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02.01.2017 Recived from: Danny138117 Bari, Italia

“Una finestra sull'arte”
Siamo stati in questa locanda gli ultimi giorni dell'anno. Location incantevole: dalla locanda si gode di un bellissimo panorama su San Gimignano. Parcheggio privato, utilissimo: dalla locanda è possibile raggiungere a piedi San Gimignano attraverso una deliziosa passeggiata. Proprietari disponibilissimi e attenti alle richieste dei loro clienti. Ci hanno fornito tante info utili su San Gimignano e dintorni. Inoltre il signor Roberto è un bravissimo artista: i suoi quadri addobbano le mura della locanda, conferendole un'aria sofisticata che si aggiunge all'arredo molto curato. Anche la signora Paola è un'artista: si diletta ai fornelli. Purtroppo, dato il periodo abbiamo potuto assaggiare solo le delizie della colazione, con prodotti genuini e fatti in casa (pane, panettone, cantucci, torta di mele).
Due parole anche per i figlioletti diligenti e sempre sorridenti.
Piacevolissime le chiacchierate.



12.11.2016 Recived from: Venikuni66 (BG)

Сан Джиминяно - перла в короната на Тоскана.
“Прекрасно място в сърцето на Тоскана. Сградата е долепена до сграда от 12-ти век. Пред входа минава "пътя на поклонниците" за Божи гроб.”



08.11.2016 Recived from: Uwe (DE)

Eine sehr schöne Unterkunft mit Flair...
“Ausgezeichnetes und von den Hausbesitzern liebevoll zubereitetes Frühstück in sehr angenehmer Umgebung. Ebenso gab es sehr gute Tipps für Restaurants, Kultur und Ausflüge in der Umgebung.”



07.11.2016 Recived from: Daniele V. - Sondrio

Abbiamo soggiornato alla Locanda Viani per 5 giorni. La location è incredibile arte,cultura e storia sono un tutt'uno con la Locanda Viani. Posizione tranquilla a 5 minuti a piedi dal centro e perfetta per poter visitare San Gimignano e dintorni, arredi tipici e ben curati, con un tocco d'arte data dai quadri dipinti dal proprietario, colazione ottima preparata ad arte con prodotti km.0 e biologici.
Il valore aggiunto viene dato dai proprietari, con la loro gentilezza, preparazione e simpatia !!! Un grazie di cuore per l'accoglienza avuta nei 5 gg di soggiorno. !!!



22.10.2016 Recived from: samar_la Los Angeles, California

“Beautiful place and owned by a wonderful family.”
This is an overdue review. We stayed here at Locanda Viani last year and it was one of the highlights of our Italy trip. Their place captures what Tuscany is all about and they are an amazing family running this place. There is so so much good taste in decorating the property which I later found out Roberto did all on his own. Even down to the music played during every morning breakfast still plays in my mind after a year. Paolo's homemade breakfasts were incredible and their sons were so polite and lovely and welcoming. Their place is also ideally located, just about a 10 minute walk to the village. And the views are spectacular as can be.



20.10.2016 Recived from: Anni, (PE)

“Todo!! lugar, hospedaje y atención espectacular! Roberto y su familia son muy gentiles y nos atendieron de primera, no dudaría en regresar!”



12.10.2016 Recived from: Dirk, (BE)

“warme ontvangst door de gastvrouw en gastheer ligging goed tov de stad ,uitzicht prachtig ontbijt verzorgd,en gevarieerd gastheer doet alles om je verblijf zo aangenaam mogelijk te maken,gaf ons goede tips om 's avonds te eten in de stad bij de echte Toscaanse restaurantjes(echte aanraders),ook geeft hij veel tips om de ruime omgeving te verkennen,heeft hier een speciale kaart voor laten maken,hebben hier gretig gebruik ven gemaakt en zullen zeker nog eens terugkeren”



04.10.2016 Recived from: Dimitrios, (CH)

“This adorable place fully reflects the hospitality (I could talk about it for hours) and the character of the very welcoming owners, Paola and Roberto. It is close enough to San Gimignano (10 mins walk) and far enough from the city for a quiet setting and a stunning view we enjoyed from the balcony. Our friends and ourselves loved our stay and we will come again.”




04.10.2016 Recived from: juliday, (TR)

“We've stayed 2 nights at Locanda Viani and loved the place. It's an exceptional house, very close to San Gimignano center. We have left our car in their parking spot and walked to the city center in the evening to have dinner - very quiet and safe surroundings. Our room had a little terrace with a magnificient San Gimignano view. Our hosts were great, very helpful. The breakfast was also very good with eggs, ham, cheese, home-made cake and fresh fruits. Hope to come back again!”



27.09.2016 Recived from: George, (NL)

“Warm welcome, great breakfast, all very clean, free parking, roof terrace with perfect view of San Gimignano. Quiet location, yet only a ten minute walk away from the old town. Very helpful and extremely nice owners, and that includes the two boys!”



27.09.2016 Recived from: Dimitrios, (CH)

“This adorable place fully reflects the hospitality (I could talk about it for hours) and the character of the very welcoming owners, Paola and Roberto. It is close enough to San Gimignano (10 mins walk) and far enough from the city for a quiet setting and a stunning view we enjoyed from the balcony. Our friends and ourselves loved our stay and we will come again.”



20.09.2016 Recived from: John, (US)

“This is a superb location in so many ways. The inn quickly becomes your "home". Roberto and Paola welcome you as their family. The rooms are outstanding, as are the views. The breakfasts are amazing. We would highly recommend Locanda Viani!”



18.09.2016 Recived from: Joanna S. - Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

“Super comfortable and cosy stay”
We absolutely fell in love with this place: it is very cosy, comfortable, clean and well located (just a 10min walk from San Gimignano city center). However what really differentiated this place for us was the adorable hosts. They were so friendly, so helpful and so nice to us, that it was hard not to fall in love with this bed and breakfast. Would really recommend booking this place for your stay in Tuscany. We stayed here for 3 nights, and managed to go to Chianti, Montalcino and Montepulciano for wine tours and tastings, as well as San Gimignano town for some sightseeing. There's a lot to do here, and location is superb. Definitely give it a shot! And enjoy!



16.09.2016 Recived from: Ellen, (GB)

The quiet setting of this property with the stunning views all around are very special and memorable. The room was very comfortable with thoughtful additions - kettle, plates, cutlery wine etc for the veranda should you need them. Paola's homemade breakfast's were delicious (my husband said) Sadly I could not partake of the bread & cakes but had a generous selection of gluten free options instead. The added bonus of a short 10 minute walk uphill to San Gimignano saved all the hassle of parking - ideal. Roberto & Paola could not have been more welcoming or helpful and made our stay most enjoyable. Roberto's restaurant advice was spot on for us & we returned there three times.”



05.09.2016 Recived from: Jessa (USA)

“Such a great place to stay! Perfect location, fabulous food, wonderful hosts! Would recommend to all!!”



02.09.2016 Recived from: Moritz (DE)


“Frühstück war super;mit Musik unterlegt. Klasse Ausblick, super freundliches und hilfsbereites Personal.”



26.08.2016 Recived from: luciano p. (Italia)

Posto situato in collina con davanti il spettacolo di San Giminiano.i signori Viani sono di una gentilezza squisita si mettono come arrivi subito a tua disposizione. Camere sono molto pulite e curate . Ottima la colazione con prodotti genuini confezionati nella propria cucina.



22.08.2016 Recived from: Schmidtmg (Svizzera)

“Excellent little guesthouse”
We stayed at Locanda Viani for 6 nights - it was a very nice experience. You enjoy spectacular views of San Gimignano from the terrace of your room, without the hustle and bustle of the historic center of San Gimignano. It's a short walk from the Locanda to the center of town. Roberto and Paola are excellent hosts and give good tips for restaurants and day trips; their two sons are adorable. Rooms are well equipped, and breakfast is varied and good, not something to be taken for granted in Italy. Parking is onsite, a great plus given that otherwise, parking in San Gimignano is nothing short of a nightmare,,,,



18.08.2016 Recived from: Michael, (DE)

“Beste Voraussetzungen für einen Urlaub in der Toskana.
Der Aufenthalt in der Locanda Viani war für uns wie ein Besuch bei Freunden. Die Gastgeber sind sehr herzlich, sie haben uns wertvolle Tipps für Ausflüge und Restaurants gegeben. Das Frühstück war sehr lecker mit qualitativ hochwertigen Nahrungsmitteln und immer sehr geschmackvoll angerichtet. Die Lage der Unterkunft ist optimal für Ausflüge in das Umland. San Gimignano ist zu Fuß gut erreichbar.”



04.08.2016 Recived from: Tibor (HU)

Genuine italian hospitality
Thankful for Roberto, Paola and the kids for our incredible stay at their place. Highly recommend it.



04.08.2016 Recived from: Sologvarme (Norvegia)

Beautiful house with excellent location just outside San Gimignano. The family who runs it could not have been more charming and helpfull. Spectacular view from terrace. Parking on the property and only 10 min walk to San Gimignano (center). Well equipped room with refrigerator/minibar with wine, cuttlery and plates to enjoy cheese or a snack.



29.07.2016 Recived from: GN aus Köln (DE)

"Perfekter Blick mit Familienanschluss
Ein familiengeführtes Hotel, in dem man sich sofort als Familienmitglied fühlt. Der Blick von der Terasse auf San Gimiano ist phantastisch. Immer wieder!”



29.07.2016 Recived from: G + G (AT)

"Erwartungen absolut erfüllt.
Sehr liebenswürdige, sympathische Besitzer, die sich ausgesprochen gut um ihre Gäste bemühen! Sehr stilvoll eingerichtet mit vielen liebevollen Details. Das Frühstück ist fantastisch und sehr abwechslungsreich. Alles in allem Erholung pur.”



26.07.2016 Recived from: Steve - Versailles (Ohio)

“The perfect location for San Gimignano”
This B&B is run by a friendly couple with two polite and fun loving boys. The location, an easy one-half mile (0.8K) from San Gimignano, is ideal for being outside the town yet accessible to it by the short walk. The view is outstanding.
The second floor room we occupied had a terrace with a wonderful view of the vineyards and the town.



25.07.2016 Recived from: Amalia, (BE)


" Magnifique séjour à refaire sur une plus longue période!
Petit déjeuner copieux et variés (pour tous les goûts). Très belle vue de notre chambre!”



21.07.2016 Recived from: Romana, (AT)

“Hervorragend! Wir haben uns richtig wohl gefühlt!Sauber ruhig !Die Familie sehr herzlich, hilfsbereit!!Die Locanda ist mit sehr viel Liebe bis ins Detail ausgestattet.Das Frühstück ist durch und durch Bio und Frau Viani bäckt das Brot und den Kuchen selbst..wie Ihr das von Generation zu Generation übermittelt wurde.Wir kommen wieder! Herzlichen Dank”



19.07.2016 Recived from: Anav E. - Toronto, Canada

“A pleasant stay in the heart of San Gimignano”
We had a comfortable, pleasant two night stay. The room was lovely and Roberto and Paola along with their two sons were great hosts. This place is very close to the centre about a 10-15 min walk. Breakfast was made by Paola and was very good. We look forward to staying here again in the future!



18.07.2016 Recived from: Steve (US)

“breakfast in the morning was sumptuous and delicious. The owner is a former chef. Our room had a terrace with a view to San Gimignano that was spectacular. It was was within easy walking distance of the town so it required no driving. The owners had two boys (4 and 12 years of age) that were very polite and happy. The owners also were very polite and happy. The only a little English but communication was no problem.”



18.07.2016 Recived from: Mark (GB)

"Wonderful location, exceptional hosts.
This is a jewel in the crown of San Gimignano. The Viani family are wonderful hosts, always pleased to help make your stay special. Their two young boys are delightful. From the terrace one can enjoy the tranquillity of Tuscany, yet be only five minutes walk from the bustle of the town itself. The place has everything and I cannot recommend it too highly. The breakfast is varied and beautifully prepared. Ideal for exploring the Chianti region.”



13.07.2016 Recived from: Angelo Sandro (CH)

“Sehr schön!
Super Lage und freundliche Gastgeber. Typisches italienisches Frühstück das sehr gut schmeckte. Wir hatten ein Zimmer mit schönem Balkon.”



12.07.2016 Recived from: Antoine561 Le Faulq - Francia

“Quel accueil !”
Tous les compliments qui figurent sur cette page sont vrais. L'accueil de Paola et Roberto est exceptionnel. Leur maison offre un excellent confort à distance idéale de San Gimignano et je garderai le souvenir de cette soirée passée sur la terrasse en face des tours éclairées de San Gimignano à boire une bouteille de Chianti en discutant avec nos hôtes, ce fut un moment parfait.
Merci Paola et Roberto et à bientôt.



