William Tautz. London UK

There is fantastic walking via the St Francis Way. Perhaps this is the source of the spiritual feel of the place. If you want peace and quiet, this place is perfect for meditation, yoga or just lounging in the garden or by the pool.
The sense in Tuscany that you are close to the earth, to history, to the ancient spirit of place is not unique to Borghetto Calinaia but this villa and the area around it have got it in trumps. Between the nearby towns of Anghiari and Sansepolcro, you can have days of walking, exploring and discovery.
My wife and I are hoping to go back next year!