When you reach the gravel road leading to the Borgo, (the hamlet) our "receptionist dogs" Pasqualina and Giuseppina will greet you and show you the way to the main house.
Then, over a glass of local wine on our terrace, I can share the fascinating history of Chianti with you and we can plan your Tuscan itineraries and the cooking class.
Special gift for all our guests:
- My cookbook containing my family recipes
- A hand drawn map of Tuscany highlighting our choice of Chianti wineries and restaurants
- A complementary wine tour and tasting with our good friends Andrea and Franco Casini at their winery 'I Sodi' in Monti
When you get here it will be even more beautiful than you ever imagined and you will fall in love with Borgo Argenina and our amazing land.
The perfect Home Base for your Tuscany vacation
Borgo Argenina is a tiny and enchanting medieval hamlet made up of four restored villas dating back to 998 A.D.
Nestled in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, it's within walking distance to Brolio Castle - birthplace of the world-famous 'Black Rooster' wine-Chianti Classico.
Borgo Argenina Bed & Breakfast, is the perfect place to experience Italian hospitality and an authentic Tuscan cooking class. Our charming villas in a quaint countryside setting have stunning views over the Chianti vineyards and olive groves.
We are centrally located in Chianti, 20 minutes from Siena and one hour away from Firenze. The famous towns of Cortona, San Gimigniano and the wine regions of Montalcino and Montepulciano - home of the exquisite Brunello and Nobile wines - are just a short drive away.
Pasqualina and Giuseppina
Borgo Argenina Certificate of Excellence 2015
Ranked #1 of 37 in Gaiole in Chianti 570 Reviews
"Go to Borgo Argenina!"
Everything we had hoped...and more. We had a wonderful room, with beautiful views, upstairs in the main house. Elena's restoration of the property is incredible. Her stories, cooking class, and advice on what to do were highlights of our trip to Italy. Listen to Elena - we only had 2 days and nights there and took her advice on where to go - we were so happy we did! I have been trying to match the wonderful taste of her bruschetta since we came home.... it's just not the same... we'll have to go back!
Epyle Watchung, New Jersey 2015
"Chianti Hamlet Paradise"
Driving deep into the middle of the Chianti region we pulled into Borgo Argenina and breathed a sigh of relief. This place was exactly what were hoping for and then some.
Joseph K,Santa Fe, New Mexico 2015
"Borgo Argenina - "Absolutely Beautiful"
We loved our stay at Borgo Argenina! The Tuscan views were beautiful. We stayed in the Piccola Villa and found it to be very charming. Elena was wonderful; she taught us a lot about the Tuscan history. We also took her cooking class where we got to meet and visit with others staying at Borgo Argenina. It was a great time...... I would recommend a stay at Borgo Argenina to any and all looking for a real Tuscan experience!
Tammy C, Middletown 2015
"A wonderful Tuscan experience....."
A beautiful inn in the heart of the Tuscan region of Gaiole in Chianti. Very relaxing....had a wonderful experience with our cooking class! The rooms are very comfortable and Elena made our stay one that I will never forget. I want to go back during every season to experience the wonderful scenery and this amazing part of the word.
cbloss1, Tampa, Florida 2015
"Exceptional experience...absolutely magical!"
My husband and I traveled to Borgo Argenina to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. It was all that we anticipated and MORE! Serene, romantic, charming, captivating. Elena was a wonderful host, her staff was warm, the B and B was gorgeous, the breakfast was delicious, the surroundings were superb. The cooking class was great fun and the other guests were an added bonus. Not enough superlatives to accurately capture this experience. GO to Borgo Argenina...you will not regret it!
Felice A, Nashville, Tennessee 2015
"Amazing Creation - Fabulous Experience"
Friends recommended Borgo Argenina after their unforgettable stay almost 10 years ago. We just got home, after a week's stay with Elena and all that she has created. Borgo Argenina is the realization of the Tuscan holiday: a spectacularly gorgeous bed and breakfast that immerses you in exquisite countryside, cuisine and castles. Elena and her staff are warm, welcoming and helpful. We were at home at Borgo Argenina, a fantastic base for a week's worth of great explorations around the most gorgeous landscape you can imagine. Elena's guidance and hospitality are beyond measure. Thank you Elena!!
Rooney579, Chicago, Illinois 2015
We had a great 3 night stay at Elena's B&B and would highly recommend it. Our room was lovely and very comfortable. The beautifully restored buildings, surrounded by vineyards and gardens gave us the feel of old Tuscany. We participated in a cooking class/dinner in Elena's own kitchen with six other guests (plus Elena). We had the best time making a wonderful meal together. Before starting the meal, we picked fresh fruits and vegetables from her garden. All of us sat together long after we finished dinner, talking and enjoying a few classes of wine. Another highlight was the delicious homemade breakfasts. The location of Borgo Argenina worked well for exploring the Chianti wine trail in Tuscany. We would love to return.
JandC784, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2015
"Borgo Argenina a Tuscan Dream!"
We have now been to Borgo Argenina 5 times and are already planning a trip back. Perfectly situated in the heart of Tuscany It is the perfect place to kick back and relax after a day out wine tasting and site seeing! Borgo Argenina is beautiful, relaxing and excellently run by the owner Elena Nappa whom I now consider a...
Tre' Prosser, Columbus, Ohio 2015
"The highlight of our 3 weeks in Italy"
We were a group of 7 and all of us agree . . . Borgo Argenina and the surrounding area far exceeded our expectation. Elena made us feel we were visiting and old friend in a surrounding that seemed surreal. And the cooking class is a must. What a great time. Our only regret was that we didn't stay longer!
Vinny Ferrari, Sr Plano, Texas 2015
"The Perfect Place to Stay in Tuscany"
Borgo Argenina is drop-dead gorgeous, the perfect location to explore Tuscany. The thick-walled buildings and grounds, authentically restored by Elena, seem straight out of a movie. Our room was hard to leave, comfortable and spacious with great window views. Breakfast matched Elena's great culinary reputation. Make sure to listen to Elena's local restaurant recommendations, some of our best dining experiences...
Anne and Dave C, Orange County, California 2015
"Simply the BEST B&B in Tuscany!!!"
In a single sentence, Borgo Argenina is the BEST B&B in Tuscany and Elena is the utmost Hostess in her beautiful Hamlet surround by her gardens, vineyards, and olive trees. This was my third and longest stay at Borgo Argenina. Each stay has lasted longer and each time I must leave I long for more - and there is still...
Earehrig, Memphis, Tennessee 2015