Borgo Pignano, Tuscany, Italy
Carved from an ancient limestone quarry, Borgo Pignano’s pool couldn’t be more picturesque, enjoying a prominent position on a 750-acre organic estate and boasting breathtaking views out over the tree-lined Tuscan hills.
Luxurious loungers and parasols dot the poolside, with its manicured lawns and pop-up bar (known as the Gin Corner, it has an expert mixologist, whose creations are perfect for hot summer days), whilst Italian elegance is all around in a setting renowned for its style and sophistication.
Close to top tourist sites, including Florence and Siena, Borgo Pignano remains remote, a self-contained escape from the crowds, with the focus on privacy, peace and the simple things in life. The food here is a treat, with ‘hyper-local produce’ used to ensure a true taste of Tuscany, and desserts to die for. But the real prize is the pool, a tranquil oasis of calm for those keen to get away from it all.