Once an ancient medieval fortress later converted into a sumptuous Renaissance villa, through the genius of the architect Baldassarre Peruzzi. In 1508 it became the sumptuous residence of Pope Julius II while in the following centuries it welcomed his descendants and more recently the friends and relations of the Ricci family in its patrician halls surrounded by lush gardens and a splendid church, stables and farmhouse.

Today the boutique Hotel, Relais La Suvera, is much more than simply a 5 star luxury hotel.

Indeed it is one of the first stately homes to open its doors and welcome guests to its splendid aristocratic universe of nine centuries of history, art and culture. An enchanted Renaissance Borgo or village estate, set like a jewel among gently rolling hills, lush vineyards and age-old woods climbing over the Chianti hills of Sienna, 30 km from the city of Sienna and the town of San Gimignano and less than half an hour from Florence.

This exceptional setting is quite unique in its intimate, timeless atmosphere with its eclectic collection of antique furniture and pictures which all come from the families of the proprietors and are beautifully arranged throughout the 36 rooms and suites as well as in the Museum showing rarities from centuries past and the enchanting gardens surrounding the estate.

It is ideal for a romantic break, a long vacation or for a regenerating stay in the beauty of the countryside, accompanied by the Chef's inspiring cuisine in the Ristorante Oliviera and the unique atmosphere in the Bar dei Limoni with its the magnificent views over the hills. And we should not forget the appeal of the clear water in the outdoor Pool and the treatments in the Balneum spa.

All this is Relais La Suvera, a place where love for the beautiful and the elegant, passion for history will regale your most precious moments with the ultimate in unique timeless, atmosphere.

It is the ideal place to write a new story, your story


Rooms and Suites

  • Papal Villa

    The Fox Suite

    This luxurious suite is dedicated to one of the Marquis Ricci’s ancestors, Rosalia Eustace Ricci, who wed Giovanni dei Marchesi Ricci Paracciani in 1853.
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  • Farmhouse and Stables

    Classic Room

    Classic rooms are located in the former Farmhouse or Stables.
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    Maria Gabriella di Savoia Suite

    Our Signature Suite
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    Superior Room

    Superior rooms are located in the former Farmhouse or Stables.
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    Junior Suite

    Junior Suites are located in the former farmhouse or stables.
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    Family Suite Cerere

    Our Family Suite is located in the former Farmhouse.
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  • Papal Villa

    Duke of Genoa’s Suite

    Dedicated to Ferdinand of Savoy, commander of King Carlo Alberto’s Piedmontese army and great grandfather to Princess Eleonora Massimo, this suite encapsulates all the pomp and splendour of the Royal family of Piedmont.
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    The Paladin’s Room

    The Paladin’s Room is on the first floor of the ancient Medieval tower and overlooks the piazza and aviary.
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    • Restaurants

      Oliviera Restaurant

      Once the 18th century olive press, the Oliviera Restaurant now welcomes its guests into a unique setting of ancient machinery, murals in the Egyptian style, linen curtains and tablecloths, Baroque lampshades and a large decorated fireplace. The restaurant is also laid out each morning with the magnificent buffet breakfast of home-made cakes and tarts and fine local produce, organic jams and marmalades, seasonal fruit and local cold meats and salami. In the evening It opens for atmosphertic...
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    • Wellness

      Spa Balneum

      The magical charm of La Suvera’s history is also at work in the wellness area. Its unique,rarified atmosphere has a timeless quality being in the medieval part of the Papal Villa where the hydromassage pool has been placed in the ancient medieval water storage cistern. Enjoy a detox in the Turkish bath, pamper yourself with treatments selected just for you or the exclusive massages with Décleor aromatherapy products. The fragrant essential oils will add a finishing touch to the quality time...
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  • Package

    The Palio experience in Tuscany Italy

    The Palio experience in Tuscany Italy – Join us for visiting the famous Palio horse race in Siena, one of Italy’s most unique and amazing events!
    from Euro 997,00 per night in a Classic Room
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    Midweek Special

    The discreet charm of tranquillity and relaxation among the colours so typical of the Tuscan countryside, the seduction of views that inspire dreams...
    from Euro 355.00 per night
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    Tuscan Experience

    Tuscany is a destination not to be missed, with the legendary colours of the cypress trees and gently rolling hillsides covered in vines and olive...
    from Euro 660,00 per night in a Classic Room (from April 20th to May 18th and from October1st to November 1st); from Euro 695,00 per night in a Classic Room (from May 19th to September 30th)
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    Romantic La Suvera

    “You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how” So said Rhett Butler to Scarlet O’Hara in Margaret Mitchell’s classic love...
    from Euro 675,00 per night in a Deluxe room ( from April 14th to May 18th and from October 1st to November 2nd ); from Euro 765,00 per night in a Deluxe Room ( from May 19th to September 30th )
  • MAGAZINE - Events
  • The Florence Experiment
    Palazzo Strozzi will be hosting The Florence Experiment, a new site-specific project devised by celebrated German artist Carsten Höller and plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso. 
    19 April - 26 August 2018
    Palazzo Strozzi - Florence