Luxury Boutique Hotel in Tuscany
This splendid luxury boutique hotel in Tuscany rests on a hill top overlooking the famous towers of San Gimignano, and is surrounded by centuries old Cyprus trees.Originally a convent dating to 1587, a recent and accurate restoration has exposed its original beauty and Renaissance features with its elegant proportions, sober Tuscan style, and the colours of the famous stone “pietra serena” and old handmade bricks which is typical of the region. Following the entrance road there is a large car park surrounded by an Italian garden and a park enriched by many Cyprus trees where an ancient chapel is located as well as a beautiful swimming pool with a bar surrounded by an English lawn. Inside the relais we find the cloister, leading to the coffee room, a wine bar, congress room, library, TV room and the lounge with an impressive fireplace enriched by golden tapestries and frescoes. Underneath the cloister an ancient cistern has been restructured into a wine bar.
The first floor of this exclusive hotel for sale in Italy hosts 20 en-suite rooms with all modern comforts. They are characterised by typical architectural features such as three panelled windows separated by small columns (trifore), small balconies and stone framed doorways from which you are rewarded with a view all the way down the valley. The suite is located over two levels inside the tower. The environments are distinguished by different colours, architectural elements and style, passing from some rustic to more elegant designs. All are however furnished according to the traditional classic sobre Tuscan style with ocra, bordeaux and dark green colours of Siena’s palaces and with marbles and travertines in the bathrooms.
The area originally used as the church of the convent is today a seductive restaurant, looking over the churchyard and the beautiful gardens all the way over to the ancient city towers. The luxury property could easily become a private residence and would represent a wonderful signature property by becoming one of the most exclusive Italian homes in the region.
price: Over 10M
Interior Surface: 2403 m2
Exterior Surface: 3,3 he
Hotel m2 1064:
Rooms with private entrance and toilet n. 16 m2 519
Suite n. 1 m2 46
Lounge bar n. 4 m2 115
Office n. 1 m2 10
Bathrooms n. 2 m2 12
Technical spaces n. 33 m2 194
Cellars n. 3 m2 43
Courtyards and terraces n. 2 m2 125
Depandance m2 832:
Rooms with private entrance and toilets n. 4 m2 108
Changing rooms and deposits n. 46 m2 625
Technical spaces n. 4 m2 99
Restaurant m2 234:
Main hall n. 3 m2 118
Kitchen n. 1 m2 42
Bathrooms n. 3 m2 10
Technical spaces n. 10 m2 64
Breakfast room m2 56:
Main hall n. 1 m2 49
Kitchen n. 1 m2 7
Swimming pool m2 104
Outdoor Bar m2 21
Changing rooms and toilets m2 147
Technical spaces m2 29
Limonaia m2 15
Annexes m2 5
Siena km 36 – Volterra km 26 – Montespertoli km 21 – Florence km 53 – Grosseto km 105 – Arezzo km 111 – Pisa km 68 – Etruscan Coast km 63 –L'Abbadia Golf Club km 7 –Sorano Thermal Baths km 6 – Florence Airport km 58 – Highway exit: Florence-Certosa km 33.
price: Over 10M
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San Gimignano was founded as a small village in the 3rd century BC by the Etruscans. Historical records begin in the 10th century, when it adopted the name of the bishop Saint Geminianus, who had defended it from Attila's Huns.In the Middle Ages and Renaissance era, it was a stopping point for Catholic pilgrims on their way to Rome and the Vatican, as it sits on the medieval Via Francigena.
The city's development also was improved by the trade of agricultural products from the fertile neighbouring hills. In 1199, during the period of its highest splendour, the city made itself independent from the bishops of Volterra.
Divisions between Guelphs and Ghibellines troubled the inner life of the commune, which nonetheless, still managed to embellish itself with artworks and architectures.
Saint Fina, known also as Seraphina and Serafina, was a thirteenth century Italian saint born in San Gimignano during 1238. Since Saint Fina died on March 12, 1253 her feast day became March 12. Her major shrine is in San Gimignano and the house said to be her home still stands in the town.
On May 8, 1300, San Gimignano hosted Dante Alighieri in his role of ambassador of the Guelph League in Tuscany.The city flourished until 1348, when the plague that affected all of Europe, compelled it to submit to Florence. San Gimignano became a secondary centre until the nineteenth century, when its status as a touristic and artistic resort began to be recognized.