12.07.2016 Recived from: daniel (UY)

“Very attentive owners. Excellent breakfast! Very knowledgeable and great information on things to do and general surroundings as well as good tips on restaurants”



12.07.2016 Recived from: Niclas & Lina, (SE)

“Great place with great hosts!
The family that manage and own Locanda is very welcoming and kind. Wounderful room! Everything worked and the breakfast was fantastic.”



06.07.2016 Recived from: Roger (US)

“We left our hearts in Tuscany.
Locanda Viandi was the highlight of our one-month stay in Italy. A four-room B&B in a delightfully remodeled 12th century farmhouse convenient (15-min walk) to San Gimignano, but at the same time sufficiently removed from the tourist hordes disgorging into this picturesque town. Our room had a rooftop terrace with a commanding view of the Tuscan countryside where we enjoyed a glasses of local wine (there's a winery just down the road!) and antipasti each evening. With their two sons Cesare and Julio, Paola, an accomplished chef, and her husband Roberto are the perfect hosts, gracious, urbane and always helpful. With a quick wit, easy smile and a twinkle in his eye, we secretly fantasized Roberto as a semi-retired Italian film director fully enjoying a change of pace. Breakfasts by Paola were culinary masterpieces, eagerly anticipated each morning. And strong Italian coffee. We used Locanda as a base to visit larger cities (Florence by regular bus from the roundabout in front of SG), and other small medieval villages by car (Volterra, Certaldo, the three "Chianti towns," etc.) each evening returning to our lovely temporary home, and a greeting from our hosts. Roberto's advice on sightseeing, restaurants, and getting around was always perfect. Should we ever return to Tuscany, we will book another stay here. Grazie mille Roberto, Laura, Cesare, Julio.”



27.06.2016 Recived from: Luisa (AR)


“Divino lugar! Walking distance de San Giminiano, lindisima vista desde nuestro cuarto a las torrecitas! Riquísimo desayuno, todo impecable!”



25.06.2016 Recived from: Angelo (US)


One of my favorite places on Earth.
The location is fantastic for not only San Gimignano but for other Tuscan locations. Roberto and Paola are tremendous hosts and run an magnificent inn.



21.06.2016 Recived from: Nadia, (BE)


Zalig
De warme ontvangst van Roberto en Paola. Rustig gelegen op 10 min stappen van centrum.



19.06.2016 Recived from: Avraham (IL)

"Great place in the San Gimingano area
Roberto and Paula were great hosts, helpful and very friendly. Breakfast was delicious good ingredients and good work made a perfect taste. Our room on the upper floor, had a wonderful view of San Gimignano. Can't think of a better location - be back again for sure!!”



10.06.2016 Recived from: Beatrice Maran, (IT)


"Che bella vacanza!!
Bella posizione Pulizia impeccabile Gestori veramente bravi e gentili”



10.06.2016 Recived from: NonnaK Abita Springs, LA (U.S.A.)

Absolutely Perfect!!
Words are not enough to describe how wonderful Roberto and Paola are and how perfect their wonderful jewel of a B&B-Locanda Viani is. Even prior to our stay, Roberto was so helpful and answered multiple emails, answering questions about the area and services not directly related to Locanda Viani. It is obvious he truly cares about the services they provide, maintaining an excellent reputation, and making a person's stay a wonderful experience. When my husband and I checked in to L.V., we were welcomed like family and continued to be treated as such our entire stay. Both Roberto and Paola went out of their way to ensure that they could do everything possible to make our stay as perfect as possible. Roberto was so kind and genuine, encouraging us to consider their casa, as our casa.
L.V.'s location (although a little confusing to locate at first because it was on small side-drive) is great! It located approximately 15 walking minutes from San Gimignano and in close driving distance to every Tuscan hill town. Our room was located in main house-it was lovely and romantic. The main room had a full bed, large chifforobe (that tended to creak in quiet of night) with extra pillows and blankets, and a nice-sized bathroom with hot shower. Shampoo, body wash, shower caps and slippers, great towels are provided. Up a flight of stairs led to a loft area with a twin bed, and large cabinet with kettle, teas, coffee. There are also plates, cutlery, wine glasses, and small refrigerator if you choose to purchase some food to snack on while enjoying the terrace. The refrigerator is stocked with water that is of no charge. There are several bottles of wine and price-listing, if you choose to purchase. They are very good wines and priced very fairly. What a wonderful idea to have a choice of wines available to right in convenience of your own room. There is a skylight and a door that leads out to the wonderful terrace with a perfect view overlooking gorgeous San Gimignano. There is a table and 4 chairs for drinking some wine and drinking in the view. The room had some of Roberto's beautiful paintings, of which he is the actual artist. The bedroom and bathroom are cleaned spotlessly daily; the bed is made up, room organized, and fresh towels put out. We have never stayed in a hotel/B&B room stateside or in Italy maintained cleaner.
Every morning, breakfast is served in the restaurant (it was still a little cool for the outside patio), and there is more food than anyone possibly could eat; a large assortment of sweet and savory items, juice, and coffee. Paola is a professional chef and she bakes wonderfully, as well. The smell of the torte cooking was so good. Roberto and Paola are both their in the morning. They are so skilled at allowing themselves to be completely available for anything and everything you need, while not hovering or being overbearing. The restaurant also provides backdrop for more of Roberto's lovely paintings.
Since it was the low season, the restaurant was not opened nightly. However that made our one dinner meal offered during the week all the more special. We had the most wonderful dinner experience, and I say experience because it was just that. Roberto and Paolo did everything they could to make it more than just a meal. The visual presentation was lovely, the personal care and attention to detail-perfect. There was intention to each item in the meal, and Roberto's explanation of what each represented from a Tuscan food history perspective was a shining display their knowledge of the area's history, of how much respected and honored Tuscany and its traditions, and of how much they cared about their guests to deliver this special experience-it was perfectly sublime.
I could go on and on about how wonderful our experience was, but in effort to close I would also like to add, that their sons were as warm and welcoming and they were and their oldest son offering his assistance whenever we saw him. Also, we had to check out before breakfast time and Paola was so incredibly kind to offer and provide us the night before with a bagged breakfast to take with us. It was filled with so much food that we had it not only for breakfast, but for lunch and snack as well. And, as an example of how to sum up how wonderful their family is this: Since we had to leave so early the next morning, the night before, Roberto and Paolo and their sons came to deliver our breakfast bag and tell us thank you and goodbye. On a previous rainy night we had asked to borrow a deck of playing cards but Roberto didn't have any. They presented us with a going away gift of playing cards. It was such a heartwarming experience for which will always hold a very special memory, as will our entire stay.



06.06.2016 Recived from: Viaggiatore (Italia)

Abbiamo soggiornato alla Locanda Viani per 3 giorni e vi posso garantire che non potevamo sperare in qualcosa di meglio : tutto perfetto. È a conduzione famigliare: Roberto e la moglie sono carinissimi, gentili e sempre a disposizione per qualsiasi richiesta. Ci hanno consigliato i ristoranti/osterie per dove cenare e i posti dove poter comprare i prodotti tipici del luogo. Sempre molto carini e attenti nei confronti degli ospiti. La colazione è eccezionale: la moglie Paola prepara le torte e i salati in casa ed è difficile non approfittare del bis. I figli sono carini e gentili quanto i genitori e sono sempre tutti con il sorriso sulle labbra. La camera è comodissima e pulita e la nostra era con vista su San Gimignano (una meraviglia) ed eravamo a soli 5/10 minuti a piedi dal centro storico di San Gimignano. Insomma,tutto perfetto e meraviglio. Il nostro lungo week end è stato "PERFETTO". Consigliato vivamente e garantito , dovessimo tornare ancora in zona soggiorneremo ancora alla Locanda Viani.



30.05.2016 Recived from: Deborah (CH)


"Come in famiglia. Calore e attenzione di Roberto e Paola, simpatia dei loro bambini, colazione solo con prodotti fatti in casa :-) Insomma siamo stati benissimo e abbiamo avuto tutto quello che potevamo desiderare! Consigli, informazioni, calore umano e attenzione! Grazie Famiglia Viani! P.S. il casale é stupendo e a pochi passi dal centro!”



30.05.2016 Recived from: Ricardo (BR)


"Uma excelente estadia.
Hospitalidade dos proprietários, da limpeza e localização”



21.05.2016 Recived from: Lesley (GB)


"San Gimigiano at its Best,Just look out your Window.
We liked everything,from the The hosts,cant do enough for you,you feel part of the family. Beautiful situation, 10mins walk San Gimigiano, but you have fab view from your. Accomodation,Very central to appreciate Chianti hills,and Breakfast is beautiful,The ambience is fab,listening to Andrea Bocelli and top Italian artists ,and eating Breakfast,fresh produce from the area which changes eash day. I would give this 10 out of 10, situation and very comfortable”



21.05.2016 Recived from: Eva, (Spagna)


“Ha sido un sueño de viaje. Roberto y Paola han creado un espacio mágico. He vivido lanToscana de las películas.”



03.05.2016 Recived from: Natasja (NO)

“Locanda Viani is a warm and welcoming place with excellent hosts, Roberto, and his lovely family. The rooms are decorated in style, with an artist´s eye for beauty. Roberto will do his utmost to make his guests feel welcome. The location is perfect, just outside of San Gimignano, among the olive trees and vineyards. When we left it was with a heavy heart and a firm intention of coming back next year!”



30.03.2016 Recived from: Guenter, (AT)

“Sehr freundlich, hohe Qualität (z.b. Frühstück oder Getränke am Zimmer), Wasserkocher, Teller, Essbesteck am Zimmer. Ideale Unterkunft”



03.01.2016 Recived from: 88monique - Milano (Italia)


La locanda Viani è una location incredibile , e ti consente di fare un tuffo nel passato. Infatti la struttura originaria risale al 1190 e nasce come luogo di sosta per ospitare i pellegrini che percorrevano la via Francigena e diviene poi ,durante il periodo della peste, un piccolo ospedale. La stanza dove si consuma la colazione conserva ancora la struttura originale ed è abbellita dalle opere pittoriche del proprietario, che è un artista. E' costituita da 4 stanze , distinte dalla diversa colorazione. Noi siamo stati ospiti della stanza rossa, dalla cui finestra si gode una spettacolare vista sulla cittadina di San Gimignano , ma abbiamo avuto l'oppurtunità di vedere anche la stanza gialla, più ampia e dotata di un bellissimo terrazzo, molto indicato per il periodo estivo e primaverile. Le stanze sono arredate con grande gusto, munite di tutti i confort, molto pulite. La famiglia Viani, è estremamente disponibile, e mette il visitatore a proprio agio, considerandolo uno di famiglia.Il sig. Roberto dispensa interessantissime informazioni sull'arte , la cultura, la cucina del territorio natio. Abbiamo ascoltato con grande interesse le sue narrazioni che ci hanno aiutato a conoscere in modo più' dettagliato questa splendida terra. La moglie è un'ottima cuoca, e tutte le mattine prepara una colazione casereccia con prodotti freschi. Purtroppo , vista la stagione invernale e la scarsa affluenza, non abbiamo potuto sperimentare la cena a base di piatti tipici, ma ci riproponiamo un secondo viaggio. Questo può essere considerato un buon punto di partenza per la visita del territorio senese e non solo. Per fortuna, nel nostro paese , esistono ancora soluzioni a misura d'uomo in cui i rapporti umani prevalgono sulla logica dei grandi numeri. Se proprio dobbiamo trovare un difetto , in inverno, le stanze sono un po' freddine. Arrivederci a presto!



31.10.2015 Recived from: Fernando, (US)

“Our stay here was one of the best highlights of our trip. The property is incredibly beautiful and decorated gorgeous. Roberto and his family were warm and wonderful. The view of place is magnificent and the San Gimignano village is approximately a 10 minute walk. My wife and I went all over Italy for our honeymoon on an almost one month trip and we both agreed that Locanda Viani was one of the gems we discovered along the way.”



14.09.2015 Recived from: BRIGITTE (ES)

“Las vistas, el silencio, los desayunos y, sobretodo, la amabilidad y profesionalidad de Roberto y su encantadora familia. Totalmente recomendable para parejas.”



10.09.2015 Recived from: Jasmina, (DE)

“Wunderschöne, familiengeführte Unterkunft mit vier Zimmern in toller Lage und tollem Ausblick auf die Altstadt von San Gimignano. Die Zimmer sind super uns sehr liebevoll ausgestattet und enthalten alles, was man eventuell brauche könnte. Das Zimmer wird täglich gereinigt und befindet sich in tadellosem Zustand. Das Frühstück wird als Buffet gereicht. Die Speisen und das Brot werden selbst hergestellt und es gibt einige regionale Spezialitäten zum ausprobieren. Auf Wunsch kann ein kleines Dinner auf der Terrasse eingenommen werden, welches hervorragend schmeckt. Ab einer größeren Personenanzahl kann auf Wunsch ein großes Dinner eingenommen werden, welches von der Familie selbst gekocht wird. Wir fühlten uns stets sehr wohl, bei Fragen wurde uns sofort weiter geholfen. Eine sehr nette, familiengeführte Unterkunft mit sehr hilfsbereiten und liebevollen Besitzern. Es gibt eine Minibar mit hauseigenem Wein der Besitzer. Dieser ist sehr gut und sollte unbedingt ausprobiert werden. Gemälde des Besitzers sind im Haus ausgestellt und sind auch in der internationalen Kunstszene bekannt. Alles in allem eine super tolle Unterkunft in malerischer Landschaft. - Einfach zum wohl fühlen. Wir würden jederzeit wieder kommen.”



