Press & Accolades

  • Brides

    Set in the rolling hills of Tuscany, the heated infinity pool at Castello di Casole (a 10th-century castle turned five-star boutique hotel) boasts unobstructed views of vineyards and olive groves. Magic hour feels just that much more, well, magical while gazing upon the idyllic countryside with a glass of private label wine.
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  • Forbes.com

    If you’re traveling to Tuscany, (Elma) Beganovich suggests staying at Castello di Casole—a medieval castle turned into a hotel. “It’s a beautiful castle in Tuscany,” she says. “It’s on a hill, and it has a vineyard surrounding it.” According to Castello di Casole, the castle was built around the end of the 10th century. Beganovich says she enjoyed walking around the grounds and taking in the scenery during her quiet and relaxing stay there. “The castle felt like you were staying in a museum,” she adds.
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  • Forbes.com

    If you’re traveling to Tuscany, (Elma) Beganovich suggests staying at Castello di Casole—a medieval castle turned into a hotel. “It’s a beautiful castle in Tuscany,” she says. “It’s on a hill, and it has a vineyard surrounding it.” According to Castello di Casole, the castle was built around the end of the 10th century. Beganovich says she enjoyed walking around the grounds and taking in the scenery during her quiet and relaxing stay there. “The castle felt like you were staying in a museum,” she adds.
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  • Travel + Leisure

    Most hotel and resort proposal packages expect the trip to have a fairytale ending. But at Castello di Casole — A Timbers Resort, in Italy, there’s a back-up plan. If your significant other isn’t wooed by the extravagant stay at this restored castle (or the bottles of estate wine, personally-designed engagement, romantic candlelit dinners, and rose petal baths) — the rejected guest can enjoy a half-hour drive in a Ferrari.
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  • LA Travel

    As we pulled of the main road we looked up to the hillside and there she was, quintessential Tuscany and luxury at it’s finest. Castell di Caseole – A Timbers Resorts was in our sights and it was a grandiose as the pictures portrayed it to be. As we pulled into the driveway it all set in, our Tuscan adventure was bestowed upon us. This ravishing hilltop castle took our breath away once on the grounds, the cypress tree lined paths led us to the front door of our humble abode for the next few days.
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  • Unique Homes

    Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resorts (Europe's No. 1 Resort as ranked by Travel + Leisure) which recently hosted Unique Homes for three beautiful nights to experience its magic firsthand. What we discovered was a perfectly placed paradise offering the finest level of service imaginable. The setting is storybook. Through a cypress-lined drive up to a hilltop in Siena, a Middle Age castle from the 10 century serves as the core of the hotel and resort, "we are very, very lucky, because we are in the heart of Tuscany, " says Gabriele Olla, senior sales manager. Some of the world's best wineries are very close as are Michelin-starred restaurants – Florence is an easy 45-minute drive. But visitors and residents hardly have to leave the 4,200-acre estate.
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    Forbes.com

    If a stay in a luxury approximation of a tiny historic hamlet is your goal, book a few nights at Castello di Casole. The hotel is tucked into the countryside 40-minutes south of San Gimignano. Accessed by a meandering road lined in stately cypress trees, this 5-star property dazzles first-time visitors when they crest its hilltop setting. This 4,200-acre castle turned boutique hotel, has been lavished with numerous travel industry accolades. The estate’s namesake building harkens back to the 10th century when it was erected and christened the Querceto Manor. During the 1800’s, the noble Bargagli family of Siena assembled properties surrounding the Manor, and the estate grew to include nearby farms rich in wheat, corn, olives, grapes, and livestock. The castle fell into disrepair before undergoing a major renovation in the 18th century, resulting in the structure that is now Hotel Castello di Casole.
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    New York Post

    “Game of Thrones” fans will love the medieval architecture of the Timbers Resort, complete with a cobblestone street. A former castle forms the foundation of the lush property on a hill. All 41 rooms are spacious suites with warm traditional decor.
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  • Travel Redefined

    Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resorts, a castle first erected in the 10th century. Its 100 acres were planted with olive groves and organic vineyards, and today it’s a mecca for tasting all that Tuscany has to offer. Tuck into handmade pappardelle pasta with boar ragout and a rustic saffron risotto in Ristorante Tosca or sip a robust Brunello di Montalcino in Bar Visconti’s Old Hollywood-inspired surrounds. Out gift to you is lunch and credit to use in the spa, housed in the estate’s former wine cellar, where you’ll find local ingredients such as Millefiori honey in the form of a crystalized body scrub.
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  • The Hill Resident July 2014 Cover

    The Hill Resident

    Few places are so beautiful that they root you to the spot, but thatʻs just what happened on arrival at Hotel Castello di Casole. The 5-star, 41-suite boutique hotel, A Timbers Resorts, is set among one of the largest private estates in Italy – 4,200 acres of lush, rolling Tuscan hills, vineyards and olive groves.
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