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Departures

May 2019

Departures

Stepping inside the ancient walls of Monteverdi Tuscany is transformative. The boutique hotel, which is spread out throughout the villas and old world buildings of the little village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro, is unlike anything else you might experience in the world. As a Unesco World Heritage Site, the windows of each carefully designed room (courtesy of Italian designer Ilaria Miani, a friend and collaborator of director Wes Anderson) reveal sweeping views of the rolling Val d’Orcia hills and vibrant greenery. It’s no wonder Anderson penned the entirety of The Grand Budapest Hotel here.