Tucked away on 4,200 glorious acres of rolling hills, sweeping valleys, Tuscan vineyards and olive groves rests Italy’s largest private estate.
Castello di Casole is the epitome of luxury.
While Tuscany is home to many beautiful estates and villas, Castello di Casole finds itself on top of them all.
As you drive the winding roads of Tuscany toward this prestigious estate, you’ll arrive at two cypress-lined lanes that take you to a historic castle, which has been delicately restored into an intimate 5-star hotel.
Hotel Castello di Casole opened in June.
The estate’s storied history
Castello di Casole’s history dates back to as early as 3000 B.C., when mineral-rich land and the nearby Elsa River made the land inhabitable.
Around this same time period, Etruscan settlers began farming that land.
Castello di Casole’s signature castle, originally called the Querceto Manor, was built in the late 10th century.
More than 800 years later, the noble Bargagli family of Siena began building properties that surrounded the castle.
Several families farmed on the estate until the 1960s, when it was purchased by the affluent Earl Edoardo Visconti di Modrone Erba, who would host movie stars and notable luminaries.
In 2005, Timers Resorts acquired the entire estate and began developing Castello di Casole into the modern era.
Welcome to Hotel Castello di Casole
This luxurious 5-star hotel is the cornerstone of the entire estate.
Each of the 41 private suites that offer spectacular views of the Tuscan countryside combine old world Tuscan charm with modern amenities.
All suites are unique in their own way.
Some are centered around the castle’s beautiful courtyard, while others include a luxurious private garden patio.
One of the hallmarks of the hotel is its Essere Spa, a 5,400-square-foot spa that includes a large fitness facility, seven treatment rooms, separate relaxation areas with dramatic water features, steam rooms, pools inspired by Roman baths and so much more.
The spa, which opens in November, was originally the estate’s wine cellar.
Today it’s barrel- vaulted ceilings and restored stone walls create a dramatic setting that contrasts with the expansive valleys outside.
Corporate events at Castello di Casole
The estate has hosted everything from small business gatherings to large-scale events with up to 200 attendees.
And the events aren’t just limited to natives of Italy or Italian speakers.
A team of bilingual concierges will ensure that your event goes smoothly.
Learn more about corporate events at the estate here.
Weddings at Castello di Casole
There’s nothing more magical than a wedding — especially if its located at one of the most beautiful estates in all of Europe.
Announce your vows to the love of your life at the heavenly Chiesa S. Tommaso Church, say “I do,” and take magnificent wedding photos near the extending Tuscan vineyards.
Throughout the entire evening, the staff at Castello di Casole will guarantee complete guest satisfaction.
But who really would be disappointed by an estate of this caliber?
Learn more about weddings at the estate here.
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Andrew is the luxury travel consultant for Estate Weddings and Events, offering readers the latest trends when it comes to high-end travel. When it comes to travel, he credits his expertise to his wife Erin, who has quite the understanding of the finer things in life. Living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, he enjoys the fresh mountain air, Colorado craft brews and relaxing with his cat Franklin.