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Not every 200-year-old estate in Tuscany comes with crumbling walls and spotty phone service. At Castello di Casole, a 5,500-acre domain that once served a noble family from nearby Siena, owners reside in one of 29 casali (farmhouses) equipped with nearly every modern amenity. A steady flow of Gabbro Cabernet, a wine produced at the estate’s vineyard, adds local flavor to the experience, as do the units’ stonewall construction, curved archways, and terra-cotta tile roofs.

Casali at Castello di Casole are available either as wholly owned or fractional units, with one-tenth shares in the fractional program beginning at $550,000. Each farmhouse is distinct in decor, and units range in size from 4,000 to 7,000 square feet. A castle on the premises is being converted into a boutique hotel and spa, which is scheduled to open in 2008.

Castello di Casole
866.963.5005
www.castellodicasole.com

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