Location. The Borgo Casabianca is an 18th century villa situated in the village of Casabianca, on an ancient farm set amongst the rolling Tuscan hills in the Chiana Valley. The hotel is 10 kilometres from Asciano and 15 kilometres from Rapolano, while Rome Fiumicino Airport is 200 kilometres away with an approximate driving time of 150 minutes.
Hotel Features. The hotel has two outdoor pools which overlook the hills, and are surrounded by lush gardens. During the summer months there is live music played in the restaurant and between April and December the hotel runs Tuscan cooking classes. Wine tasting workshops can also be organised. The gift shop sells organic regional produce and traditional ceramics. Other amenities include an Internet access point in the lobby, free parking and a helipad.
The hotel has a rustic restaurant housed in the cellar of the farmhouse and decorated in inviting Mediterranean tones with stone walls, an open fireplace beamed ceilings, and white linen topped tables. House specialities include Pici with Tuscan sauce, along with Fillet of Chiannia Beef with Pienza Pecorino Cheese.
Guests can hire mountain bikes on site and the hotel also has several tennis courts. The hotel has its own private woods for hiking, and there is also a lake for keen fishermen.
Guestrooms. Borgo Casabianca offers 39 air conditioned guestrooms located across two floors, all of which have rustic, traditionally Italian decor with stone tiled floors, antique furnishings, woven rugs, and beamed ceilings. Amenities include cable television, direct dial telephones and minibars.
Expert Tip. Those seeking relaxation should head to the Rapolano, a popular thermal spa with hydro mineral waters situated in the beautiful Tuscan countryside and surrounded by rich oak woods. The thermal waters are known for their health benefits and there are a number of spas in the town offering a wide range of relaxing beauty treatments.
Getting there. An express train service runs every 30 minutes to Rome Termini train station (30 minutes journey time). A single ticket will cost around €10. Taxis are available at the airport, but it is advisable to take a licensed metered taxi onl