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Castello di Casole.

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Brides Magazine September/October 2014

Castello di Casole is named by Brides Magazine as a top Wine Country wedding destination.

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Brides Magazine September/October 2014

Romping around the green and golden Tuscan countryside, being wined and dined within an inch of your life - this is the ultimate mini-moon.

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Departures Dispatch September, 2014

Tuscan Truffle Package, Castello di Casole, Tuscany

Come fall, the forests near this 10th-century castle-turned-luxury resort teem with hidden treasure: black, white and muscat truffles.

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NYMag.com 'The Cut' September 11, 2014

If you want a drool-worthy pool overlooking endless olive trees and sunflower fields: Castello di Casole.

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Travel + Leisure August 2014

Castello di Casole has been ranked by Travel + Leisure’s 2014 World’s Best Awards as NO. 1 Resort in Europe and
NO. 43 overall hotel.

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Forbes.com August 30, 2014

Castello di Casole: An American company, Timbers Resorts, brought back this aristocratic estate from the dead. The rooms here are more an American idea of an aristocratic Tuscan aesthetic.


Forbes.com August 29, 2014

Resort is actually an understatement: The Castello, once a grand estate, has been resurrected from an aristocratic ruin: It’s now a small village of luxury hospitality, a main house surrounded by various out-buildings, formerly agricultural.

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Tatler August 5, 2014

The insanely charming Castello di Casole holds yoga classes in the century-old San Tommaso chapel, making it the perfect pilgrimage for those with lead-like limbs and city-jumbled brains.

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At the heart of the hotel is a 10th century castle. During the late 1800's, under the noble Bargagli family, the estate grew to include more than 30 farms, many of which have now been luxuriously restored and are available for ownership through the private residence club.

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The Resident Online July 18, 2014

Few places are so beautiful that they root you to the spot, but that’s just what happened on arrival at Hotel Castello di Casole.

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Forbes.com July 10, 2014

Castello di Casole opened in 2012 and has quickly become one of the premier luxury resorts in Tuscany, on a 4,200-acre former private estate with the main boutique hotel (41 suites) occupying an opulent and fully restored 10th century castle.

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A Model Recommends June 26, 2014

It feels as though the original Castello and surrounding building have never been touched; but of course they have. Just in a very expert and sympathetic way.

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MSN Travel June 20, 2014

Castello di Casole featured as a top destination in an article titled “10 dream destinations that should be on everyone’s list.”

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Perched on top of a hill and surrounded by the rolling Tuscan countryside, Castello di Casole is a beautiful and rustic rural hideaway.

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Travel + Leisure May 2014

Film director Luchino Visconti once lived in this 10th century castle-now a luxurious hotel that draws a well-heeled crowd in search of peace and quiet. You won't however, be short on things to do.

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Curbed.com April 21, 2014

With three restaurants, a spa, pool, and events like outdoor concerts and art exhibitions on site, spring and early summer is the perfect time to visit Castello di Casole.

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Lonny.com April 21, 2014

Wish We Were Here: Castello di Casole
Arched doorways and plush furnishings throughout give off an Old-World vibe and feel a lot like a modern take on a classic Grand Tour destination.

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The Sunday Times April 13, 2014

Set in a 4,200 acre estate, the 10th-century castle has been restored as an elegant five-star, all suite hotel, with two restaurants and a spa.

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Thomas Cook Travel Spring 2014

Nestled deep in the Tuscan hils is Castello di Casole - a sand coloured castle dating back to the 10th-century that's now home to a fantastic restaurant.

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World Spa & Travel March/April 2014

Not far from Tuscany's most enchanting city, Siena, surrounded by vineyards & groves of olives and approached through a winding passage of cypress is Castello di Casole.

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Lucky March 2014

Castello di Casole, a 10th-century cypress-tree-fringed castle on 4,200 acres of stunning Tuscan countryside, makes some of the best olive oil in Italy.

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"We must re-learn the art of tasting" says Daniele Sera, a genuine Tuscan. The 45-year-old cook in "Tosca", the restaurant of the new hotel "Castello di Casole," on a hill a few kilometers west of Siena. 

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Newsday February 16, 2014

The restored castle and grounds, dating back to 998 provide a fairy-tale backdrop for a family holiday that might include horseback riding, fishing, hiking and yoga in a restored church.

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MSN Canada February 11, 2014

Castello di Casole featured in a slideshow on MSN Canada's travel section on the 'World's Most Romantic Getaways,' ­ just in time for Valentine's Day! "The perfect place to put poetry in motion."

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Waterloo Region Record February 8, 2014

Stay in a reconstructed farmhouse surrounded by vineyards or opt for a suite adjacent to the pool and spa in the centre of the 4,200 acre estate.

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Dallas Morning News February 1, 2014

Oozing with charm, the restored castle grounds, dating to 998, provide a fairy-tale backdrop for a family holiday that might include horseback riding, fishing, hiking, yoga in a restored church, exploring neighboring villages or learning to create local specialties.

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Condé Nast Traveler January 2014

Castello di Casole on the cover of Condé Nast Traveler’s January issue!
Imagine yourself walking down the stone-lined streets of this quintessentially Tuscan village... Except - surprise! - this isn't a village.

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Travel + Leisure January 2014

T+L 500 - The World's Best Hotels
Castello di Casole - a Timbers Resort one of the top resorts included!

