San Gimignano, a medieval town, known throughout the world for its towers, located on a hill in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, offers a holiday characterised by culture and relaxation. Important towns of historical and cultural interest like Florence, Siena and Volterra are a 40-minute drive away.
The interior of the “VILLA BELVEDERE” Hotel has been completely refurbished, but the outside still conserves, unaltered, the charm of th 19th-century villa that rises on the surrounding garden, just a few metres from the historical centre of the town.
“VILLA BELVEDERE” Hotel offers accomodation in twelve double and single rooms, decorated with elegant forniture and moquette, all with private bathroom, telephone, satellite Colour TV, refrigerator-bar and conditionated air; furthermore, there are a breakfast-room, a TV-room, a large parking area, a garden with outdoor swimming-pool and a terrace where breakfast and dinner are served.
We trust we will be able to meet the requirements of the most exacting clients and hope to establish a cooperation relationship with you.
The Hotel is run by the owners and is a ezxonstructed farmhouse set in the woods and recently has been completely renovated. On the ground floor, past the reception, one enters the spacious cocktail bar with the possibility of sitting outside, under the veranda, where in a comfortable and elegant atmosphere it's possible to relax with aperitifs accompanied by canapés, fine wines or vintage spirits, or move on to have dinner in trhe panoramic restaurant, true pride of the hotel, and taste the sophisticated but succulent dishes of our chef.
On the first and second floor are ten double rooms and four single rooms, characterized, as the rst of the hotel, by cosy and warm colours, all with outside line telephone, flat screen sat TV, safe, and bathroom witrh shower and hairdryer.
The hotel boasts also an air-conditioned room with three billiards, available to all guests fond of the game, where the billiard teaching courses, for the duration of a week end tought by internationally renowned players, take place at regular intervals.
The hotel stands amid beautiful beach and oak cwoods and 11.000 sqm, of private parkland with ample parking area, tennis court, outdoor bowling alley and a swimming pool with solarium overlooking the valley elow where our guests can relax in peace and tranquillity difficult to find eisewhere.
For those interested in trekking and mountain bike there are wonderful tours starting from the hotel.
LOCATION : the hotel is set in its own large park and gardens on top of a little hill only 2,5 km north of the medieval city walls of Siena, 1,5 km from the train station, just on the border of the Chianti wine region ; all the main sights of Tuscany are easily reached. There is a very regular public bus service from the Villa to the historical centre every 15 minutes.
ROOMS The main Villa, construted in the late 1790's - early 1800's, has rooms on the two upper floors, while the reception desk, the restaurant "Altri Tempi", the cosy bar-lounge with open fire place and library, the private little chapel and the media-room with internet access are all located on the ground level. There are two annex buildings "Limonaia" and "Villino" both very close to the main Villa. The outdoor swimming pool overlooks the Chianti hills. We also have a tennis court, bicycles and parking for the exclusive use of our guests, there is no charge for these facilities. Garages are available on request 20 € per nigfht.
RESTAURANT "ALTRI TEMPI " has been synonymous with prestige and elegance for more than 70 years. The preparation of the dishes is very accurate thanks to the ingenuity and experience of the Chef and his kitchen brigade, and only the freshest seasonal and regional ingredients are used. The service is very personalised and attentive, making the guest feeling pampered and taken care of and always at the centre of the attention. Our restaurant can offer both an "à la carte" menu and a daily menu specializing in regional dishes and home made pastas. Whenever possible we make use of the clement weather by serving our traditional breakfast, lunch and cvandle light evening dinner outside on the terrace under wisteria and linden trees. Please note that the restaurant is closed each Wednesday, but trhe bar is open for freshly prepared snacks, etc..