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LA SOVANA CELEBRATES ITS 25 YEARS OF ACTIVITY!
On August 27, a special evening with jazz music..

published on10/08/2017 sertion Blog
.. with the exclusive concert of Ian Shaw and Georgia Mancio!

IndianaPark in Chianciano Terme
An adventure park to have fun in nature

published on04/07/2017 sertion Blog
Looking for adventure? A short walk from La Sovana Country Relais you can find the IndianaPark in Chianciano Terme. Nestled in a 3 hectare pine forest, it is an oasis of relaxation and fun.
An adventure park for young and old, from 5 years old, with suspended ateliers among the trees, walkways, Tibetan bridges and breathtaking Tyrolean tunnels!
The entrance to the park is free, you pay only the activities you choose to do and the services you use, all in total safety and with the assistance of experienced instructors.
The Park is open every day from 10am to 8pm.

THE GREAT EXHIBITION ON SENESE PAINTING EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 30

published on01/07/2017 sertion Blog
Senese painting is on display for the whole summer.
Between Montepulciano, San Quirico d'Orcia and Pienza until 30 September.
Do not miss the chance to stay of an art experience in Tuscany, our country relais is just a short walk from the exhibitions!

More information and pictures: www.studioesseci.net

Visit time
Monday to Sunday: 10.30-18.30. Closed on Tuesday

Info point
T 0578748359 | 0578757341

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR PRONK!
Special night at La Sovana Country Relais

published on24/06/2017 sertion Blog
Today the sons of Mr Pronk, our regular guest for many years, came from Holland to surprise his father and to celebrate his 65° birthday at La Sovana Country Relais! A birthday in typical tuscan style, with one of our red wines, Memento, the favourite of Mr Pronk!
Happy birthday from Olivi Family and all the staff!!

POOL PARTY AT LA SOVANA COUNTRY RELAIS
Welcome Summer!

published on23/06/2017 sertion Blog
Some photos of our pool party on June 21, on the summer solstice. Live music, dinner by the pool, welcome drink to the summer's beginning and dip in the pool at midnight. All our guests enjoyed and danced until late!

SUMMER SOLSTICE IN TUSCANY
The Sovana Country Relais welcomes summer 2017!

published on21/06/2017 sertion Blog
The summer solstice is an event revered by so many customs and rituals, such as Stonehenge stones, where every year thousands and thousands of people gather in the night between June 20 and June 21 to wait for this special dawn
On the longest day of the year La Sovana welcome the summer with a dinner by the pool, with Fiorentina T-bone Steak, a special drink ... and a dip in the pool at midnight!

INFIORATA SAN LUIGI GONZAGA
From 15th to 25th June don't miss the events at Città della Pieve

published on21/06/2017 sertion Blog
Memories, Solidarity and Reconstruction The themes of the Infiorata 2017 of Città della Pieve

During the night between 24 and 25 June, the suggestive Via Vannucci, main course of Città della Pieve, will become a delight in perfumes and colors, giving birth to the usual Infiorata that is made every year by the members of Terziere Casalino (one of the three district of the city), after months of intense work to collect and prepare the flowers necessary for the realization of the various designs conceived Andrea Bittarello. This year's event is dedicated to the areas affected by the earthquake of August 24 and October 30, with recalls of memory, solidarity and the spirit of reconstruction.

VISIT PERUGIA
Agriturismo la Sovana is waiting for you

published on04/01/2017 sertion Blog
sarteano (siena)
Situated a few kilometers away from La Sovan, Perugia is one of the most charming Italian cities, rich in cultural events and places to visit. Capital of the province of Umbria, Perugia was inhabited by 'XI and X B.C. ..

Having been part of the Roman territory, the city due to its position of interest, it was conquered by the Ostrogoths of Theodoric, and in 537 the Byzantine troops of Belisarius clashed with those Ostrogothic Vitige right near Perugia who will remain Byzantine territory until the sixth century.

In the twelfth century Perugia became a municipality with a government of consuls and its history mingled with that of the entire area between the growth period and demographic stagnation.

Many places of interest to visit such as the Fontana Maggiore (1275-1278) one of the city's landmarks and the whole medieval sculpture, consisting of two concentric polygonal marble basins

A VACATION IN SIENA
Come to La Sovana

published on04/01/2017 sertion Blog
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Siena is one of the best-known cities of Tuscany, its beauty is now an objective fact so much so that in 1995 its historic center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage.

A visit to Siena is a must for all who pass by Tuscany, what to see:

•Piazza del Campo of course, is the main square of the city and has a very special shell shape that makes it unique in its kind. Renowned worldwide for its beauty and architectural integrity, as well as for being the place where twice a year takes place the famous Palio of Siena.

