I loved this place. It may not be for everyone as a car is most definitely necessary. It is conveniently within nice walking distance of the town center. I appreciated being able to wake with the lovely view of town from my window, which you obviously can't enjoy if you stay in town. Locanda Viani felt very homey with comfortable accommodations, free parking, breakfast included and an extremely helpful, caring and considerate host family. We were warmly welcomed upon arrival and immediately enjoyed a refreshing local wine on the patio. Paola presented us with a lovely plate of local cheeses. Roberto went above and beyond to assist with information and directions for a day trip to neighboring town. Although we were disappointed that the resto was not open during our stay (Paola was about 81/2 months with-child!), The VIani's recommended a restaurant that was delicious and a good value for the quality. All in all I was very happy with this choice and would recommend it to independent travelers looking for a home-like environment to enjoy the beauty and bounty of the region. We intend to return so we can try Paola's delicious dishes and see Roberto's latest paintings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Locanda Viani is in one of the most beautiful areas of San Gimignano, in a very quiet and secluded position on the top of a hill, only 300 metres away from the historic town centre. We will be pleased to have you at the Locanda and experience with you the essence of our traditions.Roberto Viani, his wife Paola and his son Cesare truly welcome you. They place their splendid holiday home at disposal of all those who love Tuscany and would like to discover those places and traditions that only a friend on the spot may know. Only 300 metres away from the historic town centre.- Locanda Viani has 4 very comfortable bedrooms with air conditioning, internet free ADSL and a small wine bar.- The kitchen looks like an old grocery where every day revives fragrances and savours of past times.- The hall is a small art-gallery where some works by Roberto Viani are exhibited. The entrance has been furnished with pieces of furniture and glass cupboards which are examples of the best Tuscan handicraft. A beautiful terrace surrounded by a garden from which you can enjoy the view of San Gimignano. Together we will have the opportunity to prepare your dinner and become acquainted with the world of Tuscan wine, olive oil and cheese by tasting a selection of products or visiting those producers who have considered quality as the main goal of their life. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Locanda Viani San Gimignano, Italy - Tuscany