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In the heart of Tuscany Italy, near the mythic cities of Florence, Siena and San Gimignano, is Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resorts Hotel & Residences. One of the largest private estates in all of Italy, Castello di Casole is set among 4,200 acres of rolling hills, sweeping valleys, Tuscan vineyards and olive groves.

 

Castello di Casole Tuscany Italy

Castello di Casole Tuscany Italy

Casale Vemignano commands one of the estate’s most prominent hilltops, offering unobstructed vistas in every direction, from the Castello to Casole d’Elsa, Mensano, even to San Gimignano in the distance. The residential compound of three restored buildings and grounds command an expansive grassy plateau above olive orchards that completely surround the property.

 

Castello DI Casole outdoor

Castello DI Casole outdoor

The primary residence is organized around a long, open living area with exposed stone walls subtly sectioned off by arched doorways and windows. Magnificent hardwood doors open onto the pergola or patio for evening dining in the spring, summer and fall. The original forno is adjacent to create a warm and intimate dining experience. Two very large master suites on the second floor combined with two large outer sitting rooms offer each suite complete privacy and stunning views of the countryside. There are courtyards everywhere, including a porch opening off the primary guest quarters.

The North Guest Residence, with a soaking tub fronting a massive arched window, is among the most romantic in all of Tuscany. In a property where there is astonishing architecture at every turn, perhaps most memorable is the dazzling glass tiled infinity pool, pictured above, soaring off one edge of the property into the Tuscan hills.

Castello DI Casole guest rooms tuscany Italy

Castello DI Casole guest rooms tuscany Italy

Vemignano is approached from a country lane that crosses meadows, winds up through a forest and then opens to reveal the residence, which crowns the hillside. Olive orchards encircle the property, which offers views in every directions. Vemignano is ideally located within the overall Castello estate, close enough to make the hotel and spa little more than an invigorating walk, but like all the casale, exceptionally private. The 100 acres of Sangiovese and Cabernet vineyards are used to make a private-label vintage that is only available at the estate. In addition, there are 30 acres olive groves that are harvested to create a private-label extra virgin olive oil unlike no other.

Vemignano is a residence that continually delights, as there is discovery around every corner.

 

Castello DI Casole pool

Castello DI Casole pool

The primary residence is organized around a long, open living area with exposed stone walls subtly sectioned off by arched doorways and windows. Magnificent hardwood doors open onto the pergola or patio for evening dining in the spring, summer and fall. The original forno is adjacent to create a warm and intimate dining experience.

Like all of the Castello residences, interiors are warmed by traditional Tuscan style fireplaces. In the kitchen are a hand-carved marble sink, magnificent DeManincor gas and wood-burning stove and Gianfranco Ballerini refrigerators.

Castello DI Casole restaurant tuscany Italy

Castello DI Casole restaurant tuscany Italy

Upstairs are two very large master suites each with its own expansive sitting room. The suites afford complete privacy and stunning views of the countryside. Master baths are of course always works of art, with separate areas for shower, deep soaking tubs, toilet, bidet and double-vanity. Bisazza Mosaic tile work; Axor and Philippe Stark fixtures.

Resort Amenities for Villa Guests

GUEST RESIDENCE ONE

Guest Residence One, with a soaking tub fronting a massive arched window, is among the most romantic in all of Tuscany. From here, the view is one of the most stunning in all of Tuscany, reaching more than 20 kilometers to the towered town of San Gimignano. The massive arched window spans half the length of the main room, which is lavishly dedicated entirely to the white marble bath set into an expansive black marble floor. Three steps ascend to the sleeping quarters. This remarkable space is certain to be a coveted and unforgettable stay for the fortunate guests.

 

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