Le Macine di Stigliano
, Via Torri Loc. Poggiarello di Stigliano, Sovicille, Siena.
Nestled on the eastern slope of the Sienese Montagnola, surrounded by woods and fields, Relais Le Macine di Stigliano is an ancient building, part of one of the medieval castles that punctuate the area. The hotel enjoys a privileged position, deep in the country yet with easy access to Siena. The whole Siena province is within reach: from San Galgano Abbey to vineyards and cellars of the Chianti area, from thermal springs to medieval citadels such as Montalcino, Pienza and Monteriggioni.
The flower-filled garden and terraces are lovely places to settle for a little relaxation, and also a great place for breakfast on a sunny morning. The swimming pool has sunbeds and parasols all around. Indoors, there’s a generous lounge, beautifully decorated, and a small bar.
The guest accommodation consists in four Superior Rooms and six Standard Rooms: each room furnished and decorated with taste, so as to respect the beauty of the ancient building. All the rooms have a choice of double or twin beds, along with a choice of pillows. There’s a television, telephone, safe, minibar and a kettle for making your tea or coffee. The bathrooms have a shower or bathtub and include bathrobes, slippers, a hairdryer and pool towels. The Superior Rooms are larger with king-size beds and a sofabed for a third person if required.
Within few minutes drive of El Macine di Staglioni you can find all the most beautiful valleys of Tuscany. You might choose to visit Val d'Elsa and travel the Francigena, the ancient pilgrim road to Rome. Along the way you’ll discover all the medieval villages of the area, such as Colle Val d'Elsa, Monteriggioni, Volterra and San Gimignano, famous for its towers. Or you can visit the Val D'Orcia, with its beautiful views of rolling hills decorated by iconic cypress trees, the "ideal city" of Pienza, unique for the splendour of its Renaissance architecture, and the thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni. And don’t forget Siena itself, home every year to the palio horse-race.