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Relais della Rovere

Relais della Rovere : The Relais Della Rovere is a charming hotel created from the conversion of an ancient Benedictine abbey and a papal villa of the Renaissance period.

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  • Address: Via Piemonte, 10 Loc. La Badia , Colle Val D'Elsa (SI)
  • Phone: +39 0577 924696
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The Relais Della Rovere is a charming hotel created from the conversion of an ancient Benedictine abbey and a papal villa of the Renaissance period.


Charming Hotel Relais della Rovere is created from the conversion of an ancient Benedictine abbey and a papal villa of the Renaissance period. It owes its name to its most illustrious owner: Cardinal Giuliano Della Rovere, who later became Pope Julius II, remembered as the patron of artists of the calibre of Michelangelo and Raphael.
Set in Colle Val d'Elsa, in the heart of the Chianti area, it is strategically located among Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra.
An ideally convenient starting point to visit the most interesting cultural tourism sites in Tuscany.

Relais Della Rovere is characterise by very harmonious and discreet ambiance and atmosphere with 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.
The Relais Della Rovere offers 30 different types rooms (Classic, Farmhouse Superior, Convent Superior, De Luxe, Junior Suite, Suite), featuring furniture and refined colours, and outfitted with the most modern amenities: hydro-massage shower or whirlpool bath, LCD satellite TV, minibar, air conditioning, WI-FI, telephone, safe.
Relais della Rovere is surrounded by an extensive park where is located a large and intimate travertine marble pool where guests can relax after a day of recreational activities or work, enjoying the charming view of Colle Val d'Elsa, the Town of Crystal.

The Relais Della Rovere welcomes its guests in a exclusive and refined ambiance that nevertheless offers the warmth of a family-run facility.
The Relais Hotel is divided in 3 buildings having different origins and thus representing a real journey through time, starting from the 1100's up to the mid-1800's:
Benedictine convent of the 1100's
Renaissance villa of the 1400's
farmhouse and outhouse of the 1800's
courtyard between the villa and the convent

The large halls of the hotel are both in the former convent and in the villa, and are connected by a bright corridor that looks onto the internal courtyard.

Services available within the facility:
24h reception service, free Wi-Fi,  free supervised parking, room service, bar, swimming pool, Internet point, laundry service, guided tours, small pets allowed, accessibility for the disabled.

On request, we organise activities and excursions (guided tours, museums, art galleries, wineries, tastings, etc.) and book additional services (car-motorbike rental, cycling tours, etc.).

A marvellous, secular park, rich in vegetation typical of the Tuscan maquis, 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.

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.

Restaurant “Il Cardinale”, located in the ancient cellars of the villa, offers local tuscan cuisine, bringing to life the traditional Tuscan dishes.
A wide variety of local wines, as well as other Italian and foreign ones.
The careful selection of ingredients used in each recipe, prepared according to the season, the traditional cooking techniques, offer a unique gastronomical experience for those seeking a original tastes in a quiet and relaxing ambient.
In the cloisters, during summer evenings, charming dinners are served by candlelight.

Wedding & Events Location
Ideal for wedding receptions, birthdays, banquets and feasts, company dinners, wine tasting and gastronomic meetings of all types, the restaurant is open also to the general public.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning in the halls of the Renaissance Villa.

The bar within the facility is at your full disposal. During the summer season, service at the pool is also available.

The Relais Della Rovere is the ideal location for business meetings, conventions and all other types of events. Its halls can hold up to 180 persons.
Equipment available:
Video projector, Projection screen, Mobile blackboard, Fixed and mobile microphones, Amplifiers, ADSL line, Colour TV, DVD reader, VHS reader, Telephone with outside line
Additional equipment and services are provided on request - we’ll be happy to supply it .
Over and above convention centre activities, we offer packets combined with events involving gourmet and wine tasting, art tours, sports and outdoor activities.

The “ROVERE” salon
200 square metres
Maximum capacity:
180 people with stage type lay-out
60 people in a class room lay-out
50 people in horse shoe lay-out

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
Cooking courses
Special rate agreements with Spas and Adventure Parks
Grape harvesting, olive picking and "truffle hunting"
Car rental and driver service

A sports facility is located at a stone's throw from the Relais Della Rovere, and is easily reachable on foot. It includes:
tennis courts (outdoor and covered)
roller skating rink
five-a-side football field
beach volley court
golf field (practice)
shooting range
pedestrian and cycling path connecting Colle Val d'Elsa to Poggibonsi


Relais della Rovere has 30 hotel rooms located in the three buildings; all have en-suite bathrooms with either a tub or hydro-massage shower and are equipped mini-bar, hair dryer, an outside phone line,
with satellite TV, WI FI, air-conditioning and heating which can be regulated by the client, electronic safe, heating, a personalised line of cosmetics and a modem connection.
The furnishings, materials and colours used reflect, as far as possible, those originally used in these buildings.

