The Italian region of Tuscany has a certain beauty that is not replicated anywhere else in the world. It oozes sophistication through its culture, people and cuisine. Drawing on this magic, the stunning 5* resort of Castello di Casole is a historic estate that spans 4,200 acres over the Tuscan hills and boasts a world class spa, 88 acres of vineyards and 13 acres of olive groves, not to mention acclaimed restaurants that deliver the fruits of the landscape to your plate. Ever since the Bronze Age, the resort that is just 45 minutes southwest of Florence, has been farming the fertile surrounding soils to produce world quality produce. Castello di Casole is now recognised as a Model Game Reserve, a testament to the excellent efforts of the farmers and gamekeepers of the estate. As soon as you arrive you’ll be treated with extra virgin olive oil, estate produced wine and fresh flowers to welcome you into your relaxing stay.
Guests at the resort will surely feel their place in history amongst this fascinating estate and can experience a little more of the local culture at the nearby Casole d’Elsa, a small nearby museum. The estate was purchased by Timbers Estate from Luchino Visconti the famous Italian film director in 2005 and has undergone an extensive renovation to bring it into one of the foremost resorts in the world. Castello di Casole delivers to its guests a modern vacation and amenities with historic Italian culture and heritage ever since its grand opening in 2012.
Today there are a number of packages and experiences that the visitor can take advantage of to make their stay that little bit special. For those that love their food, why not try the culinary academy from €80 per person. Guests will get hands on making pasta and pizza with executive chef Daniele Sera. Or for those that want a truly relaxed holiday, you can immerse yourself in ‘Clean Beauty’ at the Essere Spa that has partnered with the exclusive luxury spa brand ILA. The brand is introducing a unique treatment that is traditionally taught by Shaman women in Mexico, that focus on stressed and exhausted skin. A blackcurrant and honey exfoliator and damascena rose and sandalwood oils are used to bring life back to tired skin. The spa is set in the estates original wine cellar and means ‘To Be’ in Italian. Barrell vaulted ceilings and Etruscan artificats ensure that your surroundings are as impressive as they are relaxing. The ILA Ananda Face Therapy is an 80 minute treatment and is priced from €205 (approx. £177).
For all of you that prefer to explore the countryside in particular on a Harley Davidson then Castello di Casole has created something just for you. An exclusive tour of the region astride a Harley Davidson, either solo or with a co-driver. You can choose from a Sportster or Street Glide bikes to zip around the scenery and natural parks of stunning Tuscany. The Ultimate Harley Davidson Experience in Tuscany departs the estate at 9.30am and returns at 2pm. Prices start from €850 per person based on two people, a co-driver can be added to the experience for €130. The experience includes a tour briefing, morning coffee break, lunch, afternoon break and all petrol.
Castello di Casole not only has all of the above to offer but also has a sumptuous package for those of you that are engaged, with their engagement getaway package that last four nights. Throughout your stay you can craft the engagement ring at Ponte Vecchio Vettori. This jewellery shop in Florence is not just any shop, but the most historic in Florence. The estate manager will also be on hand to assist with the perfect location to pop the question to your loved one along with a professional photographer to capture the moment for you both. Then where better than to enjoy a spa together and a candlelit dinner with a bottle of the finest Italian wine in Tuscany.
Castello di Casole really does have it all.
Castello di Casole
53031 Casole d’Elsa
T: +39 0577 961501
The Engagement Getaway is priced from €676 per night for two people and includes a four night stay in a luxury suite of choice, event manager, professional photographer, a bottle of champagne, one candlelit dinner, floral arrangement and one Private Couple Spa treatment
Timber Resorts is the operator of a number of luxury resorts across the world. Their portfolio includes private resorts, hotels and residences in ski clubs, and beach locations. Timbers Resorts has been committed to providing authentic, unique and respectful experiences that always do their location the very best that is possible.