Belmond Castello di Casole

‘1000 year-old Tuscan Treasure'

Dating back to 998, this respectfully renovated estate of 4,200 acres, was once the home of Italian film pioneer Luchino Visconti. Guests will stay in its elegantly appointed rooms, suites and villas (some with private pools), or it’s beautiful farmhouses that accommodate up to 12 people. There are bars and restaurants at the hotel including a Tuscan restaurant and authentic pizzeria, all with stunning countryside views. There are interesting activities onsite and in the local area, such as truffle hunting, horse riding, mountain biking, wine tasting and cooking & ceramics classes.

In Our Opinion

‘Staying at such an ancient, beautiful property is a privilege and the views all around are thrown in for free! The large private accommodation options make it ideal for large gatherings'

Enjoy fresh, homemade pasta made daily, hand-tossed thin crusted pizza in a classic Italian pizzeria setting. The restaurant also features a gelateria, a salad bar and an espresso bar.
Bar Visconti
Named after one of the building’s previous residents, this bar overlooks the terrace and pool and offers carefully selected wines, spirits and cocktails.
Ristorante Tosca
Ristorante Tosca’s serves traditional Tuscan dishes made from locally sourced meats and seafood. Meals are complemented by views of the surrounding vineyards and valleys.
Room Service
24-hour room service for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

• Outdoor pool & terrace
• Spa
• Fitness centre and personal fitness trainer
• Bike hire
• Hiking
• Truffle hunting (in Autumn in groups of 8)
• Steam rooms & saunas
• Yoga and Pilates

• Concierge
• Valet parking
• Internet access

Services at an additional charge
• Wine tastings
• Private car & luxury airport transport
• Hiking, horse-riding and mountain biking
• Picnic basket lunches
• Guided vineyard and tasting tours
• Bird watching & guided wildlife tours
• Personal fitness training
• Personal shoppers
• In-suite massage
• Art classes – by arrangement
• Cooking classes by arrangement
• Yoga classes
• Children’s activities

Toscana Resort Castelfalfi
One of the more challenging golf courses in Italy, the Toscana Resort Castelfalfi consists of 27 holes divided into two courses. Experts will feel right at home here, with a driving range and golf clinic both onsite. A small club house with a bar is the ideal spot to enjoy a post-game tipple.
• Equipment and shoe rentals are available
• Roughly 1 hour away from Castello di Casole

Golf Club Ugolino
The Golf Club Ugolino has been named amongst the 50 most beautiful golf courses in Italy and is a natural course, designed to fit the tree laden hills that surround it. Obstalces, such as trees and grassy ranges provide a challenge and this course can prove to be a test of player’s abilities.
• Equipment and shoe rentals are available
• Roughly 1 hour away from Castello di Casole

Dominated by a flourishing, wooded countryside, Castello di Casole is a scenic locale for a romantic honeymoon. The hotel offers the following for honeymooners:

• Five nights in a Tuscan suite of your choice
• Welcome drink upon arrival
• Daily breakfast including a wide selection from a buffet featuring typical Tuscan delicacies
• Bottle of Champagne upon arrival
• 80-minute treatment in private couple's suite enjoying a rose petal couples bath and synchronized massages
• Gourmet picnic basket for a romantic lunch in the vineyards
• 3-course romantic candle lit dinner at Tosca for two (beverage not included)
• Wine tasting deluxe at Le Macchie winery
• Pasta making demonstration followed by lunch or pizza making demonstration followed by dinner (beverage not included)
• Half day visit to an organic farm with lunch, or half day horseback riding tour
• Access to Essere Spa & Fitness Centre
• Internet access
• Pay-per-view movies
• Waters and soft drinks from the minibar
• Valet parking

Castello di Casole welcomes families with children of all ages and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay.

• All suites and villas are suitable for families, barring the Studio Suite and Studio Classica
• The Farmhouse, Three Bedroom Villa, Two Bedroom Villa, Bargagli Suites 3 Bedroom & Bargagli Suites 2 Bedroom are ideal for larger families with their abundance of space

• Your children will get a hands-on experience in the kitchen when they prepare their own take on a Tuscan style pizza pie. Available Wednesday 17:30 at Pazzia

• Experience the fun of special treasure hunts, which can be organised throughout the city. The best treasure hunter will win a prize. Children must be aged 4 years and above.

• Roll through the beautiful Tuscan woods and farms on a horse-drawn carriage ride for all of the family. Stop for a picnic or delight in a refreshing swim in the nearby river.

• Visit a chocolate factory, tempting for kids and adults who are young at heart. The chocolate factory is only a few minutes away and tours are available.

• Handmade puppets & a ceramic painting class

• A professional childcare provider can come directly to the suite or villa
• Hourly, half-day and full-day service available
• The babysitting service will cost an additional fee


Castello di Casole is located to the south of Tuscany. Two golf courses are within an hour of the hotel and it is about an hour from Florence Airport.

Nearby Attractions

• Poggio Amorelli vineyard – 20 miles (45 mins)
• Badia A Passignano vineyard – 25 miles (40 mins)
• Toscana Resort Castelfalfi golf course – 27 miles (1 hour)
• Castello di Volpaia vineyard – 29 miles (1 hour)
• Golf Club Ugolino – 39 miles (1 hour)
• Florence Airport – 44 miles (1 hour)
• Poggio Antico vineyard – 50 miles (1 hour 30 mins)