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Special Events in May 2015

May signals the start of summer in Tuscany, a time to enjoy the great outdoors at Borgo Santo Pietro. Why not arrange a gourmet picnic in the hotel’s beautiful grounds or simply indulge in a little down time with a holistic therapy in our 800 year old spa building. For activities further afield why not take a trip to Florence for to visit the Vasari corridor or the blooming Villa La Pietra gardens. Whatever your interests, Tuscany in May is simply irresistible.


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Wellbeing weeks with Katrina Love Senn

Throughout the summer season Borgo Santo Pietro will be offering guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture of wellbeing, health, happiness and holistic healing. Following on from the wonderful experiences enjoyed by our guests in 2014 we are delighted that internationally acclaimed healer Katrina Love Senn will be joining us once again this summer. Katrina Love Senn is a respected intuitive and emotional healer, yoga teacher and author of the ground breaking book ‘Losing Weight is a Healing Journey: A Woman’s Guide to Losing Weight Naturally’. Katrina leads Yoga and Detox healing retreats around the world, and shares her wisdom and support with clients. Katrina infuses her teaching with inspiration, love and encouragement and helps people to reconnect back to their own inner wisdom. Throughout her visits to Borgo Santo Pietro, Katrina will be available for healing, meditation and yoga sessions.

Pre-book your life-enhancing experience with Katrina and enjoy the benefits of opening up a world full positive opportunities and vibrant health.

Katrina Love Senn will be holding private and group sessions at Borgo Santo Pietro on the following dates:

May: 10 to 17

July: 5-12

September: 13-20


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Mille Miglia roars through Tuscany

A combination of old-school glamour, good natured camaraderie and high-speed adrenaline, the infamous Mille Miglia once again roars its way through the streets of Tuscany this May. A heady mix of famous faces, legendary race-cars, 5 star hospitality and sensational backdrops, the Mille Miglia captures the essence of timeless luxury whilst effortlessly incorporating some serious fun under the Tuscan sun. Italy’s legendary 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 which ran from 1927-57. 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 1,000 miles in a staggering 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds. Two years later,the race’s glowing reputation and fame turned to notoriety when Ferrari driver, Alfonso de Portago, crashed out, killing himself, his co-driver and nine spectators. And, that, for the time being, was that – well for a while anyway.

After a respectful pause, the much missed race was resurrected and the reformed Mille Miglia has been run - at a slightly more genteel pace - since 1977, with 375 cars challenging for the much revered honours. The entrants are strictly vetted with only cars made between 1927 and 1957 being eligible, and the line-up is as varied as it is valuable. In order to better understand the legendary race, it helps to hear two of the most famous citations on the Brescian race. In the 50’s, Enzo Ferrari, the most eminent figure in the world ofauto-racing, called the Mille Miglia the “most beautiful race in the world”. Then Ferrari, otherwise known as the “Drake di Marinello,” offered his beautiful description of “a museum in motion, unique and charming, in a beautiful framework of jubilant visitors”

This year the Mille Miglia will take place from the 15th to 18th May and the route passes through Buonconvento and Siena as it winds it way back to the North on the homebound stretch. Why not plan a visit to one of these magical towns and soak up the atmosphere of this unmistakable and unmissable event.


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Meet our May resident artist, Kelly Boutcher

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 customized art lessons. Borgo provides the idyllic setting for inspiring the “inner artist” in everyone! All art supplies are included in the fee.

Kelly has been lifecasting for over twenty years and taught himself how to take body casts in a variety of mediums including plaster bandage, alginate and silicon rubber. He has undertaken numerous demanding commissions and cast dozens of adult and child hands. 

His passion for casting the human form is his motivation for passing on the knowledge and experience he has acquired to people just like you!

From concrete to plaster to alginate – you can make casts in most materials – helping to bring out the artist and life caster in you!


For more information about our events please contact our concierge at concierge@borgosantopietro.com or call us at 0577 75 1222