I Want to Go To There: Castiglion del Bosco

I wandered through 12 cities in Italy in high school on a very memorable school trip, but have yet to go back.  It’s on the top of my list to revisit that gorgeous country as an adult, particularly Tuscany.  And if I had won the mega-millions I would be sure to book myself a nice little villa at Castiglion del Bosco.  A grand estate renovated by the Ferragamo family (of the famous fashion house) it appears sprawling, lush and perfectly amazing. Of course the style of the interiors is insanely gorgeous- using a mix of natural materials like rustic wood and stone but also luxurious fabrics and furniture of a more tailored measure.  But what’s NOT to like about this kind of destination for vacation? Pasta, wine, sun, spa, golf, more wine and then for good measure, some more wine.

Yes please.


  1. ahh I stayed in that exact room in the 3rd picture on my honeymoon – absolutely AMAZING! The people there are incredibly nice too – makes me want to go back immediately! Thanks for posting!

  2. OMG I am in Italy right now and just left the countryside of Tuscany…makes me VERY sad that I did not discover this place myself! We were in Sinalunga (about an hour from this amazing looking place). You must go back, its so incredible here. You can check out some of my Italy updates on my blog :)


  3. You will love Italy even more as an adult!! I have family in Tuscany and never get tired of visiting and discovering new little areas. I think I go a bit too much because I need to see other parts of the world too! This villa looks stunning! xx

  4. I used to work for the Ferragamo Family, everything they design, create is beautiful. The family is very gracious, charming and kind. Gorgeous pictures, you should see their hotels, they own several in Italy along with a winery.

  5. Such lovely images, I sooo wanna go there too. And Italy is just best in the world for the food! Anywhere in Italy, but I think Tuscany and Liguria are regions with really great fod that stands out!

  6. Wow, what a beautiful place. I have always wanted to go to Italy, and these pictures just add to the urge. Every single one is “pin worthy.” I would love to sit by the pool and stare at the beautiful view. Thanks for the visual vacay. :)

  7. Those pictures are exquisite! I prefer Northern Italy too. It’s heart achingly beautiful and the food is to die for.

    My VERY favorite place is one my husband and I go to for some “us” time. Lake Como.

    Great post!

    Cheers, Dawne

  8. Undiamo! While you’re there you need to check out San Gimignano, it’s a traditional village surrounded by gorgeous walls – Oh heck – if you haven’t been to Italy you need to go – no matter what!

  9. Ah! Just hearing about all this old stuff makes me smile! I will echo that it usually costs a little more, when all is said and done, to use reclaimed materials. HOWEVER, if I am flexible about what i will find, and where i use it it almost always can come out great (cost and time wise). Usually, like the old pine siding, the disappeared walnut trim… the 1940s red-brass porch lights i just found (for $10/pr and 2 hrs rewiring).

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