We have spent only one night at San Biagio and it was really a pity that we had to go on with out trip to Perugia. I should say that the hotel is really perfect combining all the features you expect from the accommodation.
First of all, it is a fantastic old building more than 500 years old totally preserved from outside and very well reconstructed inside. The hotel still keeps the charming of the medieval building especially in the rooms where small balconies and asymmetric windows bring you 500 hundred years back.
The location is also perfect: just 2 minutes away from the main street of the city downtown with a fantastic view to the gulf.
The staff is outstanding: extremely and honestly helpful and polite. The general level of the friendliness in Italy is always very high but it is even higher at San Biagio.
The breakfast is served on the ground floor in a pretty big room that looks very much like an old hall for special events. Together with nice Italian food it will make your breakfast not a regular routine but another unusual event.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Biagio Relais is in Orbetello’s historic centre, set in an aristocratic building perfectly renovated. It offers 41 elegant rooms and suites, some with fresco-ed ceilings, decorated with antique furniture or in a modern style. All bathrooms are in fine marble, fully equipped with bathtub and/or shower. The charming courtyard is perfect for an outdoor breakfast or a drink. Orbetello is situated in the centre of a splendid lagoon linked to the Tyrrhenian Sea in the Maremma region of Tuscany. Close by are the ecological havens like the Maremma Natural Park, the wetlands of the WWF Bird sanctuaries, the Argentario promontory and the two strips of accumulated sand called the tombola that enclose the lagoon of Orbetello and open out onto the sea with their beautiful long sandy beaches (Feniglia and Giannella) In Orbetello, the little piazzas and the quiet lanes with their bars and restaurants come to life in the evening, mainly during the summer.The unique wealth of landscapes is all within cycling distance from Orbetello: an ideal place for those who enjoy open-air sports like swimming, windsurfing, diving, canoeing, sailing, horse riding, running, golfing and of course cycling. There are many boats and ferries to the islands of Giglio and Giannutri. Nearby are the other islands of the archipelago and the coastline of the Maremma National Park, an area with a sea mammal sanctuary that has been established as a Marine Nature Reserve and is a true paradise for lovers of the sea.The surrounding area also offers an extraordinary combination of Italian archeology, art and history with various Etruscan necropolises (distance from Orbetello: Saturnia 55 km, a very well known thermal location; Pitigliano 59 km, picturesque little village of Maremma located on a spur of tufa, falling sheer to green valleys on three sides and it is worth reminding that Pitigliano has become popular as "Little Jerusalem" in Maremma, for the Jewish community living there since the 16th century, whose traces are still visible in the Sinagogue and many other historical buildings; Tarquinia 55 km, a famous Etruscan site; Vulci 55 km; Sorano 24 km, a picturesque medieval village; Sovana 58 km) and museums, Roman archeological sites and medieval and renaissance towns (distance from Orbetello: Viterbo 90 km, Orvieto 100 km, Siena 115 km) and to taste the tuscan wine Morellino of Scansano, we suggest you a visit to the hilltop village of Scansano (about 40 km from Orbetello)Don’t miss to visit the Tarot Garden in Capalbio (about 20 km far away. It is the esoteric sculpture garden created by the artist Niki de Saint Phalle), and to go for a stroll to Porto Ercole (5 km far away) and Porto Santo Stefano (11 km far away) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Relais San Biagio Orbetello