Standing sentry over a sea of Tuscan hills, the estate of Pignano has quite a history. Inhabited since 900BC, it’s witnessed war, peace, plague and prosperity, and even a stint as a medieval hospital. Today its main focus is relaxation, thanks to a decade-long restoration that has seen it transformed into a sumptuous and spoiling retreat.
At the hotel’s heart is a rambling old villa, whose ramparts enclose 16 frescoed rooms and suites, plus an elegant restaurant; dotted around are a variety of cottages and maisonettes. But that’s not all. If you fancy lazy days doing very little, you’ll find cypress-scented lawns, fire-warmed lounges, and a sparkling pool carved into a former limestone quarry. If you’d prefer a bit of activity, there are music and billiards rooms, a yoga hall, a lake, horses to ride, and art and cookery classes to sample. There’s also a biodynamic garden that produces everything from the veg and honey used in the kitchen to the herbs which infuse the in-room soaps. Beyond, the walled towns of Volterra and San Gimignano tempt with their towers and trattorias. It’s a very special place indeed.
Ristorante Tosca at Castello di Casole mixes Old World favorites with modern influences, creating an inspired menu of traditional Tuscan cuisine accented with a hint of modern. The focus is pure Italy – homemade pasta, locally sourced meat, exceptional seafood, garden-fresh produce, and of course, endless fresh bread and estate-grown extra virgin olive oil. Dine inside among the restored stone walls and custom Murano glass chandeliers, or head out to the dining terrace for an al fresco meal overlooking dramatic vineyards and valleys. The estate’s expert sommelier advises on every course, making for memorable food and wine pairings.
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This luxury hotel in Tuscany has 41 private suites in a range of sizes and styles to accommodate the unique needs and tastes of all who visit. Each suite effortlessly combines Old World Tuscan charm with modern boutique luxury, elegance and sophistication, including fabrics, fixtures and furnishings from the most acclaimed designers in Italy and throughout Europe. Steps away are a mesmerizing spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor dining, inspired activities and everything your family could hope for – all backed by attentive services provided by Timbers Resorts.
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Perhaps the greatest amenity at Hotel Castello di Casole is that it is an entirely all-suite hotel, offering the most spacious accommodations in the region. All suites include custom furnishings hand selected from the finest antique markets in Europe, luxurious Italian fabrics, custom linens designed exclusively for Castello di Casole, complimentary wireless internet, flat panel HDTVs with Sky TV and complimentary premium movies, iPod® docking station and complimentary minibar. Each bath features both a large soaking tub and rain shower with custom branded bath products and amenities. All suites have radiant floor heating and air-conditioning.
For guests who have always wanted a villa in Tuscany while still having unrivalled access to five-star hotel amenities, the Hotel Villas at Castello di Casole are an enticing choice. These authentic homes feature traditional Tuscan architecture with modern updates and conveniences such as spacious kitchens, sumptuous baths, and outdoor dining areas. The Villas are conveniently located close to the estate’s social activities and world-class amenities, including the spa, fitness center, restaurants and hotel.
Hotel Villas are available for nightly or weekly rentals. Each Hotel Villa ranges from 1,750 – 3,400 square feet or 165 – 315 interior square meters, accommodates 4 to 6 people and is located within an enclave of other villas in close proximity to the hotel.
For information about rentals, please call +39.0577.961.508 or email email@example.com for availability and to arrange your stay at Castello di Casole.
Castello di Casole offers a number of authentic classes for those who want to enjoy the local culture during their stay in Tuscany. Their instructors, all born and raised in Italy, will help you learn to make homemade pasta and other Italian foods; speak Italian like a native; and create amazing works of art. Enrich your life during your next stay with these fun classes on the Castello di Casole estate, held in the privacy of your villa or hotel suite, or in one of the inspiring spaces throughout the property.
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Castello di Casole
Close to Siena and San Gimignano