Arriving at Rosewood’s Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany, you can smell the scents of succulent grapes, wild basil and lavender wafting from the nearby hilltops. Enjoy phenomenal views on one of the terraces and indulge in flavours of ruby-red wine and delicious pungent cheeses, forming distinctive palates on your tongue. Located between patchwork fields and sprawling vineyards lies this piece of heaven. When the evening sets in, visitors can witness the sun setting over a picture-perfect hillside right in the heart of Italy.

Location

What makes the Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco outstanding? Why is it the place to stay when travelling in Tuscany?

After travelling on the cypress-lined gravel roads of Tuscany, passing by ruins of medieval castles built on rocky soil, descrying cragged villages of italianate character, you can finally see your destination on a hilltop – one of the most picturesque Italian sceneries possible. A couple steps ahead, you enter this village-like hotel venue that looks like a picture-perfect backdrop.

Key Facts

  • Located in Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • The whole property covers roughly two hectare and is located close by the village of Montalcino
  • Only 45 kilometers to the city of Siena and 90 kilometers to the city of Florence

What is special?

  • An on-site winery offering wine tasting seminars and insights into the wine-harvesting process of world renowned red wine Brunello di Montalcino
  • A very remote and serene place of retreat, since it is surrounded by vineyards
  • Italy’s only private golf club lies in close vicinity to the hotel

What do the guests say?

  • Guests love the enchanting views of the Tuscan countryside
  • The area is picture-perfect and conveys a feeling of being at a movie set
  • It is amazing to see a beautiful sunset in this scenic and authentic environment

Accommodation

How big are the rooms? What kind of interior design can I expect?

The hotel covers 42 spacious suites, all decorated with sumptuous interior fixtures. Residing in one of the restored villas from the 17th and 18th century with a private terrace and a pool surely is an invaluable experience for every visitor. The venue is set up like a small village in between vineyards and paints a dreamlike downright flawless image. Choosing between the suites and the villas means choosing between marvelous and majestic.

Key Facts

  • 42 stunning suites and 11 unique luxury villas to choose
  • Luxurious Italian style in décor and antique furniture in the rooms throughout the whole property
  • The distinctive apartments are extremely spacious and offer plenty of room

What is special?

  • From the suites to the villas, all amenities on site provide lots of space 
  • Large terraces at the venue reveal magnificent and exceptional views of the landscape
  • Restored villas from the 17th and 18th century serve as historic luxury residences

What do the guests say?

  • The impeccable service and excellent staff differentiates this hotel from others 
  • You can literally walk through the closets as they are so spacious 
  • Decorations and furniture is unrivaled

Pools & Spa

Are the pools heated? Do I have a private pool with my villa?

Behind tall cypresses lies the main infinity pool of the hotel, which is accessible to all guests and offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding area. Gazing across the vineyards and hilltops, smelling scents of lavender bushes, you can easily loosen up in this luxurious yet rustic atmosphere. Guests of the villas have private saline infinity pools in front of their majestic accommodations. The spa invites you with essences of regional herbs and spices and provides various treatments.

Key Facts

  • All 12 heated saline infinity pools are kept at 28C° 
  • A 20×10 meters main infinity pool for all guests and 11 unique private infinity pools for the guests of the villas
  • A sauna, a steam bath, various wellness treatments and yoga sessions are offered on site

What is special?

  • Selected lotions of Tuscan essential oils are used for face and body treatments
  • Private yoga and pilates classes in the suites and villas
  • Enjoy the comforts of a private suite in the spa area

What do the guests say?

  • All pools are as beautiful as they look on the pictures
  • The main infinity pool seemed to be calling my name all the time
  • The private suite in the spa area was definitely worth it

Culinary

How many restaurants are on site? Do they serve Italian cuisine?

As Italy is renowned across the globe for its culinary delights, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco caters for its guests with two on-site restaurants serving gourmet specialities and particularly authentic Italian cuisine. Adjacent to the hotel property lies the private winery, producing world famous Brunello Di Montalcino and offering wine tours and tastings for the guests.

Key Facts

  • two on-site restaurants serving Italian cuisine  
  • two on-site bars offering delightful drinks 
  • The hotel’s own winery offers tours and tastings

What is special?

  • Indulge in locally grown truffles and wine of superior quality
  • La Canonica Cooking School reveals the secrets of the Italian cuisine
  • In-villa dining with a private chef

What do the guests say?

  • Amazing Italian Food with locally grown and fresh ingredients 
  • The menu selections are very diverse and leave nothing to be desired
  • The culinary gardens with regional herbs are just dreamy and an amazing site to walk through

Activities

What kind of activities can I pursue at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco?

The rural environment around the hotel is appropriate for extended hikes and biking tours. Additionally, the hotel offers special wine tours and truffle hunting events for the guests of the house. There are sports facilities on site like tennis courts and a gym as well as Italy’s only private golf club – ‘The Club’. Since there are only few light sources in the area, guests can gaze at the night sky and recognize various star constellations. And for those who want to learn how to cook typical Italian dishes, there is an on-site cooking school.

Key Facts

  • A perfect site for Bicycle tours and hikes through the vast estate 
  • An on-site fitness center, tennis courts and a nearby golf club 
  • Wine tasting seminars and tours are offered

What is special?

  • Attend truffle hunting events, which are headed by local guides 
  • Italy’s only private golf club – The Club
  • Take a look at the perfect night sky in this rural area and watch the stars

What do the guests say?

  • The truffle hunting event is exceptional and a magnificent experience
  • High class sports facilities on site 
  • Discover the Italian culture in vicinity to the hotel by taking trips to Siena or Florence