The historic Borgo Rio Corniola is a marvellous rest-stop immersed in nature, in the Tuscan hills, between Florence and Faenza. Its relaxing atmosphere spreads throughout the site and immerses you in timeless moments where you can escape the anxieties of modern life. Our SPA and the alla Borgo are perfect place for Naturism. During the year we organize naturistic events with famous Afguss Maister.
Borgo Corniola has truly ancient origins. In the thirteenth century it was a Ralais, a rest-stop where travellers could take shelter and allow horses to regain their strength during their travels across Tuscany. Due to its particular location it became a point of reference for those who were crossing the Tuscan-Emilian hills to reach Florence.
Thanks to the splendid river Acerreta, which laps at its walls, the Borgo, was, over the centuries, transformed into a mill. The central structure has grown over the years to become a building with two wings. In the right wing we find the River Suite with its fabulous relaxation room equipped with all modern comforts. In the other wing, we find the Wayfarer’s Quadruple Room and the Master Double Room. The central building is also home to a welcoming common area, with fireplace and hardwood table, which can be used as a dining room and is where breakfast is served. The spacious taverna, which also has a stone chimney, is the perfect place to spend your evenings, in an atmosphere of days gone by.
The entrance to il Borgo leads you into the splendid common room with its large fireplace found on the mezzanine.
The decor is faithful to its surroundings, with green velvet armchairs and a comfortable sofa in aged leather. Along one side of the room there is a long hardwood table, which has hosted many a fun-filled evening. Each chair at the table is in itself a piece of artisanal art.
The room is connected to the intimate kitchen, which is fully-equipped to allow you to prepare all your favourite dishes independently.
A further common area to spend unforgettable and relaxing moments after a hot sauna or a day in the open air is found on the lower floor. This room is home to the original intimate spirit that personifies il Borgo. A large stone fireplace and chimney warm the long wood table while the light is provided by a large chandelier created by a master iron-smith.
Il Borgo sits like a gem in a park of over 21,000 square metres. The entrance gate opens onto a vast area of lush greenery, where a shingle trail leads up to the raised part of the complex. Here you will find the first square from where you can see, to your left, the building that houses the wellness area. A structure with large panoramic windows where you can enjoy the colour-therapy showers, relax on a sun-bed, or even experience the magic of the large Finnish sauna.
Outside, like a crown in the wellness square, sits the Finnish hydromassage tub that is entirely heated by wood. At the base of the staircase, passing under the grand arch, one finds the main square of the old theatre. This opens onto the facade of the complex and is home to the barbecue area, with its impressive five metre chimney and wood shed. Further down still, you come to the private square of the River Suite, romantically lit, with private access for the stream. Behind the left wing there lies another enchanting circular courtyard where an ancient and imposing horse-chestnut stands. From this point, it is possible to access the natural solarium carved from the rock – the perfect place to enjoy the water as it runs past you. Beyond the stream, a tree covered hill rises behind the Borgo as if protecting it.
You can acess to the all the common room an the room. You can also enjoy the wellness area. The wellness area is for relaxation and offers colour therapy, and a Finnish sauna that is ideal for the art of “Aufguss” with its wood stove and space for up to 30 people. There is also a wood heated hydro-massage tub for up to 8 people. Finally, guests can immerse themselves in the waters of the river in the natural pools that have been formed along the stone banks.
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Free Wifi in all common areas
Natural pools by the river
Breakfast of locally produced goods
Stone barbecue area with chimney
Finnish sauna with wood stove
Outdoor wood-heated Finnish hydromassage tub
Welcome pack (shampoo, shower gel, soap, towels, robe)
Internal car parking