Castello di Casole in Tuscany has named a new general manager: Federico Galligani.
Galligani was previously the director of food and beverage for the hotel and in his new role will oversee all daily operations of the 10th century castle-turned-41-suite hotel and the surrounding 4,200-acre estate. He brings 27 years of international hospitality experience to Castello di Casole. He began his career in London at the Savoy Hotel and has since held leadership positions at numerous luxury hotels across Europe, including the historic Gstaad Palace Hotel in Switzerland, Hotel Nassauer Hof in Germany, The Hotel Excelsior in Venice and The St. Regis Rome.
Galligani was born and raised in Florence, Italy and is fluent in four major languages—Italian, English, German and French.
Castello di Casole has 28 restored and reconstructed Tuscan farmhouses and a 41-suite boutique hotel. Most recently, the property opened its spa/wellness haven, Essere Spa, a 5,400-square-foot former wine vault that offers treatments using centuries-old Italian methods using ingredients found on the estate. The estate is also home to a model game preserve, 88 acres of vineyards, 13 acres of olive groves and an expansive trail system.