In many bigger cities nowadays, nature re-conquers its place. Trees are planted and parks sprout like weeds. But to experience true nature and to relax holistically, it takes more than a stroll through the park. You want to combine the history and culture of a metropolis city with the ease of true nature? Many European destinations offer the comfort to combine just this – only a stone´s throw away from each other, you´ll find magical cities and peaceful nature landscapes!
La Dolce Vita
Discover the famous history and charm of Florence, the capital city of the Italian region Tuscany that is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. Soak up the artistic and architectural heritage of the city and then draw back to the remote and romantic Tuscan vineyards, olive groves and sweeping valleys. Only one hour away from Florence, you will find Castello di Casole, a storied castle that dates back to the 10th century sitting in a picturesque and untouched corner of Tuscany.
Arrive in style while passing through the cypress-lined lanes that ascend to the historic castle, once home to the ancient and noble Bargagli family of Siena. Exquisitely appointed, Castello di Casoles´ 41 private suites effortlessly combine Old World Tuscan charm with modern luxuries, sublime comfort with elegance and sophistication. It is that secret place you might hope to discover along a country road – a place with graceful and intimate accommodations, inspired cuisine, an repertoire of activities and above all, knowing and attentive services. Castello di Casole, a Timbers Resort, lies at the heart of a vast, vibrant and vital estate that is home to more than 100 acres of vineyards and 30 acres of olive groves. The protected game reserve offers scenic footpaths and abundant populations of pheasant, hare, deer and boar. Endless trails invite you to an exploration on foot, bike or horseback and the shimmering pools insist on relaxing soaks.
The restaurant at Castello di Casole mixes Old World favourites and New World sensibilities. The result is therefore an inspiring and original menu, featuring traditional Tuscan cuisine interpreted with a fresh twist. Whether the centerpiece of a day on the estate or a refreshing treat after exploring the treasures of Florence or the other surrounding towns, the spa offers the most serene and relaxing treatments. Combine the natural serenity of Tuscany with the magical heritage cities of Italy and simply enjoy ˜La dolce vita˜.