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4,200 Acres Untouched, Except by History On the gently rolling hills and valleys of Tuscany are the roots of the empire. Etruscan artifacts, ancient chapels and cobbled roads are a thousand years old. Here, not far from the mythic cities of Florence and Siena, the life of tending to grapes, olives, wheat and sunflowers is much the same as it has always been. In this picturesque and untouched corner of Tuscany is one of the largest private landholdings in all of Italy – Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort. Once home to the ancient and noble Bargagli family of Siena, lavish later chapters included movie stars and luminaries. Now, at the dawn of a new century, an exciting new era is beginning. This is Hotel Castello di Casole. Perfectly accessible to all the wine regions, cities, the coast and the neighboring hill towns, this is your opportunity to experience the very best of Italy.


1,000 Years in the Making At the heart of this vast, vibrant and vital estate is a storied castle that dates to the 1100s, where arrival is through a cypress-lined lane that leads to the elegant courtyard. Here you will be welcomed to a five-star boutique hotel in the grand European tradition. Exquisitely appointed, each and every accommodation is a full suite that effortlessly combines Old World Tuscan charm with modern luxuries, sublime comfort with elegance and sophistication. It is that secret place one might hope to discover along a country road – a place with graceful and intimate accommodations, inspired cuisine and an inviting repertoire of activities, and, of course, the special brand of hospitality for which Timbers Resorts is known.


A Resplendent Restoration One can trace the centuries across the stones of walled courtyards and hand-set loggia once again bathed in the glow of a warm fire. Everywhere is confirmation of a thoughtful and painstaking seven-year restoration – reclaimed timbers, vaulted terra-cotta, hand-hewn wood-beamed ceilings and soft Carrara marbles reward the eye and the touch. Grand spaces and intimate suites echo their historic character and are flawlessly and luxuriously finished. Life here flows effortlessly from inviting interior spaces that open to flowering terraces; cozy sitting rooms make bedrooms true suites; and, always, the attentive service makes this a one-of-a-kind experience.


Serene, Surprising, Sumptuous We believe that every visit to Castello di Casole should surprise and delight, shake us from our regimen and enliven the spirit in new ways. There is a pond for reflecting, terraces for sunning, fountains to inspire, courtyards for dining and paths for immersing oneself in the year-round glory of Tuscany. Here too you will find new ways to connect the past with the present day – viticultural and culinary classes, language lessons, painting and ceramic classes, outings and cultural pursuits.


The Taste of the Old World Made New Sunrise is on your private terrace, espresso and newspaper in hand. Lunch may be a panino under a poolside cabana, a pizza in the courtyard or a picnic in the vineyard. Friends arrive, gathering for an afternoon glass of wine followed by a festive dinner at Ristorante Tosca. Cuisine and wine are always local, organic and original. Nature, art, music and laughter are simple pleasures that carry the day.


Bar Visconti A richly appointed rendezvous for friends old and new, Bar Visconti is as well stocked with charm and character as it is with wine and spirits. Named for the famed filmmaker Luchino Visconti, who lived within its walls, the room is bathed in the seductive glow of hand-fired glass sconces, while cozy seating arrangements throughout invite intimate conversation. On summer nights, take hors d ’oeuvres, wine and cocktails outdoors, where nature is certain to be the center of attention.


Ristorante Tosca Ristorante Tosca mixes Old World favorites with New World sensibilities. The focus is pure Italy – homemade pasta, locally sourced meat, line-caught seafood, organic produce, and house-made breads with estate-grown extra virgin olive oil. Every course is perfectly paired with recommendations hand-selected by the estate’s expert sommelier. Here, the cellar follows but a single rule – only wines of consequence. Some will surprise, even startle. All will delight.


Pazzia Is anyone not mad for authentic Italian cuisine? And so it seemed fitting to name our casual eatery Pazzia, which means madness in Italian. Enjoy homemade pasta and Tuscan style “tagliata” beef with fresh vegetables handpicked from the chef ’s vegetable garden. The interiors compliment the cuisine offering a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere with Carrara marble counters, antique features and the original brick oven. Pazzia offers an espresso bar, homemade gelato, divine salads and crunchy panini. Don’t miss the thin crusted brick oven pizza prepared to your liking.


A Serene Reprieve Essere Spa is perhaps the most dramatic setting at the hotel, with exquisite vaulted ceilings and rich stone walls creating a theatrical setting accentuated by long views across an expansive valley. With spacious treatment rooms, secluded men’s and women’s relaxation areas, pools, steam rooms and a private outdoor garden, the spa soothes and nourishes. Nearby, the state-of-the-art fitness center provides even more ways to refresh and revitalize with daily fitness and movement classes.


