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Loc. Canonica-Lucignano 43, 53037, San Gimignano Italy
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in San Gimignano
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
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Locanda dell' Artista is an award-winning country inn nestled in the heart of beautiful Tuscany. Located in the rolling hills outside of San Gimignano, the Locanda's forty acre estate commands spectacular views of the towers of San Gimignano and the surrounding countryside, including sprawling vineyards, verdant forests, and the inn's own lush olive groves and luxurious swimming pool. With a maximum of 16 guests, this is a private retreat of recently restored 18th century farmhouses combining the modern amenities of a luxury hotel with the personality, individual service and comfort of an elegant bed and breakfast. Our intimate gourmet restaurant AL 43 honoured with one Michelin star and under the direction of chef Maurizio Bardotti, offers an unforgettable fine dining experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Adults only
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Tatiana wrote a review Today
London, United Kingdom5 contributions3 helpful votes
It was our second time staying at Locanda and we will definitely come back again. A unique experience starting from the location on top of the hill and spectacular view to great design and comfort of the rooms and delicious food! And such a friendly and caring team!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t get a low car - will struggle on Italian smaller roads!
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Emouch wrote a review Dec 2019
Menlo Park, California18 contributions14 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
We spent another glorious week at Locanda in October. This is our fourth annual visit, and my husband and I agree that Locanda has become like a second home; Baker, Cristian, and their entire staff like a second family. Our visit to Locanda is the highlight of our year, and we plan every fall around our next visit. We have always chosen the fall, because the weather is so beautiful, the crowds have died down a bit, and the harvest is such a glorious time to visit local wineries. However, we've often debated whether to come in the late spring or summer so that we could lounge around the beautiful infinity pool, or the winter when we could enjoy the festivities of the upcoming holiday season. I am sure that at ANY time of year Locanda would not disappoint. If you are planning a trip to Italy, regardless of where your travels will take you, I couldn't recommend Locanda enough! This year we first visited Milan and Lake Como. We then took the lovely drive down to Tuscany, and used Locanda as our hub for visiting local villages and wineries. Locanda is also a very easy drive into Florence, where you can spend the day and evening, and then escape back to the peace and quiet of Locanda. We love the location because it allows us to pop in to San Gimignano, which is one of our favorite castle towns. Unfortunately, no matter the time of year, San Gimignano is overwhelmed with tourists taking day trips from Florence. In the evening, however, it is left to the locals, and after a very short drive, you can enjoy sunset, shopping, and a stroll through its magnificent winding streets. This year especially we found our visit a much needed break from a very busy year. We slept in and lingered over Locanda's delicious breakfast in their stunning dining room; we walked/hiked in the local hills; we visited local wineries and relaxed over a bottle of wine on Locanda's lovely terrace with the magnificent views; and we enjoyed the dinner at incredible AL 43 on the property. We so enjoyed catching up with Cristian and Baker, as they welcome us in like family. They and their staff are truly incomparable in their kindness, attentiveness and knowledge of Tuscany and the greater area. Baker and Cristian, we so look forward to seeing you again next Fall. Until then, Happy New Year. Warmly, Ellen and Marvin
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: All rooms have stunning unique decor, luxurious beds and well-appointed bathrooms. The...
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Response from LocandadellArtista, Owner at Locanda dell' Artista
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Dearest Ellen & Marvin, Each year you return to us and for this we are eternally grateful. We always look forward to October when you arrive. Words cannot express our continued gratitude for each review you write in TripAdvisor. You will certainly win the award for the guest who has written the most 5 star reviews of our Locanda. Until you return next October, we send you our warmest wishes. Your family in Tuscany, Baker & Cristian
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Fabrizio45 wrote a review Jul 2021
Geneva, Switzerland391 contributions80 helpful votes
I totally had a crush for this place. What drove us there was the Michelin starred restaurant, what made us fall in love was the atmosphere and the view. The owners turned the place into a haven of relaxation in the Tuscan hills. The property holds a gorgeous swimming pool with a view over the vineyards and olive trees. Inside the building, the decor is country chic, with personal touches from the owners, like the Disney’s Beauty & the Beast drawings in the ground floor toilets. Also quite enjoyable was the “honesty bar” they made at the guests’ disposal. The staff was very very friendly and efficient. We were welcomed with a complimentary glass of local wine and the small issue we had with our bathroom’s door got fixed by a carpenter the next day. And they also kindly booked a restaurant in a nearby village with a stunning sunset view. Everything was perfect. Especially the fact that there were no children to spoil the peace of the place. I was already missing this place the second we drove out the driveway.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jacqueline wrote a review Jul 2021
14 contributions
My husband found this place by chance: we discovered a true paradise. We felt in love with this location. The view is astonishing and the rest is superlative. Each single detail is so well thought and perfect that it doesn’t seem true. I was able to really disconnect from my busy life and able to listen to my inner part. Nature, peace, birds singing, flowers… We felt home! Baker and Christian are special hosts together with their entire staff. After almost 2 years without trips outside our country we couldn’t have been luckier!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t wait further to visit.
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Marjolein V wrote a review Jun 2021
Delft, The Netherlands7 contributions5 helpful votes
What a wonderful stay we had in Locanda dell’artiste; the warm welcome by Christian, Baker and the staff, the beautiful rooms, so lovingly decorated, the stunning view, the rosegarden, not to mention the fantastic dinner; it all was an experience we will never forget. Thank you all so much.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
US$298 - US$392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyTuscanyProvince of SienaSan Gimignano
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Frequently Asked Questions about Locanda dell' Artista
Which popular attractions are close to Locanda dell' Artista?
Nearby attractions include Cucina Giuseppina - Italian Cooking Family (4.1 km), Corbucci (3.8 km), and Historic Centre of San Gimignano (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Locanda dell' Artista?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Locanda dell' Artista?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Locanda dell' Artista?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Locanda dell' Artista?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Locanda dell' Artista?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Bottega - Tuscany Food & Wine, Al 43, and Da i' Mariani.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Locanda dell' Artista?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Locanda dell' Artista?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Locanda dell' Artista?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Historic Centre of San Gimignano (5.7 km), Torre e Casa Campatelli (5.8 km), and Piazza del Duomo (5.7 km).