Our Tuscany Trip

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Tuscany had been on my list of places to visit for quite some time but I wanted to make sure I saved our first visit for a very special occasion. So when Curtis and I started planning our annual trip to Italy to celebrate his birthday/ wedding planning in September, I knew that this would be the perfect time to check Tuscany off our bucket list. 

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Curtis and I pride ourselves on being great trip planners, but I wanted to go the extra mile and plan something extra special in Tuscany to celebrate Curtis’s birthday. I read Julia Engel’s post about their time in Tuscany and fell in love with the place they stayed at. Just like Julia, I wanted a place that offered a lot of activities, great relaxation areas (pool, spa, gym, etc) and incredible dining options. So without further thinking, I promptly booked us the apartment suite at Borgo Pignano

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Every inch of Borgo Pignano is breathtaking. We spent our first afternoon there lounging by the pool (& what a pool it is indeed!) For happy hour, we sat on their tables by the ledge sipping on Bellinis and eating local olives and cheese while overlooking the gorgeous Tuscan hills.

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The following day we explored all around the property. Their lush, lavender abundant gardens were my favorite. 

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But our favorite part was the amazing food. They offer fresh, local produce and protein that are mostly grown on the property.  For our final night, I booked us a private dining experience that included an 8-course meal in their private dining terrace that had the most picturesque view of Tuscany. By far, the most intimate and romantic dining experience we have ever experienced! 

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If you’re planning on visiting Tuscany, I highly suggest going during September. The weather is perfect (the mid-70s) and there is a lot less tourism which means fewer crowds and reduced rates. 

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We’ll definitely be visiting Tuscany again!  

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