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Town & Country January 2014

The Tuscan Vintage
At this restored 10th-century castle turned hotel, wellness is pursued against a bucolic backdrop. Fragrant cypress trees perfume the property, yoga is practiced in a nearby church, and the Technogym fitness center overlooks rambling Tuscan vineyards.

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Palm Beach Illustrated January 2014

When Colorado-based Timbers Resorts bought it in 2005, the intent, according to CEO David Burden, was "to bring a piece of history alive."

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New Beauty + Spa January 2014

This Tuscan hotel is the real deal for everything Italian. They have amazing country-centered Comfort Zone treatments but the on-site olive grove-source the massage oil is totally unique to this point on the map.

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Naples Illustrated January 2014

The Castello di Casole concierge can arrange a hot-air balloon tour of the sprawling grounds, where visitors get a bird's-eye view of the countryside.

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The Guardian.com.UK January 25, 2014

Castello di Casole featured on Guardian.com.uk, offering a four-night stay for two people on a B&B basis, a spa treatment for each guest, and one lunch in Pazzia and one dinner in Tosca.

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The Guardian UK January 25, 2014

Castello di Casole is a boutique hotel that offers rustic Tuscan elegance in a spectacular setting featuring more that 100 acres of vineyards and 33 acres of olive groves.

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TheHollywoodReporter.com January 10, 2014

At Essere Spa - the new addition to Tuscany's 1-year old five-star Castello di Casole resort - treatments include a two-hour session in a medieval wine cellar where you'll be slathered in local honey and herbs...

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Condé Nast Traveler December 2013

The new 41-room Castello di Casole occupies a restored tenth-century castle in the heart of Tuscany and is surrounded by 4,200 acres of vineyards and olive trees.

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New Beauty Winter 2014

Tuscany's Castello di Casole was one of the most anticipated openings last year; and when its Essere Spa opened its doors this summer, it was met with just as much excitement.

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Epicurean Life Winter 2014

Nearing our destination, I could see the most beautiful castle on top of a hill with the failing sunlight picking up the detail of the stunning architecture. It was indeed the Hotel Castello di Casole.

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Harper's Bazaar December 2013

Italy, which raises communal celebrations practically to a religion, is an obvious place to host a house party. And in the whole country there are few more welcoming places than Tuscany's Castello di Casole.

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Sunday Times Style December 29, 2013

Where do hipsters go for a spa break when they grow up? Italy, that's where - because there they can combine it with a foodie blowout.

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This year the property has been awarded in two categories, including the No. 6 hotel in the 'Top 50 Hotels in Italy' category and the No. 70 'Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World!'

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W Magazine November 2013

This fall, the spa makes its debut under the vaulted ceilings of the former wine cellar, with a menu of treatments featuring locally sourced skin-boosting ingredients like grape-seed and olive oils.

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Harper's Bazaar Online November 7, 2013

Italy, which raises communal celebrations practically to a religion, is an obvious place to host a house party. And in the whole country there are few more welcoming places than Tuscany's Castello di Casole.

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Ultratravel Fall 2013

Features an interview with David Burden, including some fun factoids on travel and Timbers Resorts.

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Sea + I Autumn 2013

In celebration of its one-year anniversary, Castello di Casole recently launched its new Essere Spa... Treatments are inspired by the Tuscan landscape and use organic and seasonal ingredients grown and harvested within the estate.

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TTG Luxury Autumn 2013

Castello di Casole is part of US-group Timbers Resorts, known for its property portfolio in some of the world's most sought after destinations, but this is one of only two it has so far created outside the Americas.

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Destination I Do Fall 2013

Ciao Bella!
Gently rolling hill dotted with cypress trees as far as the eye can see and tiny medieval villages with ancient cobbled streets. The cultural and artistic epicenter of Europe, Tuscany promises unlimited choices and incomparable memories.

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Endless Vacation Fall 2013

Set on 4,200 acres of Tuscan hills and valleys, the 10th-century Castello di Casole was previously home to Italian nobility and, circa 1960, the film director Luchino Visconti (Death in Venice).

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About.com October 10, 2013

Surrounded by 4,200 acres of rolling hills and vineyards, Castello di Casole is certain to seduce honeymoon couples and other romantics.

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NewBeauty.com September 23, 2013

Think organic is overrated? These spas take the natural trend one step further, offering farm-to-table spa treatments that go straight from the garden to the spa-goer.

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Hotel Castello di Casole listed on Travel + Leisure 2013 World's Greatest Hotels list.

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Daily Mail September 4, 2013

Formerly owned by the aristocratic Bargagli family of Siena, the 4,200-acre estate is now made up of a boutique hotel in the former hilltop castle and 28 converted farmhouses for rent and for sale.

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Country & Town House September 2013

Featuring the extended Essere Spa at Castello di Casole in Tuscany.

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Castello di Casole is defined by elegance and sophistication, romanticism and exclusivity. The grandeur of the medieval castle and the intimate atmosphere of the private church is an ideal setting for a celebration with two or two hundred people.

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A rock'n'roll past. A picturesque Tuscan setting. Serious foodie credentials. Yup, Hotel Castello di Casole ticks all our honeymoon boxes.

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Travel + Leisure August 2013

Travel + Leisure highlighting the recent World's Best Awards. Castello di Casole, in Tuscany, Italy, voted No. 1 Resort in Europe this year.

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Stylist August 28, 2013

After a five year renovation, Castello di Casole has opened to those with a love of food, wine and more food.