•Piazza del Campo is overlooking the Palazzo Pubblico, also known as Town Hall. Built between 1297 and 1310 by the Government of the Nine of the Republic of Siena, as their headquarters, besides being the Municipal Administration and also houses the Civic Museum and is flanked by the famous Torre del Mangia. Inside you can see some of the best decorations of Sienese period

SPRING IN TUSCANY
The best season to visit the Val d'Orcia

published on04/01/2017 sertion Blog
sarteano (siena)
The Val d'Orcia is one of the landmarks of Tuscany, a UNESCO World Heritage Site because:

(IV) The Val d'Orcia is an exceptional example of how the landscape was redesigned in the Renaissance period with the aim to reflect the ideals of good governance and at the same time achieve an appreciated aesthetic image;
(VI) the landscape of the Val d'Orcia was celebrated by painters from the Siennese School, which flourished during the Renaissance. Images of the Val d'Orcia and, in particular, the representations of landscapes where people are depicted as living in harmony with nature, have become an icon of the Renaissance that has deeply influenced the thinking of the landscape.

In addition to the enchanted landscape where you can visit numerous villages such as Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia and Bagno Vignoni that every year tourists from all over the world they literally fall in love.
La

DISCOVER THE NEW OFFERS OF OUR AGRITURISMO
Spend your Easter in Tuscany

published on30/12/2016 sertion Blog
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The holiday season is over yet you are already thinking of Easter and are many Italians who, perhaps not having had the opportunity to go in recent days, instead choose to spend Easter with friends and family but away from home.

Among the top destinations Tuscany remains among the favorite, rich in, art and cultural events, villages to visit but above all its unique landscapes and known throughout the world..

La Sovana awaits like every year to offer you an unforgettable holiday among the rolling Tuscan hills characterized by the taste of delicious dishes prepared in othe restaurant.

For all those who stay 7 or 4 nights before February 28, 2017, one night is FREE!



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EASTER 2017
In Tuscany with the whole family

published on27/12/2016 sertion Blog
sarteano (siena)
In this 2017, the Easter will fall on April 16 a perfect time to take a short vacation in springtime, those who were unable to leave over the Christmas period, is already preparing a spring getaway.
As always among the most popular destinations is Tuscany, not only for Italians, it remains the favorite destination, that this place in which to spend time relaxing with the whole family. Tuscany is in fact the ideal destination for all because of its knows offer from every point of view, for those traveling with children lots of open space and clean air , there are also many museum exhibitions and villages to visit.

For those who want more than a romantic vacation with their partner here you will find in Tuscany a breathtaking scenery that will toast your love, places that remain in your heart and memories. Spring is also the best time to visit these landmarks of this region such as the

NEW YEAR IN VAL D'ORCIA
A vacation in Val d'Orcia and Val di Chiana

published on20/12/2016 sertion Blog
sarteano (siena)
The Val d'Orcia is an incredible place, surrounded by peace and tranquility that can offer so much from culture and events with many places of artistic, historical and architectural, and famous for its thermal zones with good local ' wines and food .

Also Val di Chiana is known around the world for their typical products of its territory, also for its landscape and artistic beauty and for the many towns that stand out among its hills.

There are two border lines which offer many ideas for a wellness break, discovering food and wines. Particularly wines in those areas The Chianti and the Orcia DOC , very close by to Nobile and Brunello.

The Olivi family too, who always has a strong bond with the land, choose to produce top quality wines for some years now, in their wine Cellar Le Buche, located a short distance from the Agriturismo La Sovana.

Why not choose to come and stay in this

THE STORY OF PANFORTE
Typical Tuscan Cake

published on20/12/2016 sertion Blog
sarteano (siena)
Tuscany is known around the world for its distinctive territories, for its rolling hills and countless small villages surrounded by the wonder of the countryside rich in history and tradition. Even more, however, it is known for its culinary tradition. Dishes such as Pappa al Pomodoro, the Florentine steak and wines such as Chianti or Brunello are renowned throughout the world and tourists invade every remotest angola the region in search of
more traditional flavors.

Even Christmas brings many sweets and traditional recipes such as the famous Panforte that today we see covered with white sugar at one time it was Covered with pepper and spices.
Preparation of the Panforte in fact, its traditional ingredience was almonds, oranges, lemon, melon and spice. Before it became commercial, it was called Panpepato because it was covered with a layer of black pepper and it was a very savory cake

SUMMER IN LA SOVANA
Relax and taste in Tuscany

published on25/08/2016 sertion Blog
sarteano (siena)
Summer is about to end but La Sovana has not yet closed its doors and welcomes you with many offers designed for those who have spent their summer at work and now look at last for a vacation, for those who have little time or those who want still enjoy a few days of relaxation before resuming daily life.

From August 20, 2016 and through the fall, for example, book your stay in the apartment, for you a 20% discount.


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Do not miss the chance of a unique holiday in the heart of Tuscany, a step away from a unique territory of the Val d'Orcia, nd close to many villages of great charm.

Visit us and behold these unforgettable moments of total relaxation by the pool, as well as visiting our beautiful area even enjoying the delicacies of our restaurant.

