San Gimignano

A few steps away from history

San Gimignano

From the Antico Borgo San Lorenzo to San Gimignano

The Antico Borgo San Lorenzo is located on the gentle rolling hills of Tuscany, just a short distance from San Gimignano, one of the most beautiful and characteristic villages in the area. Famous for its medieval towers, San Gimignano retains an ancient charm, where the echo of its past still resounds along the village’s characteristic streets.

The Podestà Tower in San Gimignano

The Podestà Tower, also known as Torre Grossa, was designated as 1255 the maximum limit for the height of buildings. No one was allowed to rise above the city’s symbolic structure, as stipulated in a regulation of 1255.

However, to demonstratetheir power, the Salvucci and Adringhelli families both built towers of the same size and only slightly lower. A stubborn act to demonstrate their power, a characteristic trait of the Tuscan people.

Antico Borgo San Lorenzo: charm and beauty

The Antico Borgo San Lorenzo is the ideal place for those seeking relaxation amidst the green hills of Tuscany. The beauty of the location and the proximity to the region’s most important towns make the Antico Borgo San Lorenzo the ideal solution for an unforgettable holiday.

The complex is immersed in the splendid natural surroundings of Tuscany, but the main towns can be reached in no time at all: The Colle di Val d’Elsa Nord motorway junction is only two kilometres away.

The Surroundings: from Siena to Florence via San Gimignano

From the Antico Borgo San Lorenzo you can tour the beautiful Sienese hills, explore medieval villages such as San Gimignano and visit Florence, the cradle of Italian culture. The splendid Tuscan capital is a must for anyone who decides to spend their holidays at Antico Borgo San Lorenzo.

San Gimignano is one of the most beautiful villages in Tuscany, safeguarding an ancient and rich history. It is the ideal place to spend holidays with family or friends among the beautiful Tuscan hills. For more information on the surrounding area, visit the Itineraries section.

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