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.
We had a wonderful experience in San Gimignano. The charming studio is in a 13th century stone tower centrally located, overlooking the Piazza del Duomo. Our hostess Gulia was very nice and took care of everything we needed. She even left us some wine and local goodies the well-equipped kitchen.
This was one of the most incredible and fantastic places I have ever stayed in. The view from the top terrace is simply amazing. You can spend hours just admiring the landscape and city below. The apartment is well furnished and clean. The second kitchen just below the terrace is very useful. An amazing job was done to adapt the tower to serve as a rental apartment. Also the check in was very quick and professional.
MAJESTIC, HISTORIC, ONCE IN A LIFE TIME EXPERIENCE, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
We had a very pleasent stay in this apartment in the center of San Gimignano. Gulia, the host, was very nice and helpful. She even received us with a home made cake. She took care of everything we needed.
The kitchen is very well equiped, everything is very clean.
So I can recommend this Apartment.
Det var litt problemer mht WiFi fra tid til annen og jobbet veldig sent med streaming av programmer fra Norge. Veldig fint at det var innkjøpt diverse matvarer så man ikke var helt uten mat om man skulle ankomme sent på dagen. Deilig stor eplepai var også laget som jeg dessverre ikke klarte å spise opp + en flaske hvitvin i kjøleskapet fra egnen.
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.
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.
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.
The torre was Inspiring - unique - unforgettable - very special - breathtaking (physically and visually!)
Highly recommend and we want to go back soon!
This property allows you to stay in a well updated, well maintained bit of
history: the third floor of a 12th century building situated on one of
the main squares of this medieval city. The owners are gracious and
accomodating, very proud of this building which has been in their family
since 1911. We could not have been happier.