A former 10th-century castle turned into a 41-suite boutique hotel, Hotel Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resorts Hotel & Residences is located in...

Timbers Resorts has opened its latest European luxury hotel, the Hotel Castello di Casole.

A former 10th-century castle turned into a 41-suite boutique hotel, Hotel Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resorts Hotel & Residences is located in the company’s 4,200-acre private estate in Tuscany, within an hour of Florence, Siena and the Chianti and Montalcino wine regions.

According to Timbers Resorts, Hotel Castello di Casole is located in a spectacular setting featuring over 100 acres of vineyards and olive groves, a model game reserve, a wellness center and fine dining.

Timbers Resorts opened the Hotel Castello di Casole, a 41-suite luxury boutique hotel and residence club in Tuscany, in the summer of 2012. The hotel was once a castle

“The opening of Hotel Castello di Casole is a very proud moment for the entire Timbers Resorts and Castello di Casole teams,” said David Burden, CEO & founder of Timbers Resorts. “Being a part of this extraordinary castle’s restoration has been a highlight of my career. The estate and hotel epitomize the best of the Timbers Resorts brand and hospitality and will be a gem in our portfolio for many years to come.”

Once a castle which was home to Italian nobility, Hotel Castello di Casole’s 41 suites – each in one of five unique styles – blend Italian design with custom-made Tuscan furnishings, complementing the region’s landscape and history.

Along with panoramic views, 14 of the hotel’s suites also offer large private gardens and terraces with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking acres of vineyards and lemon and olive trees.

Among the hotel’s features are:

● The three bedroom, two-story, 3,350-square-foot Bargagli Penthouse, which has a spacious private terrace;

● Fine-dining venue Ristorante Tosca, which serves Executive Chef Daniele Sera’s local Tuscan cuisine, making use of fresh local produce from the hotel’s gardens, and extra virgin olive oil produced on the estate;

● Gourmet pizzeria Pazzia, which features a traditional wood-burning pizza oven, an espresso bar and a gelateria;

● Bar Visconti, which is named after Italian filmmaker Luchino Visconti, who once lived at the Castello, and offers bottles of the estate’s private label vintage as well as cocktails and hors d’oeuvres;

● The 5,400-square-foot Essere Spa, in what was originally the estate’s wine cellar, featuring seven treatment rooms with barrel-vaulted ceilings and restored stone walls. Treatments are inspired by natural products indigenous to Tuscany, including olive oil, rosemary and grape seeds while guests also have access to a TechnoGym fitness facility and outdoor gardens for yoga and Pilates classes; and

● A restored 18th century chapel, suitable for wedding ceremonies and private social gatherings.

Castello di Casole is also home to 28 restored and reconstructed luxury Casali farmhouses and 10 hotel villas available for private residence-club and whole-ownership purchase.

Through bilingual concierges, guests and owners can book private wine tours, truffle hunting, customized on-site cooking classes and mountain biking along the many tree-lined roads in the Tuscan countryside.

Through August 31, guests looking to stay at a hotel in Tuscany can reserve a “Book 4, Stay Free” package, which includes a complimentary fourth night.

Opening rates start at €630 ($798) per night. For more information or to book this rate, call 800-785-7429 in the U.S., +39-0577-967-557 outside the U.S. or by emailing reservations@castellodicasole.com. To learn more, visit www.castellodicasole.com.

Current Timbers Collection properties include Dancing Bear Aspen in Aspen, Colorado; Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Doonbeg in County Clare, Ireland; The Orchard at The Carneros Inn in Napa, California; The Rocks Club in Scottsdale, Arizona; The Timbers Club in Snowmass, Colorado; Mayacama in Sonoma, California; The Villas at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe, California; One Steamboat Place in Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Castello di Casole in Tuscany, Italy; The Preserve at Botany Bay on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands; and The Sebastian – Vail in Vail, Colorado.

For more information, visit www.timbersresorts.com.

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