Experience aristocratic rural life paired with contemporary style, surrounded by rolling hills and sprawling vineyards.
LUXE Travellers will be pleased to know there's a new hilltop escape in the rolling hills of Tuscany: Belmond Castello di Casole. It's is one of those magical places where time stands still. Spread across 4,200 acres, this 10th-century estate is the perfect place to experience the wonders of rural Italy. Along a cypress-lined avenue, the castle offers guest experiences that embrace the simple pleasures of Tuscan living.
The site is deeply rooted in its agricultural past stretching back to the Bronze Age; artefacts from Etruscan farmers have been found across the grounds and are displayed at the hotel. The castle itself dates back to the 10th century. Throughout the years it has hosted royalty, film stars and political luminaries. Today the buildings have been lovingly restored, cherishing the storied past while offering every modern indulgence.
LUXE Travellers can while away the hours visiting local farms, spotting wildlife or hunting for rare truffles. Then retreat to a world of comfort, elegance and world-class dining. The estate boasts elegant seating for all-day dining and relaxation and is also the best spot to enjoy a long lazy lunch or to toast the holidays with the estate’s home-grown red wine. The elevated infinity-edge pool seamlessly blends into the lush rolling hillside and offers a panoramic view at dusk.
LUXE Travellers can go birdwatching and wildlife spotting in the neighbouring oak forest, join a small group truffle hunting, take a cycle tour, head off on a guided or self-guided hike, or embark on a vintage car driving experience.
LUXE Travellers will enjoy local produce which is always at the heart of the castle’s wine and dining experiences. On-site restaurants include La Tosca, which serves traditional Tuscan cuisine with a contemporary influence. The focus is purely Italian - homemade pasta, locally sourced meat, exceptional seafood and garden-fresh produce. Groups can privately reserve the Enchanted Table, which sits suspended from a towering oak tree.
There’s also Cip’s by Cipriani, inspired by Hotel Cipriani’s famous bistro, offering classic Venetian dishes using locally sourced ingredients.
Bar Visconti, a typical Italian lounge bar, is the best spot for guests to taste the hotel’s vibrant label ‘C’ and ‘XII’ wine blends and prestigious local vintages.
A limonaia (lemonary), wine cellar and priest’s residence have been transformed into 39 sumptuous rooms and suites, each uniquely enchanting. Warm woods, Carrara marble floors and antique mirrors define the overall aesthetic and most rooms include roll-top bathtubs overlooking picture-perfect Tuscan landscapes.
LUXE Travellers can indulge in the Essere Spa, located in the ancient stone alcoves of a vaulted wine cellar. It features Etruscan artefacts on display and offers treatments inspired by the land. Locally harvested olive oil, orange-infused oil, honey, rosemary and grapes are used in signature facials and massages.
Speak with your personal LUXE Concierge to book your luxury Tuscan escape.