Wrought iron beds at Castello di Casole in Tuscany
In Tuscany, enjoy five-star service in a centuries-old castle
Tuscany If classic rustic interiors don’t entice, try one of the swank suites at Castello di Casole. Located about 45 minutes outside of Florence on a nearly 1,700-hectare private estate, the crumbling 18th-century-castle-turned-posh-resort boasts 41 guest rooms decked with fine Italian-made furnishings, wrought-iron beds, wood-beam ceilings, exposed stone and claw-foot tubs.
Stroll the grounds for incredible views of vineyards, olive groves and lemon orchards, or spend the afternoon at the spa getting rubbed down with Mediterranean oils.
More intrepid travellers may want to explore the countryside on horseback or partake in mushroom foraging and truffle hunting.