Borgo Santo Pietro. A luxury weekend in Tuscany

Borgo Santo Pietro offers a truly unique 5 * experience for a luxury weekend in Tuscany. Located in the heart of this wonderful region and set within 13 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, this 13th century Tuscan hamlet takes relaxation and pleasure to an entirely new level.

Borgo’s accommodation combines ultimate luxury with refined elegance and exceptional comfort. The main villa offers opulent ensuite rooms, superior suites and the majestic Santo Pietro Grande Suite. Throughout the beautifully designed country estate you will also find uniquely decorated garden suites, which enjoy private gardens or secluded courtyards.

An elegant villa with a noble history, Borgo Santo Pietro has been lovingly and masterfully restored with the greatest respect to its original heritage. A sophisticated combination of classic and contemporary design provides a timeless and captivating atmosphere within the exquisite interiors and the glorious gardens. Authenticity and honesty is at the heart of Borgo Santo Pietro and both the Valle Serena Restaurant and Treehouse Brasserie offer a fusion of classic and contemporary dishes made by a passionate team of skilled chefs. Using the very best natural produce and seasonal ingredients, many of which are harvested from Borgo’s own farm.

The holistic center of Borgo is the beautiful stone-built spa, which offers an enticing combination of beneficial treatments to soothe the mind, body and soul. Or, for utter relaxation, an enticing freshwater infinity pool rests gently amidst the grounds overlooking the Valle Serena, perfect for a gentle swim as the sun goes down beyond the rolling Tuscan hills.

If total relaxation seems like too much of a good thing, then Borgo offers a bespoke concierge service where activities and excursions can be designed to suit your personal requirements. Try a cooking class with the head chef, a wine tasting session in the intimate cellar, hunt for truffles in the forest, view Tuscany from the air or hire a Vespa and explore the medieval cities beyond the gates of Borgo Santo Pietro. One thing is certain however, Borgo Santo Pietro is the perfect place to spend a luxury weekend in Tuscany.

Il Sogno di Theimer: “Mitterand’s sculptor” on exhibit in Arezzo

Two prestigious locations, an excellent curator and an internationally famed artist, Ivan Theimer, in an exhibit that represents the apex of summer in Arezzo and organized by the municipal administration and sponsored by Giovanni Raspini.

The exhibit takes place in two locations: Fortezza Medicea exhibits the sculptures while the Galleria Comunale of Contemporary Art will exhibit oil and watercolor canvases as well as drawings. Vittorio Sgarbi is curating the exhibits, which is entitled “Theimer’s Dream“, and can be visited until October 23rd, free of charge from Tuesday til Sunday.

Guests at the exhibit at the Fortezza Medicea enter through a tunnel conceived as a gallery of fire full of symbolism. The bastion of the Thorn develops topics such as myths , including those related to the sea .

The underground rooms exhibit works that highlight the visceral relationship between the stones used in construction and the bronze, between history’s materials and the ancient fire used in the fusion of melting wax.

The pictorial cycle at the Galleria Comunale of Contemporary Art was born and developed with a strong component of nature. Its proximity to the Bacci Chapel with the masterpieces of the Cycle of the real Cross by Piero della Francesca is not by chance: Ivan Theimer’s paintings feature evident references to the 15th century.

The catalogue by Maggioli Musei Editore will be available in September.