Set within the UNESCO-protected Val d’Orcia Natural Park, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is a country estate founded by Massimo and Chiara Ferragamo. A unique Tuscan retreat, the property is distinguished by the Borgo at the heart of the resort where the castle ruins and medieval church lie alongside the suites; all with grand master bedrooms and airy bathrooms, some featuring sitting rooms and private terraces. Villas boast private heated infinity pools and landscaped gardens, some also feature private tennis courts and private pizza oven, while the more recent villa development includes a Jacuzzi and private steam room. Dining options include Ristorante Campo del Drago, where sylvan views from the terrace can be admired, or Osteria La Canonica, offering the friendly atmosphere of a restored priest house, expertly capturing the rustic essence of a trattoria. The Spa at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco specialises in treatments using La Prairie products and the estate’s own Tuscan range body care line. Further recreations include a private golf club, truffle hunting and wine tours and tastings conducted within the estate's very own Brunello di Montalcino winery, designed to highlight the region’s landscape and culture.
Italy is a year round destination especially for city breaks, with a largely temperate climate with regional variations. Summers are hot especially from Rome southwards, whilst spring and autumn are mild. Winter in the south is warmer and drier than in the northern and central areas which can be much colder with snow fall in the mountainous regions.
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