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Experience an enchanting luxury treasure hunt and three days of fun set in picturesque Tuscany


 The Great Tuscan Easter Egg Hunt at Italy's Borgo Santo Pietro


Chiusdino, Italy (3/7/2011) - Hopping bunnies, hidden hand-painted eggs and the sights and smells of spring will mark the Easter holiday at Borgo Santo Pietro.  Tucked in the rolling Tuscan hills, this enchanting Borgo welcomes the holiday with a three-night package featuring an Easter Egg Hunt winding through the enchanted forest of Italy's Valle Serena and ending at the ruins of the Gothic San Galgano Abbey.  This magical hunt, where clever clues guide Easter egg hunters, takes place on Sunday, April 24.    


Borgo Santo Pietro's Easter 2011 Package


  • 3 Nights accommodations
  • 2 massages (40 minutes) in the Borgo's award-winning Spa
  • 5-course complimentary Easter Lunch for 2 (excluding beverages)
  • Complimentary Easter Egg Hunt plus a chocolate egg
  • A bottle of chilled Spumante upon arrival
  • Fresh fruit and flowers from garden placed in room upon arrival
  • Homemade continental and cooked breakfast
  • Freshly squeezed juice all day!  Select from fruit and vegetable juice bar.
  • Use of Borgo's garden hot tub, tennis, basketball and badminton court, table tennis, mountain bikes, hiking boots, archery and trampoline
  • All taxes


Prices start at Euro 335 per night (approximately US $488).  Minimum 3 night stay overlapping Sunday, April 24, 2011.



"Borgo Santo Pietro opened in 2008 and the Easter Egg Hunt has been a tradition since the beginning," say Jeanette Thottrup who owns the hotel with her husband Claus. "Our guests, both young and old,  enjoy this festive outing which begins in the morning with an Easter egg hunt spread over 20 acres, leads guests to nearby historic sites and ends with a wonderful five-course Easter lunch back at the Borgo."


Located 35 minutes from Siena, 40 minutes from Volterra (made famous in the movieTwilight) and an hour from Florence, the Borgo Santo Pietro (hamlet) features eight rooms in the main house, three garden cottages, a Spa set in an 800-year-old bakery, an affinity pool, an outdoor cabana style bar and 13 acres of ornamental gardens sectioned into a flower, rose, fountain, lemon, vegetable and herb garden.  


 An enchanting world unto itself, guests who visit the Borgo can sign up for daily cooking classes, partake in wine tasting sessions with the hotel's sommelier, play Bocci Ball or hike or bike to historic sites.  Small wineries abound and guests can enjoy the quaint hilltop village of Chiusdino to add to their Tuscan adventure.


Originally built in 1229 to accommodate early pilgrims who were following the spice route to Jerusalem, Borgo Santo Pietro provided food and shelter for these early travelers.   The neighboring  church (Ecclesia di Santo Pietro) and San Galgano Abbey also attracted early travelers from near and far.


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