The il Borgo di Vescine, initially a fortress of the Langobardic era that then, over the centuries, became a peasant village, was recently restored by Lucia Paladin who, with love and passion, wanted to restore the splendor, simplicity and quality of rural life to the Borgo of yesteryear. Ms. Paladin wanted to give a personal touch to the restoration of the village with the aim of creating an environment in which one could breathe the magical atmosphere of “home away from home” in the heart of Chianti.
The il Borgo di Vescine is perched on the top of a verdant hill, 600 meters above the sea level, and overlooks the historic town of Radda in Chianti. The view gets lost in the an expanse of olive trees and vineyards that are of the most evocative landscapes of Chianti. The vineyards and centuries-old olive trees surrounding the village are cultivated on ancient terraces bordered by dry stone walls, now registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Over the centuries the village has lost its original military connotation to become a small peasant village inhabited by 14 families until the early 1950s. Today it presents itself as an exclusive relais of 28 deluxe rooms and suites, each one different from the other, furnished with an elegant but welcoming style in which the original authenticity of the Borgo has been deliberately preserved so that the genuine beauty of the place is kept intact.