This blog was created to tell tales from our little corner of paradise.
To tell you about our stories, the bond with the territory, its traditions, the unmissable experiences that you can live during your dream vacation in Tuscany. The "secret diary" of Borgo Scopeto Relais open to all our guests with advice, updates and information from our point of view.
We decided to call it Roccolo just like our eighteenth-century garden, which is unique, one of the few left in the world, with the hope that this will be a unique place for our readers, online, where they can find information and entertain.
We want to inaugurate this space by giving the floor to those who made all this possible, to Elisabetta Gnudi and Alessandra Angelini, owners of Borgo Scopeto Relais, to start this series of stories.
The “Eroica”(=heroic) is a cycling event created by a group of "nostalgic" hunters in 1997 in Gaiole in Chianti. It has no competitive purpose like other cycling races, but it was born rather as an event that praises the beauty of the past, including routes on our suggestive dirt roads, vintage clothing and above all vintage racing bicycles with the following features:
Thanks to the presence of Mount Amiata, a now extinct volcano located south of our region, in the there are the largest number of spas and natural baths in this area, some even free, where beneficial and purifying waters flow.
we want to talk about culture and activities to do. So that is why you should definetely come on vacation to Chianti.
Did you know that the entire province of Siena has been carbon neutral since 2011, that means for 10 years?
Today we want to recommend some readings, because reading helps the mind to travel and the memory not to forget. We suggest which books to read if you miss Tuscany.
So here are some ideas to fantasize about your next vacation; we explain why you should come on holiday in Chianti.
The Palio is an event known all over the world, it is a competition, of medieval origin, in which 17 districts race against each other in an exciting horse race.
Inside Borgo Scopeto Relais, along the path to the north that runs along the lavender fields and vineyards, there is a small enchanted world, our Roccolo.