Explore your creativity and enjoy the Tuscan summer

August is a perfect month for getting inspired. Our in-house resident artist is on hand to help you create your own special memory of your stay, or why not book an art excursion in Florence or Siena. Or just sit back and relax at Borgo's own “Cinema Paradiso”, an open-air cinema showing classic Italian films and serving gourmet popcorn, snacks and signature cocktails.


Palio di Siena - Siena

The Palio horse race is a colorful, bareback horse race staged around the dirt-packed Piazza del Campo, Siena's main square, that takes place on the 16th August. The contrade (traditional neighborhoods) compete for the palio, or banner, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The square is filled with costumed pageantry before the race, and massive feasts are set up on long outdoor tables that can stretch for blocks on the medieval side streets. A magical nostalgic festival, the city is packed with locals and visitors around the time of the Paleo races so it is always best to arrange a private viewing balcony well in advance. Speak to our Concierge for more details.


Traditonal Barrell Rolling - Montelpulciano

Bravio delle Botti

The Bravio delle Botti, which takes place on the last Sunday in August, is a barrel rolling race between the eight Contradas (divisions) of Montepulciano competing for a Palio, a painted cloth banner. The barrels (which weigh 80 kilos) have to be rolled up about 1800 meters along the main street of the town of Montepulciano to end in the Piazza Grande. Costume processions precede the competition and a street banquet follows.


Noches de cine al fresco

La cultura está en el corazón de la Toscana y, para reflejarlo, Borgo Santo Pietro ha creado noches de cine que tendrán lugar en los maravillosos jardines del hotel. Mostrando películas cultas clásicas que tienen una sinergia especial con Borgo, las noches de cine son atmosféricas, entretenidas y agradables. Por todos estos motivos, por qué no relajarse mientras se pone el sol viendo la inconfundible película de Audrey Hepburn “Vacaciones en Roma” o relajarse tomando una copa de vino prosecco mientras estáis viendo una película tan indispensable como el gran clásico “La Vida es Bella” de Federico Fellini.


Para obtener más información acerca de nuestros eventos, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestro conserje o llámenos al 0577 75 1222