Relais Della Rovere (Monteriggioni, near Siena)
Central Tuscany, Chianti, and Siena, Italy
At Relais Della Rovere you will find a very harmonious and discreet ambiance and atmosphere, where the beautiful rooms obtained from a careful and meticulous restoration create a feeling of warm hospitality. The facility results from the conversion of a monastery of Benedictine monks built in the 1100's and the 15th century residence of Cardinal Della Rovere, handed down to history as Pope Julius II, the great patron of artists of the calibre of Michelangelo and Raphael. A history that remains visible to the present day owing to the coats of arms, untouched by time, of the cardinal and pope after whom the hotel is named.
During your sojourn, indulge in relaxation and enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, entirely made from the renowned Sienese travertine marble. The pool area is outfitted with sunbeds and umbrellas. Bar service available in summer. A marvelous, secular park, rich in vegetation typical of the Tuscan marquis, stretches over approximately 2 hectares of land and surrounds the Relais Hotel, creating a peaceful and intimate atmosphere. Guests can enjoy pleasant walks through nature and history, read a good book in the ancient courtyard or admire the century-old panorama of Colle Val d'Elsa.
The in-venue "Il Cardinale" Restaurant and Wine Bar, run by an external caterer, was converted from the ancient cellars of the Villa. The cuisine is closely linked to the territory, with traditional Tuscan dishes paired with a wide selection of local and national wines. All Relais Hotel residents enjoy special rates at the "Il Cardinale" Restaurant. The restaurant is also open to non-residents. 30 rooms, including luxury and junior suites, furnished in the style of the surroundings and equipped with all modern comforts, silent and elegant, with prestigious colors and furnishings. A large park with a pool, a cloister inside the main nucleus of Relais where you can have an aperitif in complete peace, a congress center with the most modern equipment and a restaurant created in the ancient halls invite our clientele to sample the flavors of Tuscany.
Breakfast A buffet breakfast is served every morning in the halls of the Renaissance Villa. A careful and rich selection of the products, combined with wise and traditional preparation methods, enhance the choice ingredients, maintaining their original flavor and creating dishes prepared in harmony with the seasons.
The rooms are available in different types, and all have an en-suite bathroom with:
• whirlpool bath or shower
• LCD satellite TV
• outside telephone line
• individually adjustable air conditioning and heating
• electronic safe
• customised line of courtesy cosmetics
• Internet connection (Wi-Fi)
The rooms are located in the different buildings of the facility. The furniture, fabrics and colours used result from the effort to keep the original features of the buildings as intact as possible.
The Convent building has rooms furnished with custom-made furniture with a somewhat more modern design, which nicely blends with the beamed ceilings and parquet flooring, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
In the Farmhouse, the wrought iron beds decorated with original draperies are a lovely complement to the terracotta floors and beamed ceilings. The pieces of furniture are Tuscan 1800's antiques.
The Villa is beyond doubt the richer and more luxurious building, with its pink marble bathrooms, antique furniture and prints, precious tapestries, and beamed ceilings.
The territory is perfect for myriad activities focusing on nature, art, history and sports.
•Wine, cheese and oil tastings – Tours of wine and farming estates
•Historical – landscape trekking
•Cultural itineraries: art galleries and the Chianti Sculpture Park, museums, music, works of art and historical-artistic monuments.
•Local crafts itinerary: "Crystal", chocolate, leather, ceramic and terracotta items
•MTB (mountain bike) cycling tours on the via Francigena and in the Chianti region
•Horseback and scooter excursions in the Chianti region
•Hot air ballooning
•Painting and drawing courses
•Special rate agreements with Spas and Adventure Parks
•Grape harvesting, olive picking and "truffle hunting"
•Car rental and driver service
•YOGA at RELAIS DELLA ROVERE by Marcella Cappelletti
Call or e-mail for rates and availability
Relais Della Rovere will be closed for Winter from November 01, 2018 - April 12, 2019
Rates include VAT, service and breakfast.