Chianti is one of the most appreciated wines all around the world. It comes from the Chianti region in Tuscany that extends over Florence and Siena. It offers a beautiful landscape with green, gentle hills covered with wide fields of vineyards and olive groves, ancient walled villages, characteristic parishes and countryside homes in stone.
Nestled in one of the most beautiful stretches of countryside in Italy, Castel Monastero, a beautifully restored medieval village and monastery is surrounded by Chianti vines, corn fields, chestnut forests and long rows of cypress trees.
Set within thousand-year-old walls, this luxury hotel offers exquisite Italian hospitality and five-star amenities including a glorious spa, a gourmet restaurant and of course wines produced from the hotel’s own vineyards.
The hotel offers its own Wine Tasting Program: A guided journey into the Tuscan Wine-making tradition provides guests with a general knowledge about the history of the territory and the history of each wine. The hotel can also arrange various day trips to visit local vineyards and enjoy tastings of this famous wine-producing region.
Activities: Cooking courses, polo, golf, truffle hunting (in season), hot air ballooning, tennis.
Each trip is tailor-made and many different sized groups can be accommodated, but as an example: Prices start from £5,290 (low season) per person based on four adults flying by Citation CJ2 from Biggin Hill to Florence and staying for 2 nights in a Junior Suite. Transfers from Florence Airport and Breakfast are included. Other aircraft and departure airports are available.
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Castiglion del Bosco
Situated within the UNESCO-listed Val d’Orcia Natural Park, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is a 5,000 acre country estate founded by Massimo and Chiara Ferragamo. The resort features a leading Brunello di Montalcino winery, two restaurants, an organic kitchen garden and a cooking school. The estate’s breathtaking 18-hole golf course offers an unparalleled playing experience at Italy’s only private golf club. A pampering spa, plentiful leisure facilities and a carefully curated selection of activities and excursions designed to highlight the region’s landscape and culture offer a unique Tuscan experience.
The resort’s spacious suites and villas offer exceptional comfort. Within the Borgo, there are 23 suites, complemented by ten independent luxury villas (2-6 bedrooms), created from restored 17th and 18th century farmhouses – perfect for those seeking privacy. They all feature private heated pools and some offer a wood-burning pizza oven, home theatre or private tennis court, plus an extended list of amenities.
Winery: Brunello di Monalcino winery on site offering various wine tours and experiences.
Facilities: 18-hole golf course, organic kitchen garden, tennis courts, heated infinity pool, helipad
Activities: Cooking School, truffle hunting (in season), painting classes, archery, fishing, hiking, photography workshops.
Each trip is tailor-made and many different sized groups can be accommodated, but as an example: Prices start from £5,490 per person based on four passengers flying by Citation M2 from Biggin Hill and staying for two nights in an Executive Suite. Breakfast and transfers from Grosseto Airport are included. Other aircraft and departure airports are available.