Villa Clarentis

San Gimignano

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The Setting

The views from the Villa are breathtaking, both of San Gimignano and of the surrounding countryside on clear days with a view of the 5 pinnacles of Carrara, all the way past Lucca to the Apennines. In a series of undiscovered valleys, hills roll away, collating meadows, forests, vineyards and olive groves with hill top farmhouses, and villages, dominated by the silhouettes of San Gimignano's famous towers. In the morning light you can see every detail and window of San Gimignano and in the evening this amazing town displays its proud silhouettes striving towards the sunset above the background hills. 

For good reasons this most famous of Italian medieval towns has been called "The first Manhattan".


 Villa Clarentis was originally a large fortified tower that guarded the pilgrims on their way to Rome. Later it became a defense and signaling tower, situated in what was in the turbulent 1500 Century a strategic position for the defense of San Gimignano against Siena and Florence.