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FSA LogoThe Luxury Hotel Insider: Exclusive luxury hotel deals, features and special rates from the luxury hotel experts at Five Star Alliance. 
Named one of Tripbase's Best Luxury Travel Blogs for 2011, below are Five Star Alliance's newest articles featuring exclusive information on luxury hotels worldwide including special offers and deals at the world's best hotels.

Did You Know? Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort

June 24, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort has seven pools, including one pool reserved for guests' pets. Lucky dogs.

Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort

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Dining al Fresco: Castello di Casole

April 6, 2014
By: Five Star Alliance

Castello di Casole is a 4,200-acre five-star resort and private residence club in Tuscany, Italy, 45 minutes from Florence. It offers a collection of fine and casual dining venues serving traditional Italian cuisine with a twist. The focus is on simple, rustic food in the classic Italian tradition. Expect handmade pastas, fresh organic vegetables, fresh fish, and game from local sources – all paired with fine wines from the best wineries in Italy and around the world. 

Castello di Casole

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Did You Know? Certosa di Maggiano

August 17, 2013
By: Five Star Alliance

Certosa di Maggiano is a former Carthusian monastery that was built in 1314. It was paid for by a donation by Cardinal Riccardo Petroni as a place designed for meditation and prayer. In in the XVI century involved in a harsh war between Carl V Emperor of Spain and Henry II King of France. It was first restored as a private home and then became a luxury hotel in 1978.  

Certosa di Maggiano

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Image of the Day: Petriolo Spa Resort

March 1, 2013
By: K. Clare Johnson


Petriolo Spa Resort is located in a private natural reserve, positioned over the medieval baths of Petriolo. The thermal water is the basis of all treatments of the spa, along with exclusive seasonal products of Tuscany.


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Image of the Day: Certosa di Maggiano

September 15, 2012
By: Five Star Alliance


A peek down one of the private corridors at Certosa di Maggiano reveals nothing but calm.


Posted in: Siena, Hot Spots

Image of the Day: Villa Armena

August 18, 2012
By: Five Star Alliance

Sunflowers for Saturday, courtesy of Villa Armena.

Posted in: Siena, Hot Spots

Hotel Castello di Casole Now Open!

July 13, 2012
By: Oksana Balytsky

We are thrilled to announce that the Hotel Castello di Casole in Siena, Italy is now open and accepting reservations! This luxurious, 5-star property in Tuscany is the centerpiece of a stunning and historic 4,200-acre estate. Commanding the highest point on the property, this restored castle dates back to the 10th century. While it underwent extensive renovations, the Hotel Castello di Casole has preserved its original and historic culture. This boutique hotel offers impeccable suites, world-class service and amenities, and breathtaking Tuscan countryside views. Take advantage of the fine and casual dining opportunities available on site, the luxurious spa, pool, and fitness center, and the various adventures made available to guests varying by the seasons. Make your reservations today and experience this incredible and romantic Italian property for yourself!

Cool New Addition: Hotel Castello di Casole

June 21, 2012
By: K. Clare Johnson

Hotel Castello di Casole is 4,200-acre five-star resort and private residence club in Tuscany, Italy, 45 minutes from Florence.

Situated among rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves and a game preserve, this all-suite boutique hotel opens July 1, 2012.


Summer in Tuscany at L'Andana, Alain Ducasse's Hotel

June 30, 2011
By: Mary Winston Nicklin

L'Andana, TuscanyWhile Alain Ducasse is preparing to cook up the locally-sourced feast for the Royal Wedding in Monaco this weekend, his staff at L'Andana, a country inn situated in Tuscany, are welcoming summer guests to indulge in the Italian dolce vita. At the hotel's ESPA, the luxurious treatments (like hot stone massages) are complemented by the culinary delights for which L'Andana is famous. Speaking of food, the Michelin-starred restaurant called Trattoria Toscana has unveiled a delightful summer menu featuring products straight from the sea and farm. For those eager to learn the tricks and the trade of a great chef, the Trattoria offers Alain Ducasse cooking courses. Plus, L'Andana has planned all sorts of fun summer events like live music, bbqs, coastal excursions by boat, and personal shopping excursions. Sign us up!