The Luxury of Choice Each accommodation at the hotel is a luxurious and spacious suite designed to delight the discerning traveler. From enchanting studios and junior suites to the stately Bargagli Penthouse, these enticing spaces have been painstakingly restored. Authentic details – wood-beamed ceilings, stone walls and hand-plastered finishes – have been gently coaxed into the modern era with luxurious fabrics, fixtures and furnishings, an alluring blend of old and new.


Suite Studio & Suite Classica Architects and artisans have created stunning suites using traditional methods and reclaimed materials, including wood beams, ceramic tile and terra cotta found throughout the Castello di Casole estate.

classic motifs at the heart of castello di casole 37–50 square meters / 400 to 538 square feet


Suite Magnifica One-Bedroom Classica These splendidly appointed suites are cozy and comfortable. From luxurious sitting rooms to bedrooms and baths, they reflect the attention to detail that makes every visit to the Castello simply unforgettable.

overlooking a pastoral countryside 45 to 65 square meters / 485 to 700 square feet


One-Bedroom Magnifica Elegant, comfortable and thoroughly luxurious, the One-Bedroom Magnifica include spacious accommodations that were once the priests’ quarters at the Castello. They are unmistakably unique and joyous expressions of classic Tuscany, thoughtfully appointed with every modern convenience.

the castello’s heavenly inspiration 70 to 90 square meters / 753 to 968 square feet


Limonaia Suites The Limonaia Suites are set within a magnificently restored building originally reserved for the estate’s lemon trees during cold weather. This historic building features floor-to-ceiling windows that dapple the rooms with natural light and enhancing the seamless transition to the enchanting private gardens just outside. Rich details include Tuscan antiques, distressed metal railings and custom-designed beds. Each of these remarkable two-story suites has a modern bathroom featuring contemporary fixtures, Italian travertine and mosaic, and large painted shutters for absolute privacy.

gardens of earthly delights Two-Story Garden Suites • 75 square meters / 810 square feet


Oliveto Suites Set privately apart from the Castello, just a short stroll away, the Oliveto Suites are a stylish and contemporary sanctuary overlooking the estate’s treasured vineyards and olive groves. The dramatic views across the valley are of Mensano and Casole d’Elsa. The architecture of these suites creates a feeling more like a private apartment than a hotel suite, with spacious interiors and generous outdoor living spaces to enjoy in every season. Guests will be most drawn to the large private terraces, which invite quiet afternoons of reading in the sun, al fresco drinks and dining, and cozy evenings under the star-filled sky.

a contemporary escape steeped in history  Contemporary Terrace Suites       90 square meters indoors / 40 square meter terrace       970 square feet indoors / 430 square foot terrace


Bargagli Penthouse A painstaking restoration three years in the making, this expansive two-story penthouse opens to a spacious private terrace with captivating views of the everchanging pastoral landscape. Gracefully appointed with handcrafted furniture, fine linens and accessories from the leading houses of the region, the penthouse comprises three bedrooms, each with a private bath awash in Italian marbles. The vernacular is classic Italian punctuated with a contemporary note. Exceptionally private but undeniably social, authentically Tuscan but distinctly modern, the Bargagli Penthouse is a reflection of all that is Hotel Castello di Casole, a living work of art.

the one and only 210 square meters for two-bedroom & 310 square meters for three-bedroom 2,265 square feet for two-bedroom & 3,350 square feet for three-bedroom


Hotel Villas & Farmhouses While every accommodation at Hotel Castello di Casole is a true suite, there are occasions when something even more special is desired. For these excursions a selection of charming hotel villas and farmhouses are offered both for rental and whole ownership through our private residence club program. Each promises an extraordinary journey into Tuscany past and present. All include daily housekeeping and governante, attentive services and, of course, full access to hotel amenities. This remarkable collection of residences includes two- and three-bedroom villas that are just a short stroll from the hotel. Farther afield are the expansive farmhouses commanding the most prominent hilltops. These are true estate properties, with private infinity pools, orchards and vineyards, and accommodations for up to twelve. Current rental and ownership opportunities can be found at www.castellodicasole.com.


The Birthplace of Romance The vision of a wedding in Tuscany could not find a more romantic setting than the magnificent Castello di Casole estate. Here, vows softly rise to the heavens in the historic church, newly restored to host intimate gatherings and celebrations for up to 30 guests. For larger events with up to 200 attendees, a picture-perfect ceremony among the vineyards or in any of the pristine outdoor spaces will be forever remembered. Arrangements can be made to reserve the hotel for the private use of your party, a way to celebrate historic occasions in grand style, surrounded exclusively by family and friends. Before, during and after the events one can anticipate the finest in guest services, catering and professional event planning, so that every detail is pure perfection.


Meetings & Gatherings Made Memorable Hotel Castello di Casole is an enticing and spectacular venue for unforgettable meetings and events, in part by virtue of its many unique and memorable gathering spaces. There are spacious lawns, terraces and an amphitheatre for open-air celebrations. Both the boardroom and the intimate church are striking venues for private receptions and corporate meetings. Dining in the restaurant or on the glorious seasonal terrace can be arranged and themed for the audience and event. Attending to every detail, a team of bilingual concierges and seasoned event planners will help see to every detail. Simply ask, and consider it done.


