With stylish design and neat monastery gardens planted centuries ago, a stay La Collegiata is guaranteed to be memorable. Nostalgic rooms with modern baths, a peaceful pool for sunbathing, and typical Tuscan dishes all await within this former monastery. Historic Hotel: Capuchin monastery with a pool
Today’s La Collegiata Hotel was built in the middle of the 16th century as a Capuchin monastery. Only the tower itself is from the 19th century, which is only evident from the somewhat lighter color of its stones. All together, the estate exhibits a wonderfully authentic character, with its old sandstone walls, tile roofs and perfectly shaped hedges all around. Only the pool in the garden betrays the fact that we are in the 21st century. Romantic Hotel: Tower suite with a jacuzzi
Historic buildings and an idyllic garden provide an enchanting backdrop for a romantic vacation. Same goes for each of the 20 guest rooms, which vary in their individual characteristics but are all designed in a historic Italian country style. Fine wood furniture and rural patterned textiles ensure an authentic atmosphere. Among the rooms, the real highlight is the tower suite, stretching out over two floors, with a private whirlpool beneath a rustic wood-beam ceiling on the top floor. 4-star Hotel: Friendly service & atmosphere rich with character
At La Collegiata Hotel, service is just as important as atmosphere. Both rooms and common areas are kept spotlessly clean, while the team is very friendly and eager to help. A whole range of contemporary services are available. What sets this hotel apart is that I successfully integrates modern hotel operations into these buildings without destroying their character. Food & Drink: Tuscan cuisine in a former chapel
From 7:30 to 11:00 a.m., an ample breakfast buffet is served. In the evenings, hotel restaurant L’Eco Divino serves tradition Tuscan cuisine in a charming atmosphere: the former monastery chapel, which has been transformed into a historical dining room. If the weather is nice, guests can eat outside on the terrace with a wonderful view of the towers and roofs of San Gimignano in the distance. Additionally, the hotel runs a well-stocked wine bar and offers wine tastings and cellar tours. Athletics & Leisure: Garden, pool & fitness
In the lush, green aromatic gardens around the monastery structure, a well-kept pool with sun umbrellas and lounge chairs awaits. The hotel also runs a small fitness center. Massages can be booked in-room. In cooler seasons, a cozy living room in the main building invites guests to read or sit together on two comfortable sofa niches. Location: Hillside location with a view of San Gimignano
La Collegiata Hotel is a bit outside San Gimignano on the side of a hill opposite the town. The town center is about 2 km away, so it’s definitely necessary to have a car to reach the hotel.