07.09.2015 Recived from: Guy, (FR)

“L'accueil "aux petits soins" du propriétaire, ses conseils précieux et avisés, le calme de l'endroit, le fait d'aller à pied à San Gimigniano et .... la vue sur la ville.”



04.09.2015 Recived from: da Anonymous il Hotels

Deserves more than 5 Stars!
Wish we could give it more than 5 stars! Beautiful villa just a pn easy10 minute walk from San Gimignano. We stayed in the yellow room which is large, beautifully decorated, has a wonderful walk in shower and best of all a large terrace with a fantastic view of San Gimignano. Breakfast was creatively prepared by Paulo who also fixed us a delicious dinner one night that was served on the patio under a full moon! The family that owns the boutique hotel, Roberto, the artist, Paulo, the chef and their adorable sons, Caesar and Julio, could not be kinder or more accommodating, everything from making dinner reservations, giving touring suggestions, and providing electric adapters (check yours to make sure it works in Italy!) Tuscany is a glorious place and Locando Viani makes it even more special!



23.08.2015 Recived from: Pierre B. - (F)

“Une merveille !”
On ne sait plus quoi inventer pour donner un jugement sur locanda viani il faudrait que TripAdvisor invente une autre catégorie supérieure
5 jours de bonheur complets
Une vue formidable sur San gimignano depuis la terrasse de la chambre
La cuisine de Paola :toute la Toscane dans votre assiette
Et Roberto la gentillesse personnifiée toujours à vous donner un conseil sur votre séjour
Le lieu a visiter
Sur le vin
Les restaurants
Et sur toute la Toscane
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18.08.2015 Recived from: Edith, (BE

“De vriendelijkheid & gastvrijheid van de gastheer & gastvrouw.”



13.08.2015 Recived from: sammyb0y Incline Village - Nevada

“Our home in Tuscany”
We had 6 wonderful nights in the yellow room at Locanda Vianni. Out room was lovely, large with a big shower and a fantastic view of San Gimingnano from our private terrace. The breakfasts were varied, delicious and the coffee was wonderful. The villa is a very easy 10 minute walk from SG and Roberto gave us many suggestions for dinner reservations as well as giving us daily touring trip suggestions for the area. One eve we had dinner made by Paulo on the patio under a full moon! Absolutely the best B&B we've ever stayed in!



13.08.2015 Recived from: Thomas L - Bruges, Belgio


“A stay never to forget!”
We have already visited various B&B's, though never before one as wonderful as Locanda Viani. Besides a clean, quiet and luxury room, the small family that runs this B&B is so lovely you never want to leave. The breakfast is the best one we have ever had in a B&B: always fresh and home made products, varying from day to day. Yoghurt, cakes, tarts, muesli, bread, not to speak of all the typical italian breakfast bruscettas and other things made our mornings just perfect. Roberto would do anything to help you experience a wonderful trip in Tuscany. Self-made routes and a brochure show you what you definately must have seen during your stay. If you have any questions about how to get somewhere or where to park your car, just ask and he will provide you all the information you need and lots more. If you have the opportunity to eat dinner at the B&B, don't doubt! Paola cooks better than almost all the "ristorantes" in San Gimignano. If I had to describe it in one word, I wouldn't be able to, it was even better than "excellent". Greetings from Belgium.



07.08.2015 Recived from: Andrea - (US)


“Fantastic experience!!”



06.08.2015 Recived from: Konstantin - (FIN)

“Just a perfect stay in Locanda Viani! The host was great, room perfect, breakfast delicious! Location is very close to San Gimignano, so it's easy to get to there by foot. Great restaurant recommendations from the host. I also recommend asking about wines and wine yards around the chianti.”



06.08.2015 Recived from: Melanie - (US)

“Roberto and Paula were gracious hosts and their children are adorable. Breakfast was wonderful with the best coffee ever. Our family had two rooms - one with a lovely private terrace and the other with a perfect view. The location was covenient for exploring the area. It was a short, easy walk to San Gimignano yet quiet and away from the tourists.”



05.08.2015 Recived from: Krzysztof S - Varsavia, Polonia

It's a small hotel run by a family (Roberto, his wife Paola and their small son Cesare) with only four rooms. At the same time it is fantastically located - less than 15 minutes walk to San Gimignano city centre with a terrific view on the panorama of the city.
We stayed for 4 nights in the Azure bedroom with a terrace with wonderful view.

Breakfasts are simple but very tasty - every morning there is something different, made in-house.
I definately recommend to have dinner at the Locanda - as all the food, it is made in house by Paola and you can taste a typical Tuscan cuisine (a bit different than in restaurants occupied by tourists).

Roberto is also very helpful giving tips for sightseeing - e.g. were to park your car in Firenze or Siena, or which road to take to enjoy wonderful views.

Other things:
- WiFi working perfecly - we even had a skype videocalls on our terrace
- Parking available
- Air-conditioning working perfectly.



04.08.2015 Recived from: Krzysztof, (PL)

“- bardzo mila obsluga - proste ale pyszne sniadania - codziennie cos innego, chleb/ciasta/pizze robione na miejscu - super widok na San Gimignano - kolacja na miejscu - zdecydowanie polecam sprobowac - spacerem do miasta ok. 15 minut”



23.07.2015 Recived from: rosecute - Montreal / Canada

“Perfect Bed & Breakfast! It's a Must!”
We got this bed & breakfast referral by our neighbours and i can honestly say it was far from being disappointing.
Firstly this place is about a 10 minute walk to San Gimignano and is located in the beautiful mountains with lots of greenery. It is a very quiet area and the hosts Paola and Roberto are amazing. They were so welcoming and accomodating. We could not have asked for better. The room we had had a terrace with an amazing view of the mountains. The room was very clean and had a mini fridge. The bed was very comfortable as well and had A/C. The breakfast had a nice little variety and made by Paola herself. I would not hesitate to recommend this bed & breakfast to anyone. If u plan a trip in the area, email them directly and tell them Tanya & Giovanni recommended this place and they will make sure to give you a good price.



22.07.2015 Recived from: Lara K - Cape Town Central, South Africa


We spent 4 nights at Locanda Viani. Roberto and his wife are a lovely couple and they made us feel so welcome.
Their villa is very close to San Gimignano, about 10 minutes walk and its good to stay slightly outside of town because it gets extremely busy in San G. If you are looking for a relaxing stay with warm and friendly hosts then Locanda Viani is for you. We also really appreciated their time and advice on which places to see and where to go. I can highly recommend Locanda Viani. Great place to stay!



13.07.2015 Recived from: Alexander, (DE)


“Lage: sehr ruhig, perfekter Blick auf das schöne San Gimignano und die umliegenden Hügel, nur 5-10 Minuten Fußweg nach San Gimignano. Frühstück: täglich selbstgebackenes Brot/Kuchen, biologische regionale Produkte, reichhaltiges leckeres Frühstück Sauberkeit: absolut gepflegte Sanitäreinrichtung, sehr bequeme Betten, individuell liebevoll eingerichtete stilvolle Zimmereinrichtung Besitzer der Locanda: sehr gastfreundlich, sehr interessiert, unglaublich hilfsbereit, täglich neue Ausflugsvorschläge mit wirklichen Insidertips, sehr zuvorkommend, ehrlich und authentisch und sehr liebenswürdig, erzählen viel von Geschichte und Kultur von der Region und darüber hinaus. Die Familie Viani hat einen entscheidenden Beitrag zu einem unvergesslich schönen Urlaub beigetragen. Wir werden bestimmt dort wieder Urlaub machen.”



06.07.2015 Recived from: Ines - (DE)


“sehr gute individuelle Betreuung und Empfehlungen für Wanderungen und Ausflüge,abwechslungsreiches, rechhaltiges Frühstück, herrlicher Blick von der Terrasse, ca 8-10 min Fußweg nach San Gimignano”



05.07.2015 Recived from: ytyt093 - Bedford (Regno Unito)


“Perfect location and lovely host”
A wonderful place, relaxed as soon as we arrived. Room was spacious with a wonderful view of San Gimignano. Great...



05.07.2015 Recived from: Wölfel

Dear family Viani,
after we have arrived our hometown Chemnitz at 3. july we want to send now our best greatings and wishes. Now we are enjoy us to think back at the beautifull holidays in your guesthouse in San Gimignano.
It was a pleasant staying and e send you our best thanks.
We wish you a good time
best gratings
your family Wölfel



21.06.2015 Recived from: Böhme M. - Sohland an der Spree (Germania)


“Tolles Haus,liebe Gastgeber,super Lage”
Wir haben uns von der Ankunft bis zur Abreise einfach nur wohl gefühlt.
Die Familie Viani liest die Wünsche ihrer Gäste von deren Augen ab.
Glutenfreies Backwerk zum Frühstück,ein zusätzliches Kopfkissen,eine Flasche Wein,Schinken von Oma und Käse abends auf der Terasse mit Blick auf San Gimignano und das alles einfach mal so.Wir kamen als Gäste und gingen als
Freunde.Den fehlenden Fernseher haben wir nie vermißt.



14.06.2015 Recived from: Celestino - Cordoba (ES)


“La localización a 10 minutos a pie de San Giminiano. La tranquilidad y la belleza del lugar , en plena Toscana Y por supuesto , sus dueños , Roberto y Paola, serviciales y atentos”



08.06.2015 Recived from: Corinna - Frankfurt (DE)


“Sehr schöne Unterkunft. Ruhig gelegen, trotzdem ist man zu Fuß in 10-15 Min. in San Gimignano. Sehr nette Vermieter, die einem jederzeit gerne hilfreieche Insider Tipps geben.”



31.05.2015 Recived from: Mirco - Pinerolo (IT)


“La posizione e l'accoglienza davvero ottime”



31.05.2015 Recived from: Clive - Surbiton (GB)


“Locanda Viani is an historic house with a lovely location with views over San Gimignano. It is just far enough away to escape from the tourist hordes but close enough to walk into town. Artist Roberto has decorated the property with his own interesting work and he (and his wife) were perfect hosts - can definitely recommend this hotel.”



28.05.2015 Recived from: George, Markham (CA)


“Spectacular view from our private roof top terrace”



28.05.2015 Recived from: Régent, Rimouski - Québec (CA)


“La villa est une maison construite au 13e siècle, bien rénovée et très confortable. Propreté impeccable. Petit déjeuner très copieux et excellent. Vue exceptionnelle sur la ville de San Gimignano. Hôtes extrêmement sympathiques.”



28.04.2015 Recived from: Marcomarianegri - Italia


Se volete passare qualche giorno in Toscana non fatevi sfuggire la possibilità di trascorrere la vostra vacanza alla Locanda Viani. La location è splendida situata su una collinetta con una vista incredibile sulla città di san Gimignano che è raggiungibile a piedi in 10 minuti . Le camere sono tutte bellissime , PUILITISSIME,dotate di ogni confort ( le abbiamo occupate tutte o quasi essendo in 6 con 3 cani) richiedete se è possibile la Camera Gialla che a mio giudizio è la migliore. Roberto è una persona veramente splendida , con la sua cordialità e gentilezza ci ha messo subito a nostro agio. Se non conoscete la zona Roberto che , oltre ad essere un artista è anche natio del posto,è in grado di darvi tutti i consigli e le spiegazioni che richiederete ( Arte Cultura Spettacolo Cucina ) . Paola, la moglie di Roberto, è la regina della cucina, ogni mattina la colazione sarà una sorpresa con diverse specialità tutte create con le sue mani. Se lo gradite è possibile organizzare presso di loro una cena a base di piatti tipici locali con ricette originali delle quali Roberto vi svelerà i segreti ( non tutti ) e la storia. Non mancate alla degustazione della loro selezione di vini veramente particolari , Roberto e Paola sono anche Sommelier !! Non vi resta che provare



11.04.2015 Recived from: LorDalmo -Trento (Italia)

“Relax assoluto”

Siamo arrivati alla locanda alcuni giorni per le nostre vacanze pasquali e siamo stati molto bene. San Gimignano con il suo splendido duomo è a pochi passi: a piedi sono 5 minuti, su strada un po' trafficata ma con comodo marciapiede. La struttura è incantevole, ricavata da un' antica costruzione, con camere semplici, pulite, tranquille e confortevoli, con vista meravigliosa. I proprietari sono sempre a disposizione per gentili spiegazioni. Lo consigliamo a chi ama la natura e la tranquillità, senza tv!!
Comodo per escursioni a Volterra, Siena e dintorni.