Hotel Services In keeping with Timbers Resorts’ tradition of resplendent amenities and exemplary services, one can expect the best of both at Hotel Castello di Casole.

• Personalized check-in • Dedicated bilingual concierge • Daily housekeeping & turndown service

• 24-hour in-room dining service • Estate-inspired welcome amenity • Special events including sommelier wine tastings & chef-prepared food tastings

• Private car & luxury airport transportation available

• Complimentary Wi-Fi • In-suite massages

• Hiking, horseback riding &

mountain biking, bird watching & guided wildlife tours

• Guided vineyard & tasting tours • Handmade picnic basket lunches • Cooking, language, art & ceramic classes

• Personal fitness training • Yoga classes • Entertaining & educational

activities for children of all ages at the hotel and around the estate introduce the many joys of authentic Tuscany.

From the hotel, idyllic Siena is just 20 minutes and Florence 45 minutes north. The coast is a scenic hour’s drive. On the horizon are the legendary towers of San Gimignano. The walled fortress of Monteriggioni is a comfortable bike ride away. Our nearby neighbors are the charming towns of Mensano, Radicondoli and Casole d’Elsa.


Paradise Perfected Since 1999, the Timbers Resorts mission has stayed the same – to create special places to return to time and time again to get back to what is most important: treasured time spent with friends and family. Comfortably casual. Unique. Authentic. Fun. Places where luxury is without pretense. The thoughtful design of our hotels and residences makes them perfect for private times, while our gathering areas are lively and rich with inviting amenities. Architecture and landscapes are appropriate but always with a surprise or two. We’re delighted to count Castello di Casole as the most romantic addition to the Timbers Resorts portfolio, and we hope you’ll join us here in the heart of Tuscany.

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Meetings & Gatherings Made Memorable

Hotel Castello di Casole is an enticing and spectacular venue for unforgettable meetings and events, in part by virtue of its many unique and memorable gathering spaces. There are spacious lawns, terraces and an amphitheatre for open-air celebrations. Both the boardroom and the intimate church are striking venues for private receptions and corporate meetings. Dining in the restaurant or on the glorious seasonal terrace can be arranged and themed for the audience and event. Attending to every detail, a team of bilingual concierges and seasoned event planners will help see to every detail. Simply ask, and consider it done.


Anfiteatro

The Amphitheater Looking out over vineyard and valleys to quaint hilltop towns there are few such idyllic stages in all of Tuscany for your most special and memorable event.

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Casa del Prete

The Priests’ Quarters

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Along the quiet cobblestone walk,

7.64 m

behind a massive vaulted door

3.79 m

– secluded spaces warmed by a

6.53 m

CAMERA 6.24 m

fireplace, an intimate and private setting ideal for small meetings

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and private dining.

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Terrazza Tosca

Tosca Terrace A glorious and versatile terrace bathed in the Tuscan sun that overlooks the pool to the patchwork of vineyards that ascend to the charming town of Casole d’Elsa.

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Chiesa S. Tommaso

2.30 m

San Tommaso Chapel More than a century old,

12.01 m

4.18 m

3.80 m 1.60 m

most intimate and captivating wedding sites in Tuscany. Bricks,

2.72 m

stones and other materials found

2.41 m

3.34 m

S. Tommaso is one of the 3.99 m

10.00 m

3.87 m

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the estate’s historic Chiesa

on the estate have been used with care in the restoration of this endlessly charming chapel.

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Terrazza Limonaia

38.18 m

9.50 m

Limonaia Terrace 3m 19.3

Fronting the restored estate greenhouse is a grand and

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inviting lawn and cobbled walks that welcome grand receptions and gatherings. The space is

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exceptionally versatile, and can be tented for evening affairs.

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Terrazza Spa

Spa Terrace

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In the shadow of the Chiesa S. Tommaso is an expansive 13.73 m

green that is among the most charming outdoor venues at the Castello. It is also very private as it is secluded away from the property’s public spaces.

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Sala Camino

When modern restoration is 3.07 m

married with the beauty of traditional Italian architecture

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and rich materials, the result can be spaces that reward the eye as well as the spirit. The comfortable Sala Camino venue

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Winery

8.00 m

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The Castello remains a working farm with vineyards and groves. Originally the estate’s winery now plays host to spirited gatherings that open to the Hotel’s main courtyard.

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From the hotel, idyllic Siena is just 20 minutes and Florence 45 minutes north. The coast is a scenic hour’s drive. On the horizon are the legendary towers of San Gimignano. The walled fortress of Monteriggioni is a comfortable bike ride away. Our nearby neighbors are the charming towns of Mensano, Radicondoli and Casole d’Elsa.


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