Near Montalcino, where the Tuscan landscape is world heritage, Castello Banfi – Il Borgo is a place beyond the ordinary. It is located 16 kilometers west of the small city of Montalcino (about 20 minutes by car), 70 kilometers south of Siena (about 1 hour by car) and 130 kilometers south of Florence (about 1.5 hours by car).

The luxury rooms and suites of Castello Banfi – il Borgo are nestled into the homes that were built 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 castle, since re-christened CastelloBanfi, is hospitality center of the 2,850 hectares vineyard estate.  The architect Marco Matteucci of Montalcino was given the charge of preserving the historical character of the Borgo Buildings. The interior designer Federico Forquetof Cetona; one of Italy’s most renowned designers, worked with the Mariani family to create the elegant and comfortable interiors of the rooms and suites as well as the surrounding gardens.

CastelloBanfi–ilBorgo offers 14 rooms and suites, varying in size, location and décor, all with carefully selected furnishings and fabrics, classic fixtures and luxuriant amenities made from Sangiovese grapes grown on the estate.

Guests are nurtured in a warm and refined environment with attention to detail, befitting the world of fine wine.  Culinary and cultural adventure, including cooking classes, wine tastings, vineyard treks and sightseeing, as well as simple relaxation, are the hallmark of these charming accommodations.
Guests can spend a half day with our Chef, learning the secrets of the renowed Italian cooking. Hands-on 4-hour morning class preparing a 4-course Italian lunch that guests will enjoy with a selection of Banfiwines.

OurEnoteca/Wine bar recreates the atmosphere of a trueTuscan wine shop where, alongside Banfi wines, extra virgin olive oil, Condimento Balsamico Etrusco and grappa, you will find numerous local artisan food and crafts.

CastelloBanfi is the sponsor of the Jazz & Wine festivals held in Montalcino each summer, with concerts in town as well as on the estate.  Special concerts of Classical Music and Opera are also planned.

Some spaces are open to the public. Daily tours are conducted at the winery in the valley below, and visitors to the castle compound enjoy several hospitality options.

L’Enoteca offers the full range of wines from the Castello Banfi estate for retail bottle and case purchase or tasting by the glass.

Imported wines from other family producers are also available, along with extra vergineolive oil, balsamic vinegar (Castello Banfi Condimento balsámico etrusco), honey and fruit from the estate, local artisan pasta; postcards and books.

The Giovanni F. Mariani Museum of Glass and Wine explores the relationship of these two elements from ancient times to modern day.

In the vaulted ceilings beneath the castle, La Taverna serves the traditional dishes of Montalcino and Tuscany, enhanced by the freshness and authenticity of local ingredients.

In the shadow of the historical Castello Banfi, Sala dei Grappoli restaurant, with an elegant and refined atmosphere, servs traditional Italian and Mediterranean dishes, presented with a modern touch.

Guests count with many áreas reserved for them, such as The reading room, a quiet space between the castle’s porticoed courtyard that is furnished with backgammon and chess tables, a small library of the family’s favorite novels and travelogues, comfortable furniture and a warming hearth.

Formally planted gardens and a shading pergola provide a tranquil outdoor space in a sun drenched lower courtyard of the Borgo, with dramatic views of the river valley and hills that roll gently toward the sea.

The reception area within Il Borgo was once a meeting place for residents who would gather to exchange news and information; today it continues that role in updated fashion for our guests.

Behind the castle’s western wall, a swimming pool is laid into the hillside overlooking lush vineyards and enjoys an envious vantage point for dramatic Tuscan sunsets.

A Fitness room with an elliptical machine, exercise bicycle and free weights are suited to allow interested guests to continue their normal fitness routine while visiting CastelloBanfi.

Castello Banfi – Il Borgo offers a refined and exclusive atmosphere where you can relax immersed in the Tuscan countryside, in one of its most historic, evocative and best preserved sites.

Romantic suites and secret gardens will protect your intimacy. The heated water of the pool, a cameo mounted in the stones of the fortress, will restore you. The restaurants and the noble wines will tempt you with the typical flavors and fragrances of Tuscany. Any time will be perfect for a vacation or an event at the Borgo, where time is measured in emotions and experiences.