0.4km from Il Kiosko Di MilkoneMy wife and I stayed here in early September ‘20. We assumed, correctly as it turned, out that Italy would soon sadly be back on the “closed” list of countries for UK travellers due to Covid numbers climbing again, and as I write this review a month after our return, it seems we were correct. We stayed in apartment - Le Contrade which was clean, the kitchen was well equipped, and the inclusion of a washing machine proved useful to us. The apartment was comfortable and tastefully and interestingly decorated (IMO). As a keen photographer, I found the light in the room very appealing, and the views across the valley spectacular, albeit a little spoilt by the network of power lines - still, that’s what Photoshop is for. My one word of warning, (not meant as a criticism), is that our specific apartment (Le Contrade) may not be a wise choice for anyone with young children as there is a steep spiral staircase in the room which leads up to a very pleasant private roof terrace, but it may be a little hazardous for mischievous kids. The staff (Christina and Claudio) were both friendly and helpful and were constantly mindful of the Covid guidelines in terms of masks and hand sanitiser. Siena is a walkable distance (in theory) though we didn’t attempt it. The road is quite busy and pavements are scarce, and you’re better off expending your energies walking around Siena, rather than walking the mile or so to get there. It’s far easier to get the bus which stops a few yards from the apartment building. Christina or Claudio will be able to provide you with a bus ticket for a few euros and if needed will be happy to explain how to use it, if you’re not familiar with Italian public transport. We had a hire car, but this was no problem as there is a decent sized car park in the grounds. There is a decent supermarket (Conad) a short drive away for those self-catering. Check in/out was fairly stress free as we were able to park our car just outside the entrance for a few minutes to unload/load, then move it to the rear of the building afterwards. There are pleasant grounds for short walks, or for relaxing with a bottle of wine, though we tended to use our rooftop terrace for watching the world go by. I had read some reviews before we arrived that mentioned road noise, and yes, there is a fairly main road a few hundred yards from the rear of the building, and a similarly busy road running along the front of the building also. Our apartment faced the rear, but I couldn’t say that I found road noise particularly annoying as some others have reported, and the road at the rear is mainly concealed from view. In conclusion, we had a pleasant few days at Villa il Borghetto, and we would definitely consider a future stay should our travels ever take us back to Siena and/or the surrounding area.