Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
Private and peaceful
Surrounded by beautiful countryside
Simple yet stylish
Only when you book with Chic
Early check-in / late check-out (subject to availability)
La Pieve is a charming farmhouse hidden on the hills of the Val d'Esta in Tuscany. Located between the pretty towns of San Gimingano and Volterra La Pieve is immersed in history and surrounded by nature.
The approach to this Chic Retreat is along a tree-lined road which passes by La Pieve of SS. Ippolito and Cassiano, a 10th-century Romanesque church and where La Pieve got its name. The self-catering suite, cottage and apartment have all been renovated using natural and local materials with the original features still in place. A perfect hideaway for couples or families of 4 with children over 12 years old.
Breakfast and dinner can be arrnaged on request. Breakfast is a selection of homemade cakes, croissants, freshly ground coffee, local cheeses, and salamis. Dinner, prepared by an Italian chef, is available on request in your apartment using local ingredients.
The Duke's Suite, Ermitage Cottage and the Knights Apartment are decorated in a mix of traditional with contemporary and thanks to the warm, soft colours used have a cosy, comfortable feel. Complimentary WiFi and satellite TV is available to all guests. A welcome pack of coffee capsules, dishwasher capsules, cotton slippers, bathroom products and pool towels are all provided.
Surrounded by olive groves, the saltwater infinity pool is in a peaceful spot in the garden. Sun loungers and deck chairs line the pool and can be moved into shaded little corners. It's really pretty at night time when it's lit up. The solarium is a great meeting place for a drink and enjoys views of the surrounding Sienese hills.
There are benches dotted around the park which is filled with wild herbs and flowers and Etruscan paths.
Siena is just half an hour away by car. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it's famous worldwide for Il Palio, the horse race that takes place in the Piazza del Campo. The Duomo is stunning and is only open to the public for a few months of the year so definitely worth a visit. If you have a stomach for heights climb the 88 metres of the Mangia Tower; from the top, you have amazing views of the city and the surrounding Tuscan countryside.
Pick up some plate glass during your stay from the Crystal Museum or one of the local shops that sell it - it's from Colle Val d'Elsa so if there's one thing you take home it's this.
Free parking is available.