With a population of just 1200 people in its centro storico, Città della Pieve is a bit of an anomaly in this part of Umbria. There are many towns of similar size which are (almost) as pretty but none with the life and energy you’ll experience here. Besides an absurd concentration of restaurants and cafés, we have an active theatre and a programme of seasonal events which outstrips offerings in far larger towns.

The medieval heart of Città della Pieve still sits within its 13th-century walls. The red-brick facades of its buildings are a palimpsest, layered with faint outlines of architectural changes of heart, telling the story of intensely lived centuries. Originally attached to the ancient Rocca (fortress) and located immediately above the walls, Pieve Suites is no exception, with its silhouettes of forgotten windows and long-closed doors.

Città della Pieve is perched on a hilltop at an altitude of 508m, looking into Umbria on one side and Tuscany on the other. The wine-producing areas of southern Chianti are within an easy drive, as are dramatic Val d’Orcia and lovely Lake Trasimeno. Should you tire of our rural attractions Siena, Florence, Rome and Perugia are all within easy reach either by car or by train from Chiusi station (15 minutes away).