San Felice is a 'keeper'. I will never go to Tuscany again without staying there. This exceedingly charming hamlet of 46 rooms and suites is idyllic from first glance. Tiny pebble stone lanes are lined with large terra cotta pots dripping with geraniums and plumbago. Roses scream with color, and their scents fill the air. Vines are spare and artfully maintained; two tiny churches chime the hour; and our sunny suite is designed for sophisticated comfort.
Attention to detail here is unparalleled, every view is enchanting, window boxes overflow; and the sunset views of Siena can be breathtaking. An excellent friendly and unobtrusive staff treat their new guests with the same sweetness as those who have obviously been there often. Pleasantly responding to and anticipating every possible need they promote relaxation. Dario Iaquinto in particular did a great job of coddling us.
The Relais chef elegantly presents an array of high quality menus. Perhaps a bit pricey and pretentious; but I had an ethereal saffrom risotto for a by the pool lunch which I will never forget.
Borgo San Felice offers a truly unforgettable vacation in an extraordinarily beautiful and interesting part of Chianti,and would be perfect for a destination wedding.