This country accommodation has been highly recommended in the past but we were there in summer 2005, a family of four, and we found it wasn't up to the mark compared with several other agriturismi where we spent time in Umbria and Tuscany. Small rooms with a distinctly unkempt air about them. The owner gives the impression of having had enough of tourists, in sharp contrast to the warm welcome we received elsewhere in Tuscany. Possibly there has been a change in ownership? In any case, there are now large numbers of country apartments in Italy and there's no reason to pay top dollar for a room when you can have a small apartment and pool for the same price or less.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Borgo Argenina is the ‘Perfect Home Base’ to experience Italian hospitality and authentic Tuscan cooking class - A ‘True Taste of Tuscany’ You will love the Chianti Classico region where we are situated - it is truly special, and the more you come to know the region, the more extraordinary it becomes. Chianti contains everything that is quintessential about Tuscany in the traveler’s mind and romantic imagination. Staying at Borgo Argenina, in a traditional Tuscan farm house, allows you to soak up the sensual and authentic rural ways that are at the heart of Tuscan life. Our ancient hamlet, Borgo Argenina,dating back to 998 A.D. is centrally located in the heart of the Chianti Classico region - near Siena at the border with Val D'Orcia region. The Main Villa offers 2 suites and 5 romantic double rooms all with private bathroom, minibar and breakfast. Villa Oliviera perfect for 4\5 persons. Piccola Villa is the perfect setting for a romantic honeymoon, or for a 3-person family. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Borgo Argenina b&b
- Borgo Argenina Hotel Gaiole In Chianti
- Borgo Argenina Italy/Gaiole In Chianti, Tuscany