This article appears on The Telegraph.
Beautiful places to stay in Tuscany: six perfect Italian palazzos
Beyond Florence, in the Tuscan hills, a handful of Italy’s finest historic buildings have been turned into glorious places to stay. From private villas to a village-turned-hotel, we select six fabulous retreats in which to play conte e contessa.
The Country Estate: Castello di Casole
Luchino Visconti knew a spectacular set when he saw one, and in the 1960s, at the height of his film-making fame, he choose this 10th-century hilltop Tuscan estate as his country retreat.
In a land of sublime views, the 360-degree prospect over the countryside between San Gimignano and Siena is unparalleled (and best explored by driving through the region in a Ferrari). Four years ago, the castle and the cluster of buildings around it were converted into a hotel, while the old farmhouses scattered around the surrounding vineyards, olive groves and flower meadows have been restored as luxury villas. View this palazzo and more at The Telegraph…
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