World's Best Hotels 2013
Courtesy of Hotel Castello di Casole
No. 2 Castello di Casole—A Timbers Resort, Casole d’Elsa, Italy
A cypress-lined road leads to the rolling 4,200-acre Tuscan estate, whose castle dates back to the 10th century. The 41 rustic suites incorporate oil paintings and reclaimed terra cotta, while Essere Spa, originally the estate’s wine cellar, features seven treatment rooms and massages incorporating orange and basil essential oils.