Location: Montaione, Florence, Italy
On Offer: Sitting poised between Florence and Pisa, Tuscany’s sprawling Toscana Resort Castelfalfi has unveiled a multimillion-dollar revamp that yet again brings new life to a former noble village. Stretching across a rolling landscape of vineyards, olive groves, and a gorgeous 27-hole golf course dotted by villas, the property is anchored by a medieval ‘borgo’ and its ancient castle. Spearheaded by the Lohia family, who purchased the property in 2021, no expense was spared. Italian studio Caberlon Caroppi took the lead on refreshing the 146 guest rooms, including 31 rooms set in a converted tobacco warehouse, where the estate’s tabacchine rolled cigars in the early 1900s, while French decorating firm Affine conceived four specialty suites that pay homage to the region’s traditional materials and fabrics.
Standout Details: Chef Davide De Simone takes the reins at the property’s new Olivina restaurant, where artist and designer Henry Chebaane’s color schemes reflect the seasons of the surrounding landscape—warm terracotta and brown (autumn), yellow and dark green (summer), vibrant and fresh green (spring), grey-green (winter)— which also guides the menu. Order one of the seasonal dishes like porcini mushroom tortellini or pigeon breast with pumpkin purée and vin santo, and don’t skip Bar Ecrù, which lights up in a golden glow during aperitivo hour and features a panoramic terrace with views of the rolling valleys beyond.