Borgo Lucignanello, the art of living in Tuscany

"Two roads, two tiny churches, a cluster of cottages, a farmhouse set in beautiful gardens.
All around, the olive groves and cypress tree studded hills of the Crete Senesi.
Borgo Lucignanello is a precious fragment of Medieval Tuscany just waiting to be discovered..."
from "La Repubblica"

A tiny medieval hamlet in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, Lucignano d'Asso is home to Borgo Lucignanello, a group of historic houses which have been transformed into exclusive self-catering holiday apartments, ideal for those travelers eager to experience the very best of this, one of Italy's most loved regions.

Borgo Lucignanello provides beautiful guest accommodation in five apartments and a farmhouse all of which characterized by a pleasing combination of modern day comfort and old world charm. In whichever house you choose to stay, you'll find everything you'll need for a dream holiday in Tuscany.
For some six hundred years the hamlet has been the property of the Piccolomini, an ancient family the name of which is linked to the history of the Italian Renaissance. Recently restored and transformed into a stunning period residence, Borgo Lucignanello is the perfect place in which to enjoy an exclusive vacation, in complete peace and tranquility.

In this glorious Tuscan hideaway, guests while away the hours bathing in the sunshine by the panoramic swimming pool, participating in tastings of Borgo Lucignanello's extra virgin olive oil or a cooking class held by a local chef, or touring the historic wineries for which this area of Tuscany, in the province of Siena, is famous.

  • Apartments Borgo Lucignanello Bandini

    Apartments

    Restored historic houses in which to experience the mix of authentic old world charm and contemporary comfort.

  • Activities Borgo Lucignanello

    Activities

    Tastings of the finest organic olive oil, truffle hunting, hours spent lazing by the pool: at Borgo Lucignanello the time of day is dictated by the natural rhythms of the Tuscan countryside.

  • Weddings Borgo Lucignanello Bandini

    Weddings in Tuscany

    Fancy having an entire medieval hamlet as the location for your wedding day? At Borgo Lucignanello dreams become reality....

 

Location

Between the Crete Senesi and the Val d'Orcia, and only a few kilometers away from the Umbrian border: Borgo Lucignanello is surrounded by the breathtakingly beautiful countryside of Southern Tuscany.

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Borgo Lucignanello is situated in the tiny medieval hamlet of Lucignano d'Asso, a fraction of the commune of San Giovanni d'Asso. The hamlet is located in southern Tuscany, between the Val d'Orcia and the Crete Senesi, near to the Umbrian border. From Lucignano d'Asso, guests reach Montalcino, Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia and Montepulciano in less than 30 minutes. Siena and Arezzo are no more than an hour's drive away.

 

News and events

Free wifi in the houses of the borgo! Casa Clementina, Amedeo and Remo are now on-line.
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We are very proud of our history and our slow rhythms here in Lucignano d'Asso. We also try to stay up to date though and this summer we were finally able to extend the free wifi to Casa Clementina, Casa Amedeo and Casa Remo.
Our guests can now easily connect from their living room, but don't forget to enjoy the beautiful Tuscan landscapes and the sunsets at our infinity pool.

Ayurvedic massage at the hamlet! The peacefulness of the Tuscan countryside and our organic olive oil to get back in shape.
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The Tuscan hills are the perfect location to relax and regain energy, especially if you can enjoy the beneficial effects of an Ayurvedic massage made by a professional masseuse with our organic olive oil. We suggest to book your treatments at latest upon arrival; places are limited and sell fast.

Best Tuscan and Italian wines direct to your door!
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One of the best wine shops in our area proposes and delivers to our "borgo" a choice of selected Tuscan and Italian wines. There's no better way to enjoy a holiday in the Tuscan hills than tasting some of its most popular wines! And with the free delivery to your door, no issues about who's going to drive the car back home.

 

How to get here

Borgo Lucignanello is situated in the open countryside and, therefore, best reached by car. If you are traveling by plane, we advise you to rent a car at the airport. If you are traveling by train, we suggest you travel to Chiusi railway station (well connected with both Florence and Siena) and hire a car from there. If you do not want to drive, we will be pleased to organize transfers to and from the airport or station, as well chauffeur driven cars with which to explore the area during your stay at Borgo Lucignanello.

History

History of Borgo Lucignanello

Although Lucignano d'Asso was already inhabited in Ancient Roman times (Lucignanum Longassum), the hamlet as we see it dates back to the Middle Ages, when it was part of the "contado Senese". Documents dated 1485 record its owners as the Piccolomini family, a powerful dynasty which, for centuries, influenced the social and religious history of Italy. Descendents of the family still live in Lucignano d'Asso to this very day.

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What those who have already stayed here said

"A beautiful location in the heart of Tuscany. The views are magnificent and the whole place radiates an incredible sensation of peace!"
"If you're looking for somewhere in which to immerse yourself in another world, even if for just a few days, this is the place for you"
"Borgo Lucignanello was the perfect Tuscan retreat".
We loved everything about Borgo Lucignanello: the views, the comfortable apartments, the panoramic pool and the courtesy of the staff, who were always happy to give us ideas for itineraries and excursions.