Central location and charm makes for an excellent base in Tuscany

When you want to explore the best of Tuscany, start from choosing a central base so that you can set out every day in a different direction to explore. Relais Santa Chiara Hotel - Tuscany Charme offers exactly this: comfortable rooms of all types, set in a wonderful position just outside the walls of San Gimignano which offers both the practical convenience to restaurants and shops in town as well as easy access to all of Tuscany. Chianti, Siena and Florence as well as the coast and Pisa can all be explored from this central location.

Whether you head out to go wine tasting in Chianti or to explore the sights in San Gimignano itself, start your day off with a good night's rest and a delicious continental breakfast at Relais Santa Chiara. With its 41 rooms, the hotel is a good size and offers rooms of different types to meet various needs. All guests can choose to relax by the pool and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside for a day of relaxation, mixed in with days of exploring the region. A stay here will allow you to do a little bit of everything during your vacation in Tuscany.

Top 3 reasons you'll love Relais Santa Chiara


Just a short walk outside the medieval town means restaurants and sights are a short walk away, the central location is ideal for exploring the area


Perfect option if you don't feel like heading out for lunch or dinner, or simply enjoy a snack or cocktail by the pool before heading out


Located on the edge of the medieval village means you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding hills of Tuscany, from the garden, pool & balconies

Relais Santa Chiara sits just a short 5 minute walk from the main gate into San Gimignano, with parking on site. It makes it location ideal for both enjoying the evening in San Gimignano at one of its many restaurants, strolling in the summer evenings with a gelato in hand and enjoying events held in town over the year. It also makes it easy to use as a base to visit Tuscany, as you can head to nearby wineries for tours and wine tastings or to other nearby hilltop towns in Chianti and destinations further away like Florence, Pisa and Val d'Orcia.

Rooms for everyone

The 4 star hotel offers six types of double rooms, from budget and very basic (with or without a view) to superior with balcony and views to the panoramic deluxe rooms, which are also the largest. This is to offer the best of its location and services to everyone, no matter what your budget might be.

All of the rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV, minibar and safe, as well as a coffee and tea maker and hairdyer. Most rooms have showers but some have a jacuzzi/whirlpool tub in the bathroom and others have balconies with a view: when you book pay attention to these differences. All rooms have pool towels for whenever you go to the pool, free of charge.

Delicious breakfast to start your day

Start your day the right way with a great breakfast! Whether you enjoy a sweet or savory start to your day, you will find the continental buffet style breakfast will become part of the special experience you enjoy at Relais Santa Chiara. These are just some of the highlights: every morning enjoy fresh bread, still warm and fragrant, fluffy scrambled eggs and crispy bacon as well as fresh squeezed blood orange juice. Breakfast is free and is served early starting at 7.30am to accommodate the early risers as well as up until 11am to let anyone wishing to sleep in the option to do so!

The super convenience of a Bistro on-site

The bistro at Relais Santa Chiara is open every day from 11 am to 10 pm, and its menu offers the flavors of San Gimignano and Tuscany. Whether you want a snack, a quick lunch, a fragrant tea or a cocktail as you enjoy the sunset, the I Cipressi Bistrot's offers Italian favorites as well as an extensive drink, cocktail and wine list. The bistro will be ideal for a drink or snack while you're relaxing in the garden and by the pool, if you want to just grab a quick lunch on your way out or enjoy a cocktail before you head out for dinner.

Central location is important

San Gimignano makes a great base given its central location in Tuscany. You can head out in any direction every day and explore a new part of Tuscany: Chianti on one day, with its hilltops towns, then head toward Volterra and Colle Val d'Elsa on another. You can head to Pisa and Lucca for another day out, alternate a day spent by the pool and locally tasting wines at a nearby winery tasting the white wine called Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

Dedicate a full day to Florence and another to Siena (add in Monteriggioni on your way back). You can also head to the Val d'Orcia for a full day, starting from Montepulciano and heading to Pienza, San Quirico and Montalcino to take a ring route back toward San Gimignano by the end of the day. 

Ready to book your stay?

Whatever you decide to do during your stay at Relais Santa Chiara, you can rest assured heading out and back every day will soon feel like coming to the best home away from home you could have! Contact Relais Santa Chiara today to request availability and a cost estimate for your stay using the form below.

Relais Santa Chiara

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Relais Santa Chiara

Via Giacomo Matteotti, 15
53037 San Gimignano (Siena)


43.4614611 latitude
11.0380027 longitude


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