The end of August means back to work for many, however, you don’t have to say goodbye to summer by enjoying a September holiday in certain sunny holiday destinations across Europe. With hot yet not stifling temperatures and fewer crowds, it can be the best time of the year to travel. Here are some of our favorite – and sublimely sunny – spots.
The end of summer is an excellent time to go to the Greek Isles with hot weather carrying over into September is still hot and virtually no clouds in the sky. The southerly islands of the Dodecanese and the Cyclades experience gorgeous weather even into October. Across the whole archipelago there are also many fewer tourists, leaving the beaches and café terraces for savvy late summer/early autumn travelers. However, be sure to check the ferry schedules as their frequency can decrease dramatically after the high season – not that being “stranded” on a fabulously sunny island would be all that sorrowful! You could always extend your stay at one of our experts outstanding villas or avoid the issue of getting around altogether by hiring out your own private yacht.
With Italian and other European holidayers back at work, you’ll almost have this legendary coastline all to yourself. Enjoy balmy days in the low 20s c (low 70s f) as you amble through the narrow streets of colorful villages, take to the waters on a boat ride out to enchanting Capri or simply sit on the terrace at your private villa sipping some crisp prosecco, bathed in mellow sun and refreshed by the gentle sea breeze.
This small archipelago boasts some of the Mediterranean’s best September temperatures (around 27°c / 81°f), making it ideal for those craving the heat. This under the radar destination is perfect for anyone seeking a great cultural and gastronomic getaway. You can have an even more authentic experience by holidaying on the lesser know of its two islands, Gozo, where you might be only one of the few travelers wandering through its charming villages. You can also admire its spectacular coastline boating, diving, snorkeling or swimming.
With warm late summer days averaging 26°c / 79°f, Majorca provides posh appeal draped in divine sunshine. The largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, it features excellent dining, breathtaking sandy beaches, and seductive secret coves. Dating back to Roman times, its stylish and attractive capital city of Palma has a wide range of fabulous fine and casual dining, excellent boutiques and lively bars. Anchor your yacht in the bay or retreat from the buzz of town to the privacy of an exquisite private villa overlooking its captivating turquoise waters.
Bordered by one of Europe’s most beguiling coastlines of jagged low white cliffs and dreamy coves, the Western Algarve draws those looking for a relaxed luxurious escape surrounded by exceptional beauty and enveloped by warm temperatures through early autumn. Base yourself in a sleek clifftop villa and spend your days lapping up the sunshine next to a marvelous infinity pool, stroll through quaint whitewashed fishing villages or devour succulent seafood on a terrace overlooking the sparkling Atlantic Ocean.
This chic seaside spot in the South of France isn’t only glitz and glamour. The village itself is immensely charming and September visitors can observe more of its true local life as most of the tourist mobs have gone home, also leaving you to savour sparsely populated beaches and lovely mid 20s c (mid 70s f) temperatures. At the end of September, the town plays host to theRegatta Les Voiles de St Tropez, when over 300 sailing yachts from across the world converge to compete in a week of racing and festivities, a must attend event for sailing enthusiasts or avid people watchers.
Summer extends far into September on this captivating Italian island – a destination for those in the know, where you you can cruise through its aquamarine waters on a luxurious speedboat, zoom past its ravishing, rugged landscape in a red Ferrari and dine on incredibly fabulous Mediterranean cuisine in its lovely seaside ports. The more adventurous can spend their days hiking along its coastal paths or kayaking around its sublime beaches while those in need of some rest and relaxing can savor the island’s splendor right from their terrace of one of the island’s impressive villas, like the Villa Paradiso by Villas and Apartments Abroad.
Located on the waterfront at Portisco Bay, the Villa Paradiso was designed by the famous Italian architect, Ferdinando Fagnola. The gorgeous contemporary and ultra comfortable villa was built into the hillside and is surrounded by a beautifully manicured one-hectare estate. It has two spacious living rooms, seven bedrooms, a gym, a panoramic swimming pool and is equipped with the latest high tech devices. What’s more, since the end of the season is approaching, you may be able to have a fantastic luxury getaway to this divine island at a discounted price.
“This is the time to grab the opportunity to afford you a longer lasting summer holiday at stunning villas that would otherwise not have been possible if you tried booking a month ago,” explains Sylvia Delvaille Jones, director of Villas and Apartments Abroad. “ The villa owners around Europe that we work closely with are willing to listen to negotiate a better rate for our last minute clients.”