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The Times August 24, 2013

Formerly a storied castle that was built in AD998 and sitting among 100 acres of vineyards and 33 acres of olive groves, Castello di Casole opened a year ago after a seven-year restoration.

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Spa Opportunities August 15, 2013

Originally the estate's wine cellar, Essere Spa (meaning 'to be' in Italian) features barrel-vaulted ceilings and restored stonewalls to create a theatrical setting.

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Vail Daily August 15, 2013

Timbers Resorts' Tuscan retreat, Hotel Castello di Casole, has been voted the No. 1 Resort in Europe, the No. 1 Hotel for families in Europe and No. 2 of the Top 100 Hotels overall in the annual World's Best Awards survey.

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There are no bad views at Castello di Casole. Perched on the crest of a hill, deep in the rolling landscape of Tuscany, the estate - which dates back to the 10th century - is surrounded by a patchwork of open countryside capped with pretty hilltop towns.

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Metro July 24, 2013

There are lots of reasons to visit Tuscany: culture vultures flock to Florence... foodies love the area... Equally appealing is the Essere Spa at the luxurious 4,200-acre Castello di Casole estate resort in Siena.

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The Swanky Side of Rustic Tuscany: At the higher end is Castello di Casole, located about 30 miles southwest of Florence. Buying into this private estate comes with access to hotel amenities, an English-speaking concierge and a ready-made network of well-heeled expats.

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Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort introduces the expansion of its wellness center, Essere Spa, offering a sanctuary for mind, body and soul while channeling the classic grandeur and serenity of the Tuscan region in Italy.

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Social Life July 2013

Essere Spa at Castello di Casole is named one of The Worlds Top Ten Spas

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Departures.com July 2013

This year-old property, a 20-minute drive west of Siena, spreads across some 4,200 acres once owned by Italian filmmaker Luchino Visconti, its 41 suites, 28 restored Tuscan farmhouses, 5,200-square-foot spa, restaurants and various other spaces filling the director’s centuries-old manor house, chapel and myriad additional outbuildings.

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The New York Times July 7, 2013

A Tuscan Hamlet, With Villas for Sale

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The Swanky Side of Rustic Tuscany: At the higher end is Castello di Casole, located about 30 miles southwest of Florence. Buying into this private estate comes with access to hotel amenities, an English-speaking concierge and a ready-made network of well-heeled expats.

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This year-old Tuscan resort has the layout of a luxurious estate with amenities like a spa, two restaurants, a bar, an infinity pool and day trips offering wine tastings and tours of vineyards and medieval hill towns.

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Luxury Travel Magazine July 2, 2013

Hotel Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort, in Tuscany, Italy, has been voted the No. 1 Resort in Europe, the No. 1 Hotel for Families in Europe and the No. 2 Best Hotel in the World in the annual World’s Best Awards survey by the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure.

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La Madia Travel & Food June/July 2013

il lusso
dei grandi spazi
in un borgo tos cano
restaurato ad arte

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HotelBusiness.com June 21, 2013

Hotel Castello di Casole has joined Preferred Boutique, a collection of intimate hotels and resorts featuring 100 rooms or less, and a brand of Preferred Hotel Group.

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Examiner.com June 13, 2013

Hotel Castello di Casole - has joined Preferred Boutique, an elite collection of hotels and resorts, each featuring 100 rooms or less, and a brand of Preferred Hotel Group.

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DestinationWeddings.com June 11, 2013

Castello di Casole is named as part of The Exclusive Villa Collection, containing the finest villas for romantic celebrations.

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New York Post June 4, 2013

This summer, renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform his annual concert at the open-air Teatro del Silenzio in the Tuscan countryside. Tuscany's luxurious Hotel Castello di Casole is offering guests "VIP access to the concert" and other "special treatment."

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L'Avvenire June 2013

Cuor di Toscana. Pulsante e sorprendente, amabile e attraente.

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NUVO June 2013

Had I not stopped to turn, to gaze at the hills in the distance from which I came, I would have missed a small bronze plaque beside the door that reads, "Castello di Casole, Costruito nel 998, Trasformato in Villa Borghese nel 1811, Restaurato nel 2012." (Castello di Casole, built in 998, converted into a Villa Borghese in 1811, restored in 2012.)

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Robb Report June 2013

Once the estate of Siena's noble Bargagli family-and, later, the famed film director Luchino Visconti- Castello di Casole occupies 4,200 undulating acres within an hour's drive of Florence, Siena, and Chianti. Now a resort community operated by Timbers Resorts, the property encompasses a new boutique hotel and a collection of residences that have literally risen from the ruins of this classic Tuscan landscape.

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Boutique Hotel News May 21, 2013

There's nothing quite like seeing the crisp blue skies, coupled with the green and gold Tuscan countryside in late April, and what better place to experience this than a stay at the recently completed 41 suite Castello di Casole boutique hotel in Casole d'Elsa, Siena, one of the largest private estates in all of Italy.

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Examiner.com May 17, 2013

Timbers Resorts, one of the larger independent developers and operators of private boutique resorts and residence clubs, has named Kenyon Price the General Manager of Castello di Casole, a 4,200-acre estate in Tuscany, Italy.

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Hotel Castello di Casole is on the Hot List as one of the 154 best new hotels in the world.

