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Castello Banfi - Il Borgo

Montalcino, Italy

99 Excellent 397 Reviews
Tuscan retreat surrounded by vineyards and olive groves with a historic medieval setting offering a gourmet restaurant in the shadows of a castle, cooking classes, state-of-the-art winery, wine tastings, vineyard treks, sunset picnics, and an outdoor pool.
Exclusive Five Star
Alliance Perks

SAVE $225+
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Two-Course Lunch with Wine
  • Welcome Bottle of Wine
  • Upgrade
  • VIP Status
  • Early Check-in

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Castello Banfi - Il Borgo

Summary of 399 verified reviews


Excellent romantic hotel. Great room. Awesome vibe.

Situated within homes from the 17th and 18th centuries, Castello Banfi - Il Borgo is a luxury hotel built alongside the medieval village of Poggio all Mura. The historical fortress, known today as the Castello Banfi, serves as the hospitality center of the vineyard estate, and the wine-focused property offers a variety of cultural and gastronomic amenities.

Designed by Federico Forquet, one of Italy's most renowned architects, guest rooms and suites feature original furnishings with premium fabrics and exclusive accessories. Mixing large spaces and intimate niches, accommodations provide the setting for guests to indulge in relaxation and pleasure. There are Tuscan style armoires, Nespresso coffee machines, minibars, WiFi, self-regulated heating and air conditioning, and views of the countryside. While bathrooms have double vanities, heated towel racks, and rainfall showers.

For dining, the property has two restaurants with authentic and creative Tuscan cuisine paired with a selection of the property's Castello Banfi wines. La Taverna serves traditional lunches in a historic setting with an ancient vaulted ceiling. While dinners are served in the Sala dei Grappoli, with an elegant and refined atmosphere.

In a space that was once a medieval wine cellar, sits L'Enoteca, a wine bar offering the atmosphere of a Tuscan wine shop with the estate's still and sparkling wines, extra virgin olive oil, Salsa Etrusca, and local artisan food and crafts. Guests can sample the Castello Banfi wines paired with Tuscan prosciutto, and local sheeps' cheeses.

The on-site Castello Banfi's state-of-the-art winery is available for tours. There's also the Museum of Wine and the Bottle within a historic building, plus massages, and an outdoor pool. Concierge services and tailor-made experiences include wine tastings and winery tours, hot air balloon rides, yoga, hiking, bicycle tours on mountain bikes and e-bikes, cooking classes, private tours, and a chef's table.

Please note: This property is open seasonally from mid-March to mid-November.

Exclusive Perks at Castello Banfi - Il Borgo

Breakfast, Lunch with Wine & More in Tuscany

SAVE $225+

Castello Banfi – Il Borgo is nestled into the homes that were build alongside the medieval fortress historically known as Poggio alle Mura. In the 17th and 18th centuries, when it became safe to live outside of the thick walls and locked gates but prudent to be close for protection. The Castello is the hospitality center of the 7100-acre (2850 hectares) vineyard estate. Guests are nurtured in a warm and refined environment with attention to detail. Culinary and cultural adventure, including cooking classes and sunset picnic, wine tastings, vineyards treks and sightseeing, as well as simple relaxation, are the hallmark of the property.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance will also receive the following amenities:

  • Breakfast Daily
  • Two-Course Lunch with Wine
  • Welcome Bottle of Wine
  • Upgrade
  • VIP Status
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
  • WiFi
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance. A two-course lunch paired with Castello Banfi wine once during stay. Also included is a chilled welcome bottle of sparkling Banfi Cuvée Aurora Rosè. Upgrade, early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability at time of check-in and departure.

Hotel Address:
  • Castello Banfi - Il Borgo
  • Castello di Poggio alle Mura
  • Montalcino, Siena 53024
  • Italy
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Location Summary
Castello Banfi is situated on the southern slopes of the Brunello di Montalcino production area. The estate is 16 km (10 miles) from Montalcino, 50 km (31 miles) south of Siena, and 130 km (81 miles) south of Florence.

Directions to Hotel
By car the property is about 250 km (155 miles) from Rome International Airport, approximately 2.5 hours driving. Take Autostrada A1 north toward Firenze Exit Chiusi /Chianciano Terme (170 km) following the signs to Chianciano Terme. Before entering Chianciano Terme, turn left following the sign to Montalcino/Grosseto. Then follow the direction from Montalcino above mentioned.
Note Bene
Concierge services and tailor-made experiences include wine tastings and winery tours, hot air balloon rides, yoga, hiking, bicycle tours on mountain bikes and e-bikes, cooking classes, private tours, olive oil tastings and tours, along with a chef's table.
Banquets & Meetings
The property offers unique venues for weddings.
Disabled Access
The Suite Classic.
Fine Dining On Site
La Sala dei Grappoli, is the gourmet restaurant at the shadow of the Castle open for dinner, and La Taverna serves a typical Tuscan menu for lunch. Both restaurants offer tasting menus paired with Banfi wines created on-site.
Fitness Center
Small fitness room available.
Spa Facility
Massage room with countryside views.
Biking, Mountain
Mountain bikes available for guests.
Biking Touring
Bicycle tours, via mountain and e-bikes available.
Hiking paths through vineyards.
Jogging Running
Vineyard jogging trails.
Winery Tours
Banfi winery open daily on-site.
Recommended Rooms
The Suite Poggio all’Oro has 1.184 square feet of space with an extremely large bedroom with king size bed and separate sitting area, large Tuscan style wardrobe and dresser, and a bathroom offering heated towel racks, double sinks, and large walk-in rainfall shower and separate bathtub. While the living room has a sofa bed with direct access to a second bathroom with heated towel racks, double sinks, and large walk-in rainfall shower.

Guest Review Highlights

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Disabled Access
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Biking Mountain
    - Biking Touring
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Jogging Running
    - Winery Tours