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Relais della Rovere

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This hotel is named after its most illustrious owner Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere, who later became Pope Giulio II, patron of artists of the calibre of Michelangelo and Raffaello.

The building is the result of the careful restoration of an 11th century Benedictine Abbey and of the renaissance Villa commissioned by Giuliano della Rovere in 1470. The hotel has 30 rooms, all with air-conditioning, hydro-massage bath or shower, satellite channels, pay-TV, phone, mini-bar and a safe.

It is surrounded by a large park which boasts of a travertine swimming pool from which enchanting panorama of Colle Val d’Elsa may be enjoyed. The hotel offers ample congress areas in the noble salons of the Villa, as well an area specially set aside for more numerous events. The restaurant-cum-wine cellar “Il Cardinale” is located in the Villa’s cellars and combines a traditional Tuscan cuisine with an ample selection of Italian wines.

The strategic position of Relais della Rover makes it an ideal place from which to visit Tuscany’s more interesting tourist and cultural destinations.

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Old Abbey Conversion

Old Abbey of the 11th century has a total of 30 rooms between double and suites of various types; all with all the modern conveniences suited 4 star hotel. It also has rooms that can be used for meeting and conferences. The restaurant \"Il Cardinale\" with its historical rooms offer traditional Tuscany cousine accompanied by a broad selection of choice wines. Guests can relax in the surrounding park and take a dip in the swimming pool. The setting is also just right for any type of artistic event.

Relais della Rovere

Charming 11th century Benedictine Abbey conversion, named after Cardinal Della Rovere, later Pope Giulio II, a patron of Renaissance artists Michealangelo, Rafeal and others. With just 30 rooms and a tranquil setting in extensive gardens, on the edge of the medieval hilltop village of Colle Val d’Elsa, the della Rovere is a great way to experience something of the 'real' Tuscany.

Although used for conferences and business events, this hotel is also a good base for visitors wishing to explore the region. Rooms have character, many with beamed ceilings, natural wood furnishings, and fine fabrics. Open air dining in the summer is candlelit and romantic. They also have a great outdoor pool.

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