Venue in Tuscany
Set among thirteen acres of formal gardens, the elegant Medieval Borgo Jasmine transports you to a different era without sacrificing any modern luxury. Once a resting place for pilgrims on their way to Rome, the 13th-century villa has been fully restored into a fifteen-bedroom haven with hotel-worthy amenities. Though it feels like its own world, the property is close to both Florence and Siena.
Tucked among the manicured lawns and paths, you’ll find the orchard and organic vegetable garden whose produce graces the dinner table. The grounds also include a pool and Jacuzzi, outdoor shower, playground and tennis, basketball and bocce courts. Have a drink at the pool bar, whip up dinner on the grill and dine under the Tuscan sun and moon or under the pergola. Kids will enjoy the ping-pong table and trampoline, while adults will appreciate the Wi-Fi access, wine cellar and on-site spa.
Medieval Borgo Jasmine’s interiors are classical and sumptuous, with stone floors, original fireplaces, plush upholstery, full drapes and plenty of crystal chandeliers crowning the living spaces. Cook service is included, so you can simply settle into the bright, airy Tuscan dining room to enjoy meals fresh from the garden and sample Italian wine.
The villa’s fifteen bedroom suites provide the same level of luxury and style; each has an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning and its own sitting area. In the main house, there are five bedrooms with king beds, one of which has a private balcony, two bedrooms with queen beds, and one bedroom with two twin beds that can be combined into a queen. In the garden house, you’ll find seven bedrooms with king beds; four have private terraces, three open to a shared courtyard, and one has both a terrace and courtyard access.
During your stay, you can arrange to experience local culture firsthand at a cooking lesson, wine tasting or pottery class, or see the Tuscan hills on horseback. Bring your clubs for a round at the golf course, a 30-minute drive away. If you tire of lounging by the pool or simply want to enjoy dinner in a different setting, the beach is only a 40-minute drive away.