Borgo Scopeto Relais ****S
Just a few minutes from Siena, Borgo Scopeto is a characteristic Tuscan estate that for five centuries was the home of a noble Sienese family. Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and oak woods, the estate also has an 18th century garden, originally used as an aviary for training hawks. The grounds contain two swimming pools filled with salt water, an induction to the host of wellness facilities in the Wellness Centre, where guests wil find saunas, a steam bath and areas for massages and beauty treatments. The large and comfortable rooms suitable for all needs, high quality dining, and open air sports facilities all help make it a place where guests can dedicate themselves entirely to relaxing and their physical and spiritual well-being.
In what was once the stables of the farm, Borgo Scopeto Relax contains a sauna, a steam bath and a Jacuzzi, part of a Spa that also includes the two outdoor pools filled with salt water. There’s an area dedicated to massages and beauty treatments for the face and body, including vinotherapy with personalised massages. Grapes, olives and sage are the bases of the cosmetic products on sale and used at the spa.
The 58 bedrooms of Borgo Scopeto consist of Classic rooms, Deluxe rooms, Junior Suites, Suites, and Executive Suites, and a villa with a private entrance and garden. The rooms all have air conditioning, a telephone, satellite TV with pay-per-view, internet connection, a minibar, and a safe. Some of the rooms also have private entrances and views of the gardens, the countryside or glimpses of the town.
Located in the old wine cellar, the Ristorante “La Tinaia” serves local and regional cuisinespecialising in meat and homemade pasta, in a dining room decorated in typical Tuscan style.
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A visit to the centre of Siena is a must, with a walk around the famous Piazza del Campo. Also within easy reach are the towns of the Crete Senesi – Asciano, Buonconvento, Monteroni d’Arbia, Rapalano Terme and San Giovanni d’Asso – and places of great cultural interest such as Monte Oliveto Moaggiore and San Galgano. Highly recommended is a tour of the Chianti hills, dotted with vineyards and olive groves, villages and farms that have changed little since the middle ages. Finally, a stay near Siena can also be a convenient base for visiting Tuscany’s other cities of art, from Florence to Arezzo, San Gimignano and Pienza.
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