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Owner Benefits

Owner Benefits

An exceptional lifestyle awaits at Castello di Casole, where Owners of the beautiful Tuscan real estate receive both practical, and luxurious privileges and benefits on the property and throughout the region.

Pre-arrival grocery shopping means your home is well stocked when you arrive so you can begin vacationing immediately, while daily housekeeping keeps things tidy during your stay. Attentive bilingual concierges assist with every request, from planning kids’ activities in Tuscany to making dinner reservations. Luxury airport transportation, personal and private storage facilities, and plenty of on-property activities make ownership fun, flexible and convenient.

In addition to worldwide benefits through membership in Timbers Collection and Timbers Reciprocity Program, Owners enjoy a number of unique benefits throughout the local region and all of Italy, including wine tours and discounts, luxury sightseeing tours, and much more. Owners are also afforded preferred access to the services and amenities at Hotel Castello di Casole.

See the list below for some of the most exciting benefits of ownership at Castello di Casole.

At Hotel Castello di Casole

  • Privileged access to all amenities including the fitness facility, pools and gardens
  • Preferred rate on all guest suite reservations
  • Preferred reservations and exclusive savings at Ristorante Tosca, Bar Visconti, Pazzia Pizzeria
  • Preferred reservations and exclusive savings on all spa treatments enjoyed at Essere Spa
  • Transportation to and from dinner at Hotel Castello di Casole

In Residence

While staying in your Tuscan villa, you and your family can immerse yourselves in authentic Italian cuisine and the estate’s wine and olive oil producing ventures.

Italian Cuisine

  • Traditional Tuscan meal preparation and instruction
  • Cooking classes with a private chef available

Estate Wine

  • Exclusive access to purchase a limited allocation of Castello di Casole's two estate-grown wines, C and Dodici
  • Guided vineyard tours and viticulture experiences
  • Sommelier recommendations and cellar management

Estate Olive Oil

  • Exclusive access to purchase estate-grown Castello di Casole olive oil to enjoy while in residence

 

Luxury Accommodations

Hotel Savoy

Hotel Savoy in Florence, Italy offers Owners preferred rates. Situated close to the famous landmark the Duomo and just steps away from the main fashion houses, museums and galleries, Hotel Savoy is the ideal base from which to visit the key attractions of the beautiful and historic city of Florence. Extend your stay in Tuscany and enjoy the Florentine atmosphere at the Hotel Savoy with exclusive benefits dedicated to Owners.

 

Winery Partners

Icario

Just minutes from the medieval hilltown of Montelpulciano sits one of Italy's most contemporary and technologically advanced wineries. At Icario, art and wine are blended to create a modern day experience rooted in strong traditions. Owners are hosted to private tours of the cellar, the vineyards, and the art collection followed by a tasting with lunch on their al fresco patio. For a more hands-on experience, the commercial grade kitchen can be reserved for private cooking and wine pairing classes. Owners also receive preferred pricing on wine purchases and invitations to the winery’s social events including their annual La Vendemmia.

Le Macchie

Located adjacent to Castello di Casole is Le Macchie, owned by winemaker Paolo Caciorgna who has consulted for over 25 Italian wineries and won numerous accolades for wines like Cesani’s San Giovese Luenzo and Chianti Classico Riserva 'Le Fonti.' At Le Macchie, Owners can enjoy “Grape to Wine” vineyard and winery tours, vertical or comparison tastings and other viticulture experiences with Paolo. Owners can also arrange to have Paolo host private wine tastings and pairing dinners in their Casale Farmhouse.

Mattia Barzaghi

Mattia Barzaghi is a boutique wine producer located just a few minutes from San Gimignano. Using the biodynamic method, Mattia Barzaghi produces 100% sangiovese and 100% vernaccia varietals on their estate rich with beautiful red soil and surrounded by a nature preserve. When visiting this charming rustic winery, Owners enjoy private tours and tastings with owner and winemaker Mattia Barzaghi including barrel tastings of future vintages. Owners may also host private tastings, lunches and winemaker dinner with Mattia in their Castello farmhouse villa. Owners at Castello di Casole are also afforded preferred pricing on purchases of one or more cases.

Querciabella

Querciabella is Italy’s largest biodynamic winery nestled on the hillsides of Greve in Chianti. This bucolic Chianti Classico estate currently produces four wines including their award-winning Batàr, a blend of Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay; Camartina, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese; Palafreno, a monovarietal Merlot, and the signature Querciabella, Chianti Classico DOCG. Castello Owners are invited to visit this private winery for guided tours and tastings with the winemaker and may also take part in learning more about the winery's biodynamic viticulture.

Rocca di Frassinello

Rocca di Frassinello is a joint venture between the Castellare Estate and Domaines Barons de Rothschild that is creating a range of Super Tuscan varietals. Located in the coastal region of Maremma, the Renzo Piano-designed winery is an architectural marvel. Here, Castello Owners enjoy private tours, tastings and lunches in the exquisite wine cellar. Owners can also host private wine tastings and winemaker dinners in their Casale Farmhouse and receive invitations to social events at the winery.

Owners enjoy special private tours, tastings and luncheons at a number of other wineries we love throughout Tuscany, including:
Avignonesi – www.avignonesi.it
Capannelle – www.capannelle.com
Poggio Antico – www.poggioantico.com
Argiano – www.argiano.net
Antinori – www.antinori.it
Castello di Bolgheri - www.castellodibolgheri.eu
Villa le Corti – www.fattorialecorti.principecorsini.com
Terricio – www.terricio.it

 

Golf

Florence Golf Club Ugolino

Florence Golf Club Ugolino is largely synonymous with Italian golfing history. With fairways along the Via Chiantigiana, it has been host to many competitions and national championships, and is one of the most challenging courses in the region. Owners at Castello di Casole are afforded preferred rates and tee-times on weekday golf play, and enjoy full access to the clubhouse and pro shop.

Castelfalfi

Just north of San Giminano, lies one of Tuscany’s newest golf courses at Castelfalfi.  With 27 holes, a driving range and practice grounds, it is one of Italy’s most scenic and challenging courses.  Here Castello di Casole Owners are extended preferred rates and tee times as well as savings on lessons and club rentals.

 

Excursions & Tours

Link Tours

For the ultimate insider’s tour of Florence and Siena, one need not look any further than Link Tours. Their multi-lingual team of Official City Guides offers preferred pricing to Castello Owners as well as access to the finest cultural gems of Florence and Siena including museums, gardens and private collections. They can also arrange after-hours access or coordinate special events as well as customize a one-of-a-kind outing for the entire family to enjoy together.

The Italian Concierge

Recognized on many occasions by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure as an Italian travel specialist, Joyce Falcone, owner of The Italian Concierge, has covered more than 1,800 miles of Italy on foot, and is intimately familiar with the most enticing routes, charming villages and finest sources of epicurean delights. As a Timbers Collection travel partner, The Italian Concierge offers private guided excursions for Owners and custom itineraries for trips to the Dolomites, Rome and the islands of Italy.

 

Luxury Car Rentals

Noleggio Auto Toscana

Tour Italy in exotic cars from Noleggio Auto Toscana. Choose from the latest models of Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and more. Castello di Casole Owners enjoy preferred rates as well as delivery and return to their villa or all major airports.

 

Personal Shopping

Experience the best shopping Florence has to offer. Castello Owners receive preferred rates for custom shopping excursions for designer clothes, leather goods, jewelry, antiques and furniture as well as private styling and wardrobe consultation from one of the leaders in the Italian fashion and entertainment industry.