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Bed and Breakfast Palazzo al Torrione - San Gimignano

Via Berignano 76 - San Gimignano

1-877-662-6988
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The Palazzo al Torrione B&B is an ancient building that has undergone a full, careful renovation, located along the walls of San Gimignano, in the heart of its historical center. One side of the palazzo faces the panorama of the city, almost touching its towers, while the other opens onto the soft view of the surrounding hills.

Here you will find a relaxed ambience, with refined furnishings recalling the noble past of the building. The rooms have been restored respecting their original atmosphere, using ancient materials but offering all modern amenities for a comfortable stay. Hotel amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests are able to take advantage of the many bars and restaurants within walking distance of the property during their stay.

Please note that this hotel does not allow pets or service animals.
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Guest Rating 9.0 Wonderful!
Based on 84 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at B&B Palazzo al Torrione

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Bed and Breakfast Facilities at Palazzo al Torrione

  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM.

Check-out: before 10 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 7 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 6 per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 10 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.50 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property in cash. This tax applies from 1 March to 31 October. This tax does not apply to residents of the city or children under 12 years of age. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For further details, please contact the property using the information contained in the confirmation received after booking.
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Clean

9.4

Location

9.0

Quiet

8.8

Spacious

8.8

Service

Palazzo al Torrione B&B reviews

7.7 Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

Good B&B in a quiet place in the center of the city. Great stay here.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

Very nice room overlooking the countryside. The hotel is very central and perfect to visit the city. It's got a very nice typically Tuscan decor and the staff was very helpful and friendly. They also recommended a visit to the nearby S.Giminano miniature museum which was really good, presenting a very interesting history of the city. Highly recommended!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • South Africa

Wow! Better than expected! The staff were superb and helpful. If you are a "fussy traveller" learn to relax before going to San Gimignano as life has its own pace here. The only unpleasant time was with travelers from the USA who expect "uno momento" to be literally a minute! Relax and enjoy the moments and make sure you do not plan to the last minute! Beds are huge! Meals good value for money. All town's people an absolute delight.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • South Africa

Nice quiet location one street back from the main street.Our room had great views over the Tuscan countryside. Room and bathroom are nicely decorated and clean. Bar fridge and airconditioning were welcome but the aircon did struggle a bit against the heat. Vana who runs the B&B is very helpful and will reccommend some great places to eat. If you stay over don't miss sundown from the top of the old wall - one of our best experiences in Tuscany.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Very good location! Breakfast costed EUR5 per person.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • GB

This is an amazing family-run place. Excellent value. Very nice. Very friendly and helpful They put us on to the museum which had just opened and it was fantastic.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Very nice place, near center.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

This old palazzo has been tastefully decorated and is a very pleasant b&b. It is essential to call ahead (which we did not do) so that someone can meet you and take your car to a place it can be left safely and cheaply. Breakfast was not included and we opted to go to a café although it would have been possible to have breakfast. The price was affordable since it was low season.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Taiwan

A fantastic B&B inside the wall, only 1-2 min walk to the main street, and 5-8 min walk to the supermarket outside the gate. Although rooms were located at the 2nd floor with no lift,making it difficult for elders and people with large luggage, we could enjoy beautiful townscape from our comfortable room. The host Francesco was friendly and helpful guided us to the B&B and recommended places to eat upon our arrival. It was a great place for experiencing one night inside an ancient Tuscany town.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Excellent appartment in the vwry historical centre of San Gimignano. Very welcoming service. (Tip: ask the owner to recommend you the good restaurants: the recommendations are excellent. Tip2: book a restaurant in advance)

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

la señora es muy atenta y nos dio buenos consejos sobre como ir a los lugares.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

2nd stay in Palazzo al Torrione. Previous visit we stayed in Palazzo 2 this time we were in Palazzo 1 equally as good as before. The 2 buildings are adjoining and breakfast is served in Palazzo 1. Were greeted outside the gates and taken to the private parking (5 euro per night) then driven to the accommodation. Fantastic location in San Gimignano almost on the main street. Great value for money. 2 great restaurants to visit are Chiribiri and for a special occasion Il Pino the latter being more expensive. If we ever return we will certainly stay here again without hesitation.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Fantastic stay. I wish it could have been longer. Fransesco our inkeeper was great. He gave us great reccomendations for lunch and dinner and both were fantastic and exactly how he explained. The views were amazing from the rooms and breakfast that Fransesco prepared was more than what we needed. A beautiful town and beautiful accomadations. Thanks!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location and super friendly and welcoming host, Vanna and her husband were a real pleasure and would definitely recommend this accommodation and would love to visit again

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

El sitio es genial, con habitaciones amplias y limpias y situado en uno de los sitios más bonitos que he visto. La casa está reformada con mucho gusto y nos hemos sentido muy comodos. Lo unico que puede mejorar es el desayuno. Pero desde luego el sitio es muy recomendable.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