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Food and Beverage April 2013

Lusso americano in stile toscano

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Exquisite Weddings Spring/Summer 2013

Hotel Castello di Casole is on the 10 Sweet Honeymoon Spots list.

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In den Sechzigerjahren gehörte das Castello di Casole Edoardo, dem Bruder des groẞen Regisseurs Luchino Visconti - jetzt wurde es mit filmreifem Aufwand saniert und in ein Hotel umgewandelt, das kaum Wunsche offen lasst

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Food & Bevarage April 2013

Fu costruito nel X secolo, con il nome di Castello di Querceto, unificato alle proprieta adiacenti nel 1800 dalla no bile famiglia senese Bargagli e ristrutturato nel XVIII secolo.

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Housed in a 10th-century castle on a 4,200-acre estate in the rolling hills not far from Florence, this boutique hotel has more than 100 acres of vineyards and olive groves, a model game reserve, a state-of-the-art wellness center and some of the region’s finest cuisine.

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TravelandLeisure.com March 19, 2013

The expansive green hills and sun-kissed vineyards of Tuscany, Italy lend an air of elegance to the countryside. Driving along such scenery is a dream in itself—but when you do arrive at your destination, plan to lay your head down in luxury at one of these high-profile hotels.

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Organic Spa March 2013

Over 400 years ago, a noble Sienese family ruled over a vast estate in the Tuscan countryside, growing olives, grapes, wheat and sunflowers on their sharecropping farms, and churning out products in their oil press and mills. Later, the place passed into the hands of famed Italian film director Luchino Visconti, who, in addition to farming and raising cattle, threw lavish parties for the jet-set stars of the 196o's. But by the end of the last millennium, the grounds were languishing neglected- until Colorado-based Timbers Resorts came to the rescue.

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The Knot Spring 2013

Recently transformed from the ruins of a 10th-century castle, this luxe hotel is nestled atop a historic esate in the Tuscan countryside.

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Traveller's World Spring 2013

Dies könnte eines der schönsten Resort in der Umbebung Sienas werden.

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Witaly.it March 2013

Daniele Sera è chef di lungo corso e grande esperienza maturata un pò in giro pe rl'Europa e anche in Italia, in genere frequentando bei posti ed è quindi avvezzo a gestire situazioni particolari e variegate. E' ora approdato al Castello di Casole, un posto straordinario (vedi altro post), e anche la ristorazione non è da meno: ristorante gourmet, bistrò Visconti nell'area bar, la piscina, la pizzeria...non ci si annoia.

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Tablet February 26, 2013

Tablet congratulates Castelo di Casole, the people's favorite among the year's Top Ten New Hotels - proof that a classic concept never really goes out of style. 

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Angelina's Casa February 18, 2013

Castello di Casole, one of Italy's largest private landholdings is now home to 28 fully restored luxury farmhouses and boutique hotel.

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TheRoamingBoomers.com February 2013

As we were planning our week-long Tuscan road trip, we too decided that we simply must stay in an Italian castle and chose to spend a night in the Hotel Castello Di Casole, a 10th century castle turned 41-suite luxury boutique hotel.

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Stylist January 23, 2013

Stylist's Angelina Villa-Clarke visits an Italian villa with the kind of kitchen culinary dreams are made of.

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American Way January 15, 2013

Steeped in history and surrounded by acres of gorgeous estate, Castello di Casole provides the perfect Italian getaway.

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Glamour Latinoamérica January 2013

This castle from the 10th century has been converted into a perfect mix of luxury and pleasure. The expert Paolo Caciorgna takes you by hand to learn about the production of his own brand, Dodici. The wine's mixture of Merlot, Cabernet and Petit Verdot results in the perfect accompaniment for a traditional Italian dinner in the Tosca Restaurant.

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Harper's Bazaar January 2013

The opening of Castello di Casole brings a fresh sense of excitment to the region.

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MensHealth.com January 2013

Luxurious Valentines Day Gift Recommendations: Tuscany. Wine. A freaking castle! Schedule an epic romantic getaway at  Hotel Castello di Casole, a five-star resort on a 4,200 acre estate that includes Tuscan farmhouses and a renovated 10th century castle. The only problem: How you’ll top this next year.

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The New York Times December 7, 2012

Eurofile | A New Super Tuscan

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Our Man on the Ground December 4, 2012

The brand new Castello di Casole, which opened its doors for the first time this summer is offering guests a relaxing Christmas break.

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MSN Travel December 3, 2012

Best new hotels in Europe 2012: Staying in a hotel made entirely out of suites, located in 4,200 glorious acres of country estate, could leave you feeling a little spoiled. It's part of a restored castle dating back to the 10th century and on arrival, you'll be met with a welcome bottle of estate grown and produced wine and complimentary minibar.

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Delta Sky Magazine December 2012

Best Restored Castle in Tuscany: Hotel Castello di Casole

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Smart Meetings December 2012

Encompassing 4,200 bucolic acres, this estate epitomizes the Tuscan countryside experience. The evocative scene is set immediately, as guests enter along an acecnding cypress-lined lane.

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Haute Living Los Angeles November / December 2012

Tis The Season to Travel

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Elite Traveler November/December 2012

Tuscan Romance

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Departures.com November 15, 2012

Ristorante Tosca featured in Departures.com "Far-Flung Thanksgiving Dinners" article.

