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About Us

About Us

Our family has always lived in the center of Tuscany. Our ancestors have taught us to love, respect, preserve, and enhance this area. As children, we lived next to Il Borghetto, the villa which had been abandoned for decades and was in a serious state of disrepair.

It was a magical place for us to play. We had always dreamed of restoring the villa to its original splendor.

After 3 years of hard work and restoration, our dream came true

Everyone in our family contributed to the restoration: Sandra as architect and decorator, Riccardo and Nicola as the labor force, Simona with her background in tourism, and even Papa and Mama participated with their constant and precious help and encouragement. All worked very long days for the duration of the reconstruction.

It was a monumental undertaking, but the family now has the pleasure of being able to welcome our guests to the place we love.

The villa has been open now for more than a decade

and our enthusiasm is still as great as it was on the first day.

It is our great fortune to host so many people from all over the world and to share with them our traditions and our culture.

Il Borghetto is a family-run Tuscan villa

we welcome you as part of our family and hope that our hospitality will enrich your stay and encourage you to return.

The contentment of our guests is our greatest wish
! Whatever your interests are, we will endeavor to guide you, give directions, and/or make reservations for the best place to enjoy them.

The suggestive Tuscany villa 'il Borghetto' in the countryside of the historical town of San Gimignano, on the original old dirt road leading to the town with the best view of the famous towers, is the ideal starting point for your holidays and to discover the most beautiful and evocative places this region has to offer!

The little cluster of buildings is perfectly situated in the midst of the splendid Tuscan countryside

surrounded by olive orchards and vineyards for the production of fine oil of the highest quality and fragrance, and Vernaccia, the white wine praised by Redi in his Dithyrambic of Bacchus in Tuscany.

San Gimignano is just 4 Km away
, and is a symbol and treasure beloved by all humanity, safeguarded and protected by Unesco for its art, history and culture.

The other major Tuscan historical tourist zones are all nearby: Firenze 40 km, Siena 35 km, Arezzo 90 km, Volterra 30 km, Pisa and Pistoia 90 km, Lucca 100 km , the Chianti region 30 km and the Tyrrhenian sea 90 km away.


Villa History

The history of IL BORGHETTO plays a part to the history of the Villa of Pietrafitta of which it was a section. From historical research we know that initially it belonged to the Cattani family who were a noble feudal family of Tuscany at the beginning of 1300.   continue
Villa History