Malaka and Ryan Hilton love to provide you “ATInsider Access” all around the world. This week, they invite you to tune in online for a live interview from Italy with the one-and-only Salvatore Ferragamo from Il Borro and the esteemed Ferragamo family, and a long-time friend of the Hiltons.
Join us online to submit your own questions for Salvatore!
Facebook Live Interview with Salvatore Ferragamo from Il Borro
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Noon EST
The Hiltons are currently cruising with Salvatore and lucky ATI clients aboard the Silver Muse as they experience a “Mediterranean Majesty” journey, sailing Monte Carlo to Venice. This Monday, the group will be enjoying fine Il Borro wines as you catch a glimpse of the wine estate and “meet” Salvatore online!
About Salvatore Ferragamo
Salvatore Ferragamo is one of Ferruccio Ferragamo’s six children, twin of James, born on the 7th of November 1971, in Florence.
Prior to assuming responsibility for family’s agro-leisure business as CEO, Salvatore worked in the international division of KPMG Peat Marwick in Florence. He worked nationally and internationally in KPMG’s audit, finance, and consulting departments.
From 1990, he interned at Salvatore Ferragamo SpA in the marketing and production departments where he planned marketing strategies for the company in Italy and France. He then decided to further his professional training with an MBA degree at New York University’s Stern School of Business, specializing in Finance and International Business. In 1993, he joined his father Ferruccio Ferragamo in the long and challenging restoration of the ancient medieval village of Il Borro and in the development of the wine business. His love for the Tuscan countryside and great wines drove him, step by step, to the creation of what Il Borro is today.
In 2012, Il Borro became part of Relais & Châteaux and Salvatore was made Ambassador with the responsability of representing the excellence and prestige of the organization.
About Il Borro
Tree-lined streets, alleyways, old stone houses, olive groves, cypresses, vines and countryside - Il Borro is Tuscany in miniature, where the atmosphere changes according to the rhythm of the seasons. The manor house stands at the top of the hill and the hamlet lies across the stone bridge, all surrounded by 700 hectares of wonder. Here time seems to have stopped with the splendour of the Medicis and then the Savoy family, who had links with the property.
Nowadays Ferruccio Ferragamo and his sons Salvatore and Vittoria tend this little piece of history between Arezzo and Florence. The estate lies on the Valdarno plain, encircled by the Chianti hills that make this location even more enchanting. The atmosphere is unique - guests can walk among the old workshops, ride through the estate lands, or pamper themselves in the modern Spa, with a swimming pool looking out onto the hills. Guests at Il Borro can choose between the village suites and the perfectly restored villas. The choice between the Osteria del Borro for gourmet dinners and the Tuscan Bistro introduces guests to the style of Executive Chef, Andrea Campani, focusing on modern Tuscan dishes, new interpretations of traditional recipes created using the region’s finest ingredients. Andrea’s mouth-watering creations are complemented by a wonderful selection of organic wines produced at Il Borro. Big Tuscan reds, Occhio di Pernice Vin Santo, the méthode classique Rosés "Bolle di Borro" and Petruna (100% Sangiovese grapes aged in earthenware amphorae), produced with respect for the land and nature. The magnificent old wine cellars complete any visit - here the ancient structure and modern interventions make a spellbinding combination, a successful marriage in all the relais. The challenge is won - to preserve the old, while providing all the comforts of contemporary life. The late evenings here are stunning, watching the sun set from the hamlet facing the verdant hills. A visit to Il Borro is a simply unforgettable experience.
Note: Il Borro is not part of the Ferragamo Group or fashion brand, it belongs to Ferruccio Ferragamo, son of the famous shoemaker, but not to the Ferragamo family.