Villa La Borgetta: A Vacation In A Tuscan Paradise}

Submitted by: Elisa Scarton

Self-indulgent and outstanding, Villa La Borghetta four-star resort that just breathes luxury. Hidden amongst the plains of the Tuscan countryside, in between Arezzo, Siena and Florence, Villa La Borghetta is far more about pampering yourself than having a location a sleep whilst on vacation. A lot more about throwing caution to the wind than scrimping on a bare-minimum vacation adventure. And a lot more about pampering yourself in a atmosphere that couldn’t get any more regal, any more grand.

Like all excellent things, Villa La Borghetta has had centuries to refine its decadent atmosphere and regal ambiance. Originally a 14th century watch tower, the estate quickly grew into a sprawling farm referred to as ‘El Borghetto del Zocco’. Bought by the grand Piccolomini household, the estate was to become the base of their noble lineage. Renovating it with typical Renaissance style, the Piccolomini rulers helped form the amazing resort that you can see nowadays.

Much of the traditions that the Piccolomini household carved into Villa La Borghetta remains within the resort nowadays. It shines via the manor houses, it sparkles off the flowers within the sun-filled garden and creeps into the olive groves and vineyards that border the estate. Extraordinary and grandiose, this amazing heritage is only matched by the scenery that Tuscany itself has to offer you, scenery that draws visitors from hundreds of miles.

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The palatial atmosphere does not finish when you walk into the hotel either. Every single room inside the manor is embellished with an elegance and classic style. Your personal slice of regal heaven, the rooms have statement furniture, thick silk fabrics and magnificent views. And with huge, four-poster bed and terracotta-lined bathroom, the call of the undiscovered beauty of these Tuscan rooms might possibly be sufficient to make you feel like you never need to leave.

But if a hotel room just will not do, then you can really treat yourself to one of La Borghetta’s private villas. Separate parking, your personal pool and also a tiny slice of the resort’s picturesque garden are just a few of the perks of renting a villa. But one of the best aspect will be the independence and privacy you get by staying inside your personal Tuscan manor….not to mention the absolute luxury.

Like any very good resort, Villa La Borghetta has the excellent antidote for stress-filled days exploring the sights of Tuscany – an escape at a spa. Elegantly developed and offering every single guilt-free pampering pleasure you could think of, the resort’s spa centre is excellent for a day indoors. Whatever takes your fancy, no matter whether it be a soothing massage, toning facial or sauna sojourn, a trip to the resort’s spa will get rid of any vacation blues.

Gorgeous scenery, delicious food and lavish settings are all provided at Villa La Borghetta’s four-star restaurant. Right after a lengthy day sight-seeing or unwinding, you will need somewhere to enjoy the classic flavours of Tuscany devoid of the trouble of looking for an excellent location to eat. Close-by and led by one of Italy’s finest chefs, La Borghetta’s restaurant is practically as grandiose and indulgent as the hotel itself.

Villa La Borghetta isn’t just a resort, it’s a life experience. A perfect fit for your retreat in the Tuscan countryside, the resort has everything you need to ensure your time in Italy is as luxurious as the striking scenery and breathtaking architecture that has made this country a must-see destination. And with its own ample conference room, Villa La Borghetta is also perfect for any meetings, events and conferences that you want to truly stand above the rest.

About the Author: Villa La Borghetta is one of my favourite

hotels in Tuscany

. It’s just a little bit fancy, if you know what I mean, and I must admit I never say no to the chance to sit back, relax and soak up the beautiful Tuscan countryside at the resort’s spa or restaurant, or by it’s pool.


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Wikinews interviews Rocky De La Fuente, U.S. Democratic Party presidential candidate

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Businessman Rocky De La Fuente took some time to speak with Wikinews about his campaign for the U.S. Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.

The 61-year-old De La Fuente resides in San Diego, California, grew up in Tijuana, and owns multiple businesses and properties throughout the world. Since getting his start in the automobile industry, De La Fuente has branched out into the banking and real estate markets. Despite not having held or sought political office previously, he has been involved in politics, serving as the first-ever Hispanic superdelegate to the 1992 Democratic National Convention.

De La Fuente entered the 2016 presidential race last October largely due to his dissatisfaction with Republican front-runner Donald Trump. He argues he is a more accomplished businessman than Trump, and attacks Trump as “a clown,” “a joke,” “dangerous,” and “in the same category as Hitler.” Nevertheless, De La Fuente’s business background begets comparisons with Trump. The Alaskan Midnight Sun blog described him as the Democrats’ “own Donald Trump.”

While receiving only minimal media coverage, he has campaigned actively, and according to the latest Federal Election Commission filing, loaned almost US$ 4 million of his own money to the campaign. He has qualified for 48 primary and caucus ballots, but has not yet obtained any delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Thus far, according to the count at The Green Papers, De La Fuente has received 35,406 votes, or 0.23% of the total votes cast. He leads among the many lesser-known candidates but trails both Senator Bernie Sanders who has received nearly 6.5 million votes and front-runner Hillary Clinton who has just shy of 9 million votes.

With Wikinews reporter William S. Saturn?, De La Fuente discusses his personal background, his positions on political issues, his current campaign for president, and his political future.


  • 1 Interview
    • 1.1 Background
    • 1.2 Campaign
    • 1.3 Issues
    • 1.4 Future
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NHL: Penguins to remain in Pittsburgh

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell announced Tuesday morning that a deal had been struck between state and local officials and the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey franchise. The Penguins organization will formally announce the deal tonight, prior to the Penguins game against the Buffalo Sabres at the Mellon Arena. The deal will ensure that the Penguins will remain in the city with a 30 year lease on a new arena to be built in downtown Pittsburgh. The framework of the deal was constructed in an emergency meeting last Thursday in Philadelphia, when both government and franchise officials indicated that progress had been made, with the details laid out over the weekend. With the new deal, the Penguins organization would be expected to pay $3.8 million per year, as well as $7.5 million per year from both Don Barden, owner of Majestic Star Casino, and the state economic development fund. The Penguins organization has also been given the option of building a parking garage on property of the Pittsburgh Sports Authority between Centre and Fifth avenues, by contributing $500,000 per year.

The new arena is expected to cost approximately $290 million, and should be completed and ready to host hockey games by 2009. The Penguins will sign a temporary lease to keep the team at Mellon Arena until the new building is finished.