There’s enough distraction for everyone here. Active pursuits include hiking and mountain biking, with trail maps provided, amid the estate’s virgin woodland and fields. Borgo Pignano is also home to a group of gentle and well-trained horses, with both beginner’s lessons and trail rides for seasoned riders on offer. Seasonal children’s activities include nature walks and pizza-making. And with yoga sessions, estate tours, art classes and cooking courses on offer too, you might want to schedule some relaxation time at the pair of swimming pools.
The medieval hilltop towns of Volterra, San Gimignano and traffic-free Monteriggioni are just a short drive, while day-trips to Siena and Florence will tick the art and culture boxes.
You choose to stay within the main villa, where elegant rooms boast original frescoes, marble bathrooms and views of the olive groves and vineyards, or a selection of two-bedroom maisonettes and cottages are just a short walk away. Ideal if you’re travelling as a family, each features basic kitchen facilities for rustling up steaming bowls of pasta – handy for those nights when you’re not feasting on Tuscan treats in the restaurant.
The Villa Pignano restaurant offers a fine dining experience utilising the freshest ingredients from the estate’s own organic vegetable gardens. For more casual fare head to Trattoria Al Fresco, where you can enjoy classic wood fired pizzas within the beautiful gardens during the summer months,