Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort, Tuscany, Italy
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. Two grand cypress-lined lanes ascend to an historic castle now boutique hotel considered to be among the best in the world. Dotting the 4,200-acre historic estate are restored Casale Villas and Farmhouses. This treasured property is Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort. Casole d’Elsa is 9 km, while Florence can be reached by car in 1 hour. This stately boutique hotel in a 10th-century former castle with annexes is 7 km from the Relais La Suvera and 10 km from the Collegiata Santa Maria Assunta.
Facilities & Activities:
Surrounded by the Tuscan countryside, Castello di Casole features an outdoor pool, spa and fitness centre and 2 restaurants. At the heart of the hilltop estate on a quiet pedestrian path is our inviting Essere Spa. Originally the estate’s wine cellar, the Spa offers a serene setting within one of the most dramatic spaces on the property. Guests can relax by the pool, work out in the gym, or enjoy a massage in the wellness centre. The property is well placed for hiking or cycling activities in the local countryside, and bikes can be rented on site. In addition to a fully-equipped fitness center and a schedule of movement classes, the estate’s 4,200 acres make it a natural wonder outdoor adventure.
Rooms & Suites:
Hotel Castello di Casole offers 41 luxurious hotel suites in a range of styles and sizes to accommodate visitors in grand style. 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. The hotel and the surrounding villas have been painstakingly restored using original materials found on the estate. Choose from classic Tuscan suites inside the castle walls to modern Italian apartments overlooking the olive grove just a short walk from the castle. Suites at the Castello di Casole all feature a minibar, satellite TV and air conditioning, Featuring Italian design freestanding bathtubs, the large bathroom boasts Carrara marble or mosaic flooring and antique mirrors.
The focus at each of our dining venues is on simple, rustic food in the classic Italian tradition but infused with originality and always, a bit of the unexpected. Expect handmade pastas, fresh organic vegetables, fresh fish and game from local sources – all paired with fine wines from the best wineries in Italy and around the world. Guests can try traditional Tuscan food at one of the property’s 2 restaurants, Whether you choose to dine poolside, in a cozy bar, an authentic pizzeria or take Italian cooking classes from master chefs, each day in stirs the soul in some new way.
Hotel Rating : *****
Hotel Address : Località Querceto, 53031 Casole d’Elsa SI, Italy
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