Palazzo San Lorenzo ****
In the heart of the medieval centre of Colle Val d’Elsa, the Hotel Palazzo San Lorenzo is a historic 17th century building that was once a hospital and has been expanded and renovated over the centuries. While the atmosphere remains suspended in time, the services and amenities of the hotel are the height of modernity and functionality. The hotel has its own restaurant located in the hospital’s chapel and a large spa with a heated pool, wellness circuits and spaces for massages and treatments. The elegance and refined environment within the hotel can be enjoyed in the winter garden of the central courtyard where breakfast is served or in the wine bar that features beautiful crystal that Colle Val d’Elsa is famous for producing. Then there are the lounges, spaces for meetings, conventions and business events, and there’s even a historic Pharmacy-Spicery next to the Palazzo that sells natural and officinalis products to care for physical and spiritual wellness.
Inside the hotel, guests can retreat to the Spa San Lorenzo in dressing gown and slippers directly from their bedrooms. Here they will find a heated pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a Turkish bath, emotion showers and a relaxation room with herbal tea bar. A wide range of personalised massaged and treatments are available, using natural local products with specific properties such as olive oil, grapes and rosemary.
The 48 bedrooms of the Hotel Palazzo San Lorenzo, all of which are sound-proofed, are available in Classic, Superior, Deluxe, Junior Suite, Suite, Family Suite and Romantic Suite categories. All accommodation has climate control, satellite TV, a telephone, ADSL internet connection (some also have Wi-Fi), a safe, and a minibar.
In an extraordinary setting, the Ristorante Sopra Le Mura at Palazzo San Lorenzo is located in the deconsecrated church behind the hotel, a small and intimate chapel formerly used by the hospital and accessible from the hotel via an interior passageway. The cuisine is naturally based on the great gastronomic tradition of Tuscany and uses quality local ingredients. Among the most characteristic dishes on the menu, often with a modern twist, are “Ribollita”, “Pappa al Pomodoro” and “Bistecca alla Fiorentina”.
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The first place to explore is the medieval town of Colle Val d’Else, protected by its majestic walls that hide away historic architectural jewels such as the Castle, the Cathedral, Palazzo dei Priori, Palazzo Pretorio and the ex-conservatory of San Pietro by the architect Vasari. Beyond the town, guests can set out on the Via Francigena, the historic road walked by pilgrims from across Europe on route to Rome, or La Strada del Chianti, with its many steps that allow visitors to discover the territory’s world famous wine production. The strategic location of Colle Val d’Elsa also makes it easy to reach Tuscany’s most famous cities, such as Siena, Florence and Volterra.
EUR 2 per person per night for stays from 1st March-31st October. Tax is not applicable after the fifth consecutive night and for children under 12 years old.
City of art
Number of rooms accessible for persons with disabilities : 3
Wireless internet access
Restaurants in the vicinity