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.