Borro - Medieval Hamlet
The petite village packs a big visual punch. Il Borro is a borgo, a medieval village with a tight grouping of a few houses cuddled up along narrow pedestrian lanes. Formally part of the town of San Giustino Valdarno, Borro was built in the Middle Ages but purchased by the famed Ferragamo family in 1993. Following exacting renovations on the stone houses as well as the prominent villa, the hamlet has returned to his original aspect and is a delightful place to visit.
Borro beckons you to take lots of photos - you arrive along a cypress-lined drive and enter the town under the heavy stone archway. There you'll find stone streets, brick building and postcard-perfect panoramas. Flower boxes decorate the walls where the plaster is charmingly crumbling with age; the streets and piazzas are scrupulously clean. The village is immersed in the wooded hills and has jaw-dropping views.
The nearby vineyards produce excellent wines, including Sangiovese and a Tuscan red blend. The wines are served in the village's restaurant, Osteria del Borgo, a trendy eatery set in an ancient building. There is also a luxury hotel and spa here.
Borro is a delightful place to wander and feel like you've stepped back in time.
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