The Cotswold Crowd would like to share with you our favourite places to sleep around the world.
Weekend Nº 2 - Castiglion del Bosco - Montalcino, Tuscany.
Massimo Ferragamo converted an entire Tuscan village into his Castiglion del Bosco. Just 30 minutes from Siena, it has its own vineyards, orchards, olive groves, and even a chapel with medieval and Renaissance period frescoes. Located in Montalcino, Tuscany, in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Val d’Orcia, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is set within a 5,000-acre, 800-year-old estate in Italy.
It’s a working wine estate, but it’s also an impeccably manicured luxury resort. From the chef’s kitchen garden to the grape-must treatments available in the Daniela Steiner Spa, this place really puts its heart into living the Tuscan dolce vita. And the interiors are quite simply fabulous in their country opulence and comfort.
Old farmhouses were transformed into villas throughout the property, each with their own gardens, stone pools, and décor that was sparked by the local heritage and made by local craftsmen. The main house within the buildings of the Borgo, accommodates 23 suites exude harmony with antique furniture, genuine textiles and artisanal pieces - even the smallest the size of many Italian city apartments - the attention to detail is ravishing.
There are two restaurants, the gorgeous Ristorante Campo del Drago and the cosy rustic-chic Osteria Canonica. Ristorante Campo del Drago is the romantic tete-a-tete option, but there’s nothing over-fancy about the service or creative Italian menu. The Osteria is more of an all-day, any day Tuscan trattoria. Both use fresh ingredients from the extensive kitchen garden. The wine list is as stellar as you would expect.