Castello Di Casole, A Belmond Hotel, Tuscany


Tuscany, Tuscany Countryside

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  • Set in a castle which dates back to the 10th Century
  • Enjoy antiques, wonderful artworks and rustic details throughout
  • Restaurant menus feature fresh local ingredients and produce from the estate
  • Relax in the spa, located in a former wine cellar

Castello di Casole, A Belmond Hotel is set amid the rolling green hills of Tuscany. The site is ideal for culture lovers and dates back to the Bronze Age, with local artefacts on display in the 10th Century castle which houses the hotel. The building retains many original details, including rustic wooden beams and stone architecture, while the spa is located in the former wine cellar. Surrounding the hotel are the luscious gardens which blend into the wider estate and its olive groves and vineyards. 

Spend days relaxing by the swimming pool, or explore the area with hiking, cycling or Vespa trips. Local experts will teach you to paint using watercolours, cook authentic dishes using seasonal ingredients or unwind with yoga. And when it comes to dining there are some spectacular options available, including a six course tasting menu.

The hotel has 39 rooms (official rating 5 star).



Bars & Restaurants


Opening Times:Breakfast 7am - 10:30am, Dinner 7pm - 10:30pm

Dine inside and admire the restored stone walls of this former farmhouse, as well as Murano glass chandeliers and beautiful artworks. The menu features classic Italian dishes, with homemade pastas, estate grown olive oil, and produce, meat and seafood sourced from the local farmlands. Wash down every course with expertly paired wines chosen by the sommelier.

Four Hands Dinner

Executive Chef Daniele Sera teams up with a chef from Belmond’s other fantastic restaurants to produce a unique six course meal featuring fantastic seasonal produce and favourite dishes from Italy with a modern flair.

Bar Visconti

This is the perfect place to relax and enjoy fine Italian wines as you watch the sun set over the rolling Tuscan hills and hotel swimming pool. Inside you’ll find a fresco wall and rustic details with classic marble throughout.

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pool

The heated swimming pool is surrounded by its beautiful landscaped garden. Relax on the sun terrace and make the most of the loungers and parasols.

Spa & Wellness

Essere Spa

Enter the relaxing world of this former wine cellar and enjoy a treatment at the hands of experts using homemade beauty products with ingredients from the estate. Treatments include body rituals, massages, facials and manicures and there is also a steam room.

Activities & Entertainment

Watercolour Classes

Follow in the footsteps of some of the world’s most famous artists and learn to paint the stunning landscapes which surround the Castello with the hotel’s watercolour classes, led by expert local artists. 

Classes are approximately two hours long and include art supplies.

Cooking Classes

Use seasonal produce from local Tuscan farms as you learn to create delicious Italian dishes, including fresh bread, pastas and tiramisu.

Hiking and Bike Tours

Explore the unique landscapes around the Belmond Castello di Casole with hiking or biking tours, which can be arranged by the hotel’s concierge.

Truffle Hunting

Explore the beautiful estate with experienced staff and expert Lagotto Romagnolo dogs as you hunt for delicate Tuscan truffles.

Available for groups of up to 8.


Leave your mind and body feeling refreshed and rejuvenated with a yoga class in the glorious hotel gardens. Experts are on hand to hone your technique and suit classes to your needs.

About the location

The historic town of Casole d'Elsa has breathtaking views of the rolling hills the Siena countryside has to offer. Surrounded by the fortress walls which are rich in history, Casole d'Elsa is a place where you can immerse yourself in culture, art, landscapes and nature.

Casole d'Elsa was once fought over between nearby Volterra and Siena. Due to this tumultuous past the town built two towers and a castle which date back to the 15th century, the castle is now home to the town government. 

Due to its hilltop position on a clear day you can see as far as the Apennines on the borders of Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, to the north east you can see the hills of Chianti and to the east you can see the hills of Montagnola behind which is Siena. When it comes to visiting the surrounding area, head off by car and visit San Gimignano and Volterra, only 30 minutes away. 

Transfer time

Car hire is recommended for this hotel. Casole d'Elsa is 68 miles from Pisa Airport and 48 miles from Florence Airport. Simply call us once you’ve completed your booking and we will talk you through the options.
Deluxe Junior Suite

Max 2 adults

Deluxe Junior Suite rooms are furnished in typical Italian style with views of the surrounding countryside. Guests can choose from a king size bed or two twin beds, as well as enjoying a cosy living room. The en suite bathroom offers a bath or shower with traditionally crafted Italian mosaic flooring.

45–65m² Room Facilities

Premium Junior Suite

Max 3 adults

Premium Junior Suites feature rustic details and modern amenities, with spectacular views from every window. Guests can enjoy a king size bed or two twin beds, as well as a widescreen TV, complimentary Wifi and luxury toiletries. The en suite bathroom contains Tuscan marble floors and a bath or shower.


Oliveto Suite

Max 4 adults

The Oliveto Suite has large windows and a spacious balcony to allow you to admire the surrounding Tuscan countryside. Inside, enjoy rich Italian fabrics and a king size bed, large living room. Your en suite bathroom contains a bath or shower and beautiful décor.

90m² + 40m² outdoor space

Limonaia Suite

Max 3 adults

The Limonaia Suites offer the ultimate in luxury with beautiful antiques and rustic details. Take in views of the surrounding countryside from every room, as well as your private terrace. There is also a king size bed and spacious living room. Your en suite bathroom offers a bath or shower.


Grandiosa Suite

Max 4 adults

The Grandiosa Suite has beautiful antique furniture and rustic wooden beams combined with contemporary amenities. Take in views of the hotel’s historic courtyard or the rolling landscapes from the large windows. Guests can make the most of a king size bed and spacious living room. The en suite bathroom also offers a bath or shower and rich Italian décor.


Double Deluxe Single Use

Max 1 adult

Double Deluxe rooms enjoy an elegant décor with rustic wooden beams to take you to a world of relaxation with local antiques and fabrics. Choose from a king size or twin beds. You can also enjoy a writing desk and beautifully decorated en suite bathroom with a bath or shower.


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Tripadvisor review Jun 15 2024
The hotel is ideally set up for hosting weddings - between the amphitheater, the chapel the photo opportunities and the reception opportunities - the venue is second to none. The staff were awesome...
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Tripadvisor review Jun 10 2024
This place is absolutely amazing. We stayed here an evening in may. We had dinner at the Emporio del Castello, choosing to sit in front of the old castle oven: their pizza and bread are really good...
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