This vast estate was first settled in Etruscan times and has the most commanding of views over Tuscany. On a clear day you can spot Corsica shimmering on the horizon. Its roots are firmly in biodynamic practices with an organic farm, beautiful olive groves, orchards and woodlands to explore. The main villa is home to 14 elegant rooms and suites; there are also cottages dotted around the estate with kitchen corners and two private villas with heated pools. Views are over the verdant landscape, the herb and rose gardens, and the enticing infinity swimming pool hewn from a limestone quarry. Think terracotta floors, high ceilings and warm linens with exquisite Travertine marble bathrooms. La Canonica, the 13th-century Priest’s house, adjoins the ancient church of San Bartolomeo and contains exceptional original features such as medieval stonework, archways, columns, vaulted ceilings, terracotta floors and restored medieval frescoes. It has its own courtyard garden draped in vines and can be used as one large, three bedroom house or independently divided as two separate suites.
Dining at Borgo Pignano is a true treat. Seasonal produce is gathered from the fields fresh each morning and adorn plates later that day. Breads, honeys and olive oils are all made on the estate, and the wine isn’t half bad either! Villa Pignano is the fine dining option and where breakfast is served in winter. Restaurant Al Fresco offers casual Tuscan dining with fresh catch of the day and tasty pizzas. The Florentine steak on the open fire in the winter is a must, as is the fresh pasta made from home grown wheat.