Special events in May 2018

May is a wonderful time be in Tuscany and enjoy the great outdoors at Borgo Santo Pietro. Why not arrange a gourmet picnic in the hotel grounds or simply indulge in a little down time with a holistic therapy at our tranquil spa? For activities further afield, take a trip to Florence to visit the various art galleries or public gardens in bloom. Whatever your interests, Tuscany in May is simply irresistible.


Through Tuscany - Mille Miglia

A combination of old-school glamour, good-natured camaraderie and high-speed adrenaline, the Mille Miglia once again roars its way through Tuscany this May. A heady mix of famous faces, vintage race cars and five-star hospitality is set against a sensational backdrop. Mille Miglia captures the essence of timeless luxury whilst effortlessly incorporating some serious fun under the Tuscan sun. This legendary Italian road race runs from Brescia to Rome and then back north again via Siena, Florence and Modena and reflects the atmosphere of the original event that ran from 1927 - 1957. It is an unmistakable Italian blend of glamour, gleaming machinery and mechanical engineering. Stirling Moss famously set a never-beaten record in 1955, when he drove his Mercedes 300 SLR to victory on the 1000 miles in a staggering 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds.

After a pause, the race was resurrected from 1977 with 375 cars competing for the much-revered honours. The entrants are strictly vetted with only cars made between 1927 and 1957 being eligible, with a vehicle line-up as varied as it is valuable. In the 1950s, Enzo Ferrari, of the eminent car family, called the Mille Miglia the “most beautiful race in the world…a museum in motion, unique and charming, in a beautiful framework of jubilant visitors”. This year the Mille Miglia takes place from the May 16 to 19, and the route passes through Buonconvento and Siena as it winds it way back to the north of Italy on the homebound stretch. Why not plan a visit to one of these historic towns and soak up the atmosphere of this classic event?


Vlatko Vojnovic - meet our May resident artist

Each month Borgo invites a resident artist to come stay and work on its grounds. Guests may stop by their workshop for a chat or sign up for customised art lessons. Borgo provides the idyllic setting for inspiring the “inner artist” in everyone! All art supplies are included in the fee.

Vlatko Vojnovic is a Serbian American fine art painter. Born in 1952 in Zaborak (ex Yugoslavia), he started painting in the late 1960s. Since then his paintings can be found in art collections around the world.

To sign up for an art lesson please contact our concierge at concierge@borgosantopietro.com 

For Vlatko's full profile, please click here

For more information, please contact our Concierge at:   concierge@borgosantopietro.com or call 0577 75 1222