11.04.2015 Recived from: AliLo - Milano (IT)

“La gentilezza dei proprietari, l'intelligenza (non solo emotiva) di Roberto e i suoi splendidi quadri, la stanza... un vero gioiello con vista su San Gimignano. Al mattino sarei rimasta per ore a guardare quel panorama dalla finestra! La colazione era ottima e abbondante, il pane e i dolci fatti in casa secondo la coltivazione biodinamica di cui Roberto ci ha resi edotti. Un vero piacere stare qui per svuotare la mente!Torneremo con una squadra di amici per gustare tutti insieme anche la cucina".



28.12.2014 Recived from: Virgilio - Emeryville (US)


“Roberto and Paula were gracious hosts. We felt like guests in their home with their hospitality. Yet, we felt we had the whole place to ourselves. We are dreaming of our return trip there!”



24.12.2014 Recived from: alfonso - Barcellona (Spagna)

“La excelencia, sublime.”
Estuvimos este verano con mi esposa y mi hijo de 13 años. y olvidé escribir la opinión, ahora hemos recibido la felicitación de navidad de la familia propietaria y he recordado nuestra estancia allí.
El lugar encantador, limpieza muy correcta en la habitación, los almuerzos preparados por la señora fuerón variados y estupendos, pero lo mejor sin duda de nuestra estancia fúe la acogida y hospitalidad que nos brindarón en todo momento todos los miembros de su familia.
Lo peor de todo fúe tener que marchar tan pronto.



15.11.2014 Recived from: Mirco, Cevio (Svizzera)


"Ci è piaciuto tutto!"



05.11.2014 Recived from: Njc36 - Eupen (Belgio)


Vue magnifique sur San Gimignano.
Petits déjeuners parfaits.
Les hôtes sont formidables et d'excellents conseils tant pour les visites que pour
les restaurants (Ils parlent français ce qui nous a beaucoup aidé .) Ils font le maximum pour rendre le séjour réussi.
A recommander.



30.10.2014 Recived from: Rose - (DE)


“Sehr schöne Sicht auf St. Gimignano. Schön eingerichtete Locanda auf kleinem Hügel vor St. Gimignano mit kleiner Terrasse. Sehr nette Eigentümerfamilie, die sich sehr um das Wohlergehen kümmern. Morgens sehr leckeres, einfaches Frühstück mit lokalen Spezialitäten.”



20.10.2014 Recived from: Ann Braun

Our stay here was wonderful. Breathtaking views, great hospitality, delicious breakfasts, helpful accommodating hosts. I can't think of anything it lacked.



16.10.2014 Recived from: Rachel - Gatineau (CA)


“Beautiful setting, wonderful hosts, delicious breakfast. Just far enough from San Gimignano to be quiet but only a short walk. Free parking if you have a car.”



09.10.2014 Recived from: Joanne - Sewell, NJ (US)


“Locanda Viani is a short 10-minute walk to the beautiful hill town of San Gimignano. Roberto and his wife were kind and warm hosts. Room was small but immaculate. No phone, no TV. Had my best sleep here!”



05.10.2014 Recived from: Nicole - Ottawa (CA)


“The location was excellent: view of San Gimignano from terrasse of our room and dining room. 10 min. walk to town. The breakfast was delicious: all the food including the bread were made by Paola. They offer to cook elaborate meals or "al fresco" if you want to dine on your balcony. There's a fridge in the room (they replenish with water, tea, etc.). You can as well buy wine and local bier (Locanda Viani labels). Beautifully decorated (Roberto is a painter), more like an art gallery.”



01.10.2014 Recived from: Kelly - Edinburgh (GB)


“Friendly hosts prepared a tasty breakfast each morning, the room had a lovely view of the Tuscan countryside and San Gimignano was only a 10 minute walk away.”



15.09.2014 Recived from: IVO - Geel (BE)


“locatie, rustig, en toch kort nabij centrum San Gimignano Supervriendelijke uitbaters, altijd bereid voor het geven van tips. Gewoon lekker ontbijt”



10.09.2014 Recived from: Michael - (Canada)


“Wonderful welcome by Roberto and his wife. Breakfast was excellent and varied every morning. 10 minute walk to San Gimignano. Excellent area to explore the Tuscan country side and enjoy food and wine.”



07.09.2014 Recived from: Andreas (DE)


"Bei unserer Ankunft in der Locanda Viani wurden wir von Paolo freundlich empfangen. Die Lage des Hauses ist sehr schön und nur 15 Gehminuten vom Zentrum San Gimignano entfernt. Höhepunkt war das morgendliche Frühstück alles "Homemade" von Paola gemacht und von Roberto in seiner sensationell freundlichen Art bei klassischer Musik serviert! Speziell Roberto war sehr an der Betreuung seiner Gäste rund um ihren Urlaub interessiert und außerordentlich hilfsbereit. Wirklich ein tolles Erlebnis ! Danke.”



06.09.2014 Recived from: Greta - Meise (BE)


“Ligging vlakbij San Gimignano, op wandelafstand. Rustig gelegen. Prachtig uitzicht vanuit de kamer en vanop het privéterras op het stadje. Vriendelijke ontvangst door het gehele gezin Viane. De gastvrouw was bereid een kleine maaltijd te bereiden.”



05.09.2014 Recived from: Alfonso - L'Ametlla del Valles (ES)


“El lugar y la decoración y limpieza son excepcionales, pero lo que realmente ha sido de una delicadeza exquisita son las atenciones prodigadas por los propietarios Roberto y su esposa que nos han hecho la estancia mucho mas agradable, su interes y detalles van mucho mas alla de lo que seria de esperar de un buen hostelero.”



04.09.2014 Recived from: walter c - Geraardsbergen, Belgio


“Italiaanse hartelijkheid”
Reeds bij de eerste ontvangst voel je je onmiddellijk thuis in de lacande viani. De gastheer geeft je een hartelijke ontvangst en vertelt je honderduit over de streek, bezienswaardigheden, wijn en olie... alles met een encyclopedische kennis. Het verblijf is uitstekend in orde en alle voorzieningen getroffen. De familiale sfeer brengt echte rust. De talenkennis van de gastheer vergemakkelijkt de contacten.



21.08.2014 Recived from: Vittoriaromana - ROMA

“Alta qualità per un soggiorno da sogno”
Sono stato con mia moglie e mia figlia ad agosto e siamo stati benissimo, la camera con il terrazzino al secondo piano e' incantevole, poter sorseggiare del buon vino in terrazzo con il silenzio delle campagne non ha prezzo. Ottimo anche il cibo e soprattutto fatto con ingredienti genuini, simpatici anche i titolari se si vuole aver qualche consiglio su posto, vino, e cibo del paese chiedere a Roberto che è una persona impagabile. La locazione e' ottimale parcheggio gratuito che a S. gimignano costa un po' troppo. Colazione incantevole e squisita con vista mozza fiato



07.08.2014 Recived from: Olga - Doha (QA)


“Amazing view,cosy,sophisticated atmosphere. Roberto and Paola are very friendly and hospitable owners. Hotel is very small so you get lots of attention and feeling of "home away from home ",boutique style. Definitely recommend to travellers looking for a particular place to stay . Room is at 5* hotel level (ac, safe box, etc)”



01.08.2014 Recived from: A - CN


“Roberto and his wife and children were lovely. They made our stay very welcome and enjoyable. The breakfasts were always delicious and the location is at walking distance from San Gimignano. We rented a car and the Locanda had convenient free parking which was a plus. Will come back again.”



31.07.2014 Recived from: Rommel - Abqaiq (Arabia Saudita)


“Highly recommended, as you will feel the real Tuscany spirit and San Gimignano town is unique....”



23.07.2014 Recived from: Gina - Surrey Hills (AU)


“The view, the location was nice only a short stroll to town - nice to walk off your dinner! The staff were very helpful and we enjoyed a light dinner made by Paola that was fantastic.”



22.07.2014 Recived from: Alexander - Ramenskoye (RU)


“Нам понравилось все. Прекрасные добродушные хозяева отеля украсили наш отдых.”



21.07.2014 Recived from: Volker H


“Toskana wie man es sich vorstellt”
Das b&b hat eine Super lage. San Gimignano ist zu fuss in 10 Minuten erreichbar. Sehr freundliche Gastgeber. Super Zimmer. Fruehstueck gut und abwechslungsreich. Von dort alle toskana highlights besichtigt. Gerne wieder.



20.07.2014 Recived from: Maria - Carapicuiba (BR)


“Locanda Viani is a small but very nice place to stay. It's not a luxury one but it's charming and very well managed by the owners. Roberto Viani and his wife are extremely nice to the guests, offering a memorable staying. You just feel home!! Simple and healthy food are served in the breakfast, what's gives you a good start for a long day of walking around the Toscana!! Just enjoy the pleasure of being there!!”



10.07.2014 Recived from: 514foodie - Montreal, Canada

“Wonderful Tuscan accommodation”
We stayed at the Locanda Viani for three nights this past June. Not only was our room more than spacious, our giant terrace made the stay! With incredible views of San Gimignano... we could not have asked for more! The owners of the Locanda were so wonderful, friendly and hospitable. They make you feel more like friends that are visiting than customers. Every morning a beautiful breakfast is prepared - the quality of the food was incredible! The walk to San Gimignano is about 15-20 minutes, up hill, yet, the views of Tuscany are so beautiful that one does not even notice! if you are in the area this is the ideal place to stay. It is incredibly relaxing and a genuinely wonderful Tuscan experience.



08.07.2014 Recived from: Wolfram - Aurachtal (D)


“Toller Blick auf San Gimignano aus dem Zimmer/von der Terrasse Freundliche, persönliche Betreuung Sehr gutes Abendessen auf der Terrasse”



07.07.2014 Recived from: Michaela _ Berlin (D)

“Nähe zum Ort (ca.10 Min. Fußweg) Freundlichkeit von Paola und Roberto, den Inhabern, die uns immer mit Rat und Tat zur Seite standen Das blaue Zimmer mit kleiner Dachterrasse und herrlichem Ausblick”



05.07.2014 Recived from: Colin - Chester (GB)

“The friendliness of the Viani family, the breakfast was delicious, the views stunning, excellent wi if inside. It is only 10 minute walk to the town with amazing nightskies. It is quiet retreat away from the big tourist crowds of the town.”



01.07.2014 Recived from: Worpsweder - Bremen, Germany


“Sensational Holidays”
We stay 6 days in this absolutly great accommodation.
We've choosen the yellow room with the terrace and great view to San Gimignano.
The room is not really hugh, but hugh enough for two. Bath also.
All is clean and fine.
And an absolutly must - take the dinner!!!! Really greate toscany cuisine. Thanks to Paola!
Breakfast is a typical mix of italy and toscany style. On every day another buffet. Let's surprise you.
The family Viani get by to create a familiare atmosphere with the necessary distance - if you want. We had good converstions with Roberto.

If you want a new experiance of Holidays and you wanna stay in Toscany. Sleep eat and be happy in Locanda Viani.



27.06.2014 Recived from: Frank - Norwich, Regno Unito

We stayed in the red room which was very clean and comfortable and had an amazing view of Sam Gimignano. We old lie to thank Roberto and Paolo who were amazing hosts. They really looked after us. Their hospitality was first class. It is an easy walk into Sam Gimignano and the breakfast was the best we had in Italy. We would also recommend their light evening meal. Paola is an excellent cook. Frank and Lyn Norfolk UK



23.06.2014 Recived from: Ann, Simonstone, Burnley - Lancashire (GB)

“We loved the location, the beautiful house, the family who owned it who saw to every detail of our comfort. Breakfast was beautifully presented and very fresh. We would recommend it to anyone who is fit enough to walk into San Gimignano, not for those who have walking difficulties.”



22.06.2014 Recived from: Michael - Wolverhampton (GB)


"Beautiful view, friendly and helpful family went out of the way to make us feel welcome, lovely breakfast. Would definitely recommend to anyone.”



18.06.2014 Recived from: jenfran62 - Perth (Australia)


“Quiet location...perfect!”
We stayed in the yellow room during our three night stay at Locanda Viani. The room was very comfortable and clean, and adjoining balcony - stunning views of San Gimignano and the surrounding Tuscan country side. Roberto and Paola were fabulous hosts..Beautiful breakfasts of homemade dishes and friendly, helpful advice regarding things to do in the area. It is a great place to stay if you wish to explore San Gimignano .. Just a short 5 minute walk away (would suggest a car if you wish to visit other more distant places). Would definitely recommend!



02.06.2014 Recived from: Sandra M. - (B)

“Maison très sympathique”
Nous remercions nos hôtes merveilleux pour l'attention porté à la décoration, pour les bons conseils et tout et tout... Le point fort - chambre donnant sur la terrasse privative avec vue sur San Gimignano!!! Mais on peut aussi bien contempler cette vue de la terrasse devant la maison.



