Here we highlight some of the kind words our gracious guests have said about us. Please let us know if we may connect you with a previous guest for a reference.
"The absolute most beautiful, tranquil, and colorful place we’ve ever been! Thank you for a great 40th birthday celebration as well as a lovely excuse to get the family together. This has definitely been, by far, the best summer vacation we’ve ever had. Thank you so much Borgo, Marco, and Carolyn! We’ll always remember you."
the boerries family, germany
"Carolyn & Marco, Thanks for an amazing experience! You helped make our wedding everything we had dreamed of. The borgo is indeed a special place because of your hard work. We will have nothing but special memories of out time here -- hopefully it will be the first of many trips to Borgo Finocchieto! Love,"
tony, kristin, ethan & the entire garcia - villasuso clan, miami, florida
"Do you have any idea what happiness you have brought to so many in a single week? The fulfillment of this vision will keep providing happy memories to many, many more than just our group. Thank you for the generosity, the laughter, and the pure luxury of spending time in this incredible place."
sharon & bob kahn, san francisco, ca
"Marco and Carolyn, Borgo Finocchieto exceeded all of our expectations. The information we received before coming does not begin to do justice to the absolute beauty, authenticity, and quality of the Borgo and its property. But as spectacular as it is, what really makes it stand out is the quality of its impeccable world class service… Hope to return soon. All the best,"
jack & veronica kelly, american italian pasta company, kansas city, mo
"Borgo Finocchieto is a magical place, a serene gathering of beautifully restored buildings with exceptional landscaping and glorious views of the Tuscan hills. Every amenity has been considered here in this elegant setting: the health club is one of the best my family has ever seen, the pool situated perfectly for relaxing while overlooking the countryside. The bedrooms and suites are exquisite and one has a choice of a separate house for an entire family or a suite or suites in the Manor House. The food is wonderful, the chefs unique, original and their food is consistently delicious. Finally, Marco and Carolyn oversee every element of your stay with care, thoughtfulness and precision. We have gone back again and again because there is no place like Borgo Finocchieto."
barbara gunn, new york, ny
"There was not anything they could or would not do to make our stay more enjoyable...We felt as though we were enjoying the comforts of our home."
joe caselli, dublin, oh
"I wish there were enough superlatives to describe the last week. Every time I visit the Borgo I fall in love with it again, and some more. It is so exquisitely beautiful, you want to soak up the experience and bottle it so you can take it home, and it’s so embracing that while you’re there you think that might just be possible. As for the service … well, the word 'service' doesn’t even begin to do justice to what it is that Marco, Caroline and their staff are doing. They, and the Borgo, are seamless. Every need was catered for… no, actually, every need was anticipated."
lesley skillen, new york, ny
"Watching the rebirth of Borgo Finocchieto over the last five years has been a bit like being able to view a time-lapse photography sequence spanning some 800 years – and somehow projecting beyond, into the future. The ruins we saw on our first visit have been transformed into what they once were, and more – not simply reborn, but re-created, wonderfully modernized, yet ancient. The accommodations are luxuriously comfortable, the food a series of memorable feasts and delicacies, the hilltop setting like a painting of a manicured Tuscan landscape. Best of all the Borgo conveys a sense of time and place that soothes, breeds contentment and good fellowship – with a bit of help from the seemingly bottomless supply of Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello."
peter & ta budetti, washington d.c.
"Marco, our time in Tuscany was amazing and you and Carolyn and your staff were a huge huge part of it. You guys took such wonderful care of all of us, both adults and children alike. Really, I have never seen a more attentive, sharper, more thoughtful and fun group of people. You are doing such a terrific job running the Borgo. We miss the Borgo and we miss you... We are talking it up to anyone and everyone. I look forward to staying in touch and hopefully bringing a group back soon. And again, thanks from all of us."
mark bailey & rory kennedy, new york, ny
"Borgo Finocchieto is a very special place. From the thoughtfully appointed guest rooms to the on-site amenities, the Borgo offers an ideal facility for a corporate retreat, family outing or almost any kind of group function. That the facilities include state-of-the art group meeting space makes you forget that you’re in the middle of Tuscany that looks much the same as it did 500 years ago. As great as the facilities are, the management and staff separate the Borgo from any similar place I’ve been. I have no doubt that you’ll find their team as helpful as we did. Grazie Mille, Borgo!"
david von storch, washington, dc
"Dear Marco and Carolyn, It was the best family vacation ever and you two were the main reasons -- Everything was just great, the food, the view, the rooms, the side trips. Everything and especially your warm and friendly care. You treated us like friends! Many thanks,"
bob & pat schieffer, washington d.c.