Very nice room, very comfortable and well furnished, quiet.Very nice welcoming. I really recommand this bed and breakfast

8.0 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Mexico

Very nice property in excellent situation within San Gimignano. Room quality was great. It is more a B&B than a full hotel. The fact that you have to call somebody to run from blocks away and check you in is cumbersome. Also is the fact that car parking happens blocks away and they have to bring you back and forth to pick up your car, which is understood given the traffic limitations within the old city. Location is 2 streets away from Main Plaza and Historic Museums

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We had 4 fantastic days in the San G area using Palazzo al Torrione as a base. Gianna arranged parking for our car (5euro per day) about a 5 minute walk away. The Palazzo's location is ideal being within the City walls but just 1 street back from the main "tourist street". You can wander around the town almost unhindered before 9.00 am or after 6.00 pm when there are fewer people around. The 'Palace' was clean and well appointed and we had a room with a large terrace overlooking the walls with views to the countryside. This gave a real Tuscan feel to 'drinks on the terrace after 5' with our neighbours from the adjoining room with whom we shared this magic space. Breakfast was liberal with rolls, croissants, jam, juice, yoghurt, fresh fruit, tea/coffee and that magic custard tart served by either Francesco or his Mum Gianna. We found this place to be special.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

Muy acogedor. Trato realmente amable y muy familiar. Habitación encantadora y muy limpio todo. Volveriamos seguro. Ademas acompaña la belleza de San Gimignano. MUY RECOMENDABLE.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Canada

They met us outside the town and took us to their parking lot where we left our car - and then drove us to the hotel. Very pleasant rooms - nice and clean.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

The hotel is great, the only trouble was I arrived on Sunday, so the landlord was not a the hotel, and I have to call by my movile phone expending my money.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Arrival is a little tricky since you can't take your car within the walls and have to find the family store.

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Great place to stay but the restraunt choice was very poor.

7.4 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Malta

It was a very nice room but we had to wait a bit for the owner to come and meet us infront of the palazzo. there was no lift to the room so we had to carry our luggage up the stairs.The room was very clean, not so spacious.also some photos on the site do not agree with the real palazzo. for example there is no hall. immediately you open the door you find stairs to the rooms.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

This place is amazing. We were overwhelmed with the quality of the hotel and the detail with which it has been restored. The building is ancient but its restoration was done meticulously and with great taste. The pictures on the website do not match the beauty of the rooms. I look forward to my next trip to Italy so that I can stay in Palazzo al Torrione for a longer period of time. Because of its wonderful location inside the city walls, its friendly family staff, and its beautiful furnishings this hotel is the crown of the San Gimignano experience.

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

Nice people and nice staying.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

We stayed at Palazzo al Torrione for five nights in September. We had a lovely time at this hotel. We arrived very late at Poggibonsi train station and found there were no buses or taxis at that time of night to San Gimignano. We rang the owners and Francesco very kindly picked us up and took us to our room and helped carry our bag up the stairs. (yes there are stairs folks, but after a few days of walking you get used to it and stairs aren't a problem) The hotel is located one street (laneway) behind the main street which makes it nice and quiet, everything is close by. The hotel is beautifully furnished and clean. Francesco and his mother (sorry I have forgotten her name)were very helpful, but it safe to say the Francesco is not a morning person and comes across moody at times. On the other hand his mother is very friendly and served a lovely breakfast consisting of juice, tea,coffee or hot chocolate,croissants, bread roll, jam and a delicious coconut or apple cake (home made). I know what your thinking, cake for breakfast? Go on try it your on holiday and it's worth it! We were even offered a lift to the bus stop so we didn't have to cary our bags when we left and we were given recommendations for our next stop in Italy. We really enjoyed our time in San Gimignano and would definitely stay at Palazzo al Torrione again. I highly recommend it to everyone!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

My wife and I really liked the room we stayed at. Rooms were clean and well decorated. The lady who runs the business was friendly and suggested several restaraunts to us. We spent one night at San gimigiano and were leaving very early the next day (6.30am). This was earlier than the usual time (8.30am) breakfast was served. The host arranged for our breakfast at the only bakery in town that was open at that time! The only problem I see with this B&B is getting checked in when the tabacchi shop is closed. That is the only negative.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Superb location. Incredible atmosphere. Small concerns only regarding the quality of breakfast which is a bit poor. Tip: if you will arrive by car, I suggest to phone to the keeper of these rooms before parking, she will be glad to help you to find a car park at cheaper price than the public parking situated next to S. Giovanni old town gate. Staff will be also happy to suggest good places to eat!

