Photos courtesy of Relais La Suvera
19 double rooms
Guest rooms are located in papal villa or separate buildings
Farmhouse and Stables:
Double rooms: from 333 euros
Suites: from 400 euros
Double rooms: from 407 euros
Rates include breakfast and tax.
Open: Easter through October
Pievescola is northwest of Siena off route SS541.
On site: swimming pool; tennis
Nearby: horseback riding; spa; golf; Siena; San Gimignano; Chianti region
Yes. 17th-century church on site.
You’ll pass by vineyards and poppy fields on a low hill overlooking the town of Pievescola as you drive up to the wrought-iron gates of La Suvera.
Dominating a tree-shaded courtyard is a 16th-century ocher-stone villa, now a romantic 5-star hotel and home of Marquis Giuseppe Ricci Parcciani and his wife Princess Eleonora Massimo.
Guest rooms can be found in the Papal Villa, the former stables, and the old farmhouse. The Papal Villa holds the suites, and they are truly magnificent. One standout is the Duca di Genova Suite. Named after the ancestors of the princess, the dukes of Genoa, it features a bed that once belonged to Ferdinando of Savoy, brother of Italy’s first king. Another wonderful suite is the museum-like Maria Gabriella Suite.
The former stables have been converted into lovely rooms—each named after a famous racehorse—with decor inspired by equestrian themes.
Scented by lemon trees and lavender, serene gardens are filled with Renaissance statues.
Dining can be under the stars or in an arcaded 18th-century stone olive mill.
The first floor of the Papal Villa is a noted museum and library.
Organic wine served at the hotel is from the estate.