Castello Banfi – Il Borgo Italy
Castello Banfi – Il Borgo
Castello di Poggio alle Mura, 53024 Montalcino (Siena).
Renovations are taking place every winter during the 4-month winter closure. The interior designer is Federico Forquet.
Date added extension
Opening Heated pool on March 2015
Opening Gourmet Restaurant Sala dei Grappoli on March 2015
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Juan Miquel : General Manager at Castello Banfi – Il Borgo since August 2012
Castello Banfi – Il Borgo
History & Story
Castello Banfi – Il Borgo is nestled into the homes that were built alongside the medieval fortress, historically known as Poggio alle Mura, in the 17th and 18th centuries when it became safe to live outside of the thick walls and locked gates but prudent to be close for protection. The Castello is the hospitality center of the 7,100-acre (2.850 hectares) vineyard estate. Guests are nurtured in a warm and refined environment with attention to detail, culinary and cultural adventure, including cooking classes, wine tastings, vineyards treks and sightseeing, as well as simple relaxation, are the hallmark of the property.
Renovations are taking place every winter during the closure. The interior designer is Federico Forquet.
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Renowned winery produces, among many other wines, the famous Brunello di Montalcino.
Food and wine destinations. Culinary experience.
In the southwest corner of designated Brunello di Montalcino growing area, Castello Banfi is located 16 kilometres west of Montalcino (20 minutes by car), 70 kilometres south of Siena (1 hour by car), 130 kilometres south of Florence (1.5 hours by car) and 240 kilometres north of Rome (2.5 hours by car).
Castello Banfi is located in the Val d’Orcia about 35 minutes from Pienza and 50 from Montepulciano.
Key sites/activities in the area
Wine tastings, Cooking classes, History and landscape, Art and culture.
Guests can enjoy a romantic gourmet pic-nic by our farmhouse which can be reached walking through our own vineyards and olive groves or with the hotel’s mountain bikes.
Children are welcome and free of charge up to 12 years on a bed and breakfast basis sharing parents room.
Number of rooms in all: 14
• Double Room Riserva
• Junior Suite
• Suite Classic
• Suite Riserva
• Suite Poggio All’Oro
Rooms and suites, size ranging from 40 square meters to 100 square meters, overlook the vineyards, hills or castle; all have Tuscan style wardrobe and dresser, elegant king size bed, full equipped bathrooms with travertino sinks, heated towel racks and large waterfall showers. Larger suites have a separated sitting room with a comfortable sofa bed.
Restaurants & Bars
• Restaurant La Taverna (open for lunch)
Specialties: eggplant, tomato and basil parmigiana with burrata cheese, duck ravioli on carrot cream with truffle shavings.
• Restaurant Sala dei Grappoli (open for dinner)
Specialties: Orecchiette with flat lobster, broad beans and lemon with burrata cheese and marjoram-flavored tomato confit. Risotto with broccoli rabe, sea urchin, fennel and ginger.
Lamb with peas and olives on Brunello di Montalcino jus.
• Breakfast room and Pool Bar (open till the evening and lunch is served during the summer months)
• Excecutive Chef: Domenico Francone. Both restaurants offer à la carte menus and daily 3, 4 or 5 course lunch and dinner paired to Castello Banfi wines.
Heated outdoor pool, small fitness area, massages.
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Outside and inside space for 140 people
• Main facilities: Sala del Capitano, Sala della Guardia and Sala Teatro (inside the Castello)
• Outdoor dining: Castello courtyards, terrace of the Sala dei Grappoli, Taverna terrasse.
• Fountain garden cocktail, rose garden.
Extra Notable Features
• Cooking class
• Wine tastings
• Olive oil tasting
• Yoga classes
• Horse riding
• Hot air balloon
• Golf lessons
• Private tours with English speaking driver
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
Tripadvisor recognizes Castello Banfi – Il Borgo with one of the traveler choice awards
Andrew Harper: Castello Banfi – Il Borgo is one of the top 20 international hideaways
Fodors Travel; Castello Banfi – Il Borgo is one of the « 10 wine country hotel in the world.
Condé Nast Traveler: Castello Banfi – Il Borgo is number 19 in the top 25 hotels in Europe.
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