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Relais San Pietro

near Castiglion Fiorentino, Southern Tuscany

Activities

  • Hang out on the terrace and enjoy the gardens. In terms of peace and quiet, this place is the business

  • Go for a cooling swim in the pool-with-a-view, play golf or tennis (there are facilities within a short drive), go sailing or cycling around Lake Trasimeno (45km away), or hike along scenic tracks over the rolling hills around Polvano

  • Take a stroll round Castiglion Fiorentino, a walled medieval hilltown topped by the 12th century Chiesa di Sant’Angelo (a 15-minute drive). Linger at the Caffe degli Ignoranti on the Piazza del Municipio, which has fab views of the Val di Chiana and the foothills of the Appenines, plus occasional live music

  • You're midway between historic Cortona (20km) - the Etruscan museum (wonderful 6th century jewellery), the Diocesan museum (medieval religious paintings) and the Duomo (more paintings) are the highlights - and gorgeous Arezzo (25km), with its magnificent Piazza Grande and medieval churches

  • Head up the A1 autostrada to Florence (80km) or head south to Perugia (60km) or across the hills to the stunning hilltown of Gubbio (70km)

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Food and wine
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Historical sites
  • Museums/galleries
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
Save to favouritesPrintMailRelais San PietroWhen Luigi Protti retired from industrial Milan to Tuscany, he set out to find ďa beautiful house in a quiet place, for the relaxĒ, to share with others. He found the perfect spot: on the crown of a steep hill, a tumble-down farm overlooking woodland and olive groves. From the upper floors, you could even see Castiglion Fiorentino - his wife's home town. The 17th-century farm, with its priests' house and stables, has since been restored to offer 10 comfortable [rooms:IT048:rooms] and a pool-with-a-view. Still home to the Protti family, who live upstairs, itís all brick arches, white-wash, terracotta and old timbers - traditional to the point of old-fashioned, and run like a well-oiled machine. Neat paths meander between stone buildings through gardens of fig trees, jasmine and potted geraniums; there are lawns trimmed with rosemary. And you can watch the sunset from wicker chairs on a terrace overlooking the green slopes of the Chio Valley. Heaven indeed.

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