Beuatiful spot, looking at the Tuscan Mountains in the country side. It was fantastic and something very special. Very good restaurant too (our favourite during the whole 11 days - reviewed speratly).
Although in the country side, it was very easy to get around without a rental car, it wasnt needed. The shuttle service was quick and reasonably priced. Plus some nice places in walking distance. And a train station not so far off (20 mins casual walk).
Places to visit: We enjoyed La Spezzia, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, San Giuliano itself, and a very nice Spa near the Hotel itself (You get a discount if staying in Locanda).