Treasured by the Tuscans and adored by food-lovers worldwide, the elusive truffle is one of the region’s most prized ingredients. However, Borgo Santo Pietro has arranged special access to an exclusive and top secret nature reserve which is known for its truffles.
Your truffle hunting excursion will start with an introduction to the region's truffles and how to find them, you will then be taken to by car to a secret location. There, local truffle hunters and their hounds will guide you on a hunt for the truffles in the woodlands of the Tuscan hills. You will watch the dogs at work and enjoy time in the woods and open countryside. Armed with your treasured truffles you will then be taken to a local Osteria where you will have your very own truffles prepared for you personally.
But, how will you enjoy your truffles? Finely shaved over organic hens eggs? Adorning freshly made tagliatelle or, maybe simply grated over a classic Bistecca Fiorentina? Following a truffle infused seasonal lunch you will be driven back to Borgo Santo Pietro.
Each month at Borgo Santo Pietro we invite a resident artist to share their creativity with our guests. Based at the artist's pavilion located alongside the lake the resident artist is on hand to give classes, workshops and artistic inspiration. This month American artist Sandi Prentis shares her skills for all forms of art including pottery, figurative art, landscape and portrait oil painting.
Sandi was our artist in September of last year and we are pleased to welcome her back to Borgo Santo Pietro. She says “Painting is about observing and recording the subject with proper lighting contrasts and in a manner to create an emotional response to the painting and not just a recorded picture. I am influenced by Bouguereau, Sargent, and Sorolla among many others. My long career as an artist and as a teacher of art stems from a passionate love for painting and a desire and commitment to open the doors for my students to enjoy that same love and satisfaction of a job well done.”To book an art class or group workshop please contact concierge
World-famous healer and yoga teacher, Katrina Love Senn, returns to Tuscany this summer for more healing and wellbeing sessions at Borgo Santo Pietro.
This month Katrina will be staying at the hotel and offering sessions to both guests and non-residents. She will also be working closely with the hotel spa manager, Tracey Mallalieu, who has designed several unique holistic wellbeing treatments that perfectly compliment Katrina’s healing sessions. Tracey explains “Borgo is a very special place where we give our guests the opportunity to totally wind-down and recharge their batteries on every level, emotionally, physically and spiritually. It is wonderful having Katrina here as we can work in-sync helping our guests to achieve a higher level of pure relaxation and wellbeing”.
Katrina Love Senn will be holding regular yoga, meditation and healing sessions this summer and her wellbeing weeks are being held at Borgo Santo Pietro from: 27th September - 3rd October October: 25th - 31st October*
*Book a session during these weeks and automatically take 30% off any 2-night or more stay & book a second session at a 30% discount.
Contact the Concierge@borgosantopietro.com to book a session or course of classes with Katrina at Borgo Santo Pietro. Morning yoga at Borgo will be complimentary to guests, whilst individual sessions of yoga start at €80. Private guided meditation sessions start at €80 whilst the private Breakthrough Healing sessions are priced at €175.
Culture is at the very heart of Tuscany and to reflect this Borgo Santo Pietro has created regular movie nights which will be hosted in the beautiful gardens of the hotel. Featuring classic cult films which have a synergy with Borgo, movie nights are atmospheric, entertaining and enjoyable. So why not relax as the sun goes down watching the unmistakable Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” or wind down with a glass of prosecco whilst indulging in a must-see screening of the Federico Fellini’s classic “La Dolce Vita”.
With guests planning trips from all over the world just to learn about Tuscan wines, Borgo Santo Pietro has appointed an exceptional Sommelier to head up the 2014 Borgo Wine Academy tasting sessions.
Borgo Santo Pietro boasts an exceptional wine cellar which has been created by respected Tuscan born Sommelier, Simona di Goro. Simona has successfully developed a unique collection of remarkable labels which include some of the finest regional varieties such as wines from the Chianti hills, Brunellos from Montalcino and award winning wines from the Bolgheri estates.
This month, Simona is holding classes teaching guests about the processes involved in the making of some of the great Italian wines. Sessions are held in Borgo's cellar where Simona holds individual and intimate group sessions on a journey of discovery where guests learn about the climate, history, production and harvesting methods associated with the various wine regions of Tuscany.
Tasting sessions are educational, informative and above all enjoyable. Simona's flexible approach takes into consideration each guest's individual interests and level of wine appreciation and understanding of the industry. Wines are hand selected and tastings are fun and interactive, guests can enjoy a variety of classes from beginner through to specialist sessions focusing on wines of the region such as Chianti, Brunello and the much esteemed Super Tuscans.
To book a wine tasting session or to enquire about arranging a series of wine school classes please speak to our Concierge.
“The 43rd Expo is the ideal opportunity to get to know Chianti Classico Wine in the very region that bares its name. During the festival the ancient town of Greve in Chianti will offer visitors a full program of artistic and cultural life, as well as the possibility of visiting the local cellars and wineries. Since the seventies this exposition, under various names (Mostra Mercato, Rassegna, Expo) has remained without doubt the premier occasion for getting to know the world of Chianti Classico wine.”
The Mayor Alberto Bencistà
For more information about our events please contact our concierge ator call us at 0577 75 1222