7.6 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

Poor breakfast!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

We loved this place. We caught a train to Grosseto and then walked up the small hill to get the bus to San Gim. From there we called the tobacco shop (as the map on Venere isn't the best) and we were picked up. We had a large suitcase with us and had to carry this up a flight of stairs so be warned. The place was gorgeous though. The newly renovated room and bathroom was great and the breakfast was light but sufficient. Couldn't recommend the place any higher.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

I wouldn't stay anywhere else in San G. The welcome from Frncesco, his mother and his aunt (find them in the first Tabac on the right after you go through the gate near the bus stop) is warm and they do all they can to ensure a pleasant stay. We speak Italian but there's enough English for anyone. breakfast is simple but good and the chatter is very pleasant when you're away from home for some time. The location is ideal in that it's one block away from the main tourist drag - a welsome spacing. San G is at its best after the last stragglers leave around 4:30-5:00. If you're including San G, as we said, stay here by all means. Various rooms available, some with terrace. A number face out over the road to the countryside, the others look out and up to the towers. It's a great spot!

8.5 Excellent
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Australia

The hotel was in a great location and also has(off premises) parking facilities.The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were adequately appointed and perfectly comfortable.My 2 sisters and I would be very happy to recommend this hotel.

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

Breakfast could be improved. Car park should be free of charge.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

I can't wait to return and stay for a longer period of time. Wonderful! I do wish that the check out time was a little later than 10am.

6.9 Fair
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

The place itself is really nice. Well done, and pretty rooms.But it is so hard checking in that it just wasn't worth it. You have to call their tobacco shop when you arrive in town, struggle through communication (even if very nice, they don't speak much english)wait for them to meet you and take you to the room. I arrived by bus (be sure to get off on the second stop), and after quite an ordeal I was met with only a scooter - which only luggage fit on. Long story short, I wasted over 1 1/2 just getting into the room and missed my opportunity to really look at the town. Rent a car for anywhere in San Gimignano - by train and bus is a long process. Oh, and make sure to bring an alarm clock!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Brazil

good place to stay but keep your lugage small because there is a steep pair of stair flights to climb

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

Th attention to detail is excellent. We had a very good time and people managing the place are competent and trying to help at all times. thank you very much for everything

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Hungary

The room was nice and quiet. The only problem was the far parking possibility, although the housekeeper tried to solve it by carrying us with his car.

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

very nice hotel, conveniently situated. very clean

8.8 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

A very pleasant stay - excellent location. It did help to be able to speak a little Italian as the staff were not too good in English, but were extremely pleasant and tried hard to give us lots of help - especially with parking which would otherwise be a nightmare in San Gimignano.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The accomodation was excellent and ideally located to make the most of San Gimignano. Would thoroughly recommend it.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

UNA ESTANCIA MARAVILLOSA. LAS HABITACIONES SON IMPRESIONANTES Y EL TRATO INMEJORABLE

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Excellent hotel in San Gimignano. You can experience the town at nighttime without the crowds of tourists.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

great place, nice people, very good bed, quite and sangimignano it´s just increible.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • France

We really enjoyed our stay in San Gimignano. The place is marvellous and the Palazzo Al Torrione a really welcoming and pleasant hotel. We manage to come again sooon and we recommend this place to any kind of traveller who's looking for the atmosphere and charm of the Tuscan region.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

A wonderful, welcoming place to stay. Delightful rooms, fabulous views, kind and attentive service.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Luxembourg

7.6 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Taiwan

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Colombia

7.8 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Argentina

7.8 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Greece

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

9.6 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

7.8 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Greece

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Spain

6.1 Fair
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Australia

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

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9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Spain

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

3.4
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Canada

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

7.7 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

7.2 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Palazzo al Torrione offers 5 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from desks during their San Gimignano visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets and complimentary toiletries. Irons/ironing boards, minibars and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Satellite TV
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning

How to reach Palazzo al Torrione Bed and Breakfast

By car
From Florence, leave A1 highway and take the superstrada Firenze-Siena. Exit at Poggibonsi Nord and follow the indications to San Gimignano.

By bus
Buses to San Gimignano are available from Florence and Poggibonsi.

Distances from Bed and Breakfast Palazzo al Torrione

Museum San Gimignano 1300 - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Piazza della Cisterna - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
San Gimignano Communal Palace - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Collegiata di San Gimignano - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza Duomo - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Loggia del Comune - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Podesta's Palace - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Torre Grossa - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piazza delle Erbe - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Museum of Torture - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Chiesa di Sant'Agostino - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Sovestro in Poggio Winery - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Tenuta Torciano Winery - 5.9 km / 3.6 mi
Colle di Val d'Elsa Cathedral - 7.9 km / 4.9 mi
Piazza Arnolfo di Cambio - 8.3 km / 5.2 mi
The preferred airport for Palazzo al Torrione is Florence (FLR-Peretola) - 39.6 km / 24.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.