Part of a larger estate, hotel Castello di Casole is one of the gems in picturesque Tuscany. Complete with its own vineyard and game reserve, it houses all the best Italy has to offer.
Guests stay overnight in one of 41 luxurious suites, each decorated in true Tuscan style. Top of the range is the Bargagli Penthouse. With up to three bedrooms, this penthouse has its own private terrace with charming views over the mountains. For larger groups, there is the possibility to rent traditional farmhouses as well.
In Tuscany, it goes without saying that there are plenty of options at hand to wine and dine. At Castello di Casole this is no different. For small bites and decent home-made pasta there is the casual Trattoria Pazzia and for an upscale dinner there is the Ristorante Tosca which offers a more modern cuisine with some contemporary interpretations of Italian classics.
Those who just want to enjoy a good drink while on holiday find their happiness in the stylish Visconti Bar, named after the Italian film director Luchino Visconti who once lived at Castello di Casole.
At less than 50 kilometres from Florence, there is obviously more than enough to see in the surroundings of the hotel. In the vicinity of the hotel however, the best options are long day walks, horseback riding or to take part in the olive harvest held at the estate.
When you are looking for some a splendid holiday amidst a beautiful Italian setting, this is your place.
Images courtesy of Castello di Casole – A Timber’s Resort
Written by Sebastiaan