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Elite Traveler Online November 13, 2012

Hotel Castello di Casole Sparks Tuscan Romance

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Saveur.com October 31, 2012

Tuscany: Castello di Casole An elegant, newly restored thousand-year-old castle atop a hill in the Tuscan countryside provides dreamy vistas and hauntingly delicious meals

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Fuera de Serie October, 2012

Castello di Casole featured in Expansion - weekend supplement in Fuera de Serie

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Capture The Castle

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ELLE DECOR November, 2012

The Latest Hotels and Restaurants - Noble Origins

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The Daily Traveler October 8, 2012

New Tuscany Hotels That Used to Be a Pig Farm and a Pile of Rubble

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New Beauty Fall/Winter 2012

Tuscan therapies

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Hotel Castello di Casole is built on the ruins of a tenth-century castle and guests can pick olives and grapes from the grounds of the estate.

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House Beautiful October 2012

New Hotel: Timbers Resorts of Colorado and J Banks Design of South Carolina coaxed a 10th-century Tuscan castle, Castello di Casole, into the 21st century with their American sensibility for style and comfort.

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Condé Nast Traveler October, 2012

Castello di Casole featured in the Word of Mouth section of October, 2012 issue of Condé Nast Traveler

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Mail on Sunday September 23, 2012

A sweeping cypress-lined road leads to the rolling 4,200-acre Tuscan Castello di Casole estate, whose castle dates back to the tenth century.

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Robb Report October, 2012

Cinema Paradiso

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TRAVEL + LEISURE October, 2012
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The Times UK September 15, 2012

Stay in a castello in Tuscany

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Traditional Home October, 2012

Bravissimo! Restored Farmhouses Tucked Into Tuscany's Rolling Hills Offer The Best Of Italy - Then And Now

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Food and Travel September, 2012

New Hotel Openings

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Condé Nast Traveller September 10, 2012

Great grape breaks in Europe - In Tuscany, Castello di Casole is surrounded by 88 acres of vineyard.

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805 Living September, 2012

Mangia! Though it's a little farther afield than our usual travel coverage, a notable, new property opened in July in Tuscany, a 45-minute drive southwest from Florence.

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Qantas Air Magazine August, 2012

Hotel Castello di Casole - Winding vineyards meet a restored 10th-century manor under the Tuscan sun at one of Italy's largest private estates.

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Gourmet Traveller September 2012

On Location: Wild boar and royal palettes at a new Tuscan estate.

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Harpers BAZAAR Australia September, 2012

Wild boar and royal palettes at a new Tuscan estate.

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Virtuoso Life September / October, 2012

Certified Super Tuscan - Virtuoso Life checks into the region's newest arrival

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aMUSE Magazine August, 2012

Tuscan Break

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GQ August 22, 2012

Tuscany should brace itself for an influx of well heeled travellers: one of the most charming openings of the year took place in July when Castello di Casole opened in some style.

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Centurion Online August 13, 2012

Escapades in Tuscany

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The Independent August 4, 2012

Country life goes lux in Tuscany

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For groups looking to get away, the restored Castello di Casole offers a luxury option following its opening in July.

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Centurion Online Summer 2012

An Emerging Star: Blessed with an abundance of superlative properties - from enchanting agroturismos and small inns to grand hotels - the key to successful hospitality in Italy seems clear: stay true to the terroir, through and through.

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"With 41 private suites in a range of sizes and styles, each combines Old World Tuscan charm with modern boutique luxury, elegance, and sophistication."

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"This renovated castle, dating back to the 10th century, is part of an impressive 1,700-hectare estate – it’s one of Italy’s largest privately owned landholdings."

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Robb Report July 25, 2012

Castello di Casole—a 10th-century castle-turned-hotel set in the Tuscan countryside—opened on July 1. Located 45 minutes outside Florence, the 4,200-acre private estate features the 41-suite hotel, as well as vineyards, olive groves, lemon orchards, and a game reserve.

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Meetings And Incentive Travel July - August, 2012

"Experience Tuscan Charm - For groups looking to get away, the restored Castello di Casole offers a luxury option following its opening in July."

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The Hollywood Reporter June 29, 2012

"Once the home of director Luchino Visconti, the villa has been lovingly restored as a 41-suite hotel, where the olive oil is grown on-site and the spa is located in the original wine cellar."

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Financial Times July 21, 2012

"On the trail in Tuscany. A private estate once owned by film-maker Luchino Vosconti has been given a makeover with a hotel that offers guests a chance to hung wild boar."

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The Indpendent July 18, 2012

The 12th-century Castello di Casole is now a luxury hotel

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"Tuscany is another perennial destination that doesn't disappoint. This month it's the turn of Hotel Castello di Casole" - a 10th-century castle occupying a 4,200-acre private estate within striking distance of Siena."

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Nestled within a 4,200-acre estate and surrounded by 100 acres of vineyards, the Hotel Castello di Casole has taken five years to restore.

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Playboy July 5, 2012

Next stop, the incomparable Castello di Casole — the next phase of your life.

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Travel World News July 5, 2012

Timbers Resorts announced today the opening of its highly anticipated European property Hotel Castello di Casole.

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Reality Biz News July 4, 2012

In international property news, a new development in Tuscany came to light early this week when Timbers Resorts announced the grand opening of Hotel Castello di Casole. The former 10th century castle, transformed into a luxurious 41-suite boutique hotel, will be the centerpiece of a Timbers Resorts Hotel & Residences development located within a 4,200-acre private estate.

