Locanda Viani

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Ancient sighting tower built for the protection of the town (free commune since 1199) between the 10th and the 11th Century A.D. on the top of a hill. 

The extraordinary dominating position (279 m a.s.l.) and the vicinity to San Gimignano (332 m a.s.l.) enabled an easy and fast communication with the highest tower of the town (the "Torre Grossa" - the big tower). 

The tower has been enlarged later in order to lodge a garrison and a "pellegrinaio" (old locanda -inn-) in order to restore all the many pilgrims who passed on the near Frankish Road.

From the old tower remained the imposing sandstone walls and the splendid view over San Gimignano. 

In 1968 the family of the painter Roberto Viani bought part of this historical building which has been used by now for years as private residence. Just for the simple pleasure of hospitality and the desire to make known the most precious fruits of our country tradition, the old "locanda" (inn) on the Frankish Road has revived and today it is called "Locanda Viani". Just few modifications at what already existed and a restoration respecting the history have transformed the structure from a private residence into a comfortable and elegant inn, but with still a homely atmosphere.

- The Locanda Viani has 4 very comfortable bedrooms with air conditioning, internet free ADSL and a small wine bar.

- The kitchen looks like an old grocery where every day revive fragrances and savours of past times.

- The hall is a small art-gallery where some works of Roberto Viani are exposed.

-The entrance has been furnished with pieces of furniture and glass cupboards which are examples of the best Tuscan handicraft. A beautiful terrace surrounded by a garden from which you can enjoy the view on San Gimignano. A small road leads to the city centre which is just at 500 m

Facilities of Locanda Viani

General
Garden, Non-Smoking Rooms, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Terrace
Services
Bridal Suite, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Room Service

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