Relais La Cappuccina ****
Just 2km from San Gimignano and a short distance from other cities of art in Tuscany, the Relais La Cappuccina is housed in a liberty style property, belonging to a noble family, that is located in a centuries-old park with a swimming pool, making it perfect for relaxing and looking after your well-being. The luxurious rooms and exclusive services welcome guests and ensure a stay full of opportunities, such as making full use of the onsite health farm and trying some of the best dishes from the Tuscan cuisine at La Cappuccina restaurant, which boasts a splendid view of the San Gimignano hills. Thanks to its close location to San Gimignano, which the hotel is connected to with a shuttle service, this hotel is ideal for meetings, congresses and business events, for which it has an auditorium that can host up to 300 people.
The Ossidiana health farm at the Relais La Cappuccina, which is open to both guests and the public, has a heated pool where you can swim and practise holistic disciplines like underwater shiatsu and many more. There is also a sauna with aromatherapy, a Turkish bath with chromotherapy, a large Jacuzzi and the possibility to undergo personalised massages, following a posture analysis, or perform food intolerance tests to establish a personalised diet. The health farm also boasts a vast range of face and body treatments.
The 70 rooms at the Relais La Cappuccina are divided into Classic, Superior, Deluxe, Junior Suite e Suite. Almost all the rooms have large terraces with a view of the valley or park (the suite looks out on the San Gimignano tower), and the junior suites have a mezzanine floor. All rooms have air conditioning, a direct telephone, satellite television, minibar and safe box. There is also free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
The great Tuscan food and wine traditions are paid tribute to at the La Cappuccina restaurant which serves up dishes made using ingredients from the area and according to the seasons. Boasting an incomparable view of the San Gimignano tower and Val d'Elsa hills, guests can enjoy dining outside here, or even poolside, during the summer months.
Some of the hotel's services and facilities:
An artistic and architectural gem in Tuscany and renowned for its wonderful food and wine, San Gimignano impresses visitors from the off thanks to its 15 Medieval towers and the gates along the surrounding wall that runs around the historic centre, which is full of Medieval buildings, shops and restaurants. Other places close by that are certainly worth a visit include the Pancole sanctuary, the ancient part of Certaldo where Giovanni Boccaccio was born and died, Monteriggioni in the Val d'Elsa which also boasts impressive walls, and Volterra, with extensive walls, parts of which were built during the Medieval period and other during the Estrucan era, and a charming town centre.
Furthermore, just an hour by car, is Florence where you can visit the cathedral, Santa Maria Novella, Uffizi Museum, Medicee Chapel, Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo Pitti, Vecchio bridge and Boboli gardens. Even closer is Siena, which boasts particular neighbourhoods, the Medicea fort and Piazza del Campo and its cathedral.
Lastly, a visit to some of the numerous wine houses in the area is a must, and many offer wine tasting sessions.
Children from 4-14 years of age can access the heated pool from 10am to 1pm
Wireless internet access
Restaurants in the vicinity
Indoor swimming pool
Pay and display parking