If you’re headed to Tuscany for its fine textiles, views and vintages, you might want to check out the Castello di Casole, which was ranked the No. 1 hotel in Europe and the No. 2 hotel in the world by Travel & Leisure readers last month. Castello di Casole is a five-star, 41-suite resort located on a 4,200-acre estate in the heart of Tuscany. This boutique hotel is in the grand European tradition, with impeccable suites, premier services and exceptional amenities.
Centrally situated near the historic cities of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra, the luxurious resort hotel is surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and a model game preserve. The Ristorante Tosca, its fine-dining venue, serves a local Tuscan cuisine. Executive Chef Daniele Sera uses fresh local produce from the hotel’s own gardens and extra virgin olive oil produced on the estate. Bar Visconti offers fine wines from the estate’s private label vintage as well as exquisite cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The Essere Spa focuses on treatments from renowned European and wellness experts. There’s also 24-hour, in-room dining, cooking classes, wine tastings from the estate’s wine cellar – indeed everything you could desire for your special Tuscan stay.
– Cappy Devlin
For more, visit Cappy’s Travel at 195 N. Bedford Road, Mount Kisco, call (914) 241-0383 or email Cappy@travel-by-net.com. And for more on Tuscany, see WAG’s September “Rag time” issue.