Welcome to Borgo Argenina!

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When you reach the gravel road that leads to Borgo Argenina (the hamlet), our “receptionist dogs” Pasqualina and Giuseppina will greet you and show you the way to the main house. Upon your arrival, 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 gifts for you:
• My cookbook with my family recipes
• A hand drawn map of Chianti with wineries and restaurants
• A complementary wine tour and tasting at the “I Sodi” winery.

Our guests say that no picture can describe the beauty and peace of Borgo Argenina.

Elena Nappa

The perfect home base for your Tuscany vacation!

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Elena and the Angels

Elena and the Angels will take care of you during your stay.

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 of 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. Nestled in the picturesque Tuscan countryside, our charming villas 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.

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Pasqualina and Giuseppina "The Receptionists"
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Certificate of Excellence 5/5
663 Reviews # 1 from our TripAdvisor Community


Carolynde Londonderry, New Hampshire - October 31, 2016

… We walked with Elena and her dogs through the vineyards while she showed us a map of the area and interesting places to visit. She also invited us to join the other guests to have dinner at her friend Georgio's restaurant down the street. This was one of the highlights of our stay...a feast of several courses including lasagna, chicken, pork, vegetables…

A tuscan dream

Jamber, Pittsburg Pennsylvania - October 31, 2016

The Borgo Argenina is everything you think about when you rent a Villa in Tuscany. My wife and I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else and can't wait to return to Tuscany and will definitely return to Borgo Argenina. This is Tuscany !!! We stayed 5 nights (and I would recommend nothing less)...

we loved our visit

Peggyjhon- 614, La Grange Illinois - October 30, 2016

Great service and breakfast with comfortable and classic country rooms. It's quiet and relaxing, a special taste of a genuine Italian experience! Don't miss her cooking class...perfecto!!


Fred Holly, Grand Rapids, Michgan - October 25, 2016

… the perfect spot to day-trip from. Elena provided a great map, suggestions of routes and restaurants, and plenty of history to boot. Perhaps the highlight of our 3 night stay was the cooking class. Really, don't miss the opportunity! I also will not forget sipping Chianti in front of a fire in Elena's kitchen. Truly an experience that was somewhere in time, but not in this century.

if you are looking for the real tuscany...

Oweie 490, Toronto - October 24, 2016

I showed up at night and two very friendly dogs meet me at my car and escort me to the front door of this completely restored 6 century old stone house. The dogs 'introduce' me to Elena, the gracious Proprietor and host and I am ushered into my beautiful room. Elena gives me a detailed map of the region and has already arranged for me to tour a couple neighboring vineyards tomorrow

fourth visit to chianti paradise

Fellowtraveler 56, Minneapolis - October 24, 2016

Great service and breakfast with comfortable and classic country rooms. It's quiet and relaxing, a special taste of a genuine Italian experience! Don't miss her cooking class...perfecto!!

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