Relais della Rovere hotel relais colle val d'elsa Siena Le Caggiole farmhouse in San Gimignano La Lastra Siena Visit of vineyards
and cellar with wine tasting and light-lunch Agriturismo Cesani San Gimignano - Siena Bed Breakfast La Fornace di Racciano  San Gimignano - Siena

Sovara Valley

The Sovara valley stretches along the stream of the same name which, after coming down the south-westerly side of the Alpe di Catenaia, runs alongside the group of hills known as Monti Rognosi.


Valle del Sovara : Monti RognosiThe Sovara valley stretches along the stream of the same name which, after coming down the south-westerly side of the Alpe di Catenaia, runs alongside the group of hills known as Monti Rognosi cutting itself a space through the ophite rocks, in the middle of the Nature Reserve. This steep, narrow part of the valley gives us the closest contact with the natural environment: you go through the beech woods on the highest slopes, coming to the sweet chestnut woods above Ponte alla Piera and the reforestation of black pines and Mediterranean pines of the Monti Rognosi.
The tecture of the area are characterised by an austere, fortified style: the Conventino, the Castello di Montauto which dominates the entire Tiber basin, the ruins of Castello di Fatalbecco su Poggio di Castiglione, the entire village of Ponte alla Piera which grew up along a stretch of the Via Ariminensis (which connected the cities of Arezzo and Rimini) and which crosses the Cerfone river at this spot, leaving traces of itself with the ancient Roman bridge.
From Tavernelle the course of the river widens out, becoming less tortuous and the surrounding countryside takes on a softer appearance: the valley opens out with the Anghiari hill on the left hand side while those on the right stretch down to the Alpe di Poti.
This area is characterised by an untouched, still virtually intact and rare style, from the medieval settlements centred on the "castra" and "ville aperte" on the tops of the first rows of foothills (Vaglialle, Pianettole, Toppole, Scoiano, Catigliano) and in the hamlets of small holders farms on the highest slopes under the peaks of the Alpe di Poti (Colignola, Montemercole, il Poggiolo, Upacchi, Verazzano). Along side these buildings that have a character of the ordinary people, there are also obvious signs of both feudal and lordly individualism: the Castle and domain of Montauto, Castello di Sorci, Castello di Galbino and the fortified villa of La Barbolana.
These important architectural and landscape aspects are why we recommend adding to the previously described itineraries based on individual architectural themes (churches, houses, castles) a specific tour dedicated to the Sovara Valley as a whole, that is as an environmental unit of exceptional completeness and coherence, to be explored not for its individual parts but for its entirety, a symbolic territorial cross section of the history and values of Anghiari.


Sovara Valley: discover the area

  • Valtiberina Valtiberina
    The Tuscan Tiber valley ( Valtiberina) presents itself to the curious visitor as a huge mosaic of different environments, offering a rich multiplicity ofshapes, colours and perfumes.
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  • Anghiari Anghiari
    Anghiari stunning medieval little town on sides of the hills between the Sovara and the valley of the Tiber.
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Accommodations in the area


    • Montepulciano (Siena)
    • 51 km from Sovara Valley

    Agriturismo le Caggiole

    Immersed in the verdant countryside around the noble town of Montepulciano, that boasts ancient Etruscan origins, Le Caggiole Estate is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized treasures.
    In a relaxing and cosy atmosphere uests are offered three comfortable, quiet double rooms with private bathrooms and two comfortable apartments for two persons and for small family groups.

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    • Siena (Siena)
    • 65 km from Sovara Valley

    Agriturismo Marciano

    Agriturimo Marciano : an exlusive opportunity, two holidays at the place of only one. stay in the country and life downtown. Marciano is located near the walls of the Middle Age town of Siena.
    Five confortable double rooms and a suite with a beautiful sight on the Siena Duomo

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    • Firenze (Florence)
    • 71 km from Sovara Valley

    Marignolle relais & charme

    The charming Marignolle Relais & Charme, nestled the hills of Florence, is the ideal solution for those who want a place of excellence and relaxation and love peace and privacy without the amenities of a luxury hotel.
    Marignolle Relais & Charme is especially appreciated by travelers looking for style and tradition by offering deluxe rooms or junior suites in a refined, with superior comforts and impeccable services that make this relais an excellence of Florence.

