RELAIS SAN PIETRO IN POLVANO

Tranquil Tuscan gem run with passion and pride

LOVE IS EVIDENT IN EVERY STONE of Relais San Pietro in Polvano. This carefully restored 300-year-old farmhouse is run with a passion for perfection by the gently hospitable Protti family. It's just the place for fast-laners looking for a Tuscan idyll to unwind in.

Solid country furniture, kilims and cream furnishings with modern touches work well against the stone archways, terracotta floors and heavy beamed ceilings. Make yourself at home in the calming white-walled bedrooms with their wrought iron beds, white bedspreads, oriental rugs and wooden painted furniture. On winter nights, cosy up near a log fire; on long summer days, feast on the views from the open terrace and wonderfully private pool.

Renaissance artists could not have painted a prettier scene than the rolling Tuscan hills dotted with medieval villages, olive groves and pencil-sharp cypress trees that surround the tiny hamlet of Polvano. With a ban on TVs and smoking this is a place designed to soothe the soul. It’s also tailor-made for honeymoons – before or after the wedding!



Hit the Spot
I
n the hamlet of Polvano, between Arezzo and Cortona.

Bedtime
The almost monastic simplicity of the bedrooms simply begs you to sin.

Be Savvy
Peace and old-style courtesy prevail.

Be Smitten
Little gem bedded in the Tuscan hills.

Green-gold olive oil


Relais San Pietro di Polvano makes a great base for exploring historic Tuscany. Star-gaze at night (or daydream by day) from the wide panoramic terrace – the perfect tranquil antidote to the tourist crowds of Tuscany's more well-trodden spots.  Freshly baked bread and green-gold olive oil from San Pietro's own olive groves are the start of mouthwatering dinners of traditional Tuscan food, served in the former stables or on the terrace.


Relais San Pietro in Polvano was reviewed for Room for Romance by Melissa Shales
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Dining in
Antonietta and Franca serve traditional home-cooked Tuscan dishes such as risotto alle erbe aromatiche in a typically Tuscan setting. All ingredients are fresh and most are sourced locally.

Dining out
Cortona has plenty of great restaurants. Il Falconiere not only has great food but stunning views from the outdoor tables. Agrisalotto and Il Melone are also both worth a visit.



Where?

San Pietro in Polvano

What’s cooking?

Traditional home-cooked fare like bauletti rustici will leave you feeling like one of the family.

Dress the part
It's just how you feel

Top table?
On the terrace, where the views will almost take your mind off your dinner

See & Do

Don't miss the Piero della Francesca frescoes in Arezzo and historic Cortona for its museums, churches, narrow medieval streets and galleries.

Shop
Pick up some Tuscan wines to take home at Enotecca Molesini in Cortona

After dark
Tranquility and restfulness are the keynotes here. Kick back and and soak up la dolce vita on the terrace long after the sun goes down.

Dates
First Sunday of every month
Bag some bargains at the antiques fair in Arezzo.

GETTING THERE

Location
Località Polvano, 52043 Castiglion Fiorentino

Parking
There is free guest parking

Trains
Castiglion Fiorentino – 7km

Taxis
Around EUR 12 from the station, and EUR 100 from the airport

Airport

Perugia – 60km



Rooms and suites

10 rooms and suites

Special features
Some rooms have hot tubs and others have a decorative antique fireplace.

Also…
There's also an outdoor pool for you to cool off in during long summer days.

ESSENTIAL INFO


Rates guide
From 130 to 300  Euros

Open/closed
Closed November – April

Check-in

2:30pm

Check-out
Midday

Minimum night stay?
Two nights

Breakfast
Buffet breakfast featuring focacce farcite ( a delicious pastry) is served until 10am.

Room service
Late risers can order breakfast in bed, or drinks during the day.

Children
Over-12’s are welcome

Pets
No

Air conditioning
All rooms are air conditioned

Languages
Italian, English and French

Your contact
Luigi Protti – owner



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