Historic Tuscan Retreat, San Gimignano, Italy


Offered at €14,000,000

Originally a convent dating to 1587, a splendid luxury boutique hotel surrounded by centuries-old cypress trees gazes out from atop a hill overlooking the famous towers of San Gimignano. The recent and historically accurate restoration has exposed its elegant proportions, Renaissance features, classic Tuscan style, and the colors of the famous stone “pietra serena” and handmade bricks typical of the region. The entrance road ends in a large parking court surrounded by an Italian garden, a park beset with an ancient chapel, and a swimming pool with bar backdropped by an English lawn. Inside the relais (hotel), the cloister leads to a coffee room, wine bar, congress room, library, TV room, and lounge with impressive fireplace enriched by golden tapestries and frescoes. Beneath the cloister, an ancient cistern has been restructured into a wine bar. The first floor holds 20 en suite rooms featuring modern comforts and architectural touches including three-paneled windows, small balconies, and stone-framed doorways with views overlooking the valley below. Individual settings within suites are distinguished by different colors and architectural styles, ranging from rustic to more elegant designs. All suites are furnished according to the traditional classic Tuscan style with the ochre, bordeaux, and dark green colors of Siena’s palaces. What was originally the convent’s church is today a seductive restaurant with views overlooking the churchyard and beautiful gardens to the ancient city towers. Whether a luxury boutique hotel or reimagined into a stunning private estate, this property will be perpetually acknowledged as one of the most exclusive in the region.

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