To learn more about this magnificent villa, or others available in some of Europe’s best destinations in late summer and early fall, contact Sylvia at Villas and Apartments Abroad here.
An important element to choosing a luxury holiday rental can be its location, especially if this involves a breathtaking view. Some of the planet’s most breathtaking panoramas are of its dramatic coastlines and you will certainly be in absolute awe at the vistas you can gaze upon from these outstanding villas found in the four corners of the globe.
Residence on the Rocks – Mahé, The Seychelles
Of the 115 islands of The Seychelles, its main island, Mahé, is exceptionally beautiful and has one of the most dramatic coastlines in the world. This long, irregularly shaped island is bordered by large granite boulders and stunning pristine beaches and its interior features gorgeous lush tropical forests. Almost half of the total landmass of The Seychelles has been designated as natural parks to protect the archipelago’s 250+ indigenous plant species and native fauna. There are also a number of hiking trails along the coast of Mahé, a wonderful way to admire the island’s exceptionally beauty.
Crowning a high ridge of the southern part of Mahé, the Residence on the Rocks (visible in the foreground above) is a wonderful place to stay for anyone who would like to savor the island’s tremendous scenic coastline and Intendance Beach, voted one of the best beaches in the world. Tucked away in virgin forest in a completely private area of the estate of the Banyan Tree Resort, this beautiful four-bedroom villa was built in 2008. Decorated in a colonial, Creole style, the interiors feature antiques and artwork collected by the villa’s owners. It has a large comfortable lounge, including a sitting area and dining room which is next to a fully equipped kitchen. Two bedrooms are in the main building and the others in two separate guest houses which are accessible via a forest path.
Guests can enjoy relaxing on one of the villa’s covered verandas, sunny poolside terraces or lovely pavilion – all with stunning views of the forest or sea. Guests also have access to all of the facilities of the Banyan Tree Resort.
Enjoy the incredible coastline of Mahé, as well as its breathtaking beaches and lush forests while staying at the Residence on the Rocks at this link.
Bay of Many Coves – Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand
The Bay of Many Coves is a secret our experts at MajorDomo love to share, with its perfect seclusion right on the water’s edge, deep in the Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand’s South Island.
The Marlborough Sounds provides perfect conditions for sailing in one of the world’s most picturesque environments. You can cruise the Sounds in your private charter, taking in the handsome coastal islands and viewing historic sights such as Tory Channel, Ship’s Cove or Motuara Island, where you can go ashore to explore. Fishing charters can be arranged to suit both those who enjoy a leisurely cruise around the sounds to catch and release blue cod and those who prefer a more extreme excursion to outer Sounds for a full fishing expedition.
An ideal base for enjoying all the pleasures of this spectacular area of New Zealand is the Bay of Many Coves Resort available through MajorDomo. The exquisite lodge is a 30-minute water taxi from the township of Picton (at the top of the South Island) and also reachable by private boat. The accommodation suits couples or families with its one, two and three bedroom apartments – all with breathtaking bay views.
MajorDomo recommends staying at least three nights to thoroughly make the most of this gorgeous location. The resort also has a day spa, two restaurants, private guest sitting room, hot tub and heated swimming pool. During the day if you are not enjoying the lodge facilities or out on the sea, then escape into the 59 hectares of privately owned bush clad hills or walk in the Queen Charlotte Track. There is also kayaking and paddle boarding available. At the end of the day you can savor the lodge’s award-winning cuisine and the finest Marlborough and international wines.
Experience the magic and exceptional views of Bay of Many Coves with MajorDomo here.
Torre di Clavel – Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
The Amalfi Coast is what holiday dreams are made of. With colorful villages clinging to ravishing verdant cliffs plunging down to turquoise waters, it’s hard to top this dramatic Italian coastline which has been designated a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The area around Positano, an hour and a half south of Naples, is particularly spectacular. The south facing town also receives a lot of sunshine, sparkling the whole afternoon over the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Enjoy this exquisite location while staying at one of the most unique homes in Positano: the Torre di Clavel. In the refined repertoire of Homebase Abroad, this medieval tower was built right into a promontory on the edge of Positano’s Fornillo Beach and is surrounded by water on three sides.
Dating back to at least the 1200s, the amazing fortress was saved from ruins by a Swiss man at the turn of the 20th century. The current owners have added 21st century amenities, all the while retaining the structure’s historic character. It extends over multiple levels connected by open-air pathways, stair cases and hallways and features accommodation for 13 guests in eight bedrooms. The unique layout is perfect for a larger group that is looking for both shared and private spaces.
