Castiglion del Bosco
Castiglion del Bosco is one of the largest private estates in Tuscany, privately owned by Massimo and Chiara Ferragamo, and one of the founding members of the prestigious Brunello di Montalcino wine producers’ consortium. Situated within the Park of the Val d’Orcia, an area recognised internationally for its natural, artistic and cultural significance, this magnificent estate is ennobled by eight centuries of history. Surrounded by rolling wooded hills, extensive vineyards and farmland dotted with ancient farmhouses, Castiglion del Bosco offers its guests and members the chance to immerse themselves in the beauty of this authentic corner of Tuscany, in a setting of unparalleled elegance and refinement.
With breathtaking views across to the historic hilltown of Montalcino and a great swathe of southern Tuscany, Castiglion del Bosco is today a unique resort centred on the restored Borgo, or estate village, at its heart. The estate buildings and outlying farmhouses have been restored by local craftsmen to create sumptuous living environments, unified by a décor which channels the heritage and the rich colors of the surrounding Sienese landscape.
Perched on the top of one of the highest hills of the estate, the Borgo is, as it has been for centuries, the main hub of activities at Castiglion del Bosco. Its historic stone buildings include the Medieval church of San Michele Arcangelo, with a spectacular 1345 altar fresco by Pietro Lorenzetti. Renovated to exacting standards, the Borgo today hosts many of the estate’s exceptional amenities, including:
23 spacious suites, ranging in size from 50 to 183 sq. m (538 to 1974 sq. ft.); 3 of the estate’s 10 restored villas, each one with private heated pool; the estate’s La Canonica Cooking School; two restaurants, the Osteria La Canonica, offering a regional menu of traditional Tuscan favorites, and the Ristorante Campo del Drago, the estate’s fine dining restaurant; an organic Orto, or kitchen garden, with 180 varieties of vegetables and herbs; the Bottega, our speciality culinary shop; the Negozio, the estate’s gift shop offering a range of specially selected craft items; the CdBar and the Pool Bar, with views over the Sienese countryside; a comfortable, well-stocked cigar-room; a heated stone infinity pool with views over woods, lakes, and the hilltop town of Montalcino; the CdB Spa; a state-of-the-art fitness center; 24/7 reception, concierge and room services.
Inspired by the colours, textures and majesty of the Val d’Orcia, Il Borgo suites are a haven for relaxation and quiet contemplation, a unique vantage point from which to revel in the myriad pleasures of the Tuscan lifestyle. The suites have been lovingly restored with the utmost respect for the original architecture and traditions of this historic Estate, blending the finest antiques with custom pieces created by local artisans.
Ranging in size from 50 to 183 square metres (538 to 1974 square feet), the spacious suites offer lovely master bedrooms, airy bathrooms with sensual soaking tubs, inviting sitting rooms warmed by the Tuscan sun and private terraces with panoramic views of the countryside. State-of-the-art conveniences, including LCD TVs, Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access and iPod stations, add a touch of modernity that blends harmoniously with the sophistication of the rooms and furnishings.
After careful restoration, the Villas of Castiglion del Bosco are today elegant and stylishly furnished residences blending in perfectly with the estate’s green valleys, wooded hilltops and neatly tended vineyards.
While each Villa is unique, they are unified by a décor which channels the heritage and the rich colors of the surrounding Sienese landscape.
Each villa aims to envelop its guests in the warm embrace of Tuscan hospitality. Their elegant country-style interiors are the fruit of meticulous research, combining antiques and bespoke pieces made by local craftsmen with richly-hued fabrics and natural fibres. The harmonious fusion of ancient flavours, warm contemporary details and rooms equipped with the most modern comforts and advancedtechnology, makes each Castiglion del Bosco Villa a unique living experience.
The Villas vary in size, each having from 3 to 6 bedrooms, and all feature: spacious, elegant rooms; outdoor heated stone infinity pools; gorgeously landscaped lawns and gardens; inviting pergola-covered stone terraces; large fully-equipped kitchens; walk-in closets fitted with suede and leather; high-speed WiFi internet access including wireless laptop upon request; iPod docking stations and discretely placed leather-trimmed LCD flat screen televisions; laundry rooms.
Additional comforts and facilities found at many of the villas include: original outdoor wood-burning ovens; charming guest houses; generous pool houses; private tennis courts; in-villa staff quarters.
Located at the heart of Il Borgo yet at the same time intimately secluded, the CdB Spa is a haven of infinite serenity and gentleness, dominated by earthy shades and natural colors. Occupying the village’s former wine cellars, the CdB Spa features La Prairie treatments and products alongside a selection of CdB products developed with naturally derived ingredients.
With its elegant yet warm cabins, a treatment-for-two space, sauna, steam bath, relaxing area with barrelvaulted ceiling and a lush private garden, the CdB Spa is the place where mind and body find their beauty and balance.
The Spa offers a holistic pampering and relaxation experience that blends luxurious wellness ingredients with naturally derived elements, creating an infusion of all-enveloping, cleansing and endlessly vitalizing sensations. Pure simplicity.
Castiglion del Bosco Golf Club
Laid out by world-renowned British Open champion, Tom Weiskopf, Castiglion del Bosco private Golf Club is an exciting course that moulds itself to the painterly contours of the Val d’Orcia’s iconic landscape. It is designed to challenge the best of golfers and to thrill the casual golfers. Never before in Italy has a golf course been constructed with such attention to minute details. Uniquely Tuscan in nature, following the contours of an estate where vines and olives have been cultivated for centuries, the course features comprehensive practice facilities and the longest hole in Europe – the 685-yard number 13. Castiglion del Bosco private Golf Club is the ultimate expression of Tuscany’s
appetite for the athletic good life.
The Tuscan Experience
To ensure a memorable stay, Castiglion del Bosco offers a variety of activities and excursions highlighting different aspects of the region’s history, land and culture.
For lovers of fine food, our La Canonica Cooking School explores the flavors and fragrances of Tuscan cooking. Expert chefs introduce guests to the secrets of local cuisine, guiding them in the gathering of fresh seasonal herbs and vegetables from the garden of the estate.
Castiglion del Bosco is one of the largest producers of Brunello di Montalcino. The entire wine production can be tasted at the Osteria La Canonica or in the estate’s private winery, which also houses the barricaia, an enological sanctuary where top quality wines age in French oak barriques.
Other activities that help guests enter into the heart and soul of Tuscany include landscape painting classes, truffle-hunting expeditions and visits to local events such as Siena’s world-famous Palio horse race or the Sagra del Tordo Medieval pageant in Montalcino.
The estate also offers a wide range of other sporting facilities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, wellness boot camp in the woods, tennis and bocce courts, yoga and pilates lessons, archery and miles of hiking, running and mountain bike trails.
The two restaurants and the pool bar of the Borgo offer seasonal menus using the finest local ingredients complemented by an extensive list of Castiglion del Bosco and regional wines, together with celebrated international labels.
The Osteria La Canonica, the casual restaurant on the estate, offers tasty dishes of traditional Tuscan cuisine and delicious pizzas cooked in the wood-burning oven, while the Ristorante Campo del Drago offers more refined dishes in a sophisticated and elegant setting.
The magnificent Orto organic garden, designed by the landscapers of the Vatican Gardens, is home to over 180 varieties of vegetables and aromatic herbs which are used in the kitchens of our restaurants.
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- Tuscan or American breakfast daily
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- For guests staying in Villa
- 1 ready-to-eat dinner delivered in Villa on the arrival day
- Early check-in/late check-out
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