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Argophilia July 3, 2012

For those of you headed to Tuscany this Summer, the 41-suite boutique Hotel Castello di Casole is one option that should not be overlooked.

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Hospitaltiy Design July 3, 2012

Hotel Castello di Casole – a Timbers Resorts Hotel & Residences has opened its doors on the company’s 4,200-acre private estate in Tuscany, Italy.

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We've announced plenty of new resorts on our Stays column this year. But this one takes the cake for most unique - Hotel Castello di Casole, a former 10th century castle turned 41-suite boutique hotel in Tuscany, Italy, which just opened to visitors yesterday.

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Condé Nast Traveller July 2, 2012

Set in 4,200 acres of private grounds in the Tuscan countryside, this 10th-century Etruscan castle has been the home of Italian nobility, and more recently a hotspot for lavish parties of the rich and famous. Now, after a five-year restoration project, Castello di Casole is reopening as a premier all-suite boutique hotel.

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Timbers Resorts today announces the opening of its highly anticipated European property, Hotel Castello di Casole. Hotel Castello di Casole offers guests rustic Tuscan elegance in a spectacular setting featuring over 100 acres of vineyards and olive groves, a model game reserve, a state-of- the-art wellness center and some of the region’s finest cuisine.

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Lodging Magazine July 2, 2012

“The opening of Hotel Castello di Casole is a very proud moment for the entire Timbers Resorts and Castello di Casole team”

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Timbers Resorts opens Luxury Boutique Hotel and Residences in Tuscany

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The Elite Traveller July 2, 2012

"Timbers Resorts expands to Europe with Hotel Castello di Casole"

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Panrotas July 2, 2012

A Timbers Resorts, dos Estados Unidos, anuncia a abertura do Hotel Castello di Casole, na região da Toscana, na Itália – a uma hora de carro de Florença ou Siena. Trata-se de um antigo edifício do século 10 transformado em um hotel butique de 41 suítes.

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W Magazine July 2012

Cultural Calendar: Mark your calendar for the opening of Hotel Castello di Casole

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Town and Country June - July 2012

Castello di Casole, situated on a Tuscan hill, was once owned by the noble Bargaglis of Siena.

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The Times June 23, 2012

Travel tips: Want another reason to go to Tuscany? Take a look at Castello di Casole.

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Timbers Resorts has opened Hotel Castello di Casole in a former 10th century castle turned 41-suite boutique hotel.

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The Lady June 15, 2012

A stunning hilltop location in the Tuscan countryside located only 30 minutes from Siena.

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Travel + Leisure June 15, 2012

Hotel Castello di Casole featured in the June 2012 Travel + Leisure Picks of five restored castles from around the world.

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Bamboo June 11, 2012

A toscana é uma das mais míticas regiões da itália. Os tons de verde e amarelo que predominam na paisagem tornam-se ainda mais luminosos ao entardecer - um espetáculo todos os dias.

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Metro June 8, 2012

Italian Luxury at its Finest: A luxurious, historic Tuscan castle

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Papercity June 1, 2012

Romantic Rendezvous: From the spectacular tides of Mexico to the shimmering rivers of Thailand, here’s where to go and what to stow in your honeymoon valise.

 

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Forbes.com May 21, 2012

What's better than sinking into a soaking tub that measures six feet across? Doing so while enjoying views of Tuscan vineyards and oak forest.

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Brides May 10, 2012

Picture this: a boutique Italian castle, nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside with hundreds of acres of vineyards surrounding an elegantly and lovingly restored mansion house...

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Wall Street Journal May 3, 2012

The 4,200-acre property has a working vineyard, 13 acres of olive groves and a 5,400-square-foot spa.

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London Evening Standard April 30, 2012

Set to offer all a luxury traveller could possibly ask for and more, Castello di Casole, a restored castle set among vineyards, lemon and olive trees, is a 4,200-acre private estate near Siena.

 

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Western Living April 2012

This summer, your ability to make like an Italian noble will be a whole lot eaiser: Castello di Casole is opening its 41-room boutiqu hotel in the heart of the Visconti estate.

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First Eleven Spring 2012

Castello di Casole has glamorous farmouses with glass-tiled pools dotted around a 4,200-acre historic estate in Tuscany, owned and managed by Timbers Resorts, and American company with a portfolio of ski, beach and golf resorts.

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International Life Spring 2012

Just when you think you've seen everything Tuscany has to offer... then International Life's Clare Richardson discovers Castello di Casole; the latest five star resort and private residence club.

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JustLuxe.com April 3, 2012

David Burden, CEO and Founder of Timbers Resorts in Carbondale, Colorado is no stranger to complex and successful development projects. One Steamboat Place, The Preserve at Botany Bay, The Rocks Luxury Residence Club, The Residences At Esperanza, to name a very few, are all dimensions of Timbers Resorts.

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High Life April 1, 2012

Forget the usual Tuscan villa option — a new breed of 'village hotels' created from entire rural hamlets are adding to the accommodation choice this summer.

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Kensington and Chelsea April 1, 2012

For an authentic Italian countryside experience, there is no more picturesque option than the luxury of Castello di Casole.

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Urbanologie March 28, 2013

The whole place is going to be out of this world, but get your name down for some of the treatments at Essere Spa, or try truffle hunting.

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Prime Living March - April 2012

After five years of meticulous restoration, the 10th-century castle, Castello di Casole will open as a 41-suite boutique hotel boasting authentic details such as wood-beamed ceilings, stone walls and custom furnishings.