There is a private stone staircase leading down to a virtually private pebble beach, where you can lounge on the villa’s sun beds and beach chairs. The tower’s numerous terraces offer sunshine in both the morning and afternoon, and are the ideal place to take in a pre-dinner aperitivo with the backdrop of the setting sun.
Admire the extraordinary views of the Amalfi Coast straight from your own private villa with Homebase Abroad here.
Vatuvara Private Islands – KaibuIsland, Fiji
Described by Forbes as “one of the world’s most beautiful places,” the island of Kaibu is located in the Northern Lau Group of Fiji. An 800-acre island, Kaibu’s coastline is touched by tranquil aquamarine lagoon waters and deep ocean blue of the Pacific. This unspoilt island is abundant in coconut groves and tropical vegetation which are populated by several rare and endemic species, as well as a large variety of sea and shore birds. The Lau group as a whole features some of best preserved reef systems in the world and thus attracts those in search of pristine natural beauty, both above and below the waters.
Kaibu island is home to the exclusive Vatuvara Private Islands resort comprised of only three all-inclusive private villas. Each villa is perched on volcanic limestone cliffs above the pristine waters and white fringing beaches, providing extraordinary views of the fringing coral reef and the dramatic neighbouring islands beyond the crystal clear waters of the lagoon.
The three secluded seaside villas have been meticulously crafted with natural textures and materials creating spacious and comfortably elegant environments. Each with private beach access, the villas include an infinity edge pool and personal massage bure surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and an abundance of aromatic flowers.
Envelope yourself in the phenomenal natural paradise of Kaibu Island while vacationing at Vatuvara Private Islands here.
Chant De La Mer – Pointe Milou, Saint Barthélemy
The coast of beautiful Saint Barth is fringed with some of the loveliest, white sandy beaches of the Caribbean, however, its northwest coast stands out for its striking craggy coastline. This can be observed around Pointe Milou, situated on a sensational peninsula atop which is the exquisite Chant De La Mer villa by St Barth Properties.
Meaning “song of the sea” in French, you’ll be able to enjoy just that as you sit on one of the villa’s wonderful terraces, taking in the sound of the lapping waves and the backdrop of stupendous sunsets. You can also soak up the spectacular views over a game of a pétanque (bocce ball), at the villa’s private court overlooking the coastline.
The villa has five en-suite bedrooms, making it an excellent option for extended families. It has a refined yet comfortable living room with a bar separating it from a sleek galley kitchen. Other highlights are its quiet mezzanine-level office and Techno-gym-equipped fitness room. All of the bedrooms (four kings and one queen) have stunning views of the ocean and the fifth bedroom has deck with a Jacuzzi. Its other fantastic outdoor amenities include a huge swimming pool, multiple decks, two BBQs and a dining gazebo that seats sixteen.
Enjoy these incredible views yourself while holidaying with St Barth Properties at this link.
Villa Torre – Gozo, Malta
One of 21 islands that make up the Maltese archipelago, Gozo offers a beautiful, more offbeat option to busier Malta. The rural island is encircled by a jagged limestone coastline, pebble and sand beaches and the most alluring aquamarine waters. Experience these delights within the comfort and privacy at the most outstanding luxury rental on island of Gozo.
The newly refurbished six suite villa, available through Blandings, is set on a two-hectare seafront estate featuring gardens containing Mediterranean flora, olive and fruit trees, a tennis court, a large swimming pool, direct access to a semi-private rocky beach and superb views of the sea, the coast and the smaller neighbouring isle of Comino.
The interiors are rustic yet contemporary and the open plan ground floor opens onto a paved terrace, perfect for barbecues and al fresco dining. There is a fully equipped main kitchen and spacious indoor dining area with seating for up to 16. A large U-shaped living/sitting area is the perfect place to relax on hot days thanks to its air conditioning. There is also a smaller sitting area with a second kitchen where you can gaze at the exceptional sea views. The six suites are divided in two sections separated by a small courtyard, making it ideal for two families.
With its excellent amenities, guests mightn’t even need to leave the property, however, the picturesque village of Qala is less than two kilometers away (15-20 minutes on foot) and has small grocery shops, a bar and a few restaurants centred on the picturesque church square. The picturesque harbour town of Mgarr is also a short drive away and the port for the regular ferries to Malta.
Vacation in absolutely secluded and scenic bliss on Gozo with Blandings here.
