Massimo Ferragamo explains why you should consider exploring the beloved Italian region during the winter months
Most travelers to Tuscany visit during the summer and fall, exploring the sunlit countryside and book-ending the trip with a jaunt to Florence and Rome. But for Massimo Ferragamo—son of legendary designer Salvatore and chairman of Ferragamo USA—and his wife, Chiara, there’s something to be said for the winter months in Tuscany, too. The couple are owners of Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, a historic estate (and UNESCO World Heritage site) in the city of Montalcino, whose 17th- and 18th-century farmhouses have been converted into luxury villas available for rent. For the first time ever, the estate will remain open through the winter, allowing guests to experience firsthand the Tuscan season preferred by the Ferragamos. “Around the holidays, Tuscany is an absolutely magical place to be,” says Ferragamo.