Best Hotel in Europe 2017 – Castello di Casole

If there is a single word more alluring than Italy, then it must be its own heart and soul … Tuscany. Always so much more than a place, Tuscany, Italy is first a way of life, each present moment infused with centuries of the world’s favorite art, culture, food and wine.

In the rolling hills—not far from the mythic cities of Florence, Siena and San Gimignano—is one of the largest private landholdings in all of Italy. Two grand cypress-lined lanes ascend to an historic castle now boutique hotel considered to be among the best in the world. Dotting the 4,200-acre historic estate are restored Casale Villas and Farmhouses. This treasured property is Castello di Casole – A Timbers Resort, and it is not hard to see why T+L readers voted this hotel as the best in Europe for 2017.

Castello di Casole

Located in the Tuscany Wine Region, Castello di Casole is the perfect base for those wishing to visit the area’s well-known wineries. Some of the premium features at this 5-star hotel include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Casole has been recently refurbished and provides wine tasting, 24-hour room service and valet parking. A gym is available to those wanting to keep up their exercise regimes while away.

The luxury, air conditioned rooms feature an iPod docking station, a mini bar and free wireless internet access. The bathrooms have a bath as well as a relaxing rain shower.

Those staying at Castello di Casole can sit down to a unique dining experience at the in-house restaurant, suitably based for those who want to stay close by at mealtime. Each evening, guests can relax in the lounge bar.

Casole is under a 30-minute drive from Siena-Ampugnano Airport. Guests are able to visit Colle di Val d’Elsa and Poggibonsi, located within an easy drive of the property.