I decided that I needed to do one more post on Italy because the place where we stayed deserves its own post. It was pretty amazing! I found it through the usual means of research….I googled “What’s the name of the resort in Letters to Juliet?” Yes, we are those Americans that went all the way to Tuscany to stay at the same hotel where the charming movie was filmed. Upon checking in and touring the grounds a bit, my husband asked, “How did you find this place again?” Since it was even more beautiful than I had imagined, I was okay with letting him know that my extensive research was basically a google search.
Borgo Scopeto Relais dates back to the eleventh century. Every building has been meticulously renovated and is truly magnificent. It is set up on a hill overlooking Siena. Upon entering the property you drive up a road lined with cypress trees. The buildings are made of stone and the shutters and doors are the perfect shade of gray blue. The rooms are gorgeous, many with their own terrace area. We had two rooms that felt really more like a small apartment with beautiful furnishings, stone floors and an iron staircase that separated the two rooms.
The property had everything from two pools, tennis, a spa, walking and bike trails along vineyards with gorgeous views. The cellar had a pool table and workout room. Breakfast was served on the patio each morning. The service was impeccable. As much as I love to travel to new places, I know we’ll head back to Borgo Scopeto Relais. The only question is when.