Picture this: a boutique Italian castle, nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside with hundreds of acres of vineyards surrounding an elegantly and lovingly restored mansion house...
Add the gourmet taste of rich Italian foods. Rich wine. The soft sounds of 'ch' and 'gli' in Italian... Does it sound like heaven? We think so.
But it's a reality too. The restored Etruscan Castle we are dreaming of, or rather talking of, is Castello di Casole - one of Italy's largest private estates, opening this July.
As if the lush countryside wasn't enough, the regal estate has two restaurants on its grounds: a gourmet pizzeria Pazzia; and Ristorante Tosca, serving local cuisine with an emphasis on homemade pasta and extra virgin oil produced from its grounds.
The wine cellar has been transformed into a spa, Essere, inspired by natural Tuscan products including olive oil, rosemary and grape seeds.
To further add to the romantic vibe, the hotel also has a restored 18th century chapel, perfect for an intimate wedding.
Located near Siena and a short drive from Florence, Castello di Casole is ideally placed for a fantastic honeymoon destination. If you can be dragged away for the elegant mansion and rich furnishings that is…
Prices start from €630 per night. Reservations are now being taken now for their July opening. For more information visit www.castellodicasole.com.