4 GOOD REASONS TO CHOOSE A HOLIDAY IN A COUNTRY HOME
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published on25/08/2016 sertion Blog
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Some like the hotels in the city center and some prefer to spend their holidays in a B & B

it seems that Agriturismo vacations has won the hearts of all travelers from around the world. Here are a few reasons why you should choose your holiday in a country house:

1. If You are traveling with your family there's nothing better than a holiday in contact with nature to give your children an unforgettable holiday

2. This country house is the perfect place for those seeking a relaxing holiday, long walks outdoors and evenings under the stars a perfect escape from the chaos of the city.

3. Many country homes have indoor restaurants with exceptional cuisine and are able to offer you typical dishes a of local products: the best way to discover the gastronomic specialties of the area you are visiting.

4.You're a couple? You may think about something better?



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THE REAL RECIPE OF ITALIAN PAPPA AL POMODORO
Taste this typical Italian dish

published on25/08/2016 sertion Blog
sarteano (siena)
If you think of a typical dish of Tuscany it is perhaps the Pappa al Pomodoro to come immediately to mind at all. Known throughout Italy thanks to Vamba and its Gian Gale, this dish has been able to conquer even the most discerning palates in time to become a classic of Italian cuisine. But how should you prepare Pappa al Pomodoro?

The recipe is very simple and is made with ripe tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, vegetable broth, stale bread and basil, salt and pepper to flavor everything.

Peel and chop the tomatoes in a saucepan and let brown two cloves of garlic with two tablespoons of oil. Add the chopped tomatoes, season with a little 'pepper and cook. Meanwhile dice the stale bread and put it in the broth to soften. Once very soft wring well the bread and put it in the pot with the tomato and a little 'stock. Season with salt and basil and simmer for about 20 minutes.

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CITTÀ DELLE PIEVE IN UMBRIA
What you can see in the village

published on25/08/2016 sertion Blog
sarteano (siena)
Among the most charming towns in Umbria, Citta della Pieve, it offers numerous routes and interest both from the historical, artistic and cultural point of view, both from the gastronomic point of view. In fact we can say that Citta della Pieve looks like a great place to visit is in the company of friends, whether in the family or in pairs with their partner.

The character is obviously more related to town Pietro Vannucci, better known as the famous painter Perugino, who lived at the turn of the fifteenth and sixteenth century.

The town is still home to some of his masterpieces such as the Adoration of the Magi in the Oratory of Santa Maria dei Bianchi, The Baptism of Christ of the Cathedral, The Descent from the Cross of the Diocesan Civic Museum of Santa Maria dei Servi.

Città della Pieve is then known for the production of saffron since the thirteenth century and in its restaurants

VISIT MONTEPULCIANO IN TUSCANY
What to see in Montepulciano

published on25/08/2016 sertion Blog
sarteano (siena)
Perhaps one of the most popular villages of this area of Tuscany, known worldwide for its wine Nobile, to the charming Piazza Grande, for churches and unforgettable views.

Originally an Etruscan town bought its architecture in the Middle Ages when it was enclosed within the three surrounding walls. If you're ever in Tuscany a walk through the streets of this charming village is a must. The best idea is to leave the car near the Church of St. Agnes and walk along the streets uphill, until you reach the Piazza Grande and the Fortress.

To visit the Cathedral and the church of San Biagio (outside the walls) but also the palaces and civil architecture are noteworthy such as the home of the famous poet Angelo Poliziano, now in the street at No. 1, Noble Palace -Tarugi or Palace Bucelli on the base of which are still visible several inscriptions in Latin and Etruscan.

La Sovana is located

HOW TO COOK THE PANZANELLA
The recipe for the panzanella

published on25/08/2016 sertion Blog
sarteano (siena)
This typical dish of central Italy, the Panzanella, also called panmolle or panmòllo this dish is linked to the peasant culture, using stale bread and vegetables.

The recipe includes, stale bread, red onion,basil, and seasoned with oil, vinegar and salt. The bread must be left to soak in water for several hours and then wrung out until crumble then add the onion and basil, tomato, cut into pieces or cucumber, you can also add boiled eggs, tuna and olives.remember that the bread is the king of the panzanella.

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5 TIPS FOR A PERFECT FIORENTINA
How to cook a Fiorentina

published on09/08/2016 sertion Blog
sarteano (siena)
You say!! Tuscany and the first dish that comes to mind is the Florentina steak. Queen of the grill, perfect for a evening in a good company with good Tuscan wines. Ait is not as easy to cook as you might think!.

Even in our Restaurant, the fiorentina gets its place of exception and is served to our guests and cooked by the owner, Giuseppe Olivi, with great foresight and passion.

Today we reveal 5 of our secrets on how to obtain an excellent Fiorentina steak at home.

|1. First you choose the right cut of meat this must be the sirloin of beef. Tuscany rigorously use only the Chianina

2. .The Fiorentina, must always have a T bone as well as height, this must at least 2 fingers in debth . The indication of weight t can vary to the number of guest's and how much hunger that they may have!

3. When you purchase meat make sure it has a maturation between 10 and 20 days. This

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