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enRoute March 2012

Barnes and Nobles la Vie de Chateau: In the Tuscan countryside, coverting century-old homesteads into hotels has started a renaissance.

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TravelAgeWest.com March 23, 2012

What’s better than spending a leisurely vacation in Tuscany this summer? Spending that leisurely vacation at a restored 10th-century Tuscan castle turned boutique hotel.

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Tuscany is not short of amazing sightseeing, nor is it short of world-class places to stay, but competition is now fiercer than ever after the opening of Castello di Casole.

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Timbers Resorts appoints accomplished Italian chef, Daniele Sera, to develop and lead the culinary program for Castello di Casole's 28 privately owned farmhouses and 41-suite Hotel Castello di Casole, scheduled to open July 1, 2012. With 16 years of Executive Chef experience, Chef Sera has held the top kitchen spot at a number of Italy’s most renowned five-star hotels including Rome’s Hotel Splendide Royal, Grand Hotel Via Veneto, Hotel Regina Baglioni and St. Regis Grand Hotel.

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Chef Sera to Oversee Culinary Program for the Estate’s Farmhouses and New Boutique Hotel

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H&G | Hotels by Design January 5, 2012

Some 4,200 acres of Tuscany forms the Castello di Casole estate, at the center of which is a resotred castle, now a luxurious 41-suite hotel.

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Next April is set to see the opening of a fully restored castle at Castello di Casole, in Tuscany, as a new boutique hotel.

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Castello di Casole was selected among the Best Residence Clubs in the World for 2010 by Luxury Living International (LLI). As the premier online magazine and resource for information on second home and vacation real estate, LLI has expanded its Best of Paradise series by identifying the Best Residence Clubs, with honorees chosen by its editorial staff and various industry experts.

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Hotel Castello di Casole becomes first Italian property to join Virtuoso's elite Preview Program.  Castello di Casole was selected based on the unique attributes of the hotel, the reputation and experience of the opening team, its dedication to working with travel advisors and the hotel’s ability to deliver an exceptional experience upon its opening.

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Mayfair Magazine November 2011

With its medieval monuments and sunflower filed landscapes, Tuscany has long been a perennial favourite with Italophiles. Now with some glam new openings, tlhe region looks set to be thrust firmly in the jetsetters' spotlight again.

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Modern Luxury Miami November 2011

These luxe, farmhouse-style residences, ranging in size from a generous 4,000 to a sprawling 7,000 square feet, pepper the vast 4,200 acres over which the kingly Castello di Casole so elegantly reigns.

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Eyes In November 2011

Castello di Casole: An innovative real estate investment that makes the dream of home ownership in Tuscany, Italy a reality.

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Virtuoso Life November 2011

Hotel Castello di Casole near Siena will have a 4,200-acre estate planted in vineyards and olive orchards for exploring when the Italian property opens in April.

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Modern Luxury Dallas November 2011

One visit to Castello di Casole, a five-star resort and luxury residence club in the heart of Tuscany and you may never want to leave.

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GQ November 2011

GQ highlights the details of A Tuscan Treasure: the five-star Timbers Resorts signature development Castello di Casole.

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Riviera November 2011

Once a historic manor, this restored five-star resort and luxury residence club ushers in a new era for the fabled hilltops of Tuscany.

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Tatler Magazine November 2011

The five-star Timbers Resorts signature development of Castello di Casole offers an exciting, fractional-ownership holiday opportunity in the undulating Tuscan landscape.

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Riviera San Diego November 2011

It's not hard to summon passion for Italy-a world-class destination steeped in art and history, brimming with delectable cuisine, savory wine and friendly people. If anything, it's a little too easy. Naturally, the multimillion-dollar resort and luxury residence club in the heart of Tuscany, is no exception.

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House & Garden Magazine November 2011

The undisputed gem in this stunning development is the spacious 3,350 sq ft 'Bargagli Penthouse' with three ensuite bedrooms, stunning reception rooms, a private terrace with breathtaking views and access to unrivaled hotel amenities.

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Angeleno November 2011

A historic magnet for both Hollywood and Italian luminaries, Castello di Casole, a five-star resort and luxury residence  club in the heart of Tuscany, comes alive with a renovation, new construction and a luxe boutique hotel on its horizon.

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Vogue November 2011

This centuries-old castle sits majestically on a hilltop in the heart of its 4,200-acre private estate surrounded by working vineyards and olive orchards.

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Financial Times October 24, 2010

Timbers Resorts aims at the family market. You buy a share of one house but can trade weeks in a variety of places, including a ski lodge in the Rockies, a beach house in the Caribbean, a castle in Italy and a house within a golf club in Ireland.


Castello di Casole is featured in International Homes Luxury Collection Magazine as a destination in one of the most beautiful and popular regions the country has to offer.

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Manchester Evening News October 6, 2011

A Taste of the Tuscan High Life... in Italy's heartland where you can be the king (or queen) of your very own castello, complete with private vineyard and stunning views.

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Modern Luxury Online October 2011

The Castello di Casole story is shared by Modern Luxury magazine online including details on real estate offerings and Hotel Castello di Casole opening.

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Sleeper Magazine October 2011

Located within the heart of a 4,200-acre private estate, Hotel Castello di Casole is set to be one of Europe's premier destinations following five years of meticulous restoration.

