style while still remaining respectful of the building’s original seventeenth- and eighteenth-century structures and materials. Some rooms feature an independent entrance and overlook the gardens—a great choice in spring and summer. Others rooms overlook the countryside or the charming village just down the road.
There is also a separate one-bedroom apartment that is perfect for guests up to five people. The Borgo is especially popular with guests who love the great outdoors. Enjoy a round of laps in the sparkling outdoor swimming pool, play an energetic round of tennis, rent bicycles for a jaunt down into the village, or spend the day exploring the nearby hiking trails on foot. If you’re up for even more adventure, rent one of the Vespas available to guests and motor into Siena to explore one of the world’s great art cities. Soothe any sore muscles at the on-site spa, whose treatments include regular and hot stone massages, body wraps and scrubs, and aromatherapies. An olive oil producer for centuries, the estate even has its own cosmetics line featuring natural products like oil, wine, and honey. Lovers of Italian wine and gastronomy can enjoy tastings of the property’s vintages and olive oils, and enjoy those ingredients in the culinary creations at La Tinaia restaurant, located in the old cellars of the Borgo and decorated in the typical Sienese style of the premises.