Refined boutique hotel in the heart of Tuscany
At Castiglioncello Bandini, a part of Cinigiano, in Maremma: the purest zone of Tuscany.
One hour’s car ride away from Argentario and from Punta Ala. 68 kilometres away from hills, cypresses and the ploughed fields of Siena. 45 minutes away from silence and the orderly countryside of Saturnia’s hot springs, 15 minutes away from the ascents and descents of Val d’Orcia, all against an incredibly blue sky.
Dimora Santa Margherita, an ancient hamlet from 1600, is a charming hotel surrounded by 360 degrees of silence and beauty.
“I wanted to rediscover the joys of my childhood summers,” says the “master of the house” William Boselli. “That’s why my wife Elizabeth and I travelled high and low all over Tuscany. Then we found this small hamlet and we fell in love. Amongst other things, “escaping” to Tuscany was our childrens’ dream.”
Elisabetta and William, having escaped themselves from Milan, have invested years in making this dream a reality. Years of looking for original materials, years of meetings with local artisans, years of creating the very atmosphere you can feel today, an atmosphere of “vintage-chic”, refined yet simple, that makes guests feel at home wherever they’re from.
Dimora Santa Margherita is famous for its breathtaking panoramas that still makes us emotional. In thanks we filled it up with bay leaf plants and lavender, rose, and oleander that we put side by side with the olive trees and the centuries-old oak. To us, this splendour seems worthy to me of an “olfactory demonstration”.
Obviously, the “tall and straight” cypresses aren’t missing, which you would expect almost “by contract” from the best of Tuscany.
But the symbol of Dimora Santa Margherita is the salt water swimming pool, winding and sensual. Born from a heart design which was then shifted, the swimming pool captures the most spectacular sunsets and gives its guests the chance to experience it.
And it’s not enough to only look at it. You have to relive it.
Dimora Santa Margherita is a getaway. You only need one glance out the window and you find yourself in front of a Renaissance panorama. And this is true for all suites. All have floors tiled by hand, exposed wooden ceiling beams, elegant walls and olive trees in every hallway.