Rooms & Suites

Papal Villa

The Papal Villa is the true heart of La Suvera.

Originally an austere medieval fortress, it was converted by Pope Julius II, its sober outline becoming the elegant Renaissance villa that today is home to 12 suites, the most exclusive in Relais La Suvera. Each one is dedicated to a character connected with the Ricci and Massimo families, characters that come to life among the sumptuous furnishings, mementos and keepsakes. The suites have been designed by the Marquis Giuseppe Ricci himself with his unmistakable passion for detail and history, as well as a touch of his characteristic irony.

The Papal Villa also houses the Museum with its family collections and the archives of the Ricci Paracciani family. As you enter you actually become part of Italian history and the fabulous culture of the Renaissance in the company of the Marquis and his ancestors.

In 1990 the family of Marquis Ricci decided to open the doors to what previously had been their country residence, to share its beauty, the richly fascinating tapestry of family histories and the place itself which had been sensitively restored in full respect of the times with passionate dedication. This is the secret to the unmistakably unique atmosphere all guests staying at La Suvera cannot help but fall in love with, inspiring them to record their own most precious memories while sojourning there.

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    Maria Gabriella di Savoia Suite

    Our Signature Suite
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    73
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    Maria Carolina Suite

    This suite is dedicated to the Bourbon princess Maria Carolina di Borbone, daughter to Francis I, King of the Two Sicilies, ancestor of Princess Eleonora Massimo.
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    63
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    Marie Antoniette Suite

    Et voilà l’histoire de France!
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    55
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    Emilio Farina Suite

    The walls of this suite have been entirely covered in wall paintings by the contemporary artist, Emilio Farina, painter and visionary who has exhibited in a great many Italian and overseas galleries, no novice when it comes to installations and operations in a historical context.
  • Sq m
    64
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    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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    72
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    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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    52
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    The Pope’s Suite

    The Pope’s Suite is of course dedicated to Julius II, the ancient owner of the Villa at whose hand the medieval fortress became an elegant Renaissance mansion.
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    58
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    The Russian Room

    Those who sojourn in the Russian room will witness at close quarters the love affair between Count Miniato Ricci Paracciani, Marquis Ricci’s ancestor and the Russian princess Zenaide Volkonskaya.
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    27
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    Napoleon’s Room

    It was once said that Napoleon, on his way to Elba, may have stopped to rest at La Suvera.
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    37
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    Elena’s Room

    This room is dedicated to the Marquises’ daughter, Elena, and Elena from Montenegro, the second Queen of Italy, consort to Vittorio Emanuele III of Savoy, who was also the godmother of the current owner, Princess Eleonora Massimo.
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    34
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    Cesarino’s Room in the Tower

    At the top of the medieval fortress’s northern tower is the Tower Room, one of the parts that best shows the ancient origins and history of La Suvera.
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    28
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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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    35
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