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 Wine & Country 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.
The "Bottini" are a network of underground aqueducts that still feed the historical sources of Siena today.
Serena has been working in Borgo Scopeto since 2017 and over the years has dealt with Reception and Events affairs, acquiring professionalism and trust until she became our Room Division Manager.
Antonino is originally from Formia (Latina), but has lived in Tuscany for 22 years and has been our Maintenance Manager for 17 years. We call him "the father of Borgo Scopeto" because it is like a son to him.
Today our column "Borgo Scopeto according to the staff" returns to the kitchen, with Samuel.
The time has come to relax; let's enter the SPA “Borgo Scopeto according to the staff” let's talk with Giulia.
Today the protagonist of our “Borgo Scopeto according to the staff” column is Beatrice.
Today our column "Borgo Scopeto according to the staff" enters the kitchen, with Pietro.
Let's dive in the Events Department; today in our column "Borgo Scopeto according to the staff" we talk with Sofia.
Now that our doors are closed and we are preparing for the next season, we want to inaugurate a new column, to introduce you to our team: “Scopeto village according to the steff”; today we speak with the Reception, together with Sarah.
Sarah comes from Florence and is our Front Office Supervisor, she has been part of our team since 2021.
Siena is not only a city of art, folklore and culture, but it is also a city with lots of greenery to see and experience. Let's discover together its parks and gardens where you can spend the still mild autumn days.
The parties are celebrations reserved only for the Contrada members, while the evenings are celebrations open to all, so what better way to live and fully breathe the local culture than to take part in it.
For those who are thinking about a nice spring holiday in Siena, here are some points on what to do.
With the beautiful spring days wandering around Tuscany is even more beautiful. Let's go back to our column of the best itineraries according to Borgo Scopeto, let's talk about the medieval castles and abbeys in the province of Siena.
Wwhat we eat at Easter? Let’s go around Tuscany in 5 courses.
Anyone of us owns basic products that we use in the kitchen at home. So let's see the easiest DIY beauty remedies to take care of your body like in a Spa.
Nature, history and culture, a territory with so much to offer that of Chianti. Famous for its wine and its landscapes of endless rows of vines, and its characteristic villages.
For two years, the mask has become an ever-present object and we still don't know exactly how long we should still wear it, so it is essential to take good care of your skin immediately so as not to damage it irreparably. So here are the advice of our Spa therapist on how to prevent the side effects of the mask, for all skin types.
It is the most famous cut of grilled meat in the world. If you think of Tuscan cuisine, it is one of the first dishes that comes to everyone's mind. It is the Florentine steak, or simply "Fiorentina". If you have ever wondered what its story is, today we will tell you and our Chef Pietro Fortunati will reveal the secret to cook at perfection.
the ones we are going to propose today are not the classic stories with a happy ending set in Tuscany.
It often happens that the hectic everyday life of work, commitments and family takes away all our energy and makes us neglect ourselves. However, it is important to regain control and make small gestures that make us feel good from time to time. It seems impossible, but it really doesn't take long; it only takes a few minutes a day. Here are the tips of our Spa Therapist to relax at home as in the Spa.
Lovers of Tuscan cuisine come forward! Our Chef Pietro Fortunati has come up with 5 beginner-proof recipes to make at home. They are classic, timeless dishes of popular cuisine and are really easy to prepare.
Find out what to do and see in Tuscany according to Borgo Scopeto Relais. We encourage you to explore our region in all its facets; art, culture, food, walks and trails, nature and much more. Let's start with the art cities.
What to do to counteract the negative effects of cold and wind? The suggestions of our Spa Therapist to help our face cope with the cold, and how to have beautiful facial skin in winter with 3 easy steps.
In Tuscany, lovers of winter sports and spas will certainly not be disappointed, but we don't want to tell you about this. Instead, we want to give you 5 ideas to experience Tuscany in winter beyond skiing and spas.
Even if the Borgo Scopeto Relais gates are closed at Christmas, our Chef Pietro Fortunati decided to share with us his family's menu and its enjoyable traditions for Christmas lunch.
Here are the favorite tuscan soup recipes by our Chef, Pietro Fortunati to face the cold.
The Chef Pietro Fortunati has decided to share his Tuscan recipes with us to pamper you even from home.
We care about the well-being of our guests even when we cannot take care of them directly. That's why we decided to share some beauty tips with the help of our Spa Therapist, who with her beauty pills will suggest treatments to pamper you at home. Let's start with face!
Wine is the great pride and treasure of made in Italy all over the world; everyone knows it and everyone envies it. Tuscany is loved and known for its high quality wines, such as Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino, just to mention the most famous denominations.
Today we want you to stay outdoors, as long as time permits and I want to take you around a bit. Let's talk about the autumn walks to do in Tuscany.
We collected our thoughts a little and thought about what to do in autumn in Tuscany. Here are five ideas for you.
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.
For the column “favourite spots of Borgo Scopeto”, today we want to tell you about a definetly mysterious place, far from prying eyes and less known to most. It is the Soccinian circle.
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.
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.