The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn

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Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few days, you are probably aware of the much celebrated 'Virushka' wedding that had taken the internet by storm. It was, without a doubt, the wedding of the year. And what made it even more special was the private ceremony held in one of the most beautiful wedding venues possible in Tuscany, Italy.

Cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma chose the gorgeous Borgo Finocchieto, a magnificently restored 800-year-old village in the province of Siena.

Photo of Borgo Finocchieto, Buonconvento, Province of Siena, Italy by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of Borgo Finocchieto, Buonconvento, Province of Siena, Italy by Aakanksha Magan

→ Ideal for

A property as elegant and exquisite as Borgo Finocchieto is the most perfect place for people looking for a quiet getaway full of luxury and pampering. Situated amongst the vast vineyards of southern Italy, this property is a place that guarantees relaxation and rejuvenation. 

→ About Borgo Finocchieto

Borgo Finocchieto, a restored 13th century village, is about an hour from the city of Tuscany. The word 'borgo' is Italian for 'village' and 'Finochietto' in Italian means an orchard, or fields, of fennel. The name, therefore, describes the location of the property perfectly – a village in the middle of vineyards. The owner, John Phillips, purchased the property in 2001 and spent the next eight years planning and overseeing the Borgo’s extensive renovation. Perched on a ridge at the confluence of two major Tuscan rivers, the views of the surrounding countryside are nothing short of breathtaking.

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Six acres of outdoor spaces at Borgo Finocchieto are carefully designed in an aesthetically pleasing pattern, with aromatic plants such as cypresses, lavender, rosemary, varieties of sage, bay laurel, jasmine, roses, lime trees and more. The property is also very popular with birds all year long. You can expect to see nesting birds such as hoopoe and bee-eate during spring and summer. Other birds such as Eurasian jays, European robins, finches and pheasants are seen throughout the year. It’s also not uncommon to see hawks riding the skies around the hill on which the Borgo sits.

Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan

Unique and historic 14th century buildings in the villa have been renovated to accommodate 44 guests into 22 bedrooms and suites located in five different villas, namely Finocchieto Villa, Filippa Villa, Colussi Villa, Santa Teresa Villa and Fede Villa.

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Finocchieto Villa is the most lavish of them all, featuring nine bedrooms, a library with a fireplace, a fully-stocked bar, a wine-tasting room, a grand living room, a spacious media room with state-of-the-art equipment, two dining rooms (a private family one with a seating for six guests and a large one with seating for 44 guests) and a fully-functional kitchen equipped with the best appliances available.

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Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan

Filippi Villa has two bright, spacious bedroom suites, a kitchen with bar seating, dining with a table that seats six, a living room with a cast-iron wood-stove surrounded by cozy sofas and an open terrace with stunning sunset and sunrise views.

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Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan

Colussi Villa is a cosy villa, located in the centre of the Borgo's main piazza (square). It has two en-suite bedrooms on one level, with a living and dining area with a fireplace, a table for four and a small kitchenette. Colussi Villa also has a stunning private terrace.

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Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan

Santa Teresa Villa is a private house that once served as Borgo's main chapel. It is a warm place with four en-suite bedrooms on two levels. The main floor has an inviting living room with fireplace, kitchen and two dining rooms. The bedrooms on the lower level open out to grassy grounds and the upstairs bedroom features massive glass windows with unmatched views of the valley and the vineyards.

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Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan

The largest of the freestanding villas, Fede Villa has five en-suite bedrooms. The décor is inviting with an earthy palette. The common area on the ground floor has an expansive living area, a fireplace, an open dining space with a table seating twelve, and a large kitchen with an island and breakfast nook. French doors open to a patio overlooking the valley, also serving as an outdoor dining space with a table for eight below a thatched canopy. The bedroom on the ground floor has a private entrance to the patio, the upstairs bedrooms have stunning views of the valley and the fifth bedroom is a spacious split-level suite with a separate sitting area.

The Borgo also specialises in creating unforgettable, custom-tailored experiences for intimate gatherings, celebrating anniversaries, reunions or weddings. They have a staff of 19 professionals that take care of all the arrangements and ensure that your event is a smooth, enjoyable affair.

→ Food

Borgo Finocchieto does food just the same way it does everything else, lavishly and exquisitely. Guests begin their day with an impressive spread of fresh pastries, tortes, pies, homemade breads, fruit, yogurt, cereals, jams, local honey, breakfast meats, and egg dishes made to order served as a buffet. The lunch is extravagant and delicious, generally served in the gardens surrounding the property. The evening begins with a delightful tradition of wine and appetiser pairings and ends with a three-course dinner featuring classic Tuscan specialities with a modern twist.

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Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan

The executive chef at Borgo Finocchieto treats each meal as a celebration of life! Ingredients are bought on a daily basis from the local market and the freshest and finest produce is picked. Vegetables come from their own organic garden, and the local butchers provide the best quality meat while the sea, only 90km away, is the source for the best seafood in town.

→ Cost

Borgo Finocchieto has 22 rooms and villas that can accommodate up to 44 people comfortably. The price per room starts from ₹30,341 for double occupancy and rent for the entire villa starts at ₹7,03,943 per night, inclusive of all meals. Book your vacation right here.

→ Best time to go

The best time to visit Tuscany is between late September and October and between April and May. These are the months when the temperatures are comfortable and there are fewer crowds at the major sights.

→ What to do at Borgo Finocchieto and around

While at Borgo Finocchieto, not a single morning will go by when you have time to wonder what to do. The list of things you can do at Borgo and around is endless. Head out to one of the many quaint little towns surrounding the property to enjoy quiet walks around cobbled alleys, visit museums, enjoy art galleries or simply chill in the centre piazza. Or you can stay at Borgo and indulge in many facilities available on the site.

Laze by the 60-foot oval swimming pool under the sun; play basketball or a game of tennis; sweat it out in the fully-equipped gym and then relax in the extraordinary massage chair; head to the spa for an invigorating session or try the steam and sauna; you can also schedule an in-room massage or other spa treatments!

Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan

Enjoy the traditional game of Bocce, a ball sport with origins that date back to the Roman Empire, or visit the stunning golf course in the vicinity. You can also chose to take a bike up the surrounding mountains or just take it around the valley, visiting local castles, and fields of grapevines. Those who wish to discover Tuscany from a different perspective, the Borgo also arranges hot air balloon rides for groups of four or less.

Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan
Photo of The Dreamy Italian Villa Where Virushka Got Married Is Available For A Perfect Summer Soujourn by Aakanksha Magan

→ Getting there

By air: The nearest airport is Florence Peretola, around 108km away.

By train: You can take the Euro rail to Siena, only 34km from the resort.

By road: You can drive down to Borgo Finocchieto as well. Just take the Raccordo Autostradale Firenze-Siena road from Florence.

You can learn all about road tripping in Italy here.

Borgo Finocchieto is no stranger to celebrities! It hosted the Obamas in May 2017 and then the Virushka wedding in December the same year. But that doesn't mean it can't be your perfect luxurious getaway! So, pack your bags, make your booking and have the most romantic holiday ever at the second most popular wedding destination in the world!

All images have been sourced from the official website of Borgo Finocchieto, unless otherwise mentioned.

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