- Families with 2 childrens under twelve may stay in a quadriple room paying the price of a comfort triple
HOTEL LEON BIANCO
Piazza Cisterna 53037
San Gimignano (Siena) - Italy
Tel: +39 0577 941294
Fax: +39 0577 942123
The Hotel Leon Bianco is unique and special as it is located inside an ancient palace in the heart of San Gimignano, built in medieval times.
The hotel is located in Piazza della Cisterna, one of the oldest squares of the city and ancient seat of shops and taverns, which owes its present name to the octagonal well in travertine which occupies the central part. The square was built in 1273 and later enlarged in 1346 by the bailif Guccio of Malavolti, whose emblem, a scale, is engraved on the stone of the well. Previously the square was called Piazza delle Taverne because here travelers stopped to change horses, and later was called the Elm Square, for a large tree that was there. Palaces and towers, alternating solids and voids in a rare harmony, surround the uneven and triangular floor. The Palace "Cortesi-Lolli" in which hotel Leon Bianco is located, was born on oldest buildings and you can see traces of old stone towers inside.
The building where you are staying today preserves the heart and atmosphere of its origins. For this reason, it is still so charming and attractive.