Hotels Can and Must Embrace Nature, and it Has to Be Today
By Gerardo Solaro del Borgo Chief Executive Officer, Toscana Resort Castelfalfi | September 22, 2019
Situated in the heart of Tuscany, Toscana Resort Castelfalfi, a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts L.V.X. Collection, sits amidst 2,700 acres of protected terrain replete with vineyards, olive groves, lakes, and a wildlife reserve. An ancient medieval village with over 1,000 years of history, the settlement of Castelfalfi, or Il Borgo, has been carefully restored on an ongoing basis since 2007 to become what it is today – Toscana Resort Castelfalfi.
As part of the restoration project, each original building, starting from the 48 apartments in Il Borgo to the several farmhouses scattered throughout the Estate, have been thoughtfully refurbished using green building principles and traditional materials, a concept that was also maintained for the design and construction of the resort's flagship five-star hotel, Il Castelfalfi.
With a castle, a restored chapel, and a welcoming local community, Castelfalfi is a destination within itself, comprised of an upscale collection of apartments and villas to rent and buy, farmhouses available to purchase and restore as desired, Il Castelfalfi and the boutique hotel La Tabaccaia situated in a former stone tobacco factory, a 27-hole golf course, an expansive and deluxe spa, and three restaurants serving authentic Tuscan dishes and pizza.
Toscana Resort Castelfalfi
Over the past 12 years, the medieval village of Castelfalfi has experienced an enduring transformation, with the goal of protecting the landscape and contributing to the community. This year specifically, Toscana Resort Castelfalfi is focused on elevating its eco-conscious guest offering with the addition of new golf facilities and enhanced sustainable features and experiences. The resort's most current project includes the restoration of one of the village's original farmhouses, where the space is being converted into a luxury golf clubhouse for the renowned Golf Club Castelfalfi – Tuscany's largest championship course.
Set to launch in summer 2020, the restoration project will complete the resort's award-winning golf offering with a fine dining restaurant serving locally-sourced Tuscan cuisine and contemporary meeting and event spaces.