Locanda dell' Artista - Boutique Country Inn

Loc. Canonica-Lucignano 43 , San Gimignano, 53037 Italy (Show map)


High in the hills between Florence and Siena, near the ancient walled city of San Gimignano, lies Locanda dell' Artista, a romantic country inn exclusively for adults (14+) 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.

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Innkeepers: Cristian Rovetta and Baker Bloodworth

Rooms & Rates

Deluxe Room - L' Oliveta

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: EUR 295 - EUR 295

Deluxe Junior Suite - Le Belle Torri

A large and elegant room bathed in sunlight and colored in sublime shades of blue. Spectacular views and a very large and bright bathroom make this room a favorite. Size: 36 sq m View: Rolling hills / San Gimignano/Gardens Location: First floor Bed: King size wrought iron canopy bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: EUR 350 - EUR 350

Deluxe Room - Il Fienile

The centerpiece of this room, colored in rich reds, is an ornate iron bed which can be arranged as (2) singles or (1) king. Size: 29 sq m View: Gardens/Rolling hills Location: First Floor Bed: (2) Singles or (1) King, ornate wrought iron bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 295 - EUR 295

Deluxe Room - I Cipressi

This opulent corner room in cool lavenders enjoys an ornate wooden headboard, a french iron daybed and views of the forrest and gardens. Size: 32 sq m View: Forrest/Gardens Location: First Floor Bed: Queen size ornate carved wood

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: EUR 295 - EUR 295

Deluxe Junior Suite - La Villa

A spacious and romantic corner room with a victorian sofa, canopy bed and colored in earthtones and shades of rose. Size: 34 sq m View: Rolling hills/Forrest Location: First Floor Bed: King size wrought iron canopy bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: EUR 350 - EUR 350

Deluxe Room with Garden - Il Giardino Segreto

French doors open onto the private well-appointed patio and garden for your exclusive use. This bright ground floor room tinted in greens and yellows enjoys an ornate iron bed. Bright and spacious bathroom features an antique marble sink with bathtub/shower. Size: 31 sq m View: Private garden and patio Location: Ground Floor Bed: King size ornate iron bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: EUR 325 - EUR 325

Suite La Pergola

New in 2017: A spacious and elegant suite with classic french doors opening onto an oversized private terrace. This suite features a cozy king bedroom and separate living room with generous seating area including two single day beds. The large and bright bathroom features a large vanity and soaking tub / shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: EUR 450 - EUR 450

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Wine country


Florence, Italy (FLR-Peretola) 29 miles

Directions to property:

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!

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Farm, Boutique Hotel, Villa

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Library, Parking, Piano, Pool, Private entrance, Washer/dryer, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Hiking trails, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Florence, Siena, Pisa, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 15:00 - 19:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Minimum Age Requirement 14 years.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Night Minimum Stay
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require a deposit of 30% of the total stay at time of booking. We require the remaining 70% of the total stay 15 days before your arrival.
  • Cancellations: If the reservation is cancelled 15 days or more prior to your arrival, a full refund will be given. If the reservation is cancelled less than 15 days prior to your arrival, no refund will be given.
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Cristian Rovetta and Baker Bloodworth

Languages spoken

English, French, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

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.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

Signature Dish

Regional Tuscan Dishes
All made with the freshest of local ingredients, lovingly prepared by Chef Costantino.

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