IL BORGHINO consists of four separate buildings: Il Melograno, I Nespoli, Il Gelso and L’Olivo – each one meticulously restored to maintain the original character of the village. Constructed with energy efficiency and a concern for the environment in mind, Il Borghino uses a mix of natural materials such as wood, marble and terracotta. The houses are furnished in local Tuscan style offering elegant living as well as being both comfortable and modern.
Each of the houses are all fully self-contained and can be rented separately or all together, in which case the customers will have exclusive use of the property including the swimming pool and L’Olivo – the separate large communal area with a large kitchen, functions room, wood-fired pizza oven, built in barbeque, gymnasium and sauna.
The garden is irrigated with rain water from an artificial lake connected to the garden. When there isn’t enough water, depurated drain water is used. Natural fertilizer is produced from organic waste and flying insects are trapped with wine and sugar.
The surrounding agricultural area (Podere Tomasino) produces about 140 ql of “Controlled Designation of Origin”(DOC) wine (one red; two whites) from organic vineyards and 20ql of “Lucca Protected Designation of Origin” (DOP) olive oil from organic olive groves.
Adding to the beauty of it all is the owner, Emilia Da Prato and her family. They live on the premises, and are around if you need them for anything, anytime. (Of course, if you want your privacy, you will not see them!)