For those of you who haven’t heard about Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, it is an estate enclosed by 2000 hectares of land in Montalcino, more specifically in the Val d’Orcia: a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a sensational space that evokes peace and tranquility due to the rich natural and cultural heritage that surrounds it.
The hotel has just announced its official reopening on June 2nd, but with some exciting news. It has recently completed some serious refurbishments that will give this hotel an entirely new edge. There will be 19 new private suites, and a rebrand of its restaurant Osteria La Canonica.
Now, with a total of 42 suits, Rosewoods’ Castiglion del Bosco will be ready to welcome families, couples, friends and solo travellers into its space. Each room has been carefully designed by the hotels’ interior designer Teresa Bürgisser, maintaining a timeless yet contemporary edge. The decor is a fundamental aspect of this hotel, and plays especially a huge role in the new suites. The sense that Chiara Ferragamo, co-founder of Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco tries to evoke through the choice in decor is the warm, ‘home away from home’ feeling. Each piece has been selected and purchased by Ferragamo from local artisans, placing huge importance in hand-made and tailor-made items. In fact the furniture comes from trusted antique stores and tradeshows in Parma and Arezzo, the paintings that date from the 18th and 19th centuries have been specially framed by local artisans for the new suites. The flooring is made from Borgogna stone and the curtains are entirely hand made and designed exclusively for the hotel, as are the virgin wool carpets. The concept is to reflect the Italian ‘style’ of living combining simplicity to elegance and sophistication.
With regards to the refurbishment of Osteria La Canonica, it shall be open all day serving meals both indoor and outdoor. The restaurant, led by Michelin Starred Executive Chef Matteo Temperini, serves high quality local Tuscan cuisine using fresh produce both from local and in house farms and wine produced in the estate’s winery. In fact, Castiglion del Bosco is famed for the wine tours and tastings such as The Vertical Tasting; this is an extraordinary wine tasting experience in which guests will learn about the process of wine-making by visiting and tasting only the very best Brunello di Montalcino from its very winery.
Many more experiences are available at Castiglion del Bosco including spa treatments, cooking classes, truffle hunting, golf and guided walks in the surrounding countryside – because in fact slowing down and taking time to care about your physical and mental wellbeing is integral to leading a positive and productive life. We all need a break sometime right?