San Gimignano

Hills dotted with villages that have over three thousand years of history…

No matter which way you arrive to San Gimignano, this town stands on top of a hill at over 300 metres above sea level, with all its towers. Today there are 13 of them, but it is said that in the 14th century there were more than seventy, one for every wealthy family, who displayed their economic power in this way.
Not too far away you find Volterra, the ancient city of Etruscan origin which has been conquered by the Romans, Barbarians and Florentine legions more than once over the centuries. Its picturesque old town centre is dotted with churches and museums and has been the film set for Italian and international products many times.
Another undoubtedly charming village is Monteriggioni, famous for its walls that have completely surrounded it since the early thirteenth century, spanning 570 metres, interspersed with 14 towers and two gates, which are still intact today. A section of the walkway on the walls has recently been opened to the public for visits: from here you can take in the Chianti and Val d’Elsa countryside for as far as the eye can see.
These are picturesque itineraries that are convenient for people staying at Villa I Barronci Resort & Spa and are the perfect way to enhance your Tuscan holiday in the Chianti region even further.
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We stayed at the hotel for a week and used as a base for a wedding and also relaxing. I cannot recommend this more, the staff were so accommodating and hospitable. They went out of their way to help us on a number of levels. From booking hairdresser to giving my friend a lift back to her hotel. Above and beyond what was expected. The food was amazing too, friends staying at other hotels came to eat with us as the truffle pasta was beautiful! The views from the hotel restaurant, decking and pool were beautiful. I'd definately go back.. "
Judith

24/07/2016