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Steamboat Pilot & Today September 30, 2011

Timbers Resorts, the developer of One Steamboat Place in Steamboat Springs, announced in September an April 2012 opening date for a new hotel in the Tuscany region of Italy.

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Hotels Magazine Online September 27, 2011

What's Hot: Tuscan castle turned boutique hotel.

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Hotel Castello di Casole September 20, 2011

Timbers Resorts today announced that the highly anticipated opening of the company's Hotel Castello di Casole, a restored 10th century castle turned 41-suite boutique hotel, is slated for April 2, 2012.

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Sunday Express September 11, 2011

Italian film director Luchino Visconti of Death In Venice fame once owned the 300-year old Castello di Casole estate, where wild boar and deer roam the woods and where vineyards and olive groves stretch as far as the eye can see.

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Situated in the hills of the Tuscan countryside, the boutique Hotel Castello di Casole is due to open in April 2012.

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If you're on the look-out for a low-maintenance holiday home, you could consider one of the farmhouses up for sale in Castello di Casole...

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In the rolling hills not far from the historic cities of Florence, Siena and San Gimignano is one of the largest private landholdings in all of Italy.

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Wealth Briefing August 25, 2011

Spend a few days basking in the Italian sunshine and glugging yummy Super-Tuscan wine. Explore the rough countryside on rented mountain bikes, feasting on vivid peppery olive oil and freshly-baked bread, and snoozing by the glassy infinity pool, from which panoramic views roll out over the Tuscan hills.

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Nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, the boutique Hotel Castello di Casole, a signature development of Timbers Resorts, is set to open July 1, 2012.

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The Arbuturian August 1, 2011

A Tuscan Domain: Castello di Casole is described when words like 'estate', 'resort' and 'development' and all the associations that they conjure simply don't seem to do it justice.

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The Daily Mail UK August 2011

Your slice of the Tuscan sun: If you can't afford a villa, buy a share instead.

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Luxury Travel Magazine July 28, 2011

Castello di Casole is at the forefront of the latest design trend on restoration and preservation of historic structures.

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Spears July 2011

The first Design for Living Awards takes place naming Timbers Resorts' Castello di Casole in Italy as the winner of First Resort.

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At the sprawling 1,680-hectare, Castello di Casole in Tuscany, shareholders buy into one of the estate's beautifully renovated Italian farmhouses, or casali.

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The Sunday Telegraph June 26, 2011

There's no stopping our appetite for Italian holiday homes. Living la dolce vita at Castello di Casole, a fractional ownership scheme.

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OPP July 2011

Award-winning fractional development Castello di Casole in Tuscany has turned the heads of those in the industry, as well as the high-net worth individuals it is targeting as buyers. Amit Katwala spoke to Gary Moore of Timbers Resorts, the development's project director, about why it has done so well.

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A Place in the Sun June 2011

A Place in the Sun describes how Castello di Casole fits into the "fractional ownership family" as a destination club.

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LUXGetaway June 2011

Castello di Casole is an exciting property garnering a lot of buzz and excitement. What makes Castello di Casole so unique?

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The Times June 2011

Our continuing love affair with the rolling hills, vineyards and olive groves between Florence and Siena has been inspiring intrepid souls to restore rural stone building since the trend began in the 1960's.

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Delta Sky Magazine June 2011

The 4,800-square-foot farmhouse, Pulcinello, is one of 14 that Timbers Resorts has so far lovingly restored...

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Owners Perspective June 2011

A Tuscan dream in the rolling hills not far from the mythic cities of Florence, Siena and San Gimignano is Castello di Casole.

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De Telegraaf June 4, 2011

Following a journalist's visit to the estate, De Telegraaf, Holland's largest newspaper features Castello di Casole. The in-depth article discusses many of the benefits of private residence club ownership at Castello di Casole from viticulture to dining to time with family and more. (Full article in Dutch)

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The Times UK June 3, 2011

The Times - UK has a wonderful article on Castello di Casole, following a journalist's visit to the estate a few weeks ago. This is a fabulous piece that devotes over a full page to the estate and provides a great overview of life on the estate and Timbers Resorts dedication to creating a superb destination resort.

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Elle Mexico Summer 2011

Bella Italia, La Toscana en Todo su Esplendor.

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An easy way to own a villa, or two. Fractional ownership gives holidaymakers the comforts of home, without the maintenance headache.

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CARBONDALE, CO (September 30, 2009) - Timbers Resorts today unveiled the creation of the Timbers Collection, an exclusive program available to Property Owners and Social Members within the Timbers Resorts portfolio.

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LONDON (October 8, 2008) - The property market has not been singing a happy tune recently but Castello di Casole is pleased to announce a positive success story to restore our hopes... This year saw a large number of professionals entering the European Property Awards in association with CNBC. The results were announced at a gala presentation dinner at The Park Lane Hotel in London on 4th October with no less than 19 different countries represented across Europe. Castello di Casole was delighted to pick up two awards...

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LONDON (December 3, 2008) - Castello di Casole, Timbers Resorts’ first European development celebrated a successful night at the Homes Overseas Awards dinner held last Friday at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. The 5 star Tuscan Resort and Residence Club stole the show and was awarded 3 Gold Awards for the ‘Best Development in Italy’, ‘Best Renovation’ and ‘Best Luxury Development’. Timbers Resorts was also awarded the most prestigious accolade of the night, the Homes Overseas ‘Developer of the Year’ Award.

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