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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Borgo Argenina

If anyone out there is looking for a great place too stay in Tuscany, Borgo Argenina is the place. We stayed here on one of our visits to Italy and truly enjoyed it. It's a little hamlet situated between Siena and Gaiole. This is one of the most scenic places I have ever been. There are grape vines as far as the eye can see. The grounds at the Bed and Breakfast are charming, with lots of vegetable gardens and fig trees. It is truly a magical place.

The rooms are nicely appointed and furnished with antiques. The room we stayed in had a sitting room kitchen combo, a bedroom and a large bathroom with a real shower. The owner, Elena, is very gracious and welcoming. She will recommend some great restaurants, winery tours and anything else you have questions with. She is now doing cooking lessons, which I would really enjoy!

Check out her website, it's very interesting. She also has recipes on it, including her famous Limoncella, which she offers when you fist arrive. I recommend this place for anyone looking for a relaxing and laid back getaway. The website is www.borgoargenina.it .

3 comments:

Marie said...

I love Tuscany, we go every year - although for the wine not the food! Close to Borgo Argenina there is a beautiful historic town called Rometta you should try. The town is about 400 years old and my husband and I stay in this beautiful converted manor house called Casa Canoa. It's quaint and reminds me of a nineteenth century novel. You'd love it!

Michael Tosatto said...

I will have to check it out. Have you been to Borgo Argenina?

AP said...

My husband and I stayed at Borgo Argenina for five glorious days about six years ago. You can't beat the location: an hour from Florence, half hour to Siena or San Gimingano and in the heart of the Chianti region! Borgo Argenina is a renovated, historic hamlet that keeps its rustic authenticity thanks to its creative and amazing owner...Elena Nappa. Her hospitality and passion for design are inspiring and her vision for agritourismo is infectious! Visit....it will be the best vacation you ever took!