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Castello Banfi il Borgo      

ITALY: Central Italy: Tuscany Countryside: Montalcino: Montalcino

Located in one of Italy’s most picturesque areas where the super-Tuscan Brunello di Montalcino wines are produced is Castello Banfi il Borgo, one of the most important wine producing estates in Tuscany. The hotel’s 14 rooms and suites are located in the 16th century “borgo” or stone village of a towering 9th century Castle. Each accommodation is individually and beautifully appointed, and range in size from intimate and snug to up to 100 sq.m (Poggio all'Oro Suite #27), many with huge “Hollywood-size” bathrooms.  The Wine Suite is unique in that guests booked there can sleep in close proximity to bottles of the rarest vintages of Banfi's famed Brunello wines!

Vast gardens and a lovely swimming pool overlook the estate’s vineyards. La Taverna Banfi (reservations REQUIRED) offers authentic Tuscan cuisine in a convivial, informal ambience.  Dinner a la carte, or three to five course tasting menus paired with wonderful Banfi wines are an extraordinary experience.  Don’t miss the guided tour of the wine cellars or the tasting of Banfi wines at the wine shop, where wines are also available for purchase. During cooler weather, a reading room with a huge fireplace welcomes guests. Other things of interest are an antique glass museum and historic balsameria where outstanding balsamic vinegar is sold. This property is a perfect choice for gourmands and oenophiles, as well as weddings and families,but not recommended for those with limited mobility.

 

quick facts

Rooms: 14
Restaurant
Pool
Fitness Facilities
Meeting Facilities
Parking
Internet
Airport: Florence, 90 Minutes

For Rates & Availability:
Call: 1.800.346.5358
Email: info@jdbhotels.com

Classic Double

This large – 40 sq. m – bedroom features countryside views, a king bed, sitting area, separate dressing room and a bathroom with a walk-in rain-fall shower.

Riserva Double

With views of the Tuscan countryside, this large bedroom (55 sq.m) has a King bed, sitting area, Tuscan style wardrobe and a bathroom with a walk-in rain-shower.

Suite Classic

A large bedroom with King bed, Tuscan style wardrobe and sitting area; a bathroom with a walk-in rain-shower; and a separate living room with sofa bed make up this 70 sq.m suite with countryside views.

Riserva Suite

This enormous 80 sq.m suite has two bathrooms (both feature walk-in rain showers), a large bedroom with King size bed and sitting area, a Tuscan style wardrobe and dresser, a separate living room with a sofa bed, and views of the Tuscan countryside.

Suite Poggio all' Oro

The only suite in the world with its own wine cellar, this elegantly furnished 100 sq.m of space with views over the Tuscan countryside includes a bedroom with a King bed and sitting area, a separate living room with sofa bed, and two bathrooms, one with a tub and rain shower, and the other with a rain shower.

quick facts

Rooms: 14
Restaurant
Pool
Fitness Facilities
Meeting Facilities
Parking
Internet
Airport: Florence, 90 Minutes

For Rates & Availability:
Call: 1.800.346.5358
Email: info@jdbhotels.com

RESTAURANT
La Taverna offers both formal and causal takes on local cuisine. Situated in a historic stone building with breathtaking views, there are patios for al fresco dining in the shadow of the medieval castle. The Enoteca - a recreated Tuscan shop and wine bar - offers an vast selection of wines, grappa, extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and snacks such as hams and delicious cheeses.

ACTIVITIES
There are daily tours of the wine cellars, and the swimming pool offers dramatic views of the surrounding countryside. Horseback riding, hot air balloning, hiking and biking can be arranged, as well as tours of the area's wine estates with an English speaking driver. Cooking classes with the chef can also be arranged. 

FITNESS
Cross-training equipment, elliptical trainer, treadmill, stationary cycle, free weights and bench are at the disposal of guests in a dedicated fitness room. The concierge can make arrangements for private spa services in the luxury and privacy of your room, as well as visits to some of the region’s renowned spas and therapeutic baths.

MEETING
Conference space can accommodate up to 60 people and wedding facilities up to 80.

quick facts

Rooms: 14
Restaurant
Pool
Fitness Facilities
Meeting Facilities
Parking
Internet
Airport: Florence, 90 Minutes

For Rates & Availability:
Call: 1.800.346.5358
Email: info@jdbhotels.com

DINNER´S ON US!

JDB clients staying a minimum of three nights in a double room will enjoy a complimentary 5-course dinner featuring 6 Banfi wine pairings for two persons at the hotel’s restaurant.
Valid: March 21 - November 8, 2014

MINIMUM STAY

3 NIGHTS

COOKING IN MONTALCINO

Enjoy the experience of cooking extraordinary Tuscan cuisine! This popular package includes:

  • Three nights in an elegant room or suite
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Hands-on cooking class with the hotel's Chef, from 10:00am to 3:00pm, enjoying your own typical Italian lunch paired with a selection of Banfi wine
  • Traditional Tuscan five-course wine pairing dinner at La Taverna
  • A guided tasting of three estate premier Sangiovese wines
  • Welcome gift of Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino half bottle paired to a box of gourmet chocolate-covered raisins, along with 2 half bottles of Banfi sparkling wines
  • Complimentary soft drinks from the minibar and wi-fi connection
  • Access to “The Giovanni F. Mariani Museum of Glass”
  • Farewell gift of Castello Banfi salsa balsamica etrusca
Valid: March 21 - November 8, 2014

MINIMUM STAY

3 NIGHTS

Castello Banfi is a family-owned vineyard estate and winery in the Brunello region of Tuscany.

- Grosseto Train Station: 1 hour by car
- Florence Airport: 2 ¼ hours by car
- Civitavecchia Port: 2 hours by car

 

quick facts

Rooms: 14
Restaurant
Pool
Fitness Facilities
Meeting Facilities
Parking
Internet
Airport: Florence, 90 Minutes

For Rates & Availability:
Call: 1.800.346.5358
Email: info@jdbhotels.com