A rural hamlet approved by Michelin and Relais & Châteaux
Holidays in Pievescola take you to Tuscany’s iconic rolling green hills and beautiful landscapes. Couples will love the romance of the area, with its old farmhouses and warm stone buildings, narrow tree lined roads and vineyards which seem to stretch for miles. Adventurers can explore on foot or by bike and enjoy the cool orchards and olive groves, or head into nearby Siena for a lively atmosphere and beautiful historic buildings.
The town of Pievescola itself is a little hamlet with a small selection of restaurants, cafés and bars and a laid back atmosphere, perfect for those wanting to simply take it easy. If you’re looking for more action, Siena is just a 40 minute drive away. Here you’ll find a pretty Piazza full of restaurants and cafés perfect for foodies and those who want to enjoy an al fresco drink as they watch the world go by. The cathedral and library are home to intricate interiors, while the winding streets of the town offer art galleries and little boutiques to explore.
Luxury holidays in Pievescola are all about relaxing and soaking in the serenity of the area. This little hamlet is home to some upmarket bars and family run restaurants where you can immerse yourself in the area’s culture as you dine on the freshest local ingredients. There are some excellent regional wines to be enjoyed, with vineyards offering tours and tastings, perfect for a relaxed day out.
Book your luxury holidays in Pievescola with Sovereign and we’ll take care of all the little details so you can simply immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the area. All of the properties we offer have been carefully hand selected to ensure they are of the highest standards. Stay at the Relais La Suvera for wonderful views and the unique antiques and artworks which adorn this former 16th Century Castello. Enjoy authentic Tuscan cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant, which is located in what used to be an olive press, before trying local wines at the bar.
The best airports for Tuscany are Florence and Pisa. Direct flights from the UK take approximately two hours.
Pievescola is just over an hour's drive from Florence Airport, or an hour and 40 minutes from Pisa Airport.
Tuscany is a mild-weathered place. Temperatures meander between 20°C and 25°C in the warmest months of July and August. July is also usually the driest month of the year. Autumn is light jacket weather (around 17°C in September), while spring is crisper – think 10°C to 15°C.
Tuscany has a calendar full of festivals. Museums and shops shut early on Easter weekend so that locals can join the processions and Passion Plays that pop up throughout the region. Spring also kicks off a long line-up of food events that last till autumn. September is harvest time, so that’s when wine festivals really get into their stride.
British citizens do not currently require a visa to visit Italy.
When you dine out in Italy, you will generally be charged a coperto (cover charge), which is for the bread, tablecloth, cutlery, etc. Tipping in Italy is not customary, but is always appreciated.
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.