Castello Di Casole
What We Love
- Infinity pool with spectacular hilltop views
- Free GPS rental preloaded with local attractions
- All rooms come with views of the surrounding countryside or courtyard
- The spa is located in the estate’s converted wine cellar
What To Know
- Top Tuscan location: Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Chianti are all within an hour’s drive
- A car is essential; the nearest village is a 15-minute drive
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Surrounded by a vast 4,200-acre country estate that was once home to a 10th-century castle, a working farm with stables and more than 200 villagers, Castello di Casole is a magnificent country pad that combines lashings of Old World charm with some seriously luxe amenities. The main chunk of the hotel is housed in a series of stone farmhouses that spill out from a central courtyard (the former stable block). On-site you’ll find an infinity pool with views of cypress-studded hills, giant bathrooms with rolltop tubs; a posh cocktail bar and an alfresco restaurant serving Tuscan classics.
Bed and Bath
All 41 spacious suites have been designed with a sympathetic nod to their Tuscan farmhouse heritage and feature beam ceilings, thick stone floors, terra-cotta-hued walls, and arched windows that frame views of the surrounding hills or the courtyard. The marble-clad bathrooms have free-standing rolltop tubs, giant showers, twin sinks and generous quantities of signature products.
On the grounds, the infinity pool takes center stage and overlooks the estate’s olive grove and the medieval villages of Mensano and Radicondoli. Next to the pool there’s a purpose-built amphitheater where you can catch an alfresco movie. There a two restaurants on-site: Pazzia Pizzeria, where wood-fired pizzas loaded with mozzarella dominate the menu, and Ristorante Tosca, an intimate eatery with arched stone ceilings and Murano glass chandeliers, and a candlelit terrace where posh seafood dishes are served against an enchanting backdrop. For post-dinner drinks, knock back a grappa at Bar Visconti or sip a glass of red straight from the estate’s very own vineyard.
How to Get There
My husband and I spent our 20th anniversary at this lovely hotel in early October. The architecture, the suite, the surroundings and scenery were breathtaking. The service was personal and superb. Every aspect of this stay was just perfect. We renewed our vows at the hotel and Nikoletta, the even manager was unbelievable. She went above and beyond to ensure our day was perfect. The ceremony was so beautiful as we looked over the Tuscan hillside from their amphitheater. the bar service was also wonderful as Matteo and Valerio knew us by name and drink so we were always well looked after. The food is amazing and delicious and we absolutely had a blast doing the pizza making class! Thank you so much to all at this wonderful property for making our bucket list trip so memorable!
From the moment we arrived, we were impressed by the beauty of this property. Beautiful landscaping, and old world charm made it the most perfect and relaxing spot to tour Tuscany. The staff could not have been any more accommodating. The restaurants were both excellent, and by the end of our 3 night stay, we felt like we were at home, and being treated like royalty! A hotel not to be missed!
We stayed here the first time and enjoyed the short stop-over here. Although still not 100% a Belmond hotel in terms of top service quality, it is a great place to stop between Siena and Florence or for exploring the neighboring towns. Rooms are spacious and very well equipped. You cannot be wrong here.
I wish we had stayed here longer! The two nights we spent at Castello di Casole were incredible. We stayed in the Oliveto suite. It was spotless, spacious, and had everything we needed and more. The double patio overlooking the hills was to die for. Breakfast at Tosca and the couple’s massage at Essere Spa were amazing. I can’t speak for dinner at either of the hotel’s restaurants as we ended up eating outside of the hotel while driving around to the little towns nearby - but I am sure it is delicious. The staff was extremely kind and very attentive. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this hotel - I highly recommend it. Pictures don’t do it justice. It is so so beautiful and worth every penny!
Stunning property, spectacular service from beginning to end. Worth every penny. We traveled on our honeymoon, and spent three weeks in Italy with 5 nights here. This was our favorite hotel by far. We had a junior suite overlooking the courtyard from one side and the hills of Tuscany from the other. It was great to have a separate sitting area as you walked in. The bathroom was just spectacular-gorgeous clawfoot tub, beautiful marble, the list goes on. One miniscule complaint in that you can’t actually use any of the outdoor chairs to eat anything other than what the bar or restaurant offers. There is a beautiful patio with views and we had a special bottle of wine we brought with us, but were not permitted to drink there. Not the end of the world, but a bummer as we spent so much money there otherwise. We took a pizza class and had a great time.
This property is just wonderful, and we cannot wait to return.