Living Like an Etruscan
Discover the fascinating history of the Etruscan civilization. Begin the day with a local specialist at the Etruscan Museum in Casole and become a restorer for the day with a hands-on lab experience. Or, journey to a secluded Etruscan tomb site to learn about the ancient civilication’s life and death custom.
A gentle downhill cycle among rolling hills leads you back to Castello di Casole. As a reward for your active exploits, visit our serene spa for therapeutic treatments inspired by Etruscan traditions. End the day with a taste of Etruscan gastronomy, sipping specially designed cocktails on our panoramic terrace.Contact us
Discover why Tuscany’s skies are considered the best for stargazing in Italy. In our castle surrounded by rolling hills, away from light pollution, experience a stunning view of the stars above.
Sip on a refreshing aperitif as an expert guide talks you through a naked-eye viewing session. Then, peek through our state-of-the-art telescopes to pick out the constellations in diamond detail.Book your experience
Hiking and Biking
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.
Or, 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.Contact us
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.Contact us
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.Contact us
First Light Walks
Discover our leafy grounds at daybreak with Leica Trinovid 8x42 HD binoculars. Listen to early morning wind rustle through our vineyards, olive groves, oak forests and rapeseed fields. Through the binoculars, which offer exceptionally high-contrast images, marvel at the wildlife coming to vivid life.
Choose from guided options with photographer Marco Casino or a nature guide. Or opt for a self-guided walk using a map.Contact us
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.Contact us
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.Contact us