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Vendemmia Gaiole in Chianti

One of the more popular traditions in Tuscany, and more, in particular, Chianti, is the much-awaited harvesting of the grapes, or as it is called among the locals – la vendemmia.  It brings a certain satisfaction to all those involved.  The vineyard owners start to touch and smell the fruits of their labor.  The connoisseur …

Grape Harvest & Events in Tuscany

The Vendemmia in Toscana So many of our guests at Borgo Argenina ask about the grape harvest season in Tuscany.  Whether they are staying a few nights at the B&B or have opted for a longer stay in one of the vacation villa rentals – almost everyone wants to know where they can go wine …

Trekking Chianti Tuscany

For some, being on vacation means a frenetic itinerary but for others, it can only be described as a moment of … getting away from it all. Making time to do things like trekking Tuscany through the hills of Chianti. Elena Nappa grasped this concept immediately when she set eyes upon what is now Borgo …

Exploring the Siena Palio with Rick Steves

Elena & Rick Steves at Borgo Argenina Rick Steves picked the newly restored Borgo Argenina, restored and run by Elena Nappa, as his point of reference when he first started exploring the landscapes and traditions, like that of the Siena Palio, many years ago. The accommodations of Borgo Argenina have evolved to include private villas …