Belmond Castello di Casole has joined the Belmond portfolio, a truly authentic Tuscan retreat.
Joining its Tuscan sister hotel, Belmond Villa San Michele in Florence, the storied castle hotel and grounds sit within an untouched nature reserve in the Tuscan hills between Siena and Florence.
A cypress tree lined private road ascends to the historical estate which is situated atop rolling hills with panoramic views of the surrounding villages and patchwork farmland, including olive groves and vineyards, producing the property’s own olive oil and ‘C’ private-label signature wines.
Built in the year 998 and originally named Querceto Manor, the iconic property was restored by the aristocratic Bargagli family in the 20th century and sits within its own medieval village, featuring original Etruscan artefacts and architecture.
Located in the former medieval village in the grounds, the Essere spa offers a sanctuary to connect with Etruscan history and disconnect from modern day living.
Set in the old wine cellar, the tranquil space features original stone walls and Etruscan artefacts dating back to the fourth century, owned by the Bargagli Collection.
The spa terrace is a space to relax and enjoy sunrise yoga with long views over the expansive golden valley.
Belmond Castello di Casole offers a dynamic mix of local Tuscan and Italian flavours.
Classic Venetian dishes such as tender carpaccio and tagliolini verdi are served in the sun-lit courtyard of Cip’s Club by sister property, Belmond Hotel Cipriani.
Old Tuscan traditional dishes with modern flair can be found at Tosca, using ingredients grown in the hotel gardens.
Each of the castello’s 39 all-suite rooms capture the spirit of the region.
Throughout the property, design features include original stone flooring, terracotta colours and traditional alabaster from the local region of Volterra, reflecting the estate’s rich history.
Suites located in the original tenth century medieval tower, feature original fireplaces and stone wall detailing.