Relais della Rovere, the first mention of the structure is in documents dating back to the early XI century, when the territory upon which it is built belonged to the Bishop of Volterra, feudatory of the Holy Roman Empire. Initially it was a prosperous abbey when, at the end of the 1400's Cardinal Giuliano Della Rovere, later to become Pope Giulio II, added a house for himself and subsequent bishops, which remained in possession of the church for over 400 years.
Between 1998 and 1999 the entire complex was restored to its original splendour to create an elegant hotel. The restoration work, carried out by experts, has brought to the light elements and structures which had been long forgotten, recreating the building's original harmony. Made strong by the experience in the field of hospitality gained in other historical buildings in the province of Siena, we opened the doors of Relais Della Rovere with the aim of providing a increasingly demanding clientele a level of service fitting of Italian hospitality.
The first details of the Badia di San Salvatore at Spugna date back to the early XI century. The area upon which the Badia rises belonged to the Bishop of Volterra, feudatory of the Holy Roman Empire, but was claimed by the powerful count Ildebrando of the Aldobrandeschi, who, in the meantime, had invaded it.
Pope Giovanni XVIII himself was forced to intervene to calm the situation, which was settled in the year 1007, with the stipulation of an exchange deed between the two parties.