"Over the years I’ve had the good fortune to be able to experience many 5-star resorts and hotels in the United States and Europe. The Borgo rates with the best of them. Old world charm is combined with state of the art features such as an excellent audio visual center, spacious conference room and exercise/spa/pool area to live for. In the morning I enjoyed opening the shutters of my comfortable bedroom to look out over the rolling Tuscan hills. In almost every direction there is a picture perfect view of Tuscany in all of its grandeur. The food and wine were fabulous and the service couldn’t be better. These ingredients are important but there is also an intangible warmth and energy that the Borgo has which contributes to this as a special place for retreats, conferences and family gatherings. Certainly a center of excellence, which I highly recommend. I look forward to enjoying the Borgo experience again."
h. j. schulte, md, scottsdale, az
"We just arrived back in London after a night at the Four Seasons and three hours running around Florence. It was a great day but it didn't stack up to the Borgo! I think the Reunion was the best we have had over the past 40+ years and in large part due to the incredible environment you have created over the past eight years. It is such a tranquil, beautiful, hospitable place--a sacred place where one can best reconnect with very good friends. As a result one goes away feeling even closer to a special group of people. We could not have enjoyed it more and hope for an encore in the future--in fact, the near future! After this trip I can assure you that your vision and aspirations for the Borgo have been realized and we are very grateful for being the beneficiaries of that vision (and investment!). Thanks again for a memorable week at a special place. Best,"
bob & ricki conway, london, england
"Marco, Carolyn, et al: Our Borgo Finocchieto experience certainly ranks among the most memorable family travel events ever! We leave with heavy hearts for points south, knowing that nothing could exceed the Borgo’s food, flora, fauna, and fun. Unforgettable! We hope to see you all again soon."
the macauleys, carbondale, co
"How do you adequately say thank you, for what has been one of the most memorable and special weeks of our lives. We feel so privileged to have enjoyed this “small world” of Tuscan beauty, impeccable hospitality and incredible food and wine that will live in our memories always. You know you’re in paradise when leaving to visit another hillside village seems like a difficult choice! Carolyn and Marco and all of your amazing staff – thank you for taking care of every detail, making us feel like family and friends. We will never forget our time here. It is with a heavy heart that we say “ciao” for now, but look forward to returning to this little piece of heaven."
aly & dino stephanos, san francisco, ca
"The only thing I can say is that we were expecting a great deal from the brochures we reviewed and the word-of-mouth we had heard about 'The Borgo,' and it lived up to, and went beyond any expectations that we had had! You have truly created a blessed place in Tuscany that has the power to ignite new ideas and friendships as well as to help one expand the realm of what is possible to accomplish in this world. The offerings of daily athletic experiences (biking to Buonconvento or Murlo and back, swimming, Bocce, etc.) along with those of the arts, culture and architecture is unique. We are so glad to have been a part of the Borgo Finocchieto experience and to have participated in Watercolor Week in Tuscany!"
polly & eads johnson, new canaan, ct
"As always, thank you so very much for making our vacation the highlight of our year. I think I speak for all 40+ of the guests when I say that Borgo Finocchieto is breathtakingly beautiful and the experience extraordinary. Beautiful location, wonderful staff, first class accommodations, and of course, amazingly delicious food! As difficult as it is to say goodbye, we all look forward to next year’s visit!"
the boerries family, germany
"Dearest Marco, Carolyn, and Staff, You exude all that it takes to make this truly, amazing place so very special. We had an exceptional stay here and look forward to a return to the Borgo. Your attention to all during this trip will not be forgotten."
l shu may chang & vincent petrecca, connecticut
"Dear Marco and Carolyn, You have rolled out a magic carpet and made us feel like royalty. Our visit has been superbin every way -- you have enriched our lives and we look forward to having our paths cross again soon. Warmly,"
roxanne frank, lovell drennan, new york
"What a magical experience to share the Borgo with Jenna, Susan, Rae and David. The countryside is so beautiful, but the place, the meals...the wine, the service made it extraordinary. Special thanks to Marco for his attention to every detail, the train tickets to Siena et. al. Did I mention the food again! Of course, the stop a La Dolce Vita is not to be missed. Arrivederci!"
rollie and josie heath, boulder colorado
"Marco and Carolyn and all your staff, You are the greatest. We have spent a week in your little piece of heaven and it has been truly magical memories forever. We thank you and wish you good luck!"
