High in the hills between Florence and Siena, near the ancient walled city of San Gimignano, lies Locanda dell' Artista, a romantic country inn nestled in the heart of beautiful Tuscany. The Locanda’s forty acre estate commands spectacular views of the towers of San Gimignano and the surrounding countryside, including sprawling vineyards, verdant forests, and the inn’s own lush olive groves and luxurious swimming pool. With a maximum of twelve guests, this is a private retreat of newly restored 18th century farmhouses combining the modern amenities of a luxury hotel with the personality, individual service and comfort of an elegant bed and breakfast. Whether one is interested in shopping and sightseeing, hiking and biking, or simply whiling the day away enjoying “il dolce far niente”, the Locanda promises sophisticated travelers a truly idyllic holiday. Since no trip to Italy would be complete without food, your complimentary breakfast (con cappuccino, naturally) is available every morning. Dinner at the Inn is not to be missed as our inspired chef Costantino Servedio finds the freshest local ingredients and lovingly prepares regional dishes with a modern flare. Locanda dell' Artista - Your home away from home whilst you enjoy the history, beauty, food, charm and magic of Tuscany.
Themed in natural earth tones and yellow, this bright corner room also features a centuries old marble sink. Size: 22 sq m. View: Rolling Hills/San Gimignano. Location: First floor. Bed: Queen size antique wrought iron bed.
Nightly Rate: EUR 190 - EUR 220
Countryside, Small town, Wine country
Florence, Italy (FLR-Peretola) 29 miles
From the Florence Airport: (Approximate driving time one hour) When exiting the airport, make a right turn onto the A11 highway heading in direction Pistoia/Lucca/Pisa. After only several kilometres, watch for an exit for ROMA and the A1 Autostrada. This is a toll road so you will take a ticket and pay the toll when you exit. Enter the Autostrada A1 heading south towards ROMA. After about 15 kilometers exit the Autostrada at Firenze Impruneta/Siena. As you leave the Autostrada tollbooth and enter the rotunda, take the first exit for the Raccordo Firenze-Siena and continue onward toward Siena for approximately 30 kilometers. You will exit at Poggibonsi Nord. At the first rotary, follow the signs for Certaldo. At the fifth rotary (11.9 km), follow the indications for San Gimignano. After 2 km, turn right where you see the sign marked Lucignano. After 700 meters you will arrive at our gate on your left. Use the intercom and we will open the gate for you. Drive forward to the reception. Welcome to Locanda dell 'Artista!
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery
Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel, Villa
Board games, Copier, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Pool, Private entrance, Washer/dryer, Wet bar
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Hiking trails, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Florence, Siena, Pisa, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming
Cristian Rovetta and Baker Bloodworth
English, French, Italian, Spanish
Innkeepers Cristian Rovetta and Baker Bloodworth were traveling through Tuscany in 2010 when they happened upon the ruins of a centuries old farming estate. It was love at first sight, and the beginning of the adventure of a lifetime. Since that moment, Cristian, the owner of a fashion accessories business in Bergamo, and Baker, an academy-award nominated film producer from Los Angeles, have devoted themselves to acquiring and restoring this extraordinary property.
Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Regional Tuscan Dishes
All made with the freshest of local ingredients, lovingly prepared by Chef Costantino.