31.05.2014 Recived from: Margaret - Waikoloa (US)


“A wonderful welcome awaited us. The owners did everything possible to please us and ensure our comfort. Mr. Viani is a gifted artist and his amazing works of are enjoyed through out the beautiful and peaceful small hotel. We enjoyed being able to easily walk to SanGimignani. The two restaurants suggested by the Viani family were excellent.”



12.05.2014 Recived from: Michele - Salvador (BR)


"Amamos a hospitalidade de Roberto e Paula, eles são fantásticos!!! O terraço do apartamento que ficamos tb foi inesquecível !!!Certamente voltaremos a nos hospedar lá!!! Recomendamos muuuito!!!”



07.05.2014 Recived from: Rodrigo, São Paulo (BR)


“Os donos da pousada moram na propriedade e são pessoas ótimas. O café da manhã e servido a partir das 08:30hs, porém eu faria o check-out no dia seguinte as 07h. A dona do hotel nos preparou sanduíches e bolo na noite anterior para comermos antes de partir! Nunca vi tamanha atenção, além disso a pousada fica a 10min a pé de San Geminiano, melhor vista das torres da cidade.”



07.05.2014 Recived from: Paulo, São Paulo (BR)

"O lugar e magico ,Roberto e Paula sao otimos. Nao da vontade de voltar”



03.05.2014 Recived from: Sandra (Brasile)

O grande diferencial é o casal de proprietários, Roberto e Paola,a vista para San Giminiano e a posição geográfica da cidade em relaçãoa Toscana!!!!maravilhoso!!!!



30.04.2014 Recived from: Anonimo - NL

Perfect location 10 min walk from San Gimigano. Central in Toscane and a perfect place to visit Firenze, Lucca, Siena, Pisa, the Chianti area and Montalcino area. The owners present every day a nice breakfast with local ingredients. We had also dinner of a quality that a lot of restaurants cant match. Above all the familie Viani is polite and helpfull and you feel as if you are at home,



14.04.2014 Recived from: Jean-pierre (Belgio)


L'accueil de Roberto et de son épouse valent à eux seuls le déplacement tellement leur gentillesse est communicative. Service excellent, petit déjeuner digne d'un palace, mets délicats, originaux et d'une fraîcheur exceptionnelle. Cette adresse est à recommander à tous points de vue. Roberto vous conseille des bonnes tables, de bons trucs, de bons vins. Ecoutez-le attentivement, vous ne serez pas déçu !



03.04.2014 Recived from: Tribbias - Brescia, Italia


“Weekend favoloso da Roberto e Paola!”
Ho trascorso in questo B&B il weekend di Pasqua con mia sorella. Paola e Roberto sono dei padroni di casa eccezionali: molto ospitali e simpatici, ci hanno fatto sentire come a casa nostra.
A saperlo prima avremmo trascorso da loro più di una notte, la scelta di questo B&B è stata sicuramente un valore aggiunto al nostro breve viaggio. Alloggiavamo nella camera rossa: arredamento molto curato e di grande stile, con mobili in legno massiccio che conferiscono alla camera un tocco rustico che si adatta alla perfezione allo stile della casa. Grande finestra che dà su un prato immenso, di un verde incredibile, da cui svettano le torri di San Gimignano: una vista mozzafiato!



19.10.2013 Recived from: Irene, 2285ka (NL)


“Prachtige locatie met uitzicht op het oude stadje. Waanzinnig mooie expositie van schilderijen van de eigenaar in het hotel en in onze kamer.”



09.10.2013 Recived from: Anonymous (D)

“Sehr freundliche Gastwirte!!! Supernett, auch wenn man keine Italienisch kann, immer hilfbereit auch was sehenswerte Routen anbelangt.”



09.10.2013 Recived from: Albert, ANDRIMONT (BE)

“La gentilesse de Paola et Roberto. Accueil parfait, Roberto aime partager ses connaissances sur son pays et en particulier sa région natale. Situation idéale pour visiter une grand partie de la Toscane. De la maison vous irez à pied visiter San Gimignano. Paola et Roberto vous indiqueront les bons restaurants. Un plus, Roberto parle très bien le français !”



19.09.2013 Recived from: Claudine - NANTES (FR)


Cette belle maison reste notre meilleur souvenir en Toscane pour son accueil chaleureux et les conseils de promenades et photos. Chambre un peu petite mais belle et super calme, lit extra large et très confortable, copieux petit déjeuner, superbe vue sur San Gimignano distant de seulement quelques mn à pied.



19.09.2013 Recived from: Elena - Burwood Heights (AU)

“Paola, Roberto and thier son were very attentive and made us feel very welcome. They gave us helpful tips at the start of our daily outings. We would definitely stay here again!”



12.09.2013 Recived from: Nicolien - Nistelrode, Paesi Bassi


It's a lovely hotel; Great people of the hotel who are so kindly. They prepare the breakfast with so much care. And they are Really willing to explain everything of the area. We would love to go back there!



09.09.2013 Recived from: Dale M. - Sydney


“Our 5 night stay”
We stayed in the red room. The villa was absolutely beautiful. Very very clean. Views outstanding & the host family were so welcoming & very helpful. Absolutely a must if you are thinking of visiting Tuscany. I would recommend that you hire a car for your stay to get around the countryside. San Gimignano is a beautiful village with great restaurants & unique shops. All in all a wonderful 5 nights that was a highlight if our trip. THANKYOU Roberto, Paola & your beautiful little boys for making us so very comfortable.



19.08.2013 Recived from: Marie-Pierre L - Toulon (France)


“Extrodinaire”
Tout est simplement parfait. L'accueil des hôtes qui vous donne le sentiment d'être en vacances chez des amis. Le cadre exceptionnel, le confort de la chambre, les conseils pour les visites et les restaurants. Les enfants de Paola et Roberto qui sont adorables. Ce séjour restera longtemps dans nos mémoires.



18.08.2013 Recived from: Pedro - Santiago (Cile)


Los dueños muy amables y preocupados permanentemente del bienestar de los huespedes. Agradables conversaciones con mucho que aprender de historia y costumbres locales ademas de temas actuales. Roberto , su señora y su hijo Cesare nos atendieron muy bien y hasta Julio el niño menor hizo gala de caballerosidad.



13.08.2013 Recived from: Pierrer - Paderborn (Germania)


“Unglaublich schöner Ausblick”
Wir haben 2 Nächte bei der Familie Viani verbracht.
Aus unserem Zimmer hatten wir einen unbezahlbaren Ausblick auf die Stadt San Gimignano und seine Türme. Der Gastgeber ist sehr freundlich, zuvorkommend und gibt gerne Tipps und Empfehlungen für Restaurants, Bars usw.!
Zu Fuss ist die Altstadt innerhalb von ca. 10 Minuten zu erreichen.
Bei unserem nächsten Toscana - Urlaub werden wir hier sicher wieder vorbei kommen.



31.07.2013 Recived from: Jojosr - Slovakia


“Perfect host in perfect location.”
We spent here 4 night in July. Rooms are big enough, some with terasse. Host Roberto, his wife and cute son Julio were as our family. Location is close to the city center, all rooms has fabulous view on San Gimignano.
Highly recommended and thank you again Roberto.



26.07.2013 Recived from: PAULO - Sao Paulo (Brasil)


Staff fantástico , vista e localização excepcionais , ideal para explorar a Toscana , para aqueles viajantes que querem algo diferente



25.07.2013 Recived from: Enio e Claudia Zanella


“Sensazionale!!”
Abbiamo soggiornato alla Locanda Viani 3 giorni...un posto incantevole, rilassante, oseremmo dire quasi "d'altri tempi".
Roberto, compagno di interessantissime chiacchierate serali e notturne, Paola, ottima cuoca e stupenda padrona di casa, e piccolo Giulio, a Voi rivolgiamo il nostro più sincero GRAZIE per tutto quello che ci avete trasmesso: valori autentici, quali il rispetto, la dedizione per il lavoro, l'amore per la famiglia e per i propri luoghi. Ci avete fatto assaporare l'aria, i profumi e i gusti della Vostra magnifica terra facendoceli percepire un po' come nostri e regalandoci sensazioni uniche. Per tutto questo grazie, grazie ed ancora grazie!!! A presto!



18.07.2013 Recived from: A. (Belgio)


l'accueil, les conseils, la gentillesse de nos hôtes toujours disponibles. - la superbe situation géographique - la chambre confortable avec sa terrasse privée. - la propreté des lieux A conseiller pour séjour en couple!



16.07.2013 Recived from: Jean - Gleize (Francia)


l'accueil de roberto et paola gens charmants qui vous feront connaitre plein de choses



14.07.2013 Recived from: Campinas - SP, Brasile


Os donos Roberto e Paola são pessoas extremamente amáveis. Lugar perfeito para relaxar e conhecer a parte mais linda da Toscana!



13.07.2013 Recived from: Barbara - K Buckeye, Arizona


"Perfect location with perfect hosts"
Staying here was definitely a highlight of our three weeks in Italy. Locanda Viani made us feel so at home, charming,clean and superb location, our room was fantastic with a beautiful terrace that had a million dollar view of San Gimignano. Roberto and Paola were so accommodating, warm and gracious we enjoyed chatting with them and their two wonderful children. Roberto was such a help in guiding us to the right places on our day trips in this region of Tuscany. One hour after arriving they made you feel like family and knew your likes and dislikes. After five days we were sad to leave but will always have those special memories. If we have the opportunity in the future we would definitely return.



13.07.2013 Recived from: Guangzhou (Cina)


I loved everything abt this beautiful stay! The owners are most hospitable and lovely! The spot is so tranquil and pretty and relaxing, my room had an amazing view of the Tuscan mountains. San Gimignano is a short walk away. I am definitely coming back to stay here!!!



12.07.2013 Recived from: Pauline - Sydney (Australia)

“Wonderfully perfect”
Staying in Locanda Viani was definitely the highlight of my Holiday! It was tranquil, pretty and relaxing.
My room was perfect! the house was spotless, the breakfasts were delicious and the views were gorgeous that no photo would do it justice.
It was a lovely short walk into San Gimignano where I would wander for a few hours during the day and head back in the evening for dinner.
I have to say though, that without Roberto and Paola (the hosts), my stay would have been completely different. They are the most hospitable and loveliest couple that were a pleasure to meet and spend some time with and I would have loved to extend my stay there. I am definitely coming back again and would definitely recommend Locanda Viani to everyone!!



02.07.2013 Recived from: linds76 - (AUS)


“Superb place to stay”
We stayed here as a couple in early June. The host family are very friendly and very helpful with local information including the best restaurants to eat in which aren't overrun with tourists! The house is beautiful, fantastic views and amazing breakfasts! We would love to go back.



25.06.2013 Recived from: Beat - Dietlikon, Svizzera


Äusserst freundliches Gastgeberehepaar. Gute Empfehlungen und persönlicher, familiärer Kontakt.
Wunderbare Sicht auf San Gimiano (in Gehdistanz, ca. 10 Min.)



25.06.2013 Recived from: Ricardo - Merida, Yucatan (Messico)


La ubicación es espectacular, el hotelito esta muy bonito, cuidado y limpio, con atención y espemero en los detalles...las flores son bellisimas!!!! pero lo mejor es la atencion y calidez de los dueños Roberto y Paula, excelentes personas, te hacen sentir como invitados!!!!



19.06.2013 Recived from: Marcelo - Santiago (Cile)


Paula y Roberto te hacen sentir mejor que en tu propia casa, íntimo, apacible, vives una experiência que te transporta. Inolvidable.



19.06.2013 Recived from: ROGER - London


The breakfast was great. I loved the view. The area is tranquil. The owners Roberto and Paula made us feel very welcome indeed.



17.06.2013 Recived from: A. - (Brasile)


Gostamos de tudo, mas vale destacar a amabilidade, a gentileza e o profissionalismo do casal proprietário, que fazem com que o hóspede se sinta em casa.



17.06.2013 Recived from: Teresa R. - Siviglia (Spagna)


INMEJORABLE
Roberto y Paola, los dueños de este pequeño y encantador hotel, nos han hecho sentir como en casa. Todo ha sido maravilloso, el hotel en sí, situado frenta a San Gimignano, con unas vistas preciosas y su terraza encantadora. Desayuno exquisito: Paola nos ha sorprendido cada mañana con sus bizcochos, tartas y mermeladas artesanales.



12.06.2013 Recived from: Pamela E. - Melbourne, Australia


“Great place to stay in beautiful Tuscany”

We stayed at Locanda Viani for 7 nights from 18 May 2013. Would really recommend we walked into San Gimignano for dinner in the evenings and toured Tuscany during the day. Locanda Viani have their own set of maps and the recommendations where to dine were the best. (Small character restaurants). We felt very welcome, the room had a large balcony with a view of San Gimignano.



