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The Estate

The Estate

In the heart of Tuscany, near the mythic cities of Florence, Siena and San Gimignano, is Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort. 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.

Two cypress-lined lanes ascend to a historic castle that has been carefully restored into an intimate boutique 5-star hotel in the grand European tradition. A collection of intimate Hotel Villas are mere steps to The Castello. Dotting the hillsides are expansive Farmhouses, perfect Italian Real Estate available for ownership through the private residence club, each with its own mesmerizing glass-tiled infinity pool.

Introducing Castello di Casole. Past. Present. Perfect.

Castello
di Casole is deeply rooted in the rich agricultural history of Tuscany.
The area’s first settlements date back to the Bronze Age, as early as
3000 B.C., when mineral-rich land and the nearby Elsa River made the
land inhabitable. Later, Etruscan settlers farmed the land, as indicated
by the Etruscan artifacts found on the estate.

 
The estate’s namesake castle dates back to the late 10th
century, when it was erected and christened the Querceto Manor. During
the 1800’s the noble Bargagli family of Siena assembled properties
surrounding the Querceto Manor, and the estate grew to include more than
30 farms rich in wheat, corn, olives, grapes and livestock. The castle
fell into disrepair and underwent a major renovation in the 18
th
century, resulting in the structure that is now Hotel Castello di
Casole. Families and sharecroppers worked the estate until the 1960s,
when it was purchased by the Earl Edoardo Visconti di Modrone Erba, who
often hosted movie stars and luminaries of the jet set. Timbers Resorts
acquired the estate and began developing Castello di Casole in the year
2005 and has gently coaxed it into the modern era.
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