The newest addition to Belmond’s exclusive portfolio, Belmond Castello di Casole is a luxurious sanctuary in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. The hotel dates back to the 10th Century and its 4,200-acre estate is filled with rolling vineyards and sweeping valleys, yet it’s just an hour from Florence and only 30 minutes from Siena. There’s just 39 guestrooms here, each carefully furnished to offer luxury and comfort while taking influence from the hotel’s surroundings. You’ll find an outdoor heated infinity pool where you can enjoy an expertly-made cocktail as you admire the views, and for the more active the hotel can organise an array of activities like hiking, biking and wildlife walks. The hotel’s two restaurants provide a sophisticated venue for an evening meal. Tosca offers fine dining in a relaxed ambience where you can choose from an a la carte menu of traditional Tuscan dishes, and CIP’s Club by Belmond Hotel Cipriani brings the flavours of Venice to Tuscany, which you can enjoy on the lovely terrace with superb countryside views.