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Honeymoon Venue: Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco, Tuscany

When considering an overseas honeymoon (or even a destination wedding), the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. As part of our #honeymoonhumpday series, we're going to be bringing you a variety of venue profiles, honeymoon styles and tips every Wednesday to help you narrow your options down to somewhere truly amazing.

This week's honeymoon venue is Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco. Located just 45 kilometres from Sienna, it is one of the oldest and most unspoiled estates in Tuscany. It is a true celebration of the Italian culture and magnificent natural beauty.

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Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco is a country estate situated on 5,000 acres of pristine rolling hills in Tuscany’s wine making region, Brunello di Montalcino. The estate is made up of 23 exquisite suites and ten luxury villas. The suites are housed in the main building and radiate ultimate serenity. Unique pieces crafted by Florentine artisans and antique furnishings give the space a warm and true Tuscan atmosphere. The villas have been restored from 17th and 18th century farmhouses and are scattered over the picturesque Tuscan estate with elegant interiors and bespoke furnishings. While staying at the villa, enjoy your own private heated infinity pool and terrace, fireplace, open plan kitchen and breath taking views of Montalcino.

While staying at Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco, enjoy access to their luxurious full service spa, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and infinity pool. The spa is a true serene retreat for its guests, offering a sauna, steam bath, relaxation area and a wide range of exclusive treatments that have been developed by the renowned skincare specialists of La Prairie. The Spa takes a holistic approach to well-being, encouraging beauty, balance and relaxation through cleansing and energising senses. The fitness centre offers panoramic views of the estate and features next generation equipment to help improve strength, flexibility and balance. As well as the fitness centre, the land of Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco is the perfect place for a walk or hike with marked footpaths over the 5,000 acres. The estates main infinity pool is paved in Tibetan stone, which gives the water its beautiful colour. Relax in the pool as you look upon the summertime lavender fields and the woods of Castiglion Del Bosco.

Dining at Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco is based upon the freshest organic fruits and vegetables and natural flavours. With in-suite dining, a Pool Bar and two restaurants, there is a dining option for every occasion. If that is not enough for you, try the La Canonica Cooking School. The two hour class provides guests with the opportunity to learn and prepare authentic Italian and traditional Tuscan dishes.

Should you wish to venture from your Tuscan haven, year round there are many cultural festivals, historic celebrations, wine and sporting events to enjoy in Tuscany. Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco is conveniently located to allow its guests to enjoy the rich culture. Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco, rich in Tuscan history, is the perfect option for any couple wanting an incomparable European honeymoon.

Honeymoon Venue: Bellevue Syrene, Sorrento

When considering an overseas honeymoon (or even a destination wedding), the venue selection can be rather harrowing with an entire world to consider. As part of our #honeymoonhumpday series, we're going to be bringing you a variety of venue profiles, honeymoon styles and tips every Wednesday to help you narrow your options down to somewhere truly amazing.

This week’s venue is Bellevue Syrene, in the charming and unspoilt town of Sorrento, Italy.

Perched upon the cliffs and overlooking the gorgeous Gulf of Naples, Bellevue Syrene is the perfect destination for an incredibly romantic honeymoon. Built upon the ruins of a Roman villa, from the moment you walk through the grand doors, you can sense that it is entrenched in history. Although it has been renovated to an exceptionally high luxury standard, much of its fascinating ancient detail still exists.

Being welcomed on arrival with a bottle of Prosecco gives you a glimpse into the ultimate perfection that is carried out by the hotel and its staff, in which Bellevue Syrene takes so much pride. With each room having its own unique touch, they are all designed in an elegant way that mixes contemporary elements and more traditional pieces. Antiques, chandeliers, fresh cut flowers and hues of rose, violet and mint, make for ultimate Italian sophistication. With each room facing the sea and the Gulf of Naples, every guest is provided with one of the most magnificent views you could imagine.

Guests have at their disposal an array of hotel facilities. As newlyweds, enjoy a couple’s massage in Bellevue Syrene’s own Wellness Centre. Or, opt for the scent of the sea, and make use of the tanning beds with access to the hotels private solarium via lift or foot, through the cave-like passageway, carved by ancient Romans. For a romantic dinner, enjoy the taste of Italy’s finest food and wines from the Sorrentine Peninsula at La Pergola, the hotels restaurant, situated on the impressive panoramic terrace.

Sorrento is a place of art, culture food and wine, so there is always something new and interesting to discover. Should you decide to venture from the beauty that is Bellevue Syrene, we recommend taking a stroll through Old Sorrento. Getting lost in the cobble stone streets and alleyways is a sure way to take in the true essence of Sorrento. If your are wanting to venture out of Sorrento, hire a car and wind your way through the vibrant fishing villages, terraced vineyards and lemon orchards to the Amalfi Coast, or if you find yourself wanting to explore Italy a little further, with ferries available from the Marina Grande, a day trip to the turquoise waters of the isle of Capri is a must where the glamorous queen of Italian cinema herself, Ms Sofia Loren called home.

Coming in third place for Trip Advisor's Top Hotels in the World (2016), Bellevue Syrene is an incomparable and perfect Italian getaway for your honeymoon.