Palazzo al Torrione - B&B Centro San Gimignano ToscanaPalazzo al Torrione an antique building that has been completely restored and is situated within the historic centre, along the boundary wall of San Gimignano.
On one side the palazzo overlooks the small alley that leads into the direction of Piazza della Cisterna and on the other side, as far as the eye can see, the gentle hills covered with vineyards and olive groves. The very elegant Bed & Breakfast was, centuries ago the dwelling of a nobile family.
The B&B Palazzo al Torrione is managed by Francesco Indiani, descendant of a hotelkeeper's family. His grandfather was the owner of "Hotel La Cisterna" situated right in the Square of the same name, in the historic centre of San Gimignano. As in the past the hotel activity was a innate virtue, combined with the spirit of hospitality, Francesco has attended the best Italian hotel schools.
San Gimignano has an architectonic structure, a political system and an economy which developed between the end of the eleventh and the mid thirteenth century. The city's maximum development occurred in those centuries and continued up until 1348, the year of the great plague, and 1353, the year in which it surrendered to Florence. Documents relate to us the history of the town from its Etruscan and Roman origins to the development of the historic center, thanks to the Francigena road - important for commercial trade, pilgrimages and exchange of knowledge - which crossed its entire length and brought wealth and well being.

Sala Colazione B&B Palazzo al Torrione nel Centro di San Gimignano ToscanaAs of 1056 its most important churches - from the Collegiata to the minor ones scattered around the city and the countryside - gained importance. 
 Around 1100 the political establishment of San Gimignano became predominant and the consular and podestà regimes followed one another, and surrounded the town with a 2176 meter long wall, with numerous doors placed at intervals. The activity of its merchants, who exported wine (Vernaccia and Greek Wine) and saffron, and imported other products from everywhere in Europe, begetting enormous wealth.
This wealth thus accumulated was re-invested in palaces and towers, as well as in large and small land holdings, generous alms-giving, donations and works of art. The fame of the town is owed to all of this, renowned worldwide as it is for its architecture, churches and treasures of art - which over the course of the centuries were robbed and dispersed several times. That which remains has been admirably saved and is today hosted in churches, museums and art structures, which everybody can visit and admire to their great pleasure. Thanks to this, San Gimignano is one of the most renowned cities in the world and has been declared cultural heritage of the world by Unesco.

Camera Matrimoniale in B&B nel centro di S. Gimignano ToscanaHere we are in the midst of the Val d'Elsa the Valley of the river Elsa, where it is possible to admire a countryside characterized by hills, woods rivers and meadows, country roads that lead you to ancient churches and enigmatic hamlets, a priceless variety of landscapes in the heart of beautifully conserved countryside.
 About 50 km from Florence and 30 km from Siena. In the surroundings one can visit Colle di Val d'Elsa, Monteriggioni, Volterra, Castellina in Chianti, Greve in Chianti, Certaldo and many other places rich of art and history, ideal for significant and pleasant excursions.

B&B Palazzo Al Torrione Via Berignano,76 53037 San Gimignano (Siena), Tuscany
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