Any hotel inside the walls of San Gimignano is not easy to get to by car. You have to park outside the city walls and wither walk in, or get a shuttle bus. We opted to walk in with our cases which is fine – it’s not a long walk through the main street but there is a little incline at the end before you get to the central piazza. We parked one of the closer car parks which charges 20 Euros per 24 hours.
The hotel is in a good location on the main square. We had a lovely room with a large shared terrace overlooking the town and the countryside. The furniture was antique and the bathroom was a good standard. As many other reviewers have mentioned – San Gimignano is best in the early morning and evening after the hordes of tourist buses have departed. The town takes on a different vibe and is well worth exploring then.
We were pleasantly surprised to find out that ‘Tea With Mussolini’ was partially filmed in the hotel – including the terrace attached to our room! The building has tons of character and feels very authentic.
Breakfast was good – with a wide selection and good quality. The staff were all pleasant and helpful.
I would definitely recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Cisterna Hotel, located in the earth of San Gimignano, is the right place to be close to the main attractions and to the little shops of the main street. The elegance and simplicity of the furniture is combined with discretion with all modern comforts, a harmonious fusion of past and future. The family's commitment has always been to welcome its guest with hospitality and professionalism. Comfortable rooms with air conditioning, TVsat, mini fridge, hairdryer, safe and Wi-Fi Internet. Buffet breakfast with gluten free products . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel La Cisterna
- La Cisterna San Gimignano
- La Cisterna Hotel San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany