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A new adventure in every season and every direction

Head out from Belmond Castello di Casole and find endless things to do in Siena, Italy, and the surrounding hill towns. Spring and summer in Tuscany are full of green grass and flowers in bloom, perfect for biking or Vespa rides to the hill towns. Autumn is just as magical thanks to olive and grape harvests. Hunt for truffles and mushrooms, set off on winter winery tours, and uncover the region’s history. Every season promises magical memories.

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Stargazing experiences in Tuscany

Stargazing in Tuscany

The celebrated night skies over Belmond Castello di Casole provide a glittering display for star seekers.

Sip an aperitif at our enchanted table in a hidden glade of the forest. Then head to our open-air amphitheatre for a heavenly performance viewed through state-of-the art telescopes. Guided by a professional astronomer, you'll admire breathtaking views of the Milky Way, the Andromeda galaxy and the constellation of Orion.

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Traditional Tuscany

Traditional Tuscany

Immerse yourself in the charming life of rural Tuscany at Podere Paugnano farm. Join cheese-masters Giovanni and Giovanna, a husband and wife team, on a tour of the estate before feasting on delicacies produced here on the farm.

This is also the only place in the world where you can try the Pecorino Marzolino di Lucardo. It is still made to the original recipe found in a 14th-century Boccaccio novel.

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Truffle Hunting, dog, forest

Truffle Hunting

Tuscany is home to the rarest and finest truffles on earth. Head out with your expert guide and experienced Lagotto Romagnolo dogs to uncover these elusive tubers.

After, return to the hotel for an exclusive truffle experience at Essere Spa followed by an irresistible four-course truffle-inspired dinner created by Chef Daniele Sera.

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Cooking Classes, pasta making

Cooking Classes

Learn how to cook stunning Italian dishes using the finest local ingredients, including fruits and vegetables from our own gardens.

We’ll provide all of the materials you need to create fresh pasta, delicious bread, tiramisu and other local classics.

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Belmond Castello di Casole, Art Classes in Tuscany

Watercolor Class

Take part in a watercolor class either in the comfort of your suite or in the inspiring setting of your garden. While all ages are welcome to participate, the presence of an adult is always required for children’s classes. Classes are approximately two hours long, and include art supplies.

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Belmond Castello di Casole, Tuscan Tours in Tuscany

Tuscan Tours

Belmond Castello di Casole is ideally located to uncover all the treasures of Tuscany. Speak to our concierge for expert recommendations on where to visit.

Idyllic Siena is just 30 minutes east, and Florence 60 minutes north. The coast is a scenic hour’s drive. The popular Volterra and Montalcino are all within driving distance. The walled fortress of Monteriggioni is a comfortable bike ride away. Our nearby neighbours are the hill towns of Mensano, Radicondoli and the namesake, Casole d’Elsa. In the distance, the legendary towers of San Gimignano rise on the horizon.

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Biking

Set off on a romantic bike ride through the meadows and tree-lined roads that crisscross the estate. Mensano, Radicondoli, Casole d’Elsa and Monteriggioni are excellent mountain biking destinations. For the ambitious, San Gimignano and Colle di Val d’Elsa are favourite half-day trips.

For road riders, there is an exceptional biking centre moments from the Castello. Our concierge can arrange a tailored tour package, ready for your arrival.

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Hiking road

Hiking

Hiking is the perfect way to see the best of Italy’s natural landscapes. Explore vineyards and olive groves, historic castles and hamlets as you relish the peace and harmony of the landscape.

Guided tours are available for every ability level. The concierge can also recommend the favoured hiking trails in Tuscany and provide a map for self-guided walks.

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Packages & Tours

Combine your favourite destinations and plan the journey of your dreams.

7 nights: Italy, Mallorca and Portugal

Grand Tour

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4 nights: Tuscany

Town & Country

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