Without a doubt, San Gimignano is one of the most picturesque places in Tuscany: a postcard-perfect hilltop village punctuated by 14 tall towers. During the day, the town bustles with activity, but after the busloads of tourists depart, the romantic ambiance of yesteryear fills the cobbled streets. For the lucky few who spend the night, there is a jewel of small inn…
L’Antico Pozzo is the choicest inn within the walls, a 15th-century palazzo converted to a hotel in 1990 with careful attention to preserving the structural antiquity without sacrificing modern convenience (guests even have Internet access). The subdued elegance and comfort offer the most medieval-feeling experience in this most medieval of cities..
“Arguably the best hotel in this famous walled town, Il Pozzo occupies a 15th-century townhouse which has been carefully restored and tastefully decorated. There are original terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and delicate frescoes; rooms at the top have wonderful views.”
“Painstakingly restored 15th-century townhouse. Original terracotta floors, beamed ceilings and delicate frescoes throughout. Romantic bedrooms in pastels with four posters and ethereal drapes. A charming spot for romantics and local exploring. ”
The sense of heritage here is irresistible: stone arches and winding stairs lead to an intimate breakfast terrace; chic, spacious bedrooms are often replete with cornices and crowned with networks of beams. The posher room are named after poets and graded – Dante, a high-ceilinged beauty rich in polished woods, is the best. Naturally.
Our independent authors have visited Hotel L’Antico Pozzo and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in San Gimignano.
Situato nel cuore di San Gimignano, lungo la centrale Via San Matteo, l’Hotel L’Antico Pozzo è una struttura graziosa, inserita in un edificio quattrocentesco ristrutturato sotto il controllo della Soprintendenza alle Belle Arti, e offre camere raffinate ed esclusive con WiFi gratuito. Riconosciuto come residenza storica, L’Antico Pozzo ha saputo preservare accuratamente il suo notevole patrimonio medioevale, ma non manca di offrire, nelle sue sistemazioni, anche comfort moderni come l’aria condizionata e la TV satellitare a schermo piatto. La colazione viene servita in un elegante salone, un tempo utilizzato per feste e cerimonie. Per la cena, il cordiale staff dell’Hotel L’Antico Pozzo sarà lieto di consigliarvi uno dei numerosi ristoranti nelle vicinanze, in cui potrete assaggiare alcuni piatti della cucina tradizionale toscana.
Hotel Antico Pozzo, a charming place full of history and legends..
In the very hearth of the town’s center is a beautiful historic residence telling a long and intriguining history… its is said that, during the 17th century, the well was the place where all virgins who refused to submit to the cruel “Ius prime noctis” were hung for days. During the 18th century the wonderful Sala Rosa (Pink room) of the Hotel was a dance hall for high-society celebrations. The palace hosts Hotel Antico Pozzo, hotel de charme in San Gimignano’s historic center.
Chic & Elegant Rooms for a Romantic stay