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    • Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)
    • 76 km from Sovara Valley

    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.
    Set in Colle Val d'Elsa, in the heart of the Chianti area, it is strategically located among Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 80 km from Sovara Valley

    Agriturismo la Lucciolaia

    In the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, Agriturismo La Lucciolaia is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized art towns.
    This ancient farmhouse has been recently renovated and divided into eleven double rooms and two Suites, where the magic atmosphere of past times is perfectly blended with modern comforts.

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    • Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)
    • 81 km from Sovara Valley

    La Pieve

    La Pieve, charming farmhouse located on the hills of Val d'Elsa, between Volterra and San Gimignano, along the Via Francigena, in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, with its luxuriant nature and rich history.
    Framed by olive trees and a wood, it fosters a direct dialogue with nature in complete relaxation where they contemplate and enjoy the stillness in private and unique spaces.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 82 km from Sovara Valley

    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto

    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto located in the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside.
    Provides comfortable accommodation in 6 double bedrooms and two Suites

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 83 km from Sovara Valley

    B&B la Fornace di Racciano

    La Fornace di Racciano is a lovely Bed&Breakfast a short distance from the historical centre of medieval San Gimignano. It consists of a typical Tuscan country house surrounded by a large flowery garden.
    La Fornace di Racciano consists of seven comfortable rooms and four apartments, two of which are located in the ancient hamlet of Racciano.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 85 km from Sovara Valley

    Agriturismo Cesani

    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.
    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.

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    • Fucecchio (Florence)
    • 108 km from Sovara Valley

    Relais Hotel Vedute

    Relais Hotel Vedute Florence surrounded by green countryside is located in a strategic position near Florence, Lucca, Pistoia, Pisa and Siena
    Our Wellness Center & Ayurvedic Thai Aquamor invites you to know Ayurvedic and Thai experience in Fucecchio Florence

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    • Castagneto Carducci (Livorno)
    • 126 km from Sovara Valley

    Podere Vignanova

    Podere Vignanova, little charming resort in Tuscany, in one of the more enchanting corners of the Etruscan coast, where vineyards with wines which are conquering the world.
    Surrounded by important vineyards in Castagneto hills the farm holding includes an old country house which hosts 4 comfortable flats and 4 delightful suites.

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    • Lucca (Lucca)
    • 127 km from Sovara Valley

    Historic Villa Lucca 12 beds pool

    Historic villa 14 km from the center of Lucca immersed in the green of the Tuscan vineyards and olive groves, it has a private swimming pool and a large park.
    Set on 350 square meters in a dominant position offers a unique view of the hills of Tuscany.

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    • Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto)
    • 131 km from Sovara Valley

    Villa Roccamare Castiglione della Pescaia 12 beds

    Beautiful and characteristic villa with stone finishes located in the exclusive Roccamare area in Castiglione della Pescaia.
    Surrounded by the green of the pine forest and the total privacy with 2000 sqm park equipped with relaxation area and barbecue is located about 400 meters from the sea and has a private beach.

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    • Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto)
    • 134 km from Sovara Valley

    Villa Punta Ala 9 beds pool

    Beautiful villa with swimming pool surrounded by greenery and tranquility of the exclusive tourist destination Punta Ala and small attic used as service personnel only 300 meters from the sea of Tuscany.
    This ideal solution for those who want to spend their holidays near the beautiful sea of Punta Ala with the comforts of an exclusive villa.

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    • Massarosa (Lucca)
    • 142 km from Sovara Valley

    Stone Farmhouse Massarosa 8 beds pool

    Stone farmhouse in typical Tuscan style skilfully and elegantly renovated in a dominant position on the hills of Massarosa with spectacular views that reach the sea of Tuscany. The farmhouse has a swimming pool with whirlpool.
    Perfect solution for those that search the real authentic Tuscany staying in the hills but not far from the Versilia sea.

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