We spent our 25th wedding anniversary in Italy. We stayed at the wonderful Borgo Argenina B&B in the Chianti area of Tuscany as our home base. We visited Siena and Montalcino, as well as many small villages and castles in the area. The true star was Elena Nappa, who runs the B&B. Her cooking class was wonderful, and her hospitality and knowledge of the area are second to none. Meeting and getting to know her was the highlight of our trip.
Borgo Argenina, Gaiole in Chianti, Siena; 011-39-0577-747117, http://www.borgoargenina.it. Rooms from about $219, villas from about $309.
Mark and Debra Resnick