The Experience

Hotel Castello di Casole

Commanding the highest point on the property, the Castello is currently under restoration to emerge an enchanting five-star boutique hotel replete with 41 private suites. The Castello is certain to be a natural place to gather, a place to truly embrace the Tuscan lifestyle. Conveniently located 20 minutes from Siena, 45 minutes from Florence and within easy reach of the Chianti region, San Gimignano,Volterra and many other historical locations.

Hotel Castello di Casole is a 41-suite five-star luxury boutique hotel that offers a range of accommodations for the discerning traveler.  From the Main Villa’s junior and one-bedroom suites that surround the hotel courtyard, to the two-bedroom/ two-story Bargagli Suite, each residence is being lovingly restored with contemporary fabrics and fixtures that complement the traditional Tuscan history of the Castello.

The Restaurant at Hotel Castello di Casole features a menu centered around homemade pasta and meat highlighted with fresh local produce from our own hotel gardens. In season, fresh game is offered from wild boar to venison to pheasant. Complementing every Italian culinary creation, the estate’s private label vintage is available along with other varietals hand selected by our knowledgeable sommelier.

The Bar at Hotel Castello di Casole offers a magnificent setting to enjoy innovative hors d’oeuvres, wines by the glass and a menu of clever cocktails. The interiors offer a classic Italian style rich with marble flooring, a coffered wood ceiling with inlaid panels and faux finished walls by an Italian artist. Cozy seating arrangements can be found throughout the room while the bar itself features plush banquette seating. On summer nights, dine al fresco either in the covered loggia of the courtyard or near the pool and dining terrace as you take in stunning views of Casole d’Elsa and the hotel’s vineyards.

Featuring an espresso bar, gelateria and wood burning oven, The Pizzeria at Hotel Castello di Casole is a relaxed setting to stroll into for a cappucino, panini, pizza or even homemade ice cream. With its exposed brick and antique light fixtures, Carrara marble pizza counter and antique tables and chairs, the interior invites you to travel back in time.

The Spa at Hotel Castello di Casole offers the most serene setting imaginable. Formerly a wine cellar, the interior’s vaulted ceilings, restored stone walls, and dramatic lighting all set the tone for refined relaxation. With seven treatment rooms, secluded men and women’s areas, a private outdoor spa garden, pools, steam rooms, and comfortable spaces, the Spa will soothe and nourish the senses.

A Spa Garden behind the historic church emanates the tranquility of vacationing in Tuscany. A full menu of signature treatments include massages ranging from Shiatsu to Lymphatic; all inspired by items indigenous to the Tuscan region such as olive oil, grape seeds and skins, rosemary and other local products.

The adjoining Fitness Center comprises the latest in wellness equipment including a TechnoGym facility, elliptical trainers, Pilates machines and free weights.

Taste dolce far niente, the “sweetness of doing nothing,” at Hotel Castello di Casole. Standing tall above Tuscany on a private 4,200-acre estate — one of Italy’s largest — this 10th-century castle has been imaginatively restored as a refined boutique hotel. Choose one of 41 stylish suites; some feature a private garden or terrace that simply invites relaxation, as do the pool and the world-class spa. Sip champagne while listening to an open-air concert in the original amphitheater, and taste the estate’s private vintage while enjoying homemade Tuscan specialties in the main restaurant or gourmet pizzeria.
You’ll find plenty of activities, including language lessons; grape- and olive-harvesting classes; and tours of the wildlife-rich estate, designated a Model Game Reserve.Distance from Florence Airport (FLR): 38 mi/60 km Guests Receive:

  • For 2014
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
  • Choice of a Painting class or Language class for two,
    • once during stay (Day restrictions may apply)
  • For 2015
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Guest’s choice of
    • a Pizza Making class or Wine Tasting or Language class for two, once during stay (Day restrictions may apply)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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