History & Restoration

From its early beginnings in 998 to its 21st century transformation, Casali di Casole seamlessly blends Old World Tuscan charm with modern luxuries on a restored Italian estate.

The estate’s rich history dates back to the end of the 10th century, when it was built and christened Querceto Manor. Querceto Manor often hosted the political exiles of nearby Siena until it fell into decline starting in the 15th century.

Owned and reconstructed during the 19th and 20th centuries by esteemed local aristocracy, the Bargagli family of Siena, the estate rose to a prominent position in the region — as the surrounding estate was a leading agricultural producer with 31 farms on 2,200 acres.

During the late 20th century, the estate was owned by the Visconti family, and the prominent Italian film director Luchino Visconti entertained European and Hollywood luminaries throughout the estate.