The furniture of the MONASTERY BUILDINGhas been custom-made, with a somewhat more modern flavour which, in the context of the open ceiling beams and parquet flooring, render the ambient warm and welcoming.

In the FARMHOUSE BUILDING the wrought iron beds decorated with the original drapes blend prefectly with the terracotta floors and beamed ceilings, whilst the furnishings are original ‘800 Tuscan antiques.

Luxury and riches of Tuscany are certainly most evident in the VILLA: bathrooms in pink marble, precious tapestries, antique prints and engravings, along with typical beamed ceilings.

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)

Accommodations available:

  • Single: 4
  • Double: 22
  • Suite: 4


  • TV Color
  • TV Sat
  • Safe-deposit box
  • Phone in room
  • Mini-bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included


  • Car park
  • Pool
  • Internet
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Panoramic view
  • Terrace or garden
  • Elevator


  • Wellness
  • Team Building
  • Food tasting
  • Weddings
  • Meeting Room
  • Sport activities


  • Country relax
  • Romantic
Credit cards accepted: tutte





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1 night in double Superior
a bottle of Chianti Wine
Buffet Breakfast
1 dinner for two people
€ 189,00
*upgrade in deluxe € 50

Rovere  GOLD
2 nights in double Superior
a bottle of Chianti Wine
Buffet Breakfast
1 dinner for two people
€ 309,00
*upgrade in deluxe € 50 per day

3 nights in double Superior
a bottle of Chianti Wine
Buffet Breakfast
2 dinners for two people
€ 459,00
*upgrade in deluxe € 50 per day

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Relais della Rovere Location:
Via Piemonte, 10, Loc. La Badia
Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)

Sat Coordinates: Lat. 43.423412 - Lon.11.131657

Hotel Relais della Rovere is in Tuscany, at Colle Val d’Elsa, in an area from which guests have a suggestive view over the town.
Thanks to its strategic location between Siena and Florence it is the ideal base from which to visit the best sites and locations Tuscany has to offer.

From Rome

MOtorway A1 direction Florence.Go on untill Val di Chiana exit. Follow the indication to Siena (SGC Siena - Bettolle)
Arrived at Siena Exit, go on to Florence direction.
After about 18 Km take the Colle val d'Elsa Sud Exit and continue to the center of the town.
From Florence Certosa (Motorway A1)
Take the higway FI-SI
Exit Colle Val d'Elsa Nord

Distance from:
* Florence 35km
* Florence airport 45km
* Siena 18km
* S.Gimignano 11km
* Monteriggioni 6km
* Volterra 30km
* Montalcino 45km
* Pisa 80km
* Chianti Classico 10Km

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Relais della Rovere Colle di Val d’Elsa - Wedding in Chianti - Special locations for your wedding in chiantiRELAIS DELLA ROVERE - CHIANTI
The Relais della Rovere welcomes its guests to a refined and exclusive ambient in the charming Tuscany countryside at Colle Val D’Elsa, offering charm, warmth, and great attention to our Guests needs and requests.
The hotel consists of three buildings of different origins representing a true journey through time, starting from the year 1100 up to the mid-eighteenth century: a Benedictine monastery, a renaissance villa and a farmhouse.
The hotel’s great salons are to be found in both the monastery and the villa, connected by a bright passageway which faces onto the inner cloister of the building.
The hotel is in the midst of a secular park, rich in vegetation typical of the Tuscan maquis.
Hotel Relais della Rovere features a great outdoor travertine marble swimming pool, with sunbeds and umbrellas, an invitation to relax and enjoy your tuscany holiday.

Relais della Rovere Colle di Val d’Elsa - Wedding in Chianti - Special locations for your wedding in chiantiWedding Package:

- Relais includes exclusive n. 31 double / twin rooms (including suites and junior suites) with first-serving rich breakfast buffet, use of common areas: Fireplace Room, Oak Room, Reading Room and Bar, Cloister central park and pool, parking.


- Employees at guests' disposal. –


- The Wedding Banquet, lunches and dinners to be quoted on request c / o wine restaurant inside the Relais Cardinal.

Daily fee of € 4,900.00.
On request special offer for weddings in autumn / winter.

Relais della Rovere Colle di Val d’Elsa - Wedding in Chianti - Special locations for your wedding in chianti

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