Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany is an exclusive country estate offering luxurious suites and villas with private heated pools, exceptional cuisine and great outdoor activities, set against the magnificent backdrop of the Val d'Orcia.
The 23 rooms and suites have been created from the original village hamlet in the heart of the estate alternatively there are 11 incredible villas dotted throughout the 4000 acre estate.
Each of the villas comes with its own heated pool and the main property has its own large heated pool making this a fantastic option for spring and autumn when the surrounding countryside is at its most picturesque.
Home to a Tom Weiskopf designed golf course and driving range - the first and only private golf club in Italy.
Vinophiles will know this region of Tuscany is world famous for its Brunello wines and the hotel is no disappointment here with its own sprawling vineyards and winery onsite for guests to book tours and tastings.
Staying at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is a rare opportunity to enjoy Tuscany the way it is meant to be experienced - on a magnificent country estate nestled among rolling hills, sweeping vineyards and centuries-old farmhouses.
The heart of the estate is the Borgo, a small hamlet where the historic buildings have been beautifully transformed into 23 very individual luxurious suites that exude traditional Tuscan style and culture. Each suite has been personally styled with handpicked unique pieces of Italian antique furniture and art. Some suites have separate sitting rooms, whilst others have enormous terraces, all with stunning views of the rolling countryside. In the Borgo you will find the reception and concierge service for the whole estate. Room service is served until 10pm.
Also situated in the Borgo are the traditional but stylish Osteria La Canonica, offering a regional menu of seasonal Tuscan favourites, and the elegant Ristorante del Drago, open for dinner only and offering refined and creative Italian cuisine. Guests staying at the property can relax by the fabulous outdoor heated stone infinity pool with views over towards the hilltop town of Montalcino or enjoy one of the treatments offered at the beautiful Spa at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco.
Set in the estate's 5,000 acres are a number of stunningly-located farmhouses. Currently 11 of these have been lovingly restored to become sumptuous yet authentic villas offering unparalleled facilities and amenities. Three of the villas are located in the Borgo and the remaining eight villas are spread over the estate (the furthest being 5km away).
For those wishing to be more active, there is a state of the art fitness centre, tennis courts and the Tom Weiskopf designed 18 hole private golf course immersed in the heart of the Val d'Orcia. It is a unique Tuscan course hugging every fold and contour to the age-old landscape offering a high degree of enjoyment and satisfaction regardless of skill level. With a country-style club house converted from an ancient estate farmhouse, and breathtaking Tuscan views, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is fast building a reputation as one of Europe's most exclusive private golf clubs.
The Estate features miles of picturesque hiking and biking trails (bikes are complimentary) that hug spectacular ridges and meander past streams, waterfalls and hidden historic sites. Handsome Maremma horses, used by traditional Tuscan herdsmen, lead guests through a network of riding trails extending to the far-reaching corners of the property.
A real highlight is Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco's critically acclaimed Winery. It is the fifth largest producer of Tuscany's iconic red wine, Brunello di Montalcino. Not to be missed are the wine tours and the tasting room offering a portfolio of the hotel's exemplary vintages. The Winery also houses the Barriccaia, a wine sanctuary filled with rows of traditional French barrique barrels.
The Val d'Orcia is an undulating landscape known for its enchanting beauty and seductive colours and textures. Deep green in spring and golden in the autumn, this gentle land is famously rich in art and culture. The whole of Tuscany is within easy reach, from the galleries of Florence, to the medieval town of San Gimignano, and from the historic town of Siena to the beaches of the Mediterranean.
When to visit
If you can time your visit to coincide with Il Palio, you must spend some time in Siena for the build up and see the actual race. A centuries-old tradition, rival parts of the city race their horses bare back around the beautiful Campo.
The Castiglion del Bosco Estate lies within the confines of the Val d'Orcia, 45km south of Siena and 90km south of Florence.
The airports of Pisa, Florence and Rome along with Siena and Grosseto private airstrip, are all within easy driving distance to Castiglion del Bosco. The Estate’s helipad also allows for direct airport-to-estate transfer.
Cooking classes at La Canonica
Learn how to make some of Tuscany's classic dishes at La Canonica cooking school at Castiglion del Bosco, alongside expert chefs who will guide you in the art of creating authentic Tuscan cuisine.
Cycling in the Val d'Orcia
Visit the charming town of Pienza and explore its picturesque streets before cycling through the spectacular Val d'Orcia on an e-bike with your private guide.
Dawn balloon flight
Float over the serene Tuscan hills at dawn and see this part of Italy in the most magical way possible.
Explore Pienza and the Val d'Orcia
Located in the Val d'Orcia, Pienza is a charming town boasting a wealth of beautiful Renaissance architecture. Explore the town with your private guide and enjoy incredible views across the Tuscan countryside.
Montserrat and wine tasting
Step back in time and discover the fascinating history of the Benedictine monastery at Montserrat, combining the spiritual hub of Catalonia with a fun tasting session at two of the region's fantastic wineries.
Private tour of Siena and San Gimignano
Explore Siena and San Gimignano, two of Tuscany's most picturesque cities, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites packed with beautiful medieval architecture and fascinating history.
Truffle hunting at Castiglion del Bosco
Learn about the art of truffle hunting in the Tuscan countryside. Join the local experts and expertly trained dogs to explore the beautiful Tuscan landscapes while partaking in this ancient tradition.
Tuscan cooking class
Discover the art of Tuscan cuisine with a private cooking class at a local farm. Under the guidance of a local cook, you'll learn how to prepare traditional recipes and then enjoy your dishes for lunch.
Vertical Tastings of Brunello
If you are a wine connoisseur or just love wine, why not try the Vertical Tasting of Brunello di Montalcino at Castiglion del Bosco. A unique opportunity to try seven vintages, including the single vineyard of Campo del Drago.
Wine tasting in Chianti
Travel through the beautiful Tuscan countryside to discover the wines of Chianti, the area's most celebrated wine region. Visit two wineries to taste the local produce and enjoy a delicious lunch.
Wine tasting in Montalcino and Montepulciano
Spend a day discovering the delights of Tuscan wine as you explore the charming towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano, both renowned worldwide for their wine production.