Palazzo Salo – Lake Garda, Italy
While technically not a “coast,” the edges of Northern Italy’s lakes are truly ravishing. It’s no wonder why these legendary bodies of water have been popular with vacation goers for over a hundred years. The pre-alpine hills swoop gracefully down into the crystal clear waters, bordered by charming villages and the most divine villas, like the aristocratic Palazzo Salo by Carpe Diem Luxury Travel.
Considered the finest private property on Lake Garda, this gorgeous lakefront villa, a national classified monument, dates to the 1580’s and is still owned by the family who had it built. The palazzo has original floorings, six to nine meter high cedar ceilings, frescoes, vast luxurious reception rooms, six bedrooms and six bathrooms. The 3,000 square meter gardens feature beautiful Japanese magnolia trees and cypresses and is flanked by a vast park which includes a helicopter landing space. There are also three little beaches on the lake, a private dock, perfect for swim in summer, watersports and boat trips around the lake.
Savor the remarkable vistas of Lake Garda in the refined setting of the Palazzo Salo with Carpe Diem Luxury Travel at this link.
A milestone birthday, a reunion bringing together family from the four corners of the globe, a rejuvenating retreat with friends; there are certain special events which require the most memorable and unique venues. From medieval Italian castles to Caribbean villa on a private beach and from grand noble homes in England to glamourous villas on French Riviera or New Zealand, our local experts not only have the perfect venue for each occasion, they can work closely with you to ensure that your special occasion goes above and beyond your greatest dreams.
Torre di Clavel – Positano, Italy
Clinging to a promontory at the edge of Positano’s Fornillo beach and featuring incredible vistas of the coastline and sea as far as Capri, this converted medieval tower by Homebase Abroad is a unique and historically rich celebration venue.
Dating back to at least to the 1200s, the fortress was saved from ruins by a Swiss man at the turn of the 20th century. The current owners have brought the home into the 21st century by modernizing the bathrooms, adding in new kitchens and re-tiling the floors, among other refurbishments. It extends over multiple levels connected by open-air paths, stairways and hallways and features accommodation for 13 guests in eight bedrooms. The sprawling layout is perfect for a larger group that is looking for both shared and private spaces.
The various terraces offer sunshine in both the morning and afternoon, and provide the perfect place to enjoy a pre-dinner aperitivo in the setting sun. Children can have some downtime watching a movie in the entertainment room. There is a private stone staircase leading down to a virtually private pebble beach, equipped with chairs and sunbeds.
The charm of the property is enhanced by exceptional staff, with long personal connections to the home, who are happy to share their love of this enchanting property. The in-house cook Nicola can prepare the perfect celebratory meal to crown your special trip.
Start planning your Amalfi Coast gathering with Homebase Abroad here.
Kōhatu – Wanaka, New Zealand
This outstanding, recently built villa by MajorDomo sits on a 15-acre property with three acres of beautifully manicured gardens and promises a relaxing and private stay. Sleeping up to 14 and with a self-contained apartment (with double bedroom, lounge & kitchenette) it’s the perfect villa for celebrating a special occasion in a spectacular location.
Just eight minutes from Wanaka, Kōhatu is built with materials of the highest quality featuring wooden doors and beams. Huge windows make the most of the surrounding mountain views. The use of Central Otago stone provides a rustic yet beautiful modern design. ‘Kōhatu’ aptly translates to precious stone or rock.
Numerous living areas, a cook’s dream kitchen, dining area and three fireplaces ensure comfort and ease in your home away from home. At the end of a long day of activities, you can sit cozily around the fire, succulent local pinot noir in hand, while the kids play in the pool or tennis court and your private chef prepares delicious canapés and dinner.
You don’t even have to leave the grounds at Kōhatu, as your group will be well entertained with a heated swimming pool, spa pool, an underground theatre, pentaque pit, surround sound music systems, in-ground trampoline and an outdoor pizza oven.
Create a memorable holiday that both kids and their parents will adore with the help of Majordomo here.
Villa Glamour – Saint-Tropez, France
Impress your guests with the amazing vistas of the Mediterranean, the gorgeous double infinity pool and the sleek design of the Villa Glamour, available through Villas Prestige & Services. Tucked away in a peaceful location near the lovely hilltop village of Ramatuelle, you’ll never guess your a short drive from the French Riviera hotspot Saint-Tropez.
The spacious villa can accommodate up to 16 guests in eight bedrooms. If you would like to invite other guests, a reception for up to 50 can be held on the vast terraces. The interior features chic contemporary design and furnishings. The main living space has comfortable seating, a large stone fireplace and satellite TV. It flows outdoors via large glass sliding doors leading to a covered terrace with a large sofa, a dining table that sits up to 16 and breathtaking views of the sea.