karey & bernie kraft, toronto canada
"Dear Marco, Carolyn & the Borgo Family, Thank you so much for a wonderful stay here. What a beautiful place! Every time I stepped out of our villa I had to stop and stare at the beauty of the Borgo and the amazing views. Everything here is incredible, especially Gian Franco’s dinners cooked to perfection. I will definitely be back."
alec dougherty, new jersey
"Dear Marco & Carolyn, Thank you so much for your warmth and hospitality. It was great to be treated like family as soon as we walked through the door. Missasagua and Scarborough can be proud of what you have created here. Thank you again. We will be back."
jean and peter boyd, agnico eagle, toronto, canada
"Dear Carolyn, Marco, and everyone here who makes the Borgo feel like a home away from home, Our little family could not have asked for a more serene and comfortable place to rediscover this beautiful region. We came here as part of our second 'babymoon' before #2 arrives and it was perfect in allowing us to relax while still entertaining our toddler. Julian will surely miss the lizards, the sounds of the pheasants, and his first bocce court. Matthew, Alex, and I will miss being able to chase him around the entire property. We hope to visit again with more of our family. It is a place on earth we will never forget."
sharon & alex goor, uncle matthew, & julian
"Dear Marco & Carolyn, We loved every minute of our stay here at the Borgo. You made us feel so welcome, were so gracious, and provided us with such great information. Gian Franco prepared the most delicious food that we are going to miss terribly. Liliana and Fiornezo provided us with such wonderful service and were so very kind. We all look forward to visiting you soon and meeting your new little one. With sincere thanks,"
lisa, david, grayson & payton miller
"Dear Marco, Carolyn, Gian Franco and the Borgo family, We are so grateful for the wonderful experience you gave us! The history, the views, the attention to detail and the food was stupendous. Thank you for making us feel welcome and like family. Warm regards,"
"Buongiorno Marco & Carolyn, Tomorrow we depart...life as we know it at the Borgo. We arrived to ‘Heaven on Earth’ and we depart with a love for the Tuscan hills of Italy! Our Italian holiday was for us, the culmination of a lifetime, celebrating our anniversary amid the people, their food, their beliefs and their beautiful countryside. We say 'molte grazie' to you both for making our stay a daily surprise with our day trips and for showing us hospitality in every way possible. The Borgo Finocchieto will remain forever in our hearts. Arrivederci,"
michael & stefany dreher, niles, michigan
"We got in last night without a hitch, filled with a glow that won't fade. If anything, our memories of this past week will become more and more treasured."
tom & claire bettag, washington, dc
"I feel blessed that we could help fulfill the Borgo’s purpose by coming here to advance scientific thinking. The atmosphere and staff helped put me at ease and allowed me to dream that maybe we can make the world a beautiful place to live."
josiah seaman, idaho
"The Borgo is a very magical place. the grounds are just beautiful and the staff is incredible. Marco, Carolyn and the whole staff make the experience of being here like no other. I Love it here and feel so lucky to be able to come with my family. Thank you for everything, XO"
chris barry, california
"Dear John and Linda, Marco & Carolyn, What a beautiful place you’ve made here on the hillside. The workmanship of the restoration, the grace notes, the the care and service, all testify to an attitude of love for beauty and respect for what endures. The Borgo enabled our conference to be a great success! God bless and best wishes,"
patrick nelson, chicago, il
"Over the years we have been visiting the Borgo, it has grown in its singular vision of people together in conversation, celebration and caring. The experience is fellowship in the midst of beauty. From breakfast on the porch to the long walks in the countryside to wine and the quiet of evening with a friend, the time is full of the skies and hills of Tuscany and the kindness of the staff. My memory is always anchored in the early morning, sitting on the bench that looks down in the fog filled valley below, the silence broken only by the occasional sound of a train running in the mist and the birds calling from the hills. The place really is magical."
john j. frey III, madison, wi
"Your vision in restoring this village to such exquisite form is art unto itself. We met the Borgo’s artist in residence Mitchell, but clearly all of you are permanent artists and sculptors of a life experience not replicable anywhere else. Thanks for letting us into your special world,"
steve clemons & andrew oros, washington dc
"Dear John, Carolyn, Marco, and all who contribute their efforts to making the rhythms of life at the Borgo so soothing. This past week has been a true vacation, a delightful mix of good friends, beauty, fine food and wine, peaceful encounters with the surrounding tours, lively conversations among us all, and a better understanding of the history of this country and its people, and, hopefully, a better understanding our ourselves. Thank you all for making it so."
marianne & david schiavone, oak park, il