If there is a single word more alluring than Italy then it must be its own heart and soul…Tuscany. Always so much more than a place, Tuscany is first a way of life, each present moment infused with two centuries of the world’s favorite art, culture, food and wine. In the rolling Tuscan hills not far from the mythic cities of Florence, Siena and San Gimignano is one of the largest private landholdings in all of Italy. Vineyards and orchards of olive trees pattern the landscape. At the heart of it all is Castello di Casole – a Timbers Resort which features a top-rated boutique hotel and offers whole ownership or deeded residential interests.
This 41-suite boutique hotel voted #1 Resort in Europe by Travel + Leisure for three consecutive years. The hotel sits on the highest part of the 4,200-acre estate, which offers guests private, spacious accommodations and unparalleled views of the surrounding Tuscan villages. Castello di Casole features three dining venues, a full-service spa, infinity pool, and concierges to assist with guided tours and special classes for an unforgettable Italian vacation.
Dotting the hillsides are restored and reconstructed Casali farmhouses, each with its own mesmerizing glass-tiled infinity edge pool available for whole ownership or deeded residential interests through the Private Residence Club program. The Casali are furnished in traditional Tuscan fashion with luxurious modern updates, including sumptuous baths and fine Italian furnishings. Prices for the peaceful country retreats start at around $7.35 million.