Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Le Renaie Tuscany

The three-star Hotel Le Renaie is situated in the countryside, flanked by vineyards, 5km from the walled and turretted San Gimignano. Decorated in hues of traditional Tuscan colours, rustic furnishings, and cotto tiles, the Renaie offers a friendly welcome with family-run charm and 25 rooms. A highlight of the hotel is its garden of colourful blooms shaded by tall pines. There is an outdoor pool and seating under a loggia. Typical local cuisine is served in the Leonetto restaurant. Worth booking a superior room with a terrace overlooking the garden.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Pisa
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel le Renaie, near Sam Gimignano

Hotel le Renaie is a simple, but cosy and comfortable hotel in a country location which offers excellent value for money, a restaurant serving hearty local cuisine, very pretty garden and pool.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 3

Location In the country, 15-minutes' drive from San Gimignano

Annual opening 6 April to 2 November

Closest airport Florence or Pisa

Distance from airport The hotel is 1-hour's drive from Florence airport and 1 hour and 15-minutes' drive from Pisa Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Swimming Pool (usually in operation May to September), Bar Service is available on the restaurant terrace, Restaurant Leonetto serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Bar, Buffet Breakfast, Tennis Court just over a mile away at the Hotel San Paolo (free of charge, pre-booking necessary), WiFi available in rooms and whole building, Garden, Table Tennis, Private Free Parking, Multilingual Staff, Access to Beauty and Massage Centre.

Out and about nearby

San Gimignano - famous walled town, market on Thursdays, Chianti wine route - vineyards and hill towns, Vernacchia vineyards near the hotel, Florence and Siena, Volterra - famous for its alabaster, Cecina and Castiglioncello on the coast within reach for a day's excursion.

Sports nearby

Walking, Riding, Golf.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 7 nights 

From about

£1,050

Holiday Code IE02

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel le Renaie, near Sam Gimignano

The Hotel le Renaie enjoys a splendid, quiet, rural location in the hamlet of Pancole. The Renaie is about 26 years old and although it is modern in style, it does have tremendous appeal. This 3 star hotel provides very comfortable holiday accommodation, well-suited to a long stay and to being a base for day excursions throughout Tuscany. All the air-conditioned bedrooms are very clean and cheerful. Seven of the rooms also have large terrace-balconies which overlook the front of the hotel (available at a supplement). The hotel lounge has a cool, relaxing and comfortable atmosphere with its open fire-place and cosy armchairs. Beyond the lounge there is a small bar, and then the hotel's restaurant, called the Leonetto, which justifiably enjoys excellent local acclaim but is mainly open for lunch. The hotel has two sister restaurants nearby for dinner. The outdoor swimming pool and garden add to your enjoyment of this comfortable and well-run hotel. Le Renaie is an ideal centre for relaxation, and soaking in the Tuscan atmosphere.

Room descriptions

Hotel Le Renaie has 25 rooms with bath or shower and wc, air-conditioning, satellite television, telephone, minibar and safe.

Single Room
Classic Double or Twin Room
Superior Double or Twin Room with balcony/terrace

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 7 nights 

From about

£1,050

Holiday Code IE02

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel le Renaie, near Sam Gimignano

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel le Renaie in Tuscany, our clients usually fly to Pisa or Florence airport or arrive by train at Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station. We recommend the use of a hire-car for a stay at this hotel and we would include it in the price of holiday.

Additional information

Children: Infants sleeping in cots stay free of charge when sharing a bed with parents. Extra beds come at an additional cost.

Other information: Located about 5 minutes' drive north of San Gimignano and about 45 minutes' drive south of Florence.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 7 nights 

From about

£1,050

Holiday Code IE02

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel le Renaie, near Sam Gimignano

