Planning a trip to Tuscany, Italy, seems like the ultimate romantic vacation. Travelers can easily spend a few weeks in the region visiting some best vineyards in the country and Saturna, the famous natural hot spring. For those who want to make the experience even more unique, plenty of cozy hotels and B&B in Tuscany are affordable.
Travelers looking for luxury also have an extra reason to visit Tuscany. The Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco has been voted the best hotel in the world in 2022, and it is easy to understand why. The place was planned to exceed the expectations of the most demanding guests, from accommodations to great experiences.
It Offers Breathtaking Views
Travelers dreaming about going to Italy and finding a landscape that resembles famous movies such as Letters to Juliette and Under The Tuscan Sun should definitely include this hotel on their bucket list.
The Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is located at Montalcino and offers a privileged view of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Val d'Orcia and the hills.
The rooms have a terrace overlooking the fields and the region, making the time guests spend there unforgettable. It is nearly impossible not to feel in a movie while staying there, and travelers will have all the privacy they need.
It Exudes Sophistication
The Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco was built on a 5,000-acre 800-year-old Italian estate. The area includes a medieval church, castle ruins, and a vinery combined with luxurious perks such as a spa, gold club, and restaurants.
Every part of this hotel was designed to offer the guests the best anyone can have of a luxurious Tuscan experience.
The 42 rooms are decorated with antique furnishings, each created to bring what they describe as a "rich sense of authenticity."
The hotel also has eleven villas created on 17th- and 18th-century Tuscan farmhouses.
Those exclusive and private spots feature heated infinity pools, terraces, gardens, and fully equipped kitchens. It is excellent for families, and it is no surprise that this place has become a favorite wedding destination.
The Villa Biondi is the most spacious villa, measuring over 7,800 feet. The place features five bedrooms, a pool, and a pool house.
The Villa Agresto is another spacious villa (5,285 feet) perched on a vineyard and offering six bedrooms, a terrace, and a private pool.
The Paradise For Foodies
Italy is widely known for its cuisine, and guests won't be disappointed at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco.
Chef Matteo Temperini has created a menu with simple dishes celebrating Tuscan cuisine. The hotel has four restaurants and one bar with tailor-made cocktails.
Guests can also have a unique experience at the La Canonica Cooking School, where they can learn the secrets of the traditional Italian dishes.
The classes start at their organic garden, where students will learn how to choose the perfect fresh ingredients.
Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco aims to offer their guests exclusive experiences, and they have created tours to assure visitors won't forget their days in Tuscany.
One of the best tours they can hire is the Fly Brunnelo, where tourists take a helicopter to fly over Val d'Orcia and see the town and vineyards from another angle.
This tour also includes visiting two vineyards (Podere Le Ripi and Castiglion del Bosco) and having lunch at the Michelin-starred Restaurant Silene.
Of course, the hotel has also created many other tours where guests can experience the region.
Truffle & Brunello Experience
Tuscany is also famous for its truffles, and the hotel has designed a whole experience around it. Guests will hunt truffles along with hunting dogs and learn how to
identify the trees where truffles grow.
It is the perfect chance to learn more about this delicacy. The day ends with a truffle tasting paired with local wines.
Val d'Orcia Movie Tour
Val d'Orcia has served as a location for countless films, and guests can discover them with a specialized guide.
They will spend the day visiting Montalcino, Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia, and other towns and explore the places that can be seen in The Gladiator, Medici: Masters of Florence, Letters to Juliet, and Romeo and Juliet.
The best thing is that the tour can be personalized and focus on what travelers want to see.
Explore Tuscany By Bike
One of the best ways to enjoy Tuscany is by bike. Of course, travelers can easily rent a bike and do it, but Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco has created an itinerary where people are immersed in nature and history.
The tour includes vineyards, farmhouses, medieval villages, and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo. The day ends with a traditional picnic.
The Incredible Spa
Spa-goers have to try the treatments at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco. They can try the wine line made in Tuscany with products made with grapes.
The Divine Wine body ritual promises to refresh the skin and reactivate microcirculation, but guests can also try the oil face treatment and the sensory journey that reduces muscle tension.
The sauna was also designed to be a therapy, combining warmth and aromatic infusions. Those are perfect activities for guests who want to slow down as soon as they arrive or after a day tour.