Relais della Rovere
The Relais Della Rovere: Former home of Giuliano Della Rovere became Pope Julius II.
This magical relais is the story of a legendary Pope, patron and warrior. We think that in this structure were discussed drafts, scenes and actors from the Sistine Chapel. The history tells that between the pope and his closest artistic collaborator, Michelangelo Buonarroti, during long conversations about future plans, were born of furious discussions regarded the character of both.
The architectural structure of the Relais Della Rovere is mainly early Christian but in some perimeters also Etruscan. It was built in 1100 by Benedictine monks and in 1400 it became the residence of Cardinal Della Rovere.
The hotel takes its name from the cardinal and papal blazons of arms that there are in the structure even today. The structure is steepd the history of the most fertile period that Renaissance has ever known and in it echoes the glory of artists who have made the art of the sublime.
Today the Relais Della Rovere is a 4 star hotel located in Colle Val d'Elsa, in the heart of the tuscan countryside. It has a strategic location between Florence, Siena and San Gimignano. The best place to reach and visit the most important places of cultural and tourist interest.