Custodians of art and culture
Castiglion del Bosco is a place of respect, sharing and harmony. The entire estate is situated in the Val d’Orcia, a renowned landscape of great beauty and universal appeal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004.
This quintessential Tuscan landscape is the very epitome of a natural ideal and a Renaissance panorama. It is a treasure trove of masterpieces created by country folk, architects and artists, packed with the experience of past civilizations.
Castiglion del Bosco is human rather than humanistic, with its legacy encompassing the art and lifestyles of the past. Its strategic elevated position was appreciated by the Etruscans as early as 600 B.C., as demonstrated by the archaeological finds made on the estate. The property stands alongside the ancient Via Francigena, a route traveled by merchants and pilgrims on their way from Canterbury to Rome, many of whom visited the Pieve San Michele from around 725 A.D. Il Borgo, overlooked by the Medieval ruins of the 12th-century castle to which the estate owes its name, houses priceless works of medieval and early-Renaissance art. The Annunciazione dei Santi (Annunciation of the Saints), a fresco by Pietro Lorenzetti of the Sienese School in the church of San Michele Arcangelo, was brought to light in 1876 and has now been restored to its former glory.
Castiglion del Bosco embraces a genuine lifestyle and is very aware of its role as a custodian, restoring, preserving and handing down traditions, sharing its heritage and traces of life from the past, and creating empathy thanks to its strong historic links. It fosters the appreciation of art, cuisine, vineyards and traditional craftsmanship, representing the harmonious ideal of a deeply rooted, age-old Tuscan lifestyle.