Press & Accolades

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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 Casali 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 Casali 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

    Casali 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 Casali 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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  • Tatler Cover

    Tatler

    Even if you don't consider yourself much of a church-goer, yoga inside a chapel nestled in the rolling Tuscan hills can't fail to uplift you. The insanely charming Casali di Casole holds yoga classes in the century-old San Tommaso chapel, making it the perfect pilgrimage for those with lead-like limbs and city-jumbled brains. Plus, there's homemade pasta and icecream to scoff as a post-yoga reward, not to mention an entire wine cellar to sip your way around. You'll leave converted.
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    Forbes.com

    Today The Hotel Detective is going to answer a big, big question: What is the difference between Americans and Europeans when it comes to room decor at luxury country hotels in Tuscany? He’s going to use Casali di Casole, a 41-room, five-star resort that opened in 2011 in the Tuscan countryside south of Siena, as his sample universe. Resort is actually an understatement: The Casali, once a grand estate, has been resurrected from an aristocratic ruin: It’s now a small village of luxury hospitality (below), a main house surrounded by various out-buildings, formerly agricultural. Properties like the Casali, which offers dining choices from casual to fine, a spa (second below, the couples treatment room), a Techno gym in a vaulted space beside the chapel, and a gorgeous infinity pool, are still a rarity in Tuscany. Casali del Nero, about an hour north, is its only competitor. (See my last post for a report on that hotel.)
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  • New York Mag Cover

    NYMag.com

    If you want a drool-worthy pool overlooking endless olive trees and sunflower fields: Casali di Casole.
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    Departures

    Come fall, the forests near this 10th-century castle-turned-luxury resort teem with hidden treasure: black, white and muscat truffles.
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  • Brides Magazine September/October 2014 Cover

    Brides Magazine

    Romping around the green and golden Tuscan countryside, being wined and dined within an inch of your life - this is the ultimate mini-moon.
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  • Brides Magazine October 2014 Cover

    Brides Magazine

    Casali di Casole is named by Brides Magazine as a top Wine Country wedding destination.
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