A thousand-year history revered in traditional suites, indulgent dining and acres of vineyards
Food & wine | Self-drive | Summer
Found in the rolling Tuscan hills that separate Siena and San Gimignano, this is one of the largest private landholdings in all of Italy. Even the coast is just a scenic hour’s drive away. Two grand, cypress-lined lanes ascend through vineyards, orchards and olive groves to reach this historic castle. Over its rich thousand-year history, it’s played the role of everything from country manor and aristocratic home to a place of strategic importance during the War of Siena, far back in time. Take the chance to explore the region’s famous vineyards, architectural masterpieces and bike routes, while the estate itself even hosts concerts and art exhibitions.
At the centre of this 4,200-acre estate is a 10th century castle, furnished in grand Tuscan tradition. It’s all been carefully restored using traditional construction techniques and materials so as to preserve its original beauty. Choose between classic Tuscan rooms and suites within the castle and contemporary Italian accommodations overlooking the olive groves. Throughout, wood-beamed ceilings, stone walls and hand-plastered touches promote the hotel’s delightfully traditional aesthetic.
Whatever your dining preferences, you’ll be well looked after at Belmond Castello di Casole. Take your Italian aperitivo as the sun sets or dine al fresco well into the balmy evenings. For a sumptuous fine-dining experience, head to Tosca where the Chef’s menu combines the freshest local and organic produce with Tuscany’s finest delicacies. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the flavours of the elegant yet informal restaurant, inspired by the legendary Cip’s Club at the Casole's Venetian sister hotel, and soak up the breathtaking views over the hills from the alfresco terrace. To cap off a delicious evening, enjoy Bar Visconti’s timeless décor and panoramic views while sipping delicious cocktails.
Tuscany has long been known for its soothing qualities and Belmond Castello di Casole is no different. The pools, steam rooms and treatment rooms at the Essere Spa are superb while the pool terrace offers stunning panoramas over the surrounding countryside. To find out more about the region’s heritage, reserve a cooking lesson, an artist’s workshop or a tasting tour of local wineries nearby. Fitness enthusiasts can take advantage of an excellent gym complete with a full range of equipment.
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