12.06.2013 Recived from: Elisabeth - Karlsruhe, Germania


Einfach alles. Familie Viani ist sehr, sehr nett und sehr um ihre Gäste bemüht. Die Lage ist einfach traumhaft. Die Zimmer sind nett und sauber, das Frühstück lecker und ausreichend.... Also was will man mehr? Wir kommen gerne wieder!



12.06.2013 Recived from: MARIA - Sevilla, Spagna


Fantástica ubicación, a sólo 10 minutos andando de San Gimignano. Paz y relax total. Excelente trato por parte de Roberto y Paola, que se desvivieron por atendernos y aconsejarnos. Paola tiene unas manos mágicas para la cocina, sus desayunos exquisitos. Habitaciones siempre muy limpias. 100% recomendable.



11.06.2013 Recived from: Miriam, Mª José, Marta y Teresa

Encantador hotel con vistas a San Gimignano. Todo ha sido maravilloso, gracias a sus excelentes anfitriones, Roberto y Paola. Delicioso desayuno: todo artesano. . No pudimos elegir mejor. Imposible mejorarlo. Un abrazo fuerte desde Sevilla.



10.06.2013 Recived from: Lindsay - Mosman, Australia


Very friendly and helpful hosts -a lovely family. Fantastic breakfasts. Great views, quiet, very close to San Gimignano.



10.06.2013 Recived from: LISA - Westerly, USA


Roberto and Paola were wonderful hosts — from a delicious Tuscan homemade breakfast to great advice for wine tasting and touring. They made us feel right at home — with an awe-inspiring view of the walled city of San Gimignano.



08.06.2013 Recived from: An. - Australia

We could not have chosen a better spot for our stay. We stayed for four nights and cannot fault the accommodation. It's an easy 5 minute stroll from walled town, free parking and all the comforts of home. There is even a hairdryer, soap and all the amenities you would find in a normal hotel. Breakfast is great and we were lucky enough to stay in the yellow room that has its own private terrace over looking the city. For those looking for a good base to explore the area then this is it.



07.06.2013 Recived from: Celia - São Paulo, Brasile


Gostei de tudo, o hotel é uma delícia, confortável, charmoso, acolhedor. Café da manhã ótimo, personalizado pela dona do hotel. O quarto com varanda privativa com vista para a cidade é inesquecível. Recomendo!



05.06.2013 Recived from: SABINE - München


Wir verbrachten 7 Nächte in San Gimignano und fühlten uns bei der Familie Viani sehr wohl. Das Zimmer Azur hat einen Aufgang zur Dachterasse, von der wir einen atemberaubenden Blick auf die Türme und in die Landschaft hatten. Das Zimmer ist sehr gepflegt und hat ein eigenes Badezimmer. Es wurde jeden Tag gesäubert.
Das Frühstück war ein Gedicht: Regionale Käse- und Wurstspezialitäten wurden kombiniert mit süßen, meist selbstgebackenen Speisen (Kuchen, Kekse). Es steht frisches Obst bereit, Brot, Kaffee / Tee.
Einen Abend bekochte uns Frau Viani und zauberte ein abwechslungsreiches Menü (Ziegenkäse-Mousse mit Birnengelee, dreierlei Suppen-Variation, Roastbeef mit verschiedenen Gemüse der Saison und einer Mousse au Chocolat). Eine lokale Weinkarte unterstreicht die Bemühung der Familie, ihren Gästen die Toskana von ihrer schönsten Seite zu zeigen.
Mit Roberto sprachen wir gerne französisch, englisch oder Zeichensprache hätte sicherlich auch geklappt.
Für uns bot San Gimignano einen idealen Ausgangspunkt für Erkundungstouren und gleichzeitig eine Erholungsoase mit ruhigem, aber schönem Nachtleben. Von der Unterkunft aus haben wir abends gern einen Spaziergang in die Kleinstadt gemacht. Somit ist die Locanda Viani auch in der Hinsicht empfehlenswert. Wir kommen gern nochmal hierhin!



05.06.2013 Recived from: James - Malvern, Australia

Roberto & Paolo were very welcoming. They had excellent historical insight about their property. They also provided really good materials for understanding the region & the better dining experiences in & around San Gimignano.



01.06.2013 Recived from: Edward - Loanhead (GB)

The excellent comfort and service provided by Roberto and Paolo made this an unforgettable holiday. Locanda Viani is ideally situated with magnificent views over looking the walled city and is within easy walking distance for exploring the many streets and piazzas



30.05.2013 Recived from: Loredano - Veniano (CO)


l'ottima posizione della Locanda, la disponibilità, il modo semplice, familiare e chiaro del Sig. Roberto e di sua moglie Paola nel venire incontro alle nostre richieste e il rapporto umano e amichevole, ricambiato, che ci hanno trasmesso. Grazie Roberto, grazie Paola!



23.05.2013 Recived from: A. ( U.S.A. )

Loved the location just outside of but with a spectacular view of the " skyline" of San Gimignano. Best place from which to take day trips and see Tuscany. Go into San when the crowds disappear at night and enjoy the city much more.



18.05.2013 Recived from: Alessandro (Ancona)


Un’ospitalità che vorremmo trovare ogni qualvolta ci allontaniamo da casa. Un ambiente molto piacevole a pochi passi dal centro di San Gimignano.
Poco adatto ad un turismo vanitoso o di massa.



12.05.2013 Recived from: Paolo Mazzi - Genova

La Locanda Viani è stata una bella scoperta! Posizione incantevole su di una collina proprio davanti a San Gimignano. Il centro storico è sufficientemente distante da non sentirne il rumore ma comodamente raggiungibile a piedi senza dover prendere la macchina (… e pagare ogni volta il parcheggio pubblico, decisamente caro). Oltre all' estrema bellezza del posto la cosa che più affascina è l’accoglienza della famiglia Viani. Paola e Roberto sono persone gentili e disponibili, hanno sempre un buon consiglio per aiutarti a scoprire luoghi e tradizioni del posto. La nostra camera era molto confortevole, pulita e riordinata ogni mattina, impreziosita da una vista stupenda su San Gimignano. Abbiamo apprezzato molto sapere che gran parte dei prodotti impiegati, sia per la colazione che per la cena, provengono da una vicina azienda di agricoltura biodinamica. Per le torte, il pane e la pasta fresca, la signora Paola utilizza esclusivamente lievito madre e farine ricavate da grani antichi macinati a pietra. Piccoli/grandi particolari che ci hanno piacevolmente sorpreso.



07.05.2013 Recived from: Saric246 - Melbourne, Australia


“Experience the Tuscan lifestyle!”

My partner and I stayed four nights here and had a lovely time. The location is just a short walk from the town of San Gimignano with nice views back toward it. We loved the chance to stay in a Tuscan household that was still so close to the well preserved medieval town. We stayed in the yellow room which was clean and very comfortable. It also had a gorgeous balcony looking back towards town where we enjoyed lunch bought from the local shops. The hosts, Paola and Roberto were lovely and helped us to have an authentic Tuscan experience, recommending restaurants to eat at in town.



04.05.2013 Recived from: Erik - Berlin


Alles war einfach herrlich!

Das Anwesen liegt wunderschön umgeben von Olivenbäumen, Wein und ein Blick auf San Gimignano außerordentlichen! Es ist traumhaft liebevoll gestaltet und eingerichtet, alles war sehr sauber und die Besitzer sind sehr art. Das Frühstück und das Abendessen war fantastisch lecker und stilvoll. Wir waren leider nur für drei Nachte da, wären aber gerne länger geblieben!



23.04.2013 Recived from: Mark - North Ward, Australia

The tranquil setting was ideal which is convenently situated to the walled city. It was easy to find. Roberto and Paola could not do enough to make our stay very comfortable. They even sourced some soy milk as my husband has an intolerence. Poala then made some cream with it for a wonderful chocolate desert.



15.04.2013 Recived from: Lucy Muraca

I would like to confirm our booking.
1 room, 1 night, June 29 2013.
Any problems, please let me know.
thank you, Lucy



29.03.2013 Recived from: Dam0007 - Sydney


“A very Welcoming and Friendly place to stay”

We spent 5 weeks wandering Northern Italy mostly staying in B&B's. Locanda Viani was one of the real finds of our travels. Paola and Roberto were the loveliest hosts we found. Thoroughly enjoyed our conversations and getting to know them. The position is great in the view you get of the town and it is the perfect walking distance in wandering up to enjoy dinner and return. Breakfasts were excellent. Paola is a great cook. They provided advice on places to eat in town that served more traditional tuscan food and suggested we just go and read the menus to see what we liked. Great advice as we had a number of excellent meals.
We used Locanda Viani as a base and Roberto provided excellent information on driving tours through the region. We ended up in a range of great little towns that we had no idea about, so it is worth taking the advice of a local.
We felt welcome and looked after. Highly recommended and we would happily stay there again.



07.01.2013 Recived from: Al_Petrus - Napoli


“Accoglienza regale inaspettata”

Accoglienza regale inaspettata sulla via Francigena fuori dalle mura di San Gimignano in una bella locanda decorata ad arte e gestita dalla famiglia Viani. Immersi nella natura e fuori dal chiasso delle vie del paese si possono degustare le migliori etichette "anche quelle d'oro" di vino della Toscana con saporiti piatti di cucina tipica. Da soggiornare per più giorni per passeggiate tra le meraviglie di questo territorio.



26.11.2012 Recived from: Lara e Claudio - Budrio (BO)

“RISCOPRIRE VALORI E SAPORI PERDUTI”

..Questi 4 gg hanno fatto sì di riscoprire sapori e valori,che la vita quotidiana ci ha velato per molto e troppo tempo,tanto da farci mettere in un cassetto,odori e sapori che erano oramai un dolce ricordo..



09.11.2012 Recived from: Melissa B - London, England, United Kingdom

“Wonderful, romantic setting and magnificent host”

My husband and I stayed at the beautiful Locanda Viani as part of our honeymoon travelling around Italy and we were delighted that we chose to stay at this wonderful B&B. The location is superb; a short walk from the house to the walled city, is the perfect way to start your day and it was wonderful to escape the crowds after a day of exploring to get ready for an evening out.
The rooms are finished to high standard with artworks painted by Roberto himself, the endlessly helpful and friendly host of the B&B. We had the yellow room with a balcony which was a favorite spot to sit and watch the sun go down. The room was spotlessly clean, finished to a high standard and I had the best nights sleep of all the trip in this wonderful place -maybe it was the comfortable bed, the warm Tuscan colours of the room or the white fluffy robes and slippers, or perhaps the delicious wine- I can't decide?!
Roberto and his wife are on hand to help with anything you may need and they couldn't do enough for us and made us feel very welcome. Do take Roberto's advice as he has so much to offer from the best places to eat and drink and to explore. We ate at Quattro Gatti (4 Cats) just next to one of the main squares in the city as the food and wine were so good (and reasonably priced). Get a table in the courtyard at the back if you can. The service was excellent and we had some of the best food of our whole trip. We also took day trips to Florence and Sienna from here (approx. 50 mins to Florence and 40 mins to Sienna) and Roberto gave us tips on where to park and to eat.
We would return to beautiful San Giminano in a heart beat and there is only one place we'd like to stay and that's the Locanda Viani.



03.11.2012 Recived from: Carla e Fabio - Roma

Siamo una coppia di viaggiatori di Roma, Carla e Fabio, che amano girare in moto ed in macchina per tutta la nostra penisola. Abbiamo deciso di fare una vacanza in Toscana, regione tra le più amate da noi, facendo di San Gimignano la nostra base per le escursioni e le gite. Abbiamo scelto la Locanda Viani inizialmente per la sua posizione strategica, ma una volta arrivati ed accolti da Roberto e Paola Viani, l'innamoramento è stato da colpo di fulmine.
A parte la posizione baciata dagli dei di fronte al paese ed a solo pochi metri,freschissima d'estate anche quando le temperature sono molto alte, la cosa che colpisce i fortunati viandanti che arrivano alla Locanda Viani, è la istantanea percezione della passione dei proprietari nella loro conduzione. La nostra stanza, la verde, da noi scelta perchè dotata di giardino, è davvero confortevole, oltre che arredata con gusto e impreziosita, come d'altra parte tutta la Locanda, dai quadri di Roberto Viani. Inoltre impeccabile è il servizio di pulizia e la pronta risposta a qualsiasi necessità. Si rimane piacevolmente stupiti anche dalle colazioni preparate tutte le mattine da Paola, che oltre al vero caffè fatto con la moka, è ricca di pane e dolci fatti in casa, burro e marmellate biologici e tanti prodotti tipici della zona.
In definitiva è davvero facile consigliare a tutti gli amanti delle buone vacanze, la Locanda Viani, che ci vedrà senz'altro ospiti in futuro.



