Tuesday, 16 July


Borgo Santo Pietro, Tuscany, Italy

Santo-Pietro-Grand-Suite-balcony-breakfastWhen Jeanette and Claus Thottrup discovered what would become Borgo Santo Pietro in 2001, they immediately fell in love with the energy of the place. The 800-year-old villa was a derelict ruin, surrounded by a barren muddy wasteland. Undaunted, they rolled up their sleeves and got to work, restoring the villa stone by artisan-cut stone and trucking in 300,000 plants to create 13 sweeping acres of gardens.

Both seasoned travellers, they wanted to create a nurturing haven where guests could feel immediately at home; where the thought and care behind each detail raised it a stratosphere above luxury hotels on the market by offering something real – a tangible sense of community.

Their seven-year labour of love and sheer persistence paid off: Borgo Santo Pietro opened its doors in 2008 and has since grown into a flourishing 200-acre boutique hotel and wellness estate with a ‘farm to plate’ philosophy that supplies two Michelin-starred restaurants. The estate comprises an organically cultivated working farm with sheep, chickens, pigs and bees; an artisan cheese dairy; extensive culinary gardens, including fruit orchards and nut fields; and two vineyards.

Borgo-aerialClaus and Jeanette’s continuous quest to create experiences for guests that go beyond the bounds of the known to unite luxury and nature in a way that has never been done before has taken the Borgo Santo Pietro lifestyle concept past the gates of the hotel and now includes Michelin-starred restaurants Meo Modo and La Bottega del Buon Caffè, the Borgo Cooking School, and a line of natural skincare.

In April 2017 Borgo Santo Pietro took its lifestyle concept to sea with the launch of luxury yacht Satori, now part of our Unique Stays and Journeys, merging five-star boutique hotel and dining with a classic sailing experience.

A must
Cooking class at Borgo Cooking School, you will learn local Tuscan cuisine, what else?

Favorite accommodation
Pool House Suite at La Casa dei Fiori Bianchi, with its own saltwater pool and beautiful garden

Best kept secret
Learn how to paint with the resident artist on property at the most picturesque Borgo settings

Timeless elegance with a rustic farm chic vibes

Tuscany is ideal in Spring and Autumn

In love with
The passion that Jeanette and Claus transmit to the property

Favorite local activity
A visit to Siena, merely 30 minutes away is very rewarding

Combines with
Imagine a few nights at Villa Cora in Florence followed by a stay at Borgo Santo Pietro...perfection, isn't it?

Nearest airport
Florence (FLR) - 80 mins. / Pisa (PSA)- 120 mins.

Relais & Châteaux, Virtuoso and Fine Hotels & Resorts


Virtuoso Amenities:

  • Upgrade at time of arrival, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Gourmet Buffet Breakfast for two daily for duration of the stay
  • $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


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