|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Nice accommodations created from the restoration of an ancient tower (48 meters tall) dating back to the year 1200 and built b the Salvucci family. In the town of San Gimignano there are 14 towers and this tower is the only one where you can live in.
The 2 units "Tower" and "Studio" are ideal for history lovers seeking for a unique stay in one of the most beautiful towns in Tuscany.
The apartment "Tower" spreads over 11 floors and on the top it has an amazing panoramic terrace offering 360° views over San Gimignanon and the surrounding landscape. While apartment "Studio", accommodating 2 people, is on the first floor of a building adjoining the tower. The living-room and bedrooms windows overlook the Dome square.
These 2 accommodations can be rented together (their entrances are nextdoor) or separately. These houses are not recommend to children.
San Gimignano city center is closed to traffic.
Distances: the main square in San Gimignano with the Dome, the "Palazzo comunale" and "Piazza della Cisterna" are only a few steps away, Poggibonsi approx. 10 km, Certaldo 13 km, Siena approx. 45 km, Volterra 28 km, Florence 55 km, Cecina (beaches) 75 km, Pisa 80 km, Lucca 85 km, Montalcino (home of the famous Brunello wine) 80 km, Pienza 105 km, Arezzo 118 km.
-- ACCOMMODATION DESCRIPTION
This beautiful tower was completely restored and turned into a unique, welcoming accommodation full of charm. The interiors offer a pleasant combination of modern furnishing and ancient materials. The tower spreads over 10 floors and 160 steps and on the top of it there is a unique, panoramic terrace. The tower floors are approx. 10 square meters each max. and the walls are 2 meters thick.
The tower is a historical building and the furnishing has been adapted to the space available. This structure is recommended to history lovers and people looking for a unique and unusual stay.
2nd floor: small wardrobe.
3rd floor: dining-room with kitchen corner (fridge, freezer).
Mezzanine ground floor: reading corner looking over the dining area.
4th floor: small bathroom with shower.
5th floor: passage-way room with a table and chairs.
6th floor: bedroom with 2 adjoining single beds (80 x 190 cm).
7th floor: bedroom with French bed (115 x 190 cm).
8th floor: small library.
9th floor: toilet.
10th floor: kitchen (fridge, freezer).
11th floor: panoramic, furnished terrace (14 m2) offering amazing views over the town and the surrounding landscape.
The view from the top of the tower from the terrace is one of the best views you will ever have in your life. It makes you feel like a celebrity to stay here. It is a very special place. Giulia the owner does a great job explaining how everything works and provides a very nice welcome "gift basket" with lots of helpful items. There is no question that you need to be somewhat fit to stay here due to all of the stairs but you get used to the logistics as the stay goes on and the view from the top makes it all worthwhile. San Gimignano is a stunningly beautiful town and it is even better at night and in the morning before the bus tours arrive for their visits. It is like something right out of a movie. Highly recommended for a very unique vacation.
A truly awesome place to stay! Sensational views from the top of the tower and the location was fantastic. Would highly recommend for a unique, quirky holiday!
A fantastic and completely unique place! The views from the roof terrace are awe inspiring. Beautifully presented accommodation and an exceptionally comprehensive welcome pack of provisions from the owners who made us feel very welcome. A magical experience!
Torre San Gimignano was excellent - we really enjoyed the view from the top of the tower and the market on Tuesdays. Fantastic experience - I would recommend it to anyone.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the tower and recommend it to all who would like to spend their holiday, or at least part of it, directly in San Gimignano. You don't feel like a tourist when staying there. First class views and the facilities in the tower are excellent. I was treated very kindly by the discrete owners (Giulia in particular). I would happily go back. Understand the tower's origins and you won't have any problems with steps etc, rather you will appreciate, value, and enjoy it.
San Gimignano is a unique place. The town is inspiring and visually stunning, with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and everything you need for a very special week.
Torre di San Gimignano is a very special place to stay. Views to die for, breathtaking (both physically and visually - 180 stairs work off all the fantastic food and wine!) An unforgettable experience.
While you're there eat lots of ice-cream (Gelateria di Piazza - best in world!); Drink the local wine!; Try all the restaurants (in particular Ristorante Dorando' - not cheap but 10/10); Buy a leather handbag or two (Le Torri); Music festival week while we were there and evening entertainment with violinists and puppetry was great.
Highly recommend and we want to go back soon!
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