Belmond Castello di Casole
10th-century castle set in the rolling hills
- 39 rooms and suites
- Two restaurants
- Lounge bar
- Fitness centre
- Outdoor infinity pool
- Bike rental
- Cookery classes
- Hot air ballooning
- Truffle hunting
Tuscany is one of Italy’s most picture-perfect regions with its rolling hills, rows of vineyards and old stone buildings. Located with a 4,200-acre estate, the Belmond Castello di Casole is everything you would expect from a grand country residence.
The castle dates from the 10th century, when it was used to house political exiles from nearby Siena. Traditional construction methods and natural materials found on the estate were used during the restoration to ensure the castle maintains its authenticity and charm.
Despite its size, the castle has just 39 rooms and suites, giving it an intimate feel. Rooms have plenty of character with original wood-beamed ceilings and stone walls, luxurious fabrics and a mix of antique and contemporary furniture. Most have views of the Tuscan countryside, looking out over the estate’s vineyards and olive groves.
There are two restaurants with a focus on honest Tuscan food, so expect home-made pasta, organic vegetables and locally sourced fish and game. With over 100 acres of vineyards, this is the perfect place for wine lovers, and Tosca restaurant has a large wall displaying hundreds of vintages from leading wineries in Tuscany and around the world.
The former wine cellar now houses the spa and guests can relax and unwind with a treatment from a menu inspired by local ingredients such as rosemary, grapes and olive oil. Take a dip in the outdoor infinity pool and enjoy the views or take advantage of the activities on offer including cooking classes and truffle hunting.