Boutique Hotel & Relais

  • Origins

    The origins of La Suvera go back to the High Middle Ages when the building was a fortified castle situated in the territory of the Sienna Signoria, in the Fief of the legendary Countess Ava Matilda de’ Franzosi, related to Clovis, the King of...
    It is quite possible that we owe to her the name La Suvera, a word deriving from the French word “Souveraine”, meaning Sovereign. This county reached its greatest heights during the times of the powerful Ardengheschi family, Longobards descended from Ardengo, palatine count to Charlemagne. Later La Suvera passed to other fiefdoms and occasionally fell on less fortuitous times, until it came to the Chigi family, finally being gifted, almost certainly in return for favours or indulgences, by Pandolfo Petrucci, of Sienna’s Signoria, to Pope...
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  • The Family

    La Suvera is an integral part of Marquis Ricci’s family.
    It had already belonged to the Ricci family almost nine centuries earlier as testified by a property deed drawn up in 1123, now in the archives of the city of Sienna and it returned to the family after the last world war. In the early 70’s the project which conferred its current beauty on La Suvera, Marchese Giuseppe Ricci and his wife Princess Eleonora Massimo breathed new life into their historical estate with passionate dedication and loving care, and we can thank their mission for the integral recovery of each and every part of their...
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