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Fall, the Perfect Time to See Italy Without the Crowds – Borgo San Vincenzo, Tuscany

Fall in Italy is like a Renaissance painting come to life with crisp weather perfect for spending time outdoors, traditional Italian festivals in small towns and delicious wine and food tastings at local wineries. Best of all, Fall is the perfect time of year to see Italy without the crowds!

Those looking for an authentic experience at one of the world’s most storied destinations, can visit Montepulciano, Italy – the home of Borgo San Vincenzo, Tuscany’s newest luxury boutique hotel located in the prestigious Vino Nobile vineyards. Named for the patron saint of winemaking, the hotel invites guests to immerse themselves in the region’s vibrant culture, breathtaking views, historic wine scene and culinary excellence and is the perfect home base to explore everything Tuscany has to offer in the Fall season including:

  • Montepulciano – Located only 10 minutes away from Borgo San Vincenzo, Montepulciano is a small medieval town bursting with rich history, great restaurants and spectacular wineries. It’s quieter in the Fall and just a short driving distance to a number of famous towns in the area including Pienza, Montalcino, Orvieto, Siena, Assisi and Cortona, where the film ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’ took place.  
  • Italian Wine Essentials Program – Borgo San Vincenzo is proud to partner with the Wine Scholar Guild to offer an exclusive Wine Week this October. Guests are invited to join for special experiences throughout the week, including wine tastings, wine pairing dinners, and a Tuscan master class all guided by Andrea Eby, the head of the Italian Wine Scholar™ program.
  • October Winemaker’s Dinner: In early October, the hotel will also host its monthly winemaker’s dinner featuring one of Montepulciano’s most beloved wineries.
  • Cheese and Olive Oil Tastings – From September to November, visitors can get to know the producers behind the region’s most famous cheeses and fresh-pressed olive oils and enjoy a cheese tasting at a local Agriturismo to get a glimpse into a true farm-to-table approach or visit a local frantoio to understand the nuances of olive oil production in Italy. 
  • Truffle Hunting – November welcomes the white truffle season in Tuscany and visitors can spend a day with a truffle hunter searching for one of the region’s most precious exports, then enjoy a truffle lunch at Borgo San Vincenzo. Visitors are also welcomed to spend a day at the truffle market and festival in San Giovanni d’Asso.  
  • Thermal springs, hiking, and more – Tuscany has the highest number of thermal centers in all of Italy. Chianciano Terme found at the base of Tuscany, offers an evocative scenery. Set between Val d’Orcia and Valdichiana, it’s the perfect thermal base for exploring the surroundings.

Borgo San Vincenzo is a reimagined 18th century borgo that offers sophisticated wine-driven experiences in a refreshingly unpretentious setting while striving to preserve Tuscany’s legacy of gracious hospitality and connecting travelers with the local people and moments that make Tuscany a beloved region. The hotel brings a fresh take on traditional Tuscan design offering 21 luxury studios and suites, The Winemakers’ Bar and wine cellar perfect for private tastings or intimate dinners, a winter garden, an outdoor terrace to enjoy evenings al fresco, The Flying Monk Bar serving classic and craft cocktails, wine flights, aperitivo and late-night tipples, and a sun deck and pool to relax and spend the day soaking under the Tuscan sun. With access to concierge services providing personalized curated experiences, and tours of the region by foot, horse, e-bike, Vespa, or hot air balloon.