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Castello Banfi - Il Borgo

Poggio alle Mura, Montalcino, Italy

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Castello Banfi - Il Borgo

OVERVIEW

Insider Tip

Guests can tour the on-site Balsameria and learn the art of balsamic vinegar production and learn more about the wines and olive oil produced in the estate. Samples of the estate’s rare Salsa Balsamica Etrusca are available.

Savor the authenticity of Tuscan cuisine and the freshest ingredients with two signature restaurants: For lunch, La Taverna, serving Tuscan cuisine, and for dinner, the Sala dei Grappoli which is a fine dining restaurant serving Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.

Guests can relax with a drink by the pool at the hotel’s Pool Bar which is open every day for lunch, and from June to September it is also open for dinner.

Hotel Overview

Wine country retreat
Set on a hilltop amid rolling vineyards, this family-owned Tuscan estate is located in Montalcino, 44km (27 mi) from Siena and 139km (86 mi) from Florence.
Wireless Internet
14 individually decorated guestrooms and suites offer flat-screen TVs, complimentary wireless Internet access, and a selection of complimentary wines.
Pool, fitness center
Castello Banfi Il Borgo offers a winery and tasting room, a glass museum, a fitness center, a heated infinity pool, and a restaurant serving Tuscan cuisine.

Amenity highlights:

Guests can tour the winery, visit the on-site glass museum, or participate in wine and cooking classes. Leisure facilities include a fitness center, trails for jogging and biking, and an outdoor heated infinity pool overlooking the countryside. The on-site restaurant serves traditional Tuscan cuisine, and a complimentary breakfast is provided each morning.

What to expect:

Set on 7,100 acres overlooking the Tuscan countryside, this family-owned luxury estate comprises a medieval castle, rolling vineyards, and a state-of-the-art winery. Ideal for couples and food and wine enthusiasts, Castello Banfi Il Borgo has a relaxed and welcoming ambiance.

Location

Poggio alle Mura, Montalcino, Italy

Airport:

FLR - Florence Peretola Airport

ROOMS

Overview

Castello Banfi Il Borgo offers 14 guestrooms and suites, varying in size, location and décor, all with carefully selected furnishings and fabrics, classic fixtures and luxuriant amenities. Individually decorated with classic furnishings and eclectic artwork by Italy's reknown Interior Designer Federico Forquet of Cetona. All accommodations feature flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, Pay Per View TV, direct-dial phones, complimentary softdrinks in the minibar, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms offer bathrobes, heated towel racks, hair dryers, makeup mirrors, and complimentary toiletries made from grapes grown on the estate. Additional amenities at this Europe hotel include in-room safes, minibars, and a selection of complimentary estate wines.

Amenities

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Blackout drapes
  • Bottled water in room (complimentary)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Hair dryer
  • Handheld shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - complimentary
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Makeup mirror
  • Massage - available in room
  • Minibar
  • Rollaway beds
  • Sewing kit
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service
  • Umbrella
  • Wake-up calls
  • Welcome amenities
  • Window opens

DETAILS

Property Amenities

Perched on a hilltop with panoramic views of the countryside, this boutique hotel is located in the town of Montalcino. The luxury rooms and suites of Castello Banfi - il Borgo are nestled into the homes that were built alongside the medieval fortress, historically known as Poggio alle Mura, in the 17th and 18th centuries. The castle, since re-christened Castello Banfi, is the hospitality center of the 7,100-acre (2,830 hectares) vineyard estate. Guests are nurtured in a warm and refined environment with attention to detail, befitting the world of fine wine. Culinary and cultural adventure, including cooking classes, wine tastings, vineyard treks and sightseeing, as well as simple relaxation, are the hallmark of these charming accommodations. A 7000 acre, family-owned vineyard estate and winery in the Brunello region, some 40 miles from historic Siena, Castello Banfi has its origins as an ancient Etruscan settlement and as a Romanesque Renaissance castle even merited mention by Dante. The estate's winemakers and sommeliers ae available to reveal the character, nuances and origins behind the wines created in the vineyards and nurtured in the winery. Castello Banfi boats the Wine Bar Banfi, where all the Banfi Wines can be tasted, along with Tuscan ham, Pecorino sheep cheese and Tuscan bread. Our restaurant "La Taverna" is open for lunch and serves traditional Tuscan cuisine in an elegant and friendly ambiance. The hotel features a fitness center and an outdoor heated infinity pool. The property also offers a glass museum, a wine tasting room, and a library with an honor bar in the evenings. Amenities at this Italian hotel include a 24-hour front desk, concierge services, and complimentary wireless Internet access. A complimentary breakfast is provided each morning, and room service is available (limited hours). Castello Banfi also offers a 15% discount in Wines purchased at the Enoteca Wine-Shop.

Self-parking is complimentary.

The amenities listed below are available on site; fees may apply:

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Banquet facilities
  • Business services

Number of buildings: 2

Number of floors: 2

Number of suites: 5

Number of rooms: 9 (2 Deluxe Room Riserva, 7 Junior Suites)

Policies

Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
There are no room charges for children 12 and younger when staying in the same room as their parents or guardians.
Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in, cannot be guaranteed, and may incur additional charges.

Dining

A complimentary breakfast is provided each morning.
Sala dei Grappoli (Open for dinner)
Located in the shadow of the historical Castello Banfi, La Sala dei Grappoli welcomes you in an elegant and refined atmosphere. In the summer, weather permitting, dinner is served al fresco on the terrace from which the spellbinding sight of the lights of the historical Castello Banfi can be enjoyed. A seasonal menu allows you to select among traditional Italian and Mediterranean dishes, presented with a modern touch and accompanied by outstanding Banfi wines.
La Taverna (Open for lunch)
A classical Tuscan restaurant in the shade of our medieval castle of Poggio alleMura. Taverna Banfi, open for lunch, is positioned beneath the vaulted arches of the former barrel cellars of the castle where Brunello once rested in large oak casks. In a very pleasant atmosphere, our menu offers the traditional dishes of Montalcino and Tuscany, enhanced by the freshness and authenticity of local ingredients. Open for lunch Monday to Saturday in December, January and February Open for lunch Monday to Sunday from March till November.

Recreation

This Italy hotel features an outdoor heated infinity pool and a fitness center equipped with cardio machines and free weights. Trails for running and biking wind throughout the property; bicycle rentals are available.

Nearby activities include horseback riding and hot air ballooning.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Complimentary mountain bikes
  • Complimentary E-bikes
  • Bicycle rentals (complimentary)
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Horse riding/rental
    • Mountain biking
    • Running track/path
    • Swimming