The well-equipped kitchen, with its classy 18th-century island unit, is suitable for both professional and casual cooking and also has wonderful views of the garden, pool and sparkling sea. Adjacent is a BBQ dining area shaded by a wisteria-covered pergola, where guests can enjoy al fresco dinners with the cool sea breeze. The large bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning.
With their vast rolodex of the best service providers on the Cote d’Azure, Anne-Claire Conraud and her team at Villas Prestige et Services can help you plan an unforgettable group holiday at the Villa Glamour. Contact them at this link.
Crystal Springs – Barbados
Set on 1.7 acres of tropical gardens on its own private beach, the Crystal Springs estate, available throughBlue Sky Luxury, is an exceptional beachfront villa spread across six spacious buildings. Its size as well as its excellent entertainment facilities and gathering spaces make it the ideal venue for an ultimate Caribbean holiday that will please all ages.
Situated in the Parish of St. James, this elegant retreat was originally built in the 1940s, re-designed designed by Oliver Messel in the 1960s and carefully renovated in 2014. The main building houses three air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms. On the other side of the garden, the Annex has two en-suite bedrooms, a wonderful furnished terrace and lovely views of the private cove beach. The Tea House Cottage is home to a one bedroom suite and two murphy beds; ideal for young families. Lastly, the Pool House and Pavilion both have two connecting en-suite bedrooms.
The estate also includes a 50 x 20ft infinity pool, set on the lawn with a furnished terrace, an in-house cinema, a modern gym and access to an 18’ speedboat and other water sports equipment. There are several ideal areas for bringing your group together for some special meals together, prepared and served by the superbly consummate staff.
Reach out to Blue Sky Luxury at this link to design your perfect celebratory vacation in Barbados.
Castello di Fighine – Tuscany, Italy
Sitting atop a hill between Florence and Rome and surrounded by vineyards, the Castello di Fighine estate, available through Excellence.villas by Trust+Travel, features five independent villas and two deluxe B&B rooms making it a fabulous destination for varying sized groups looking to spend time together while having private retreats. The medieval castle is also home to wonderful Michelin-starred restaurant, ensuring exquisite catering for a special event.
The medieval hamlet has been meticulously restored, highlighting its fascinating history while equipping it with contemporary luxury amenities. The bright interiors include historic elements such as terracotta tiles, wooden beams on the ceilings, antiques and historic paintings. Guests will enjoy the five-star en-suite bathrooms with vast soaking tubs and/or walk-in showers and marble-topped basins.
Gatherings can be held in the estates “Theatre,” a converted barn which designated for group functions. Alternatively, many memorable meals together can be enjoyed on the vine-laden terrace of the castello’s One-Michelin Star restaurant. Its head chef Gianluca Renzi prepares refined regional cuisine using mainly locally sourced ingredients and with a focus on home-made pasta.
Contact Trust+Travel here to prepare a delicious gastronomic get-together in Tuscany.
Althorp House – Northamptonshire, England
Dazzle your guests during an unforgettable gathering at one of the most exceptional stately homes in England. Former home of Lady Diana Spencer, the Princess of Wales, this grand mansion by Loyd & Townsend Rose is set within a 550-acre deer park, can sleep up to 42 guests and has a dining capacity for 200.
Home to the same distinguished family since 1508, its 500 years of history are illustrated through one of Europe’s finest private collections of furniture, paintings and ceramics. Even though the house is incredibly opulent, it retains a cosy atmosphere and has an extremely welcoming staff who are well experienced at entertaining large numbers of guests.
The accommodation consists of six luxuriously appointed state and 10 double bedrooms all with private en-suite bathrooms. There are a further 11 single bedrooms with shared bathrooms. The Picture Gallery is the ideal venue for large banquets, however, there are also other settings for more intimate meals. Guests can dance the night away in the ballroom. Your days can be filled with a range of onsite activities such as chocolate making workshops, cookery classes, spa treatments, billiards, game shooting, long bow archery, falconry or leisurely strolls and carriage rides around the sublime grounds.
Nearby attractions include the Silverstone Race Track, home to the British Grand Prix, the Northampton Golf Club, the Rockingham Castle Country Fair, the Salcey Forest tree top walk, the Predendal Manor and the Tithe Barn Museum. The estate is a 90 minute drive from London or 30 minutes by helicopter.
Organize the most elegant and extravegent event at this stunning residence via Loyd & Townsend Rose here.
