Situated in the beautiful Tuscany region of Italy, in the province of Siena, is the small ‘comune’ of Casole d’Elsa. Surrounded in the picturesque countryside of Tuscany, Casole d’Elsa is the perfect place to rent luxurious holiday accommodation, suitable for a romantic getaway, or a relaxing family holiday.
For many, the highlight of a holiday in Casole d’Elsa is the chance to soak up the scenery and ambiance of Tuscany, spending time relaxing in your Casole d’Elsa villa swimming pool, or admiring the views from your apartment terrace! The attractive old town of Casole d’Elsa has several points of interest for when you feel like venturing out from your self-catering accommodation – the Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta features an original Romanesque edifice and was consecrated in 1161, whilst its transept contains 14th century tombs. Next door is the Museum of Sacred Art. There is also a Romanesque origin church, the Church of San Niccolo, which has sections dating from the 14th century, plus 14th and 17th century frescoes.
Venturing out into the countryside of Tuscany is a popular way to spend a day or an afternoon away from your Casole d’Elsa villa or apartment. If you have a car you can visit nearby vineyards, or take a meandering cycle down country roads on a bicycle. Walking around nearby towns and villages is also a fascinating look at the culture of the Siena Province of Tuscany.
The city of Siena is just 15 miles away. Here you can see the historic centre which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the impressive Piazza del Campo, and the Cathedral of Siena. The larger and more famous city of Florence is only 31 miles away and hence easily accessible from your Casole d’Elsa holiday rental too.
With a climate best described as Mediterranean, Casole d’Elsa makes for a great holiday destination at any time of the year. Summers are warm to hot, and winters are generally quite mild, though become cooler in the higher elevations of the interior of Tuscany. Casole d’Elsa is one such town that is situated at a higher elevation, and hence even snow is possible here. Winter is the wetter season, though in Tuscany, showers are possible throughout the year.
There are several choices for flights to Casole d’Elsa – Although nearby Siena has an airport there are no flights landing here from the UK. Florence is therefore the nearest useful airport to your Casole d’Elsa accommodation, however, Pisa has the better choice when it comes to the range of airlines and routes from the UK. Pisa is only a little further away from Casole d’Elsa than Florence.