What could be more exciting and authentic than a peaceful vacation in the middle of legendary Chiantishire in Tuscany? In a small village, surrounded by green hills, vineyards and centenarian olive trees? Yes, we know where you can find this type of accommodation in Chianti. This place seems like a fairy tale, and its name is Borgo Argenina.
There are many options of accommodation in Chianti, and it could look a bit complicated to choose something very special and authentic. Well, a tiny authentic Tuscan hamlet Borgo Argenina and its owner Elena Nappa will not disappoint you, actually, your stay here will be full of unique Tuscan experience.
When we first heard the story of Borgo Argenina, we couldn’t believe it. Now cozy and perfectly maintained complex of five buildings dating 998 A.D. once was just a pile of rubble. Signora Elena discovered the hamlet for the first time in the autumn of 1991. In that time she lived in Milan and worked as a fashion designer. One year later she left her old life, moved to Borgo Argenina and started a long-lasting reconstruction of the building complex.
What Mrs. Elena created with her own hands and the help of local craftsmen in six years is the type of accommodation in Chianti that leaves you speachless. B&B Borgo Argenina is located on the top of the hill surrounded by magnificent scenery. The buildings has maintained the traditional Tuscan farmhouse stile with stone walls, vaulted ceilings, old beams and terracotta tiles.
The guests who want to experience the unique accommodation in Chianti at B&B Borgo Argenina, can choose between double rooms, suite, Villa Oliviera and Piccola Villa. All the guests at their arrival are welcomed with the smile of Elena Nappa, a glass of Chianti wine and typical local appetizers. Moreover, a wine tour and wine tasting at the winery “I Sodi” is provided for all B&B Borgo Argenina guests. By the way, friendly dogs Pasqualina and Giuseppina are always happy to see the new guests arriving, and cat Luigi doesn’t care too about it much…
Let’s look how the awesome accommodation in Chianti at B&B Borgo Argenina looks like. Double rooms have queen size beds, bathroom, equipped with all facilities. Suites are able to host two or three guest and are composed by one bed room with queen size beds and one living room, bathroom, and are equipped with all facilities.
The Villa Oliviera once was used as a grain storage. Now it’s a traditional Tuscan house with a playful touch of contemporary (actually for its original design the villa was featured in the magazine „Architectural Digest“). In almost 500 sq.m. (1614 sq.ft.) there are two double rooms with two large bathrooms, originaly designed living room with the fireplace, well equipped kitchen and dinning room. In addition the guests of the Villa Oliviera can enjoy a furnished garden with the beatuful views and the atmosphere of authentic Tuscan borgo.
The Villa Piccola as its name says is a „Small Villa“ of 138 sq.m. (452 sq.ft.) with one double room, one bathroom, spacious living room, fully equipped kitchen. The guests of the villa can enjoy a furnished garden with the beatuful views, tranquillity and the spirit of the ancient times. It is hard to believe that years ago this building was a barn and housed animals. Now it‘s one of the favourite places to stay between the guests of B&B Borgo Argenina.
But that’s not all what we were wondering about. Signora Elena offers cooking classes for her guests. While tasting local Chianti wine you will cook all together with her delicious dinner in Tuscan style. Only the kitchen, its authentic furniture and atmosphere, is worth your attention. Most of products you will use are called “0KM”, it means that they are grown-up in the garden of B&B Borgo Argenina or provided by local farmers.
Accommodation in Chianti and B&B Borgo Argenina is the best way to know better Tuscany and its unseen places like neighboring villages of Radda in Chianti or Gaiole in Chianti, old castles and small wine factories. It will be the experience you will never forget. It will be exciting, relaxing, peaceful, full of discoveries, new tastes and smells.
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53013 Gaiole in Chianti (SI)
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