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Hotel La Collegiata - Luxury holidays to Tuscany

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  • About this holiday

    Hotel La Collegiata is an elegant and homely Tuscan retreat, set on a hill just a few minutes away from the rising towers of San Gimignano, a mediaeval village that still pays testament in its skyline to its thwarted dreams of grandeur. The relaxing hotel and its stunning main building boasts an outdoor swimming pool, peaceful Italian gardens, a rose garden, and a restaurant housed in an old church that serves traditional Tuscan food, and is ideally located for exploring the highlights of Tuscany.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Pisa in Euro Traveller, hire-car and bed and buffet breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Type A double or twin room
    From £1625 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers. 

    Hotel code

    IE253

    Our opinion

    The Hotel la Collegiata is an elegant Tuscan retreat offering Renaissance-style comfort, a serene atmosphere and superb views of San Gimignano.

    Hotel description

    Just a five-minute drive from the centre of San Gimignano, the Hotel la Collegiata is set on a hill, surrounded by a verdant park of cypress trees, which grow in abundance in central Tuscany. The impressive hotel building, made of the local stone 'pietra serena', dates from 1587 and was originally a Franciscan monastery. An atmosphere of serene tranquillity still pervades the beautifully tended grounds and the spacious rooms of the hotel. Although La Collegiata is ideally located for exploring the highlights of Tuscany you may not want to leave the outdoor swimming pool, which is surrounded by lawns and flowering borders, and has its own bar to one side. The former chapel of the monastery has been converted to accommodate the Hotel la Collegiata restaurant, which serves excellent regional cuisine, some of the ingredients of which are grown in the gardens surrounding the hotel. Many other original features have been carefully maintained, such as the vaulted and beamed ceilings featured in many of the rooms, the arched ceilings and picture windows and the internal courtyard, in the centre of which is an ancient well. Under this courtyard is a wine cellar where local products can be tasted and bought. The Renaissance-style decoration in the communal rooms at the Hotel la Collegiata is reflected in the air-conditioned bedrooms here, which are spacious and stylish. All this, added to superb views across to San Gimignano from the hotel grounds, is conducive to a very pleasurable stay at La Collegiata.

    Location

    Near San Gimignano, Tuscany

    Official star rating

    4

    Annual opening

    From 25 March to 31 October.

    Distance from airport

    About 45 minutes from Florence

    Closest airport

    Florence, Pisa, Bologna

    Room types

    Hotel La Collegiata offers 21 rooms with Jacuzzi bath and wc, air-conditioning, satellite tv, telephone, minibar and safe.
    Type A: Double or twin room.
    Type B: Superior double or twin room.
    Type C: Deluxe double room.
    Type D: Tower suite. 

    Hotel facilities and services

    Outdoor swimming pool (usually operational from May to September), Restaurant, Terrace and Grounds, Lift, Free private parking, Wine cellar.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    San Gimignano - market on Thursdays, Chianti wine route, Greve in Chianti, Siena, Florence, Arezzo, Volterra, The Arno Valley and Castiglioncello on the coast.

    Sports nearby

    Tennis, horse-riding, Walking, 18-hole Golf Course.

    Children

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Located half a mile north-west of San Gimignano and about 45 minutes' drive south of Florence.

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