San Gimignano is one of those iconic destinations that’s small but frequented by thousands of visitors each year. If you are considering spending some time there then you’ve come to the right place! Check out where to stay in San Gimignano.
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The Best Hotel and Places to Stay in San Gimignano in Tuscany
Major Italian cities are classified by the city limits, which are the geographic borders of the city, and by the historical center (centro storico), which is the area you are likely to visit. Rome, for example, is 10 times the size of Paris in terms of its geographic borders and would take over 7 hours to walk from one side to the other. In contrast, the historical center would take 90 minutes to walk across.
The historical center of San Gimignano will only take you 11 minutes to walk across which makes it a very quaint city to visit with almost no vehicle traffic. The big draw is the views and nearby vineyards which is definitely something you will want to plan on seeing. We divided this article into two sections:
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Best Hotels & Apartments in San Gimignano
San Gimignano is such a small city that you can easily choose your accommodation based on the two classifications; in the town (centro storico) and in the countryside. Find the centro storico options below and the countryside & vineyard options further down.
€€ | Centro Storico | Apartment | Terrace!
Great 1000 square foot apartment with 1 bedroom, a couple of pull-out couches, and two bathrooms. The best part is the terrace which is a big factor for me when renting an apartment.
Hotel Leon Bianco
€ | 3 Star | Centro Storico | Lots of Amenities
While I appreciate rental properties, I prefer a hotel hands down. I like a quick check-in & out and I don’t want to mess around trying to coordinate when I will arrive. I also like the views here which makes it a great option!
Sangi Studio Apartment
€€ | Centro Storico | Apartment | Great Views!
Great central location which is right in the middle of the action. Incredible views of the main square of San Gimignano and Duomo.
Casa Torre Margherita Lux B&B
€€ | B&B | Centro Storico | Great Terrace!
When I plan to travel, I like to consider a nice room or great location, but above all else, I look for a place where I can have a glass of wine and be present. This terrace is exactly that place.
€€ | Centro Storico | Updated Apartment | Great Terrace!
This is a great modern apartment with historic charms like exposed brick. It has an amazing location and a fantastic terrace. This is a no-brainer for couples or small families.
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Agritourism, B&B, and Vineyard Options Near San Gimignano
An agriturismo is basically a B&B, but also a sort of farm or vineyard where they produce a food-based product. For lack of a better description, it is a farm with guest houses. Below you’ll find agriturismi (plural), B&Bs, and even vineyards you can stay on! They all have pools and restaurants so you don’t have to go anywhere if you don’t want to!
Agriturismo II Segreto di Pietrafitta
€€ | Ariturismo | Great Views | Pool
When I dream about Tuscany, Il Segreto di Pietrafitta is where that dream takes place. It has all the characteristics of a Tuscan paradise including the cypress trees, the views, and the old stone structure. It’s perfect.
B&B Countryhouse Villa Baciolo
€ | B&B | Great Views | Pool
This place is amazing value for what you get. The structure has a lot of gorgeous Tuscan characteristics such as stonework, climbing vines, and incredible views.
€€ | Ariturismo | Great Views | Pool
If you are looking for a bit of isolation, a great pool, and views then this is your spot. Be sure to rent a car to get around, which goes for all these properties, so you can explore.
Tenuta Guardastelle Agriturismo & Vineyard
€€ | Vineyard | Great Views | Pool
This is a really cool and relaxing spot with amazing views of not only vineyards but San Gimignano itself! The estate is super Tuscan and checks all the boxes!
Il Borghetto Tuscan Holidays
€€ | Serviced Apartments | Pool | Great Views!
Il Borghetto is a great option since they offer really cool apartments inside a complex with a pool, restaurant, and other amenities. It is a great option for families or anyone who likes a little extra space!
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