The Winning List: Tuscany

Posted by Rebecca Ruddle - November 28, 2014

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Italy shouldn’t just be somewhere you go on your honeymoon, it is also a fabulous corporate destination. Whether as a reward for great work, a corporate retreat or for meetings or conferences, we’ve got all the connections you’ll need on our Winning List: Tuscany.

At Heller, one of our specialties is golf getaways so we have ins with all the best golf courses in the world. In Tuscany, we love the Castiglion del Bosco Golf Club. Located in the historic landscape of the Val d’Orcia, this golf course is the epitome of the gorgeous Tuscany you see in postcards; rolling hills dotted with the signature cypress trees. The 18 hole course was designed by British Open legend, Tom Weiskopf and is Italy’s only private course set inside a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Here’s what else is amazing about Castiglion del Bosco – it’s one-stop shopping. Castiglion del Bosco is actually a whole estate including a castle, church and Borgo, or little town set in the stunning Italian countryside. Everything you need in one spot.

Nine rustic farmhouses have been transformed into luxury villa accommodations. The gorgeous wood and stone blend old into new perfectly and fireplaces make it a cozy place to visit any time of the year. There are also suites in the Borgo itself feature stunning views, private gardens and lovely interiors filled with bespoke pieces of furniture.

Of course Tuscany and food and wine all go hand in hand. Executive Chef Enrico Figliuolo sources local, seasonal and organic ingredients for his essential Tuscan menu. Only the best will do and in this part of Italy, the best grows all around Castiglion del Bosco. Sophisticated dining is available in the Ristorante Campo del Drago and a more rustic, but no less gourment experience is available at the Osteria Canonica. The Osteria also houses the Castiglion del Bosco cooking school which is a wonderful way to reconnect with colleagues and have a truly authentic Tuscan experience. Wine tastings and vineyard tours are also a wonderful way to connect with the landscape and of course the wines from this region are legendary from the Super Tuscans to the Brunellos. The estate owns wineries in Montalcino and Riparbella.

Amidst all this, you may have to get some real work done! No worries! There are several rooms with 8-20 person capacities and all the corporate amenities you could need from technology to helicopter pads and a a bodyguard service. Whether for a focus group, brainstorming, meetings, wine tastings or private dinners, we can organize it all for you.

If you think Castiglion del Bosco would be the perfect location for your corporation, contact Heller Productions and we’ll take care of the rest.