Villa La Luna – Tuscany, Italy
Located twenty-five kilometers south of Siena, this superb, fully-staffed Tuscan villa and its gorgeous grounds are a dream venue for weddings, large groups of family and friends or business meetings.
Available through Papavero Villa Rentals, the villa sits atop a hill encircled by a forest of oak, cork and chestnut trees. It consists of a main house, that can accommodate up to 21 guests, a guest house that sleeps eight, a guest suite sleeping two and a guest cottage accommodating one guest. All bedrooms, except the guest cottage, have twin beds that can be combined into king beds, the guest cottage has a full size bed. The buildings are connected by small courtyards and large terraces offering guests both supreme privacy and wonderful gathering places.
There is a large terrace that provides a magnificent outdoor living and dining area and a glass conservatory with a small bar where guests can share pre-dinner aperitifs or simply relax with the views of the gardens and valley. A path leads through the well maintained lawns to an expansive 30 x 15 m infinity pool and another path leads to a campfire area and the observatory. A little further is the spa complex, with outdoor plunging pools, indoor pool and steam rooms where you can arrange to have a variety of spa treatments and massages. Keep going and you’ll reach the forest and the organic vegetable garden. The garden provides fresh produce for the villa’s meals and also features an outdoor kitchen where the chef conducts cooking classes.
The villa has a full time staff, including a manager who can create a customized single day or your entire week. The area has a virtually unlimited array of activities from Take a guided tours to horseback riding and from fish to cheese making.
Design your bespoke event and holiday at the Villa La Luna with the help of Papavero Villas Rentals at this link.
Cedar Ridge, Queenstown, New Zealand
This expansive lodge style home is located on stunning grounds and is an ideal all season retreat, whether it’s a family reunion on the ski slopes at the iconic Coronet Peak or a relaxed summer affair with backyard BBQ’s.
This home is a tapestry of stone, cedar, natural light and rich fabrics, and easily sleeps 13 guests. The lounge features double height windows, a large open fireplace, sumptuous furniture and French doors that open out onto beautifully manicured lawns with plenty of space for lawn games and outdoor dining.
The contemporary kitchen ensures plenty of space to eat in (or let the Touch of Spice team organise a fantastic catered affair). If people want to get out and about, Cedar Ridge is only 10 minutes from the Queenstown town centre and within walking distance from Onsen Hot Pools, Queenstown’s Strike Bowl and the award winning Gantley’s restaurant.
Savor a special moment with friends and family in New Zealand with Touch of Spice here.
Borgo Finochietto – Tuscany, Italy
The Borgo Finocchieto is a beautifully and elegantly restored eight-hundred year old village (or “borgo”), with stunning views of surrounding hills, valleys and towns of Tuscany. The privacy of your own village, accommodation for up to 44 guests, a gorgeous setting, and the incomparable services and amenities afford you everything you need to accomplish that memorable event.
It’s the perfect setting for group gatherings of all kinds — whether anniversary celebrations, family or school reunions, milestone birthdays, weddings (a wedding planner on demand), retreats, business meetings or conferences. As past guests can attest, such events take on new meaning at the Borgo. Designed as a gathering place for family, friends or business associates, the layout of village houses and the Manor House provide privacy for singles and couples while at the same time encouraging endless opportunities to gather, exchange ideas and share a Tuscan adventure.
As a guest of the Borgo, your group will be surrounded by its secluded beauty and also by Tuscany’s rich cultural heritage that awaits you just beyond the Borgo’s front gate. The Borgo’s enviable location means that there are many activities to explore during your stay at the Borgo such as walks and bike rides in the surrounding hills, day-trips to nearby Montalcino, Pienza, Siena and Florence, tasting the finest of wines, and visiting museums and churches to contemplate the cornerstones of Renaissance art and architecture.
You will also be tempted to “stay home” at the Borgo and avail yourself of the many opportunities for relaxation or activities: swimming in our 60-foot pool, basketball and tennis, our modern, fully-equipped gym with sauna, steam room and cold splash, bocce, golf at nearby courses, and hot air balloon rides.
Lastly, the food and wine at the Borgo are exceptional. Its sensational chef, Daniel Chiofi, has a deep foundation in traditional Tuscan cuisine that he combines with creative and modern variations. The wine cellar is stocked with the best that Tuscany can offer: Brunello, Rosso di Montalcino, Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, as well as hand-crafted Sangiovese vintages, Super Tuscans, and other fine wines from local producers.
Organize an exquisite gathering in Tuscany by contacting the Borgo Finocchieto team here.