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La Sovana

Strada provinciale SP 478 km 1.6, (SI) -
Rooms: 14 / Opening dates: 1 April – 31 October from € 158 - to € 240

La Sovana Agriturismo is located on the outskirts of Sarteano, a truly favourable position to discover Valdichiana and Val d’Orcia, two regions of Tuscany that are renowned for their many attractions, including their wine and gastronomy.  These areas are dotted with delightful towns and villages, all within easy reach of La Sovana: the medieval jewel of Cetona and ancient Chiusi, whose origins date back to the Etruscans, are only 10 minutes away.  In 30 minutes one reaches the historic towns of San Quirico d’Orcia and Montepulciano, the fortress of Radicofani, and San Casciano ai Bagni, famous for its hot springs and with an interesting museum where funerary objects from the tombs of the nearby necropolises are on display.  The Renaissance town of Pienza and picturesque Castiglione d’Orcia are located just a little farther away, at the end of a 45-minute drive.

La Sovana is a true Eden: the estate extends over 22 hectares and is managed with care by the dedicated owners, the Olivis.  This enterprise is a dream come true, a return to his origins for the head of the family, after years of working in marketing; today the whole family are busy implementing new plans and expanding the property, living the dream that has become a successful reality. La Sovana Agriturismo consists of several stone buildings scattered over luscious meadows, surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Tuscany.  Indoors, the communal areas are spacious and comfortable, and the owners welcome their guests with open arms, customarily joining them for dinner in the restaurant.  Here delicious dishes of the Tuscan tradition are served every day, and in the summer months the guests can dine al fresco and enjoy the views of the garden.  Signora Giovannella Olivi is certain to be found in the kitchen, supervising the food preparation, following the local recipes and using fresh organic products that are grown and produced on the farm, just as the wine and the extra virgin olive oil are. An outdoor pool and a little Jacuzzi tub are superbly positioned and enjoy views of the vineyards, of the surrounding hills, and of the Sarteano Castle that sits high up above the valley.  For those who like playing a game of tennis, there are two courts with synthetic grass; lovers of fishing, on the other hand, will find their perfect habitat at La Sovana, sitting by the small lake that lies in the heart of the estate.  Finally, a riding school is located 1 km away. The Wine Resort Le Buche also belongs to the same owners.

At La Sovana Agriturismo there are fifteen spacious, airy rooms and also some apartments, ideal for families. They are decorated in pastel colours and furnished in the Tuscan country style, with furniture pieces in solid wood, beautiful back button leather bedsteads, precious curtains and soft furnishings.  Cotto tiles and wooden ceiling beams add comfort and warmth to the rooms, some of which also enjoy access to the garden and the use of a little sitting room.