From a private helicopter tour of the Tuscany, Italy, to an intimate vegetable gardening class at the resort’s on-site garden, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco is offering a number of new activities, both on-property and off.
New activities for 2016 include:
Riding by Moonlight Horseback Riding Tour
A great fit for couples, guests choose from two different itineraries departing after sunset, with an option to stop at a local osteria or farmhouse for a tasting of typical Tuscan delicacies.
Tuscan Grigliata (BBQ) in the Woods
Set in the Montalcino countryside, the experience includes a private, rustic dinner, fire-roasted by the resort’s catering team in Castiglion del Bosco’s vineyard, accompanied by live music.
Follow the Traces of Eroica Bike Race
Ideal for experienced bikers, guests will discover the Tuscan countryside along the famous racetrack of L’Eroica.
Explore Bolgheri by Helicopter
Guests take to the skies for a flight over the Val d’Orcia, stopping at Tenuta San Guido and Tenuta dell’Ornellaia to sample local wines, and Marina di Bibbona, to enjoy lunch at Ristorante La Pineta, a Michellin-starred seafood restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Montepulciano: Vino Nobile, Art and EVO
Led by a local expert, this full-day excursion showcases the cultural heritage of nearby Montepulciano with a historical walking tour, a winery visit to sample the city’s famous vino nobile and a stop at a local frantoio to learn about olive oil production.
The Art of Vegetable Gardening
Guests tour the property’s historic walled garden with Castiglion del Bosco’s resident ‘ortolano’, or market gardener, participate in hands-on gardening activities and learn the practical techniques for cultivating fresh herbs and produce.
Family Cooking Class
Great for guests of all ages, parents and children prepare homemade pasta at La Canonica, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco’s cooking school, and learn traditional recipes they can incorporate into their own kitchens.