Located at just 2 km out side the walls of one of the most known towns of Italy, San Gimignano. Hotel La Collegiata, is in a perfect position to visit places like Florence, Siena, Volterra, Chianti region and many more beautiful and historical locations, but at the same time enjoying the peace and tranquility of the Tuscan countrysude.
20 rooms and one suite
Restaurant L'Eco Divino
In 1587 the people of the village decided to build a monastery in honour of the Cappuccini monks who helped the population during the difficult times. It was a sort of self taxation which produced a great work. The beginning of the works was represented by a stone carving on the cistern in 1589, and the monastery consacration in 1599. San Gimignano, which in the Middle Ages was a prosperous village on the silk route, experienced a big decadence after the route was moved. This allows us to still admire this medieval village and its towers which have remained intact. At an attentive look, also the monastery and the adjacent church, la Collegiata, which gives the name to the hotel, has a style preceeding the late Renaissance. During the plunders of the Church belongings, with the coming of Napoleone, the monastery was occupied and then abandoned. The tower was built in the XIX Century, in fact we can notice the different colour of the stones, which anyway came from the demolition of nearby churches and buildings. In the XX Century the building became the summer house of the Guicciardini-Strozzi family, as confirmed by a postcard found by chance in a market depicting the Collegiata, from which we took the logo of the hotel. Eventually it was bought by a company to turn it into a hotel but the project was left unfinished, until in 1988, when to business men active in the Milano finance, decided to invest in the project.
20 rooms and one suite with a 360° view on the surrounding valley and the towers of San Gimignano. Every room has some architectonical details or colour which makes it different from the other rooms. From the more rustic style of the dependence to the two floor suite, which has a huge jacuzzi bath tub on the upper floor. All the rooms are furnished according to the sober style of the Tuscan countryside, with the typical colours of the palaces of Siena, like ochre, dark green, and bordeaux, as well as some touches of blue. The bathrooms are furnished with stone and travertine. All the rooms are air conditioned and are provided with safe, private telephone, DSL internet access, widescreen LCD tv set with pay per view.
The clients can enjoy the Italian garden and the rose garden, which cannot be missed when is in blossom. The hotel is located in the middle of a park within a wood with the typical Tuscan cypresses spreading along the hill.
The Restaurant l’Eco Divino is closed every Monday for the dinner service. It was built in the old church. In summer it is a pleasure staying outside in a fantastic dehors with a great view of the towers of the nearly town of San Gimignano. It is possible to have dinner in a small room for meetings and conferences at the client’s disposal with possible hostessing service. The food is inspired to the flavours of the Tuscan tradition, preferring seasonal and local products. Our style is to reinvent the typical dishes, both in the way they are prepared and presented, paying also attention to the wine choice. Wines are exclusively from Tuscany and we can vant one of the most exclusive and comprehensive wine list. The mineral water list is also to be remarked, as well as the oil tasting list, as oil is the symbolic product of the Tuscan region. Moreover in the event of particular occasions our chef is pleased to satisfy requests on demand of the client.
For Weddings, depending on the client’s needs, it is possible to adapt the place according to their personal taste, and arrange for some hostessing service.
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