A second visit to the beloved Relais San Pietro in Polvano proved to us what many canny travelers to Tuscany already know: Owner, Signor Luigi Protti deserves legendary status. As if from an earlier time when courtly respect was the rule, the diminutive host, clad in bespoke striped shirts, perfectly paired with Italian silk ties and impeccably tailored trousers, makes it a point to extend a personal, warm welcome to the fortunate travellers whose GPS devices have successfully navigated the winding Tuscan village roads leading to his serene haven---a scenic path, well worth taking. Signor Protti's
warm personal approach is apparent throughout one's stay as he may be seen bringing
a guest's favorite beverage---cappuccino?---herb tea?---Prosecco? on a silver tray to complement the sumptuous meals prepared by his wife, the chef. It is a family affair, a labor of love, which makes it appear effortless to provide such memorable stays in the Tuscan countryside as those inspired by the "legendary" Signor Protti---an effort he has perfected while attaining the venerable age of 85. ---Truly a Prince among men.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relais San Pietro in Polvano, a family-run establishment set in an eighteenth-century converted hamlet in the Tuscan hills, is pure paradise for those seeking a quiet retreat. The panoramic pool is located on one of the terraces overlooking the olive groves and valley and is the perfect spot for relaxing or sipping a drink whilst enjoying the spectacular sunsets. An evening turn-down service adds to the luxurious atmosphere and attention to detail. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Relais San Pietro In Polvano Hotel Castiglione Fiorentino