31.10.2012 Recived from: Hideki - Yokohama, Kanagawa, Giappone

まずなんといってもロケーションです。サン・ジミニャーノ南門から約300mのほどよい場所に位置しており、どの部屋からもサン・ジミニャーノ全体を見渡せるので、必ず満足するでしょう。部屋は4つあり、それぞれ赤・青・緑・黄色と名付けられています。緑は1階で一番狭いのですが、テラスと、玄関とは別の出入口があります。他3部屋は2階です。赤はテラスがありませんが、日光に当たりたくない方にはお勧め。青は寝室は広いが窓がありません。しかし部屋にある階段を登ってドアを開けると一番眺めの良いテラスがあります。黄色は窓もテラスもありますが、やや小さい部屋です。夕焼けに輝くサン・ジミニャーノを見ながらワインを飲むと、とても穏やかな気分になりました。どの部屋にも、歩いて1時間ぐらいのところにあるワイナリーのワインと、芸術家でもあるご主人Vianiさんの絵が飾ってあります。朝食は至ってシンプルで、何種類かのパンと飲み物、トマト、ゆで卵、日替わりで地域特産のハムかチーズ、それに手作りパウンドケーキだけですが、ほかでトスカーナの美味しいものを沢山食べたので、かえってこのシンプルな朝食は助かりました。湯船はありませんが、シャワーは湯量も多くて熱いお湯が出てきますから安心です。あとヨーロッパ旅行ではお約束ですが、タオルを変えてもらいたい場合は床に置いておかないと交換してくれませんのでご注意を。ご主人のVianiさんはとても親切な方で、お勧めのレストランやウォーキングコースを教えてもらいました。カタコトですが英語も話せます。英語・イタリア語のちゃんぽんでも、コミュニケーションは問題ありません。サン・ジミニャーノの事は何でも聞いてみてください。城内は観光地の物価で500mlコーラが2~3ユーロもしますが、実は南門から出てこのホテルに行く途中に目立たないようにして生協(Coop)があります。ここは地元の人が使うので非常に安くなんでも買えます。日用品や果物、今日は簡単な晩飯でいいや、と思ったら利用されると良いでしょう。サン・ジミニャーノには沢山のB&Bがありますが、ここほど良い感じでサン・ジミニャーノを眺められるところは無いでしょう。静かな環境で世界遺産に滞在したいのであれば是非選択してください。



17.10.2012 Recived from: Stephen - Berwick upon Tweed, Regno Unito


An excellent stay at this small, tranquil hotel. The location was superb with an outside terrace enjoying a magnificent and uninterrupted view of the town of San Gimignano. Within easy walking distance, we could enjoy the views without the busy, regular tidal streams of day-visitors. We were really made to feel welcome by Roberto and his family and we would definitely put it down as our first choice next time we visit San Gimignano.



04.10.2012 Recived from: Thierry - BEAUMES DE VENISE, Francia

Pour notre premier contact avec la campagne de San Giminiagno nous avons été trés trés bien accueillis par Roberto ( qui parle trés bien français) et son épouse. Rien absolument rien de négatif à dire tout est trés bien. Je tiens à préciser qu'il y a la Wifi dans les chambres. A ceux qui aiment le calme, la douceur de vivre et le contact humain voilà une adresse à ne pas manquer. Merci à Roberto et à sa famille pour la qualité de leur acceuil. nous y reviendrons.



14.09.2012 Recived from: DANIEL - Wien, Austria


"die Pension ist absolut empfehlenswert. Das Zimmer war sehr geräumig und äußerst gepflegt; auf der dazugehörigen Terrasse hatte man einen wunderschönen Ausblick auf San Gimignano und die Umgebung. Die Familie Viani unternimmt alles, damit sich die Gäste wohl fühlen; sehr herzlich und hilfsbereit."



12.09.2012 Recived from: Gcm557 - London


“Elegance and simplicity”

A unique view of San Gimignano, with understated refined elegance
Friendliness' family, professional care, these are the characteristics of the Locanda Viani.
Plentiful breakfasts, freshly prepared each morning with cakes, biscuits and bread made from signora Paola make you feel at home. The rooms are immaculate in every detail.
The owners are very attentive and friendly and immediately put you at ease
with their kindness. The whole environment has a relaxed atmosphere.



05.09.2012 Recived from: Ricardo - Maceiò ( Brasil )

A palavra para descrever nossa estadia na Locanda Viani é " Fabulosa". Destaque especial para o propietário e sua família que nos fizeram pensar que estávamos em casa. recomendo para todos aqueles que quiserem ter uma "verdadeira experiência de Toscana".



05.09.2012 Recived from: Massimo e Laura ( Roma )


Locanda romantica con atmosfere medioevali circondata da una natura strepitosa in un silenzio che favorisce il riposo. Curata nei minimi dettagli permette di respirare arte e cultura. Posta in posizione invidiabile per la vicinanza al centro. Noi abbiamo scelto la camera rossa da cui si gode una bella vista di San Gimignano. Segnalimo la grande disponibilità e cortesia dei proprietari Roberto e Paola.



21.08.2012 Recived from: Margaret B.


“Such a pleasant stay”
The owners were extremely pleasant and so helpful. Nothing was too much for them.
The room was perfect with a terrace on the roof... a wonderful view and fantastic in the evenings to enjoy an aperitif or light meal.
Also a very good position, within walking distance from San Gimignano.
I would highly recommend a stay at Locanda Viani.



14.07.2012 Recived from: William - Fort lauderdale, USA

The rooms were beautiful and very comfortable and decorated with Italian paintings done by thw owner, Roberto and Paola, the owners were very, very nice and truly cared about the guests. They recommended some great restaurants and places to see while in the area. The view of the San Gimingnano town from Locanda Viani is exquisite. A 10 minute walk to town , which I recommend since parking is usually tough to find. Would highly recommend the place ifnyou are looking for a true countryside getaway in the Tuscany region.



11.07.2012 Recived from: Armando - Santana de Parnaiba - SP, Brasile


Excelente recepção e atendimento, o Sr.Roberto e a Sra.Paola são profundos conhecedores da cozinha e dos produtos da Toscana bem como dos vinhos da região. Alem da hospedagem vale a pena fazer as refeições na Locanda, os produtos são genuinos e de qualidade. As indicações que recebemos para visitarmos a região foram precisas e muito uteis.



23.06.2012 Recived from: David S. - Vancouver, Canada


“Beautiful San Gimignano”
Locanda Viani is a great location,just park your car and 10 min walk to the gates of the walled city of San Gimignano.Locanda Viani is a lovely place decorated with Roberto's lovely paintings,Very clean rooms and they serve up a nice breakfast.Roberto and his wife Paulo helpful and friendly.



08.06.2012 Recived from: Melanie K. - Toronto, Canada


“Loved our stay here”

Had a wonderful two night stay at Locanda Viani in May. We were greeted by our lovely host Roberto on arrival and he showed us to our room, the lovely blue room, then up to a wonderful surprise balcony off of our room which had fantastic views all around us. Sitting on that balcony with a glass of wine, cheese & olives, listening to our music and watching the sun go down was an absolute highlight for us. The walk to San Gimignano was perfect, no worries about parking, just leave the car and go. Our room was clean and lovely and Roberto had thought of all the little things to make our stay pleasant and enjoyable. The breakfast room was lovely and we enjoyed our breakfast before walking to the walled city. Could easily have stayed longer here, will definitely go back.



26.05.2012 Recived from: Hhdaway - Bow, NH


“Perfect spot, perfect view, just lovely!”

This was our first B&B in Italy, and wow, it was lovely! The hosts, although limited in English, tried so hard to accommodate us and be helpful. The bath was huge, the room just right and the view was magnificent! Roberto's paintings were amazing and added so much to the house. It was so easy to walk into town and and since we rented a car we were able to visit other cities like Florence, Siena and Volterra.



25.12.2011 Recived from: Anna and Rocco Tersigni

Tanti auguri per Natale e per 2012 da noi
Vi pensiamo sempre con tanto affetto e memorie belle
Anna e Rocco



22.11.2011 Recived from: FlyByTheSeatOMyPants - New York


“Highly Recommend”


I loved this place. It may not be for everyone as a car is most definitely necessary. It is conveniently within nice walking distance of the town center. I appreciated being able to wake with the lovely view of town from my window, which you obviously can't enjoy if you stay in town. Locanda Viani felt very homey with comfortable accommodations, free parking, breakfast included and an extremely helpful, caring and considerate host family. We were warmly welcomed upon arrival and immediately enjoyed a refreshing local wine on the patio. Paola presented us with a lovely plate of local cheeses. Roberto went above and beyond to assist with information and directions for a day trip to neighboring town. Although we were disappointed that the resto was not open during our stay (Paola was about 81/2 months with-child!), The VIani's recommended a restaurant that was delicious and a good value for the quality. All in all I was very happy with this choice and would recommend it to independent travelers looking for a home-like environment to enjoy the beauty and bounty of the region. We intend to return so we can try Paola's delicious dishes and see Roberto's latest paintings.



04.09.2011 Recived from: Simo 55 - Salerno ( Italy )

“Assolutamente da consigliare!”

Purtroppo il mio soggiorno è stato molto breve (solo 2 giorni) ma ho avuto modo di apprezzare questa locanda. I proprietari sono cordiali e gentilissimi, le stanze confortevoli ed estremamente pulite. Il panorama che si può ammirare dalle stanze o dalla zona antistante l'ingresso non ha prezzo! E' decisamente un posto da consigliare e dove ritornare.



02.08.2011 Recived from: Perry Aliotti

Greetings from Charlotte NC. I would like to share a message with all who are considering a visit to Locanda Viani in San Gimignano. My wife and I spent four nights there in July for our 25th wedding anniversary. We could not have been more pleased with every single aspect of our visit. From the hospitality of Roberto and Paola to the beautiful view from our bedroom window to the delicious breakfast to the guidance provided on how to truly experience Tuscany, we were thrilled. We'll be back for sure.



19.07.2011 Recived from: GeremyD.


I’ve recently had the great pleasure and fortune to have a holiday break in San Gimignano, in a very special place set along the ancient Via Francigena: it’s the lovely Locanda Viani, set on a hill overlooking San Gimignano and offerring a beautiful view over its imposing Towers.

Staying at Locanda Viani it’s like staying at home, you’ll be welcomed by great hosts: the painter Roberto Viani, his wife Paola (a great chef) and his amiable son Cesare.
 We are now great friends. All the rooms are elegantly furnished and you will have the great opportunity to discover the real and authentic tuscan cuisine, and become more familiar with the traditions of this land, tasting a selection of superb local products, such as tuscan wine, olive oil, and cheese.

A beautiful and typical tuscan kitchen will welcome you, and you could also prepare the dinner together with Paola.
 The cooking courses of Paola are not to be missed. All the plates derive from a careful and attentive research on the ancient Tuscan cuisine, and you could have the pleasure to taste delicious dishes like the Cibreo dè Medici or the Roast Cannon-Bone of Chianina Breed with Potatoes.
 Roberto will be your friend and will help you to enjoy your tuscan experience at its best. This is the perfect place not only to stop and relax, but also to become more familiar with the true spirit of this region.



21.06.2011 Recived from: Wallhous

"A delightful home away from home!"

We have spent 5 nights staying at Locanda Viani where we were well looked after by Roberto and his wife Paola. Such a charming couple who have created a relaxed and well appointed accommodation. Roberto's artistic talents are evident everywhere. The view from each room looks directly at the walled city of San Gimignano - fantastic. A short walk to the old city makes this very well located. All of Roberto's recommendations regarding dining and touring were excellent. Don't miss this one if you get a chance!



16.01.2011 Recived from: mirna 1977

"In vacanza come a casa!"

Purtroppo la nostra vacanza è durata poco: alla nostra bimba è venuta la febbre! Ma la Locanda Viani è un posto da non dimenticare. Ci siamo trovati molto bene e l'accoglienza e la disponibilità dei proprietari ci ha fatto sentire come in famiglia!!! Non abbiamo fatto in tempo a provare in pieno la cucina di Paola, ma già il Suo pane e gli assaggi che abbiamo provato ci sono rimasti nel cuore.Ci torneremo sicuramente!



16.01.2011 Recived from: mirna1977

"In vacanza come a casa!"

Purtroppo la nostra vacanza è durata poco: alla nostra bimba è venuta la febbre! Ma la Locanda Viani è un posto da non dimenticare. Ci siamo trovati molto bene e l'accoglienza e la disponibilità dei proprietari ci ha fatto sentire come in famiglia!!! Non abbiamo fatto in tempo a provare in pieno la cucina di Paola, ma già il Suo pane e gli assaggi che abbiamo provato ci sono rimasti nel cuore.Ci torneremo sicuramente!