About Tuscany

An Expressions tailor-made holiday in Tuscany allows you to appreciate its classical landscape of rolling hills and vineyards dotted with olive and cypress trees, its misty green-grey mountains that are never too far distant, and hill-top towns of rich brown and gold stone houses. This combines with the beauty of the works of art contained in the towns and villages throughout Tuscany to create an inspirational union of the spirit and the senses. There is an intrinsic comfort in the supposed contrast between the delicacy of a Botticelli and the heartiness of Ribollita soup, yet both are typical of this fascinating region. As birthplace of the Renaissance, the impact of Tuscan and particularly Florentine traditions and culture on European heritage is fundamental to our way of life. In addition to the obvious attractions of the scenery of Chianti and the art cities of Florence and Siena, there are the less well-known regions south of Siena with its moon-like landscape of hills, the patchwork vineyards of Montalcino, the coastal marshlands of the Maremma, the spas of Montecatini and Saturnia, the islands of Elba and Giglio, and the Casentino with the source of the Arno and abundant mushroom crops. Wherever you travel on holiday in Tuscany, you will be inspired by the beauty of your surroundings and the way of life, which is quintessentially that of Italy too.

Highlights of Tuscany

Famous vineyards producing wines of Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Alabaster is produced in Volterra. Gold and silver are worked in Florence and the Ponte Vecchio is lined with jewellery shops. Marbled paper and stationery is a speciality of Florence. Ceramics and hand-painted majolica from raw terracotta from Impruneta to the glazed pottery of Siena are to be found throughout Tuscany. Lucca has traditionally produced silk and hand-woven fabrics. Leather goods including shoes, handbags and belts are to be found from market stalls to designer shops such as Gucci and Ferragamo. Interesting markets include the Mercato dell' Antiquariato which sells furniture from antiques to bric-a-brac in Arezzo on the first weekend of every month, in Pisa on the second weekend and in Lucca on the third weekend. The 'wild' Maremma is known for its long-horned white cattle and cowboys (butteri) and natural springs including Saturnia.

Cultural highlights of Tuscany

As birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany contains a wealth of treasures: Giotto`s Campanile and Brunelleschi`s Dome in Florence, the Tombs of Galileo and Michelangelo in Florence`s Santa Croce, Botticelli`s `Birth of Venus` and `Primavera` and the portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino by Piero della Francesca in the Uffizi, Michelangelo`s `David` in the Accademia, the architecture of the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, `The Tuscan Maremma` painting by Giovanni Fattori in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Piazza del Campo in Siena, `The Legend of the Cross` frescoes by Piero della Francesco in Arezzo, `The Creation` fresco by Bartolo di Fredi in the Collegiata in San Gimignano, Romanesque church of the Collegiata in San Quirico d`Orcia, 14th Century Fortezza of Montalcino, Renaissance masterpiece of the church of Madonna di San Biagio at Montepulciano, the abbey-church of Sant`Antimo, mediaeval Lucignano and the towers of San Gimignano, the Etruscan Museum in Cortona.  

Festivals in Tuscany

Many of Tuscany`s festivals resound with the flamboyance of the Renaissance and keep Tuscans and visitors alike in touch with the region`s rich history. Others are linked to Tuscany`s hearty traditions of eating and drinking. The most famous is Siena`s Palio which takes place on 2 July and 16 August each year. Others include the Sagra del Tordo (Festival of the Thrush) in Montalcino on the last Sunday in October when there is an archery contest and charcoal-grilled thrush are a delicacy. In Florence, Calcio in Costume (a football match played in mediaeval costume) takes place in June. Pisa has the Giocco del Ponte (Game of the Bridge), a mock battle in Renaissance dress also held in June. Viareggio celebrates Carnival on Shrove Tuesday with a huge display of flamboyant floats. In May and August Massa Marittima holds the Falcon Contest.  

Gastronomy in Tuscany

Simple country food is at the heart of Tuscan cooking. Regional dishes include Bruschetta (bread or ciabatta toasted and rubbed with garlic, olive oil and salt), Ribollita (bean, cabbage and bread soup), Pasta with hare or wild boar sauce, Porcini mushroom and truffle dishes, Bistecca all Fiorentina (thick cut of sirloin and fillet beef), Cantucci (almond and honey biscuits) served dipped in Vin Santo, Panforte (chocolate, nut and spice cake). Pecorino cheese made from sheep's milk. Local wines include the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano and the Bianco di Pitigliano. Famous reds include Chanti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino and the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Vin Santo made from semi-crushed grapes left for several months is an excellent dessert wine.

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