Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco just became the “it” place to visit in Tuscany from November 27 to April 12, because its now staying open in winter. Visitors will have their pick of the luxury villas, which are restored 17th- and 18th-century farmhouses. Villa Alba is well suited for some restful peace and quiet, as it is located on a quiet hilltop, overlooking the Val d’Orcia. Hint: We hear Villa Alba is quite the romantic hideaway. Another villa option, which sleeps nine, is Villa Sant’Anna, which has its own tennis court. Good to know: Fireplaces create cozy evenings in both these accommodations — just add wine.
The resorts Winter Villa Escape program provides locally sourced groceries and a dedicated concierge will be on call to arrange excursions to Siena, Florence, San Gimignano and other nearby destinations. Foodies should book a truffle- hunting expedition, adventurers should ask for a hot-air balloon excursion. During their stay, travelers will have access to the on-site winery for tours and tastings. (Make sure to sip the estates celebrated Brunello di Montalcino wine.)