Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves in the undulating Tuscan countryside, Belmond Castello di Casole is a stunning boutique hotel set in a historic castle. In this dramatic and romantic location you can soak up the gorgeous views, relax in the huge gardens and treat yourself to some pampering in the elegant spa.
Essere Spa is set in the estate's former wine cellar, a dramatic space with high vaulted ceilings and stone walls, with views across the valley. Many of the treatments here are based around local ingredients such as rosemary, grapes and olive oil, and you can choose from both traditional and modern therapies.
There are 41 suites, ranging in size from the studio suites in the main villa to larger, apartment-style suites a short walk from the main building. All have been carefully restored, retaining period details such as beamed ceilings and stone walls while adding modern amenities including air-conditioning, luxurious linens, free Wifi, television with premium channels, iPod docking station and complimentary minibar. Some of the suites have their own private gardens, and within the estate there are also a number of luxurious villas and farmhouses, perfect for families.
Take a stroll or bike ride to explore the huge grounds or, in the summer months, take a dip in the heated outdoor pool, which boasts stunning views of the valleys and vineyards. There's also gym equipped with TechnoGym equipment, sauna and steam room, and offering yoga and Pilates classes. Beyond the hotel, the staff can organise outings including hot-air ballooning, wine tastings, golf, horse-riding and excursions to Siena, Volterra, San Gimignano and Chianti.
Belmond Castello Di Casole specialises in simple, rustic Italian food, Trattoria Pazzia serves homemade pasta, pizzas, salads and paninis, and Ristorante Tosca offers a modern take on traditional Tuscan cuisine. You can also enjoy drinks and light meals at Bar Visconti, a lounge bar overlooking the pool area, and room service is available 24 hours a day.
Località Querceto,Casole d'ElsaSiena53031IT