Relais Santa Chiara, San Gimignano

At a glance

  • Just a short stroll from the historic centre of San Gimignano
  • Peaceful setting
  • Beautiful countryside views

Relais Santa Chiara, San Gimignano

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This charming hotel offers a tranquil retreat amid the picturesque rolling hills of medieval San Gimignano.

Nestled in beautiful gardens sprinkled with cypress and olive trees, this delightful hotel is just a ten-minute gentle uphill stroll from the UNESCO-listed medieval walls of San Gimignano. It is perfectly placed for local exploration yet far enough away from the town to provide a peaceful countryside escape. Relax under the shade of a parasol on one of the sunloungers that are dotted on the lawn and around the shell-shaped pool, or slip into the hydromassage pool and soak up the serenity and the mesmerising views over the countryside. The views are quintessential Tuscany – a picture-perfect landscape of endless rolling hills, olive groves and a patchwork of fields and vineyards dotted with medieval towers. 

In the summer months you can enjoy breakfast on the shaded terrace. Snacks are also available on the terrace and in the evening it is a lovely spot to enjoy a glass of cold Vernaccia or Chianti. Stroll into San Gimignano for a great selection of restaurants and cafés. The historic Piazza della Cisterna is a wonderful evening spot for people watching and drinks. Don’t miss a visit to the square’s award-winning gelateria where you can choose from delicious and creative flavour combinations such as raspberry and rosemary or spicy chocolate and sour cherries.


The simple rooms are cosy but comfortable and they all include free Wi-Fi. Standard Rooms are compact and face the small back garden while Superior Rooms are more spacious and some overlook the countryside. It is well worth upgrading to a Classic Countryside View Room with Balcony which offers incredible views over the surrounding countryside.

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Key information

Within walking distance of shops, cafés and the famous towers in the centre of San Gimignano. Approx. 1 hour from Florence and 40 minutes from Siena

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1 hour's drive from Pisa airport. Car hire is recommended
Rooms: 41

Good to know

Minimum stay: 3 nights 20 May-22 Sep. A tourist tax is payable locally at the hotel. Transfers are not included.

Accommodation information

41 cosy rooms

Activities

• Book a local cooking class to learn classic Tuscan recipes* • Sample delicious wines from the Chianti region during a tour of a local winery* • Arrange a day trip to nearby Siena and Volterra*.

Dining

Breakfast room, bar, light lunch service

What's included

Breakfast in the breakfast room or on the terrace.

*Denotes local charge