Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco
Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco doesn’t rely on its looks alone to entice guests. In addition to its picturesque setting in an 800 year old estate, deep in Tuscany’s Val D’Orcia, the property offers activities in spades. When you tire of admiring the grape and lavender vineyards from your pool-side perch (if this is possible), there are cookery classes, a spa, tennis courts, soccer fields and bowls pitches, winery and tasting room, organic orto (kitchen garden), private golf course and boutique to keep you busy. Housed in spaces that were once the ballroom, the farmhouse, medieval castle, and olive press of a 17th century estate and Borgo (small village), each room, suite, and villa tells a special story. The villas are lavish with such features as private heated infinity pools, gardens, hand-painted vaulted ceilings, original wooden beams and stone fireplaces. Some of the Villas also feature wood-burning ovens and private tennis courts. The rooms and suites in the Borgo are glowing and warm in traditional Tuscan shades of ochre and burgundy with a combination of rich leather and handcrafted Florentine furnishings. The property’s two restaurants, bar and pool bar are equally impressive: enjoy relaxed fare at Osteria La Canonica, fine Italian dining at Ristorante Campo del Drago, and appetizers with Castiglion del Bosco wines at the bar.