ITALY – TUSCANY-Castello Di Casole

If there is a single word more alluring than Italy, then it must be its own heart and soul… Tuscany.

Always so much more than a place, Tuscany, Italy is first a way of life, each present moment infused with centuries of the world’s favorite art, culture, food and wine. In the rolling hills not far from the mythic cities of Florence, Siena and San Gimignano is one of the largest private landholdings in all of Italy. Vineyards and orchards of olive trees pattern the hillsides.

Hotel Castello di Casole offers the rare opportunity to enjoy the rich amenities of a restored Italian castle on a country estate in Tuscany. The castle’s rich history dates back to the end of the 10th century, when it was built and christened Querceto Manor. Querceto Manor often hosted the political exiles of nearby Siena until it fell into decline starting in the 15th century. Owned and reconstructed during the 19th and 20th centuries by the Bargagli family of Siena – esteemed local aristocracy – the castle rose to a prominent position in the region, as the surrounding estate was a leading agricultural producer with 31 farms on 2200 acres. During the late 20th century the Castello was owned by prominent Italian film director Luchino Visconti, who entertained European and Hollywood luminaries throughout the estate.

Hotel Castello di Casole offers 41 luxurious hotel suites in a range of styles and sizes to accommodate visitors in grand style. From studio suites in the main villa area to apartment-style olive grove suites a short walk away, these enticing spaces have been painstakingly restored using original materials found on the estate. Authentic details – wood-beamed ceilings, stone walls and hand-plastered finishes  – are gently coaxed into the modern era with luxurious fabrics, fixtures and furnishings, an alluring blend of old and new.

In addition to the luxury suites, guests of Hotel Castello di Casole are welcome to choose from other five-star accommodations on the estate. The Bargagli Penthouse is the highlight of the main hotel, a two-story, 3-bedroom masterpiece where every detail is a work of art. Families may be interested in renting one of the Tuscan Hotel Villas just steps away or for a bit more privacy, the Farmhouses, set on hillsides throughout the 4,200-acre property. No matter the choice, one will enjoy the comforts of home, amazing views of the Tuscan hills and exceptional services from Timbers Resorts.

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Indulge and experience the best of Tuscany  (Package includes)

  • Accomodation in Suites of your choice featuring breathtaking view
  • Full daily breakfast at Ristorante Tosca
  • Three course dinner at Ristorante Tosca including wines selected by our Sommelier
  • One massage or treatment at Essere SPA, per couple
  • Bottle of Estate Wine in your Suite up on arrival

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