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Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Pisa in Euro Traveller, hire-car and bed and buffet breakfast.
Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room From £1170 for 5 nights The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.
The Relais la Suvera is an aristocratic home, now a unique and luxurious place to stay.
The Relais la Suvera stands on a hillside commanding beautiful views of the Tuscan countryside just above the hamlet of Pievescola. There was a castle here in the Middle Ages which was then transformed into a Renaissance villa in the 16th Century. Nowadays the Relais la Suvera is the country residence of its owner the Marchese Ricci Paracciani Bergamini and his wife, Principessa Eleonora Massimo. They opened its doors to guests only in 1989 and today Relais la Suvera is an exceptional place to stay, furnished with antiques throughout and hung with original works of art. The aura of a stately but private home greets you as you arrive, and la Suvera is probably the most exquisitely and individually furnished ‘hotel’ we feature. Candlesticks, vases, ceramics, ornaments, paintings complement the style of each room, some of which are furnished in quite exact period style, for example, there is a Napoleon room and a Neo-Gothic suite. The Relais la Suvera hotel consists of 35 rooms and suites situated in four main buildings, the Papal Villa, the Stables, the Oliviera and the Farm. The style of the rooms does vary from building to building, with those in the Papal Villa, especially the suites, being the most historic and individual whilst those in the Stables are slightly more rustic and less ornate. A unique feature of Relais la Suvera are the superb public rooms, that attract national museum-status classification, such as the Library, the Pope Giulio II Hall and the Marquise Campana Hall, all furnished with precious antiques but still radiating a genuine lived-in feel. A delightfully atmospheric restaurant sits just opposite the main gates to La Suvera, where local Tuscan specialities are served together with wines from their own estate. There is also a heated outdoor swimming pool, a spa, a tennis court and shady gardens with cypress and chestnut trees.
22 April to 19 October.
85 miles from Pisa
Pisa, Bologna or Florence
Relais La Suvera offers 32 rooms with bath or shower and wc, air-conditioning, television, telephone and minibar.Type A: Double or twin room located in the Scuderia or Fattoria. Type B: Superior double or twin located in the Scuderia or Fattoria. Type C: Junior suite. Type D: Deluxe double room. Type E: Junior suite in the Scuderia or Fattoria. Type F: Suite located in the Papal Villa on the ground floor. Type G: Suite located in the Papal Villa on an upper floor.Type H: Penthouse.
Two restaurants, Outdoor swimming pool, Spa, Gardens, Tennis, Lift to some floors, Walks.
Siena and Florence, Chianti vineyards, the Sienese countryside, the walled town of San Gimignano, Volterra.
Three nights, except by special request.
Located about 30 minutes' drive north of Siena.
Official Star Rating Category: Dimora Storica.
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We are open Mon 8.30-17.30, Tue-Fri 9-17.30 Sat 9.30-16.00.
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