Savor a bit of respite from the world at a 16th-century monastery built by the town of San Gimignano for the monks who helped the village through difficult times. In the Tuscan countryside, days seem eternal and night brings even more idyllic tranquility, where you can sip wine and revel in a Tuscan summer evening.
With views of the towers of San Gimignano and surrounding valley, the 5-star La Collegiata,™s perfect countryside location delivers a calm and intimate ambiance within easy distance of one of the most charming Tuscan towns. In the evening, indulge your palate at their restaurant, specializing in fresh local food prepared artfully and paired with only wines from Tuscany.
- 2 nights San Gimignano at 5* La Collegiata
- 1 romantic dinner
- One 1-hour massage per person
- 3-day compact manual car rental
- Honeymooners will receive a fruit basket and bottle of Prosecco
- Daily breakfast
- Hotel taxes and service charges
Day 1 – Arrive San Gimignano:
Arrive by car to the 5 La Collegiata for your romantic getaway in the beautiful Tuscan hills around Siena and San Gimignano. All 21 air-conditioned rooms of this historic 16th century Franciscan monastery now an exclusive hotel are fully updated and furnished in the style of the Tuscan countryside. Rooms are decorated with the colors of the palaces of Siena such as ochre, dark green and Bordeaux with touches of blue, and your en suite bathroom is set in stone and travertine. (Accommodations, San Gimignano)
Day 2 – San Gimignano:
You can spend time in either the Italian garden or the rose garden on the grounds located in a wooded park of typical Tuscan cypresses spreading along the hill. Wine tasting on your own is available in the bar overlooking the cloister or in the cellar, both offering a wide selection of
Tuscan wines as well as famous champagnes. (Breakfast, dinner, accommodations, San Gimignano)
You can take breakfast from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. daily in either the garden (weather permitting) or the restaurant from an extensive buffet including wonderful coffee, meats, cheeses and dairy plus fresh bakery items, fruits, juices and orange squeezes. Specific dishes can be requested as can dishes for guests with health concerns.
A one-hour massage per guest in the hotel,™s wellness center at a time of your choosing.
Dinner at Ristorante L’Eco Divino located in the old church with a great view of the towers of San Gimignano. The cuisine at L’Eco Divino is inspired by the Tuscan tradition featuring seasonal and local products, reinventing both in the way dishes are prepared and presented with particular attention to the wine choice from an exclusive and comprehensive wine list. (Please make arrangements for day and time of your dinner with the hotel. Gratuities not included.)
Day 3 – Depart San Gimignano:
Depart after breakfast refreshed, relaxed and ready for your next Avanti destination. (Breakfast, San Gimignano)