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This former papal villa pampers guests with organic wines, sumptuous accommodations and a full spa.
Owned by the Lordship of Siena in the Middle Ages, La Suvera was donated to Pope Julius II in the 16th century. The pope commissioned noted architect Baldassare Peruzzi to transform the castle into a Renaissance villa, and his work can still be seen in this property now owned by an Italian marquis. Overlooking vineyards and olive groves, this Tuscan gem offers 36 accommodations in the Papal Villa and converted farmhouse and stables. The villa suites are especially lavish confections of rich fabrics and jeweled tones. Oliviera restaurant is located in a former mill that dates to the 1770s, and guests will enjoy the pairing of organic estate-grown wines with their meals. The relais also offers an outdoor pool, tennis court, museum documenting the castle's history and full spa with a hydro-massage bath incorporated into the ancient medieval cistern.