From wondering about the best way to get here, to how often Owners can use their fractional ownership, here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions at Casali di Casole.
If you are interested in the rare and remarkable opportunity to own Tuscany real estate — and experiencing all the benefits of being an Owner at Casali di Casole, please fill out an inquiry form and an Ownership Representative will get back to you shortly.
Access is easy. The Florence Airport “Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola” or “Amerigo Vespucci” (FLR) is the nearest airport to Casali di Casole. This airport is served by convenient international flight options from major European cities such as Paris, London, Frankfurt, Brussels, Zurich, as well as Rome. Located about a one-hour drive from Casali di Casole it is certainly the most convenient to quickly reach the estate after your flight. Other major airports include Pisa, Galileo Galilei airport with a 1.5-hour drive, Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport with 3-hour drive, Bologna’s Guglielmo Marconi airport with a 2-hour drive or Milan’s Malpensa airport with 4.5-hour drive.
Yes. You are provided with the exclusive benefit to trade your planned vacation weeks at Casali di Casole to enjoy other luxury resorts within the Timbers Collection. Destinations include The Rocks Luxury Residence Club in Scottsdale, Arizona; Esperanza Resort in Los Cabos, Mexico; Mayacama in Sonoma, California; The Orchard at The Carneros Inn in Napa, California; The Villas at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, California; One Steamboat Place in Steamboat, Colorado; The Sebastian in Vail, Colorado; Dancing Bear Aspen in Aspen, Colorado; The Residences at Kapalua Bay in Maui, Hawaii; Timbers Jupiter in Jupiter, Florida; Timbers Bachelor Gulch in Beaver Creek, Colorado; Timbers Kaua’i in Hokuala, Hawaii; and Timbers Kiawah on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
Yes, in keeping with Casali di Casole’s goal of providing ownership to hassle-free, maintenance-free real estate, the club’s staff will handle all the details of maintaining its residences. On behalf of the HOA, the club’s professional management team will collect annual dues from Owners and then manage payment of all utilities, property taxes, insurance, staff salaries, supplies, materials, maintenance, trash removal and accounting fees. A portion of your annual dues also goes toward contributing to a capital reserve fund for future repair and replacement needs.
If you are not able to use your planned weeks, you may simply cancel a booked vacation and reschedule it, based upon availability. Or, you can always send family or friends in your absence. This is one of the exciting elements of fractional ownership: You have the flexibility to alter your vacation plans throughout each and every year to fit your ever changing, busy lifestyle. Additionally, there is also the opportunity for you to place your planned weeks into the Timbers Reciprocity Program and choose from the available weeks at other properties in the Timbers Collection.
The fractional ownership structure was pioneered by Timbers Resorts over 10 years ago with only a few other private residence clubs in the US at the time. And with several of its resorts utilizing this ownership model, it has established a track record for ensuring Owner satisfaction.
The reservation procedures provide Owners with a guaranteed number of planned weeks each year. If you are fortunate enough to have even more time to spend at your vacation home, the club can accommodate you on a space-available basis throughout the year.
We have a number of fractional ownership opportunities available. One of the most exciting aspects of Casali di Casole is the transformation of existing Tuscan farmhouse and villa ruins that are spread among the property’s 4,200 acres.
The farmhouses — the “casali” as they are called in Italian — and the villas and the penthouse, which date back centuries, have undergone the process of complete restoration and renovation. Emerging as luxurious homes, these residences embrace the charm and character of old-world Italy with their heavy-stone exterior walls and Tuscan-style architecture.
Your real estate purchase is a deeded fee simple interest which can be willed to your children, transferred or resold. Deeded ownership ensures that your family will enjoy Casali di Casole for years to come.
A dedicated, bilingual concierge team is available to arrange a wide array of services, including but not limited to: pre-arrival grocery shopping; in-residence dining with chefs and local cooks; and daily light housekeeping, as well as many activities in the area.
With an array of amenities for Italian real estate owners to enjoy, an exceptional lifestyle awaits you at your residence. Owners have their personal, private storage facility; cooking and language classes; wine tours and tastings; hiking; world-famous hills and road biking; and of course, breathtaking infinity-edge swimming pools. Casali di Casole also has a host of winery partners, shopping and tour guides for Owners to access.
Timbers Resorts is a luxury, boutique development firm, specializing in the complete development, operations, sales, management and marketing of private luxury residence clubs, boutique hotels and resort communities worldwide. Timbers Resorts’ portfolio includes an exclusive collection of prestigious developments located in only the most sought-after resort destinations in the world.
Timbers Resorts has combined a collection of unique elements that make its resorts so desirable: spectacular, one-of-a-kind destinations; intentionally small membership by successful, like-minded people; a private club environment focused on member service; and beautifully developed residences that members want to own as a legacy for their families. Every Timbers Resorts property offers this unique combination of hassle-free ownership, vacation-home lifestyle and high-end resort amenities.
The estate of Casali di Casole is the most prominent and ideally located in all of Tuscany, Italy. Those that know the region best treasure this particular locale for a myriad of reasons.
First, Casali di Casole sits amidst the rolling hills of central Tuscany. It is 20 minutes west of Siena and 45 minutes south of Florence. The Italian coast is a scenic hour’s drive to the west, while the walled fortress of Monteriggioni is a comfortable bike ride away. Nearby neighboring towns include the hilltop towns of Mensano, Radicondoli and the namesake, Casole d’Elsa. All are within 15 minutes of the estate.
With the legendary view of San Gimignano’s towers rising on the northern horizon, your new Tuscan home at Casali di Casole is the ideal point from which to embark on countless journeys into the heart of Italy’s culturally rich and historically significant cities.
Casali di Casole is a 4,200-acre estate located in the heart of Tuscany, Italy. Casali di Casole includes 34 luxury farmhouses and villas and a model game reserve. All are carefully situated among the rolling hills of vineyards and olive groves that span this exceptionally vast estate.