11.01.2011 Recived from: Andrea e Giovanna Gumerti - Genova ( Italy )

Siamo stati con degli amici per alcuni giorni alla Locanda Viani, incantevole posto dalla posizione superba su di una collina proprio davanti a San Gimignano.
Oltre all' estrema bellezza del posto, non potremo mai dimenticare l’accoglienza ricevuta dalla famiglia Viani, tutto veramente fantastico: Roberto e Paola sono persone veramente speciali, sempre disponibili e sorridenti ti danno la sensazione di essere a casa.
Camere molto pulite e confortevoli, il ristorante della Locanda è un ambiente elegante e nel contempo suggestivo, la cucina della signora Paola è qualcosa di sorprendente: piatti di una raffinatezza impareggiabile. Tutta la zona si può definire un paradiso di tranquillità, dove il relax è assicurato, vi consigliamo di passare qualche giorno alla Locanda Viani per capire il piacere della vita.



08.01.2011 Recived from: J_Tonnelli - San Jose, CA


Stayed at Locanda Viani for three nights in Sept 2010. Roberto was a warm, charming host who greeted us every evening upon returning from our siteseeing. Paola prepared the once/week guest dinner that was fit for a Michelin star restaurant. Their son, Cesare, helped Roberto to serve dinner. English is spoken, but Italian too to help learn it. Felt like we were valued guests in their home! We had the Red Room, which was clean, new, quiet, comfortable and had a terrific view of San Gimignano, which is within walking distance. Be sure to call Roberto for driving directions to the Locanda. Great place to also visit the quiet Etruscan town of Volterra or the towns of Chianti. Highly recommended if looking for a social, family hosted stay.



03.01.2011 Recived from: PecorinoAndPear - Chicago, Illinois

“Lived like Tuscan royalty for a week”

We were spoiled with a romantic & spotless room, with a private terrace offering 360 views of tuscan hillside. This alone would earns close to 5 stars. In addition, we experienced a culinary adventure from a personal gourmet chef Paola, plus guided by a travel expert, and immersed ourselves in daily tuscan life with daily history lessons from Roberto.

Words cannot express how comfortable and welcome we felt at Locanda Viani. It is the perfect mix of everything we imagined for our Tuscan get away. So close to San Gimi but not right in the mix. You can sneak back to your room for a quiet siesta, or lounge on the terrace and marvel in the changing colours of the day.

Breakfasts were always a highlight as Paola worked her magic. Amazing coffee, fresh breads, cheeses, meats and little treats (those bite size sandwiches were addictive!!!)

And of course, Cesare ... what a cutie pie.

Lastly, Roberto is definitely the host with the most. He went out of his way each and every day to make sure that we had everything we needed. Including a hand-drawn map, indicating an optimal driving route for our 2-day drive through all the major "must see" spots in Tuscany. I can't imagine what our drive would have been like if we had set as we had intended with a basic tourist map.

We cannot wait to go back! Do yourself a favour and book it!



21.11.2011 Recived from: Wallhous

"A delightful home away from home!"

We have spent 5 nights staying at Locanda Viani where we were well looked after by Roberto and his wife Paola. Such a charming couple who have created a relaxed and well appointed accommodation. Roberto's artistic talents are evident everywhere. The view from each room looks directly at the walled city of San Gimignano - fantastic. A short walk to the old city makes this very well located. All of Roberto's recommendations regarding dining and touring were excellent. Don't miss this one if you get a chance!



07.10.2010 Recived from: JetLagged2010 - Vancouver, Canada


“Wonderful location, quiet with great views.”

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this B&B. Roof top terrace attached to our room afforded wonderful views of the Tuscan hills and it is an easy walk into San Gimignano.



02.09.2010 Recived from: Irvine, California


“Staying at Locanda Viani was the highlight of our trip to Italy”

We stayed at Locanda Viani for four nights during our honeymoon trip to Italy. Roberto, Paola and their adorable son Cesare were wonderful hosts! Our room was beautiful and we had a private terrace with a view overlooking San Gimignano. On our second night, Paola cooked a private dinner for us, and we shared a bottle of Roberto's homemade wine- even Cesare helped serve the dinner! The setting for dinner on the patio was picturesque and we agree that the meal was the best food we have ever had! We were only a short walk to San Gimignano, which was an incredibly charming city. We'd go back in an instant and recommend it to everyone!



08.08.2010 Recived from: Annie Lalonde et Richard De Vaux - Montréal ( Canada )


Bonjour à vous deux et à Cesare,

Quel bonheur nous avons eu lors de notre séjour dans votre locanda en avril dernier (19, 20 21 avril). L’accueil que vous nous avez réservé restera gravé longtemps dans notre mémoire de voyages. Nous avons déjà transmis votre adresse à plusieurs de nos amis. Ils viendront sûrement un jour, tout comme nous y retournerons dans un avenir rapproché.
Nous avons dégusté le vin que vous nous avez si gentiment offert à notre départ. Ce fût une pur merveille surtout la Reserva. Nos papilles se sont réjouis par cette bonne bouteille qui était accompagnée de mets de votre région que j’ai essayé de refaire tel que me l’avait montré Paola. (poire et fromage de chèvre). À l’aide de votre menu que j’avais annoté, nous avons fait une réception pour dix personnes tel que le diner que nous avons pris un soir à votre table. Grâce à vous, ce fut un grand succès à la toscane bien arrosé de bon vin du Chianti.
Richard me parle fréquemment des vos magnifiques peintures accrochées dans votre salle à diner pour lesquelles il avait un grand bonheur à les admirer les chefs d’œuvre du maître Roberto.

Merci encore et au plaisir de vous revoir bientôt.


Annie Lalonde et Richard De Vaux



12.07.2010 Recived from: cecilejoel - BORDEAUX


“Notre facon de concevoir les voyages”

Un souvenir qui restera gravé dans la mémoire de notre famille tant l'accueil de Roberto , Paula et Cesare fut chaleureux ici.. Grands souvenirs de discussions avec Roberto sur la culture toscane, la société, l'art, le vin et biensûr les bons coins à visiter. Le diner préparé par Paula ainsi que sa gentillesse restera aussi un souvenir inoubliabe. Les petits verres de Vernaccia sur la terrasse face aux tours de San Gimignano aussi.... Bref ici on est clairement dans l'hospitalité et non dans le commerce.
Merci encore à Roberto et Paula d'avoir toujours fait le maximum pour rendre notre voyage fantatique



09.07.2010 Recived from: c_mcnam - Ireland


“Amazing!”
We actually stayed here in June 2010 and it was an amazing experience. The owners were both warm and friendly. we stayed in the 'Red' room which had a balcony where we could sit , drink red wine and enjoy the sunset. We had dinner there one of the nights and the food was just fantastic....it was the best meal of our life..no joke!!! Wild boar lasagne with dark chocolate..sounds eughhh but it was a taste sensation! He served the wine to us in these huge wine glasses whilst we sat outside enjoying the views of the town. It was just us and another couple and the owner/chef was so attentive to us...it was a very romantic experience!!! :)....WELL worth the visit!!!!! Enjoy!!!.



15.06.2010 Recived from: Brigitte 007 - Montréal, Canada


“Merveilleux”

Toute petite auberge digne de la splendeur de la Toscane. Magnifiquement située - hôtes chaleureux - cuisine excellente - vue splendide sur San Gimignano.



15.06.2010 Recived from: Elisabeth-uk - London


“the best choice to explore Tuscany”

I've recently spent a lovely tuscan vacation with some friends at Locanda Viani and we were incredibly impressed; it exceeded our expectations! We were welcomed by the owner and painter Roberto Viani, a great host, that gave us countless useful tips for our visit. The rooms are very elegant and comfortable, the beds are gorgeous, we slept wonderfully. The location is perfect too, just few metres from San Gimignano centre, and that's the perfect base to visit art cities like Siena or Florence. I'd advise to book your dinner at Locanda Viani, food and wine are unique, we tasted delightful typical tuscan dishes. I can't wait to come again and relax in this beautiful place!



05.06.2010 Recived from: ELLEN - United states

The Viani family made us feel like we were at home while in Italy. Everything was perfect!



05.06.2010 Recived from: Katya (France )



An idyllic spot, a charming couple, good quality and comfortable accomodation all contributed to making our 3-day stay memorable and we certainly hope to go back. Highly commendable!

Un coin idyllique, un couple charmant, hébergement confortable et de qualité. Ces 3 qualités réunies ont rendu notre séjour de 3 jours mémorable et nous espérons y retourner. A recommander!



13.05.2010 Recived from: Marie F. - Bruxelles, Belgique


“A truly authentic tuscan holiday in a wonderful place!”

Locanda Viani is really the best place in Tuscany. We had a magnificient romantic stay just in front of San Gimignano's towers! we have learnt a lot about Tuscany and its traditions. Roberto and his family are incredibly amiable and hospitable, always willling to help you enjoy your holiday at its best. The cuisine of Paola is delicious, don't miss it! Excellent in everything, a fantastic tuscan experience!



07.11.2009 Recived from: Maddalena Saracini


Vorrei lasciare il mio contributo su questo book perché altri possano godere di questo piccolo angolo di paradiso. Mi occupo di enogastronomia ma non sono venuta alla Locanda Viani per lavoro, sono arrivata qui per assoluto relax con la mia famiglia e così, per caso, ho scoperto la cucina di Paola fatta di talento, umiltà, cultura: pregi assoluti in un ambiente dove l’esibizione domina sulla competenza. Paola, Roberto e il piccolo Cesare sono una famiglia rara con il sacro fuoco della passione per le belle e buone cose della vita, c’è molto da imparare da loro. Complimenti, sicuramente torneremo!



01.11.2009 Recived from: Famiglia Renga

Grazie!
Avevamo proprio bisogno di stare tutti insieme, per qualche giorno, in un luogo lontano dal lavoro e dalla gente. Grazie per la vostra meravigliosa ospitalità. A presto!
Un saluto a Voi e un bacio a Cesare.
F. Renga



16.10.2009 Recived from: Frasonper - Toronto, Ontario


“Absolutely wonderful”

Roberto Paola and "simpatico" son Cesare are the most gracious of hosts. The Locanda Viani is an absolutley fabulous location for anyone staying in Tuscany. Roberto and Paolo exude passion for their work and region complimenting one another and rendering your stay an experience you will never forget. The view from the Locanda Viani is stunning overlooking San Gimignano and within easy distance from Florence, Siena Pisa not to mention the fact your in the heart of one of the greatest wine producing areas in the world (Chianti -Montalcino -Vernaccia di San Gimignano). The accommodations offer every amenity needed to make your stay a most pleasant one. Dining at the Locanda is not only a must but a gastonomic experience in Tuscan culinary history as Paola will prepare ancient recepies (as well as personal creations) reserched together with husband Roberto that are centuries old and recreated deliciously at the Locanda. Roberto's wine selection and knowledge compliment every meal to perfection. Roberto is also able to arrange visits to local wineries, olive oil mills, cheese factories as welll as suggest day trip itineraries to many local sites. Will we return to Locanda Viani, most definately. We have to go back and pick up our hearts that we left behind. Bravo Robeto Paola e Cesare.



06.10.2009 Recived from: Filippo De Gennaro - Napoli


Il nostro grazie alla famiglia Viani:

Grazie a Roberto abbiamo conosciuto una Toscana che pochi conoscono: ci ha fatto visitare una famiglia che alleva le capre e fa dei formaggi a latte crudo veramente unici, abbiamo conosciuto un signore che alleva dei maiali tipici della zona ( la Cinta Senese ) che hanno la caratteristica di vivere allo stato brado nei boschi e dai quali si ricavano dei salumi buonissimi ( strepitoso il prosciutto ), siamo andati in una piccola azienda di San Gimignano dove abbiamo potuto visitare la cantina e assaggiare i loro vini (tutti molto gentili e disponibili e…qualità/prezzo molto buono).
Grazie a Paola abbiamo conosciuto l’antica cucina Toscana ( come dice Lei: archeologia culinaria ) presentando ogni sera il menù scritto con la storia di ogni portata: una cosa mai vista!
Ogni sera era come tornare a casa, una piccola festa!
Grazie anche a Cesare, un bimbo dolcissimo, che sempre ha un sorriso e un piccolo giocattolo da regalarti.
Grazie ancora, è stato fantastico! Alla prossima!



04.10.2009 Recived from: OfirAndKeren - Tel-aviv

- A Dream vacation came true -

Our 2 week stay in Italy was one of the best vacations we ever had mostly because of our 5 day stay at Locanda Viani. Roberto, Paula and Caesar are so charming and gracious that words can't even start to describe.

From the moment we arrived until the minute we left They were looking out for us
and making sure we are having a good time while giving us our privacy we needed (very big place). we felt as part of the family.
On our last day we had to leave early (long drive ahead) and missed breakfast. Without even asking they were so kind and prepared us picnic sandwiches for the road :-)

One word about the vila itself - Amazing. The view from the room (we were in the yellow one) was so wonderful. we miss it :-) the place is designed with care and roberto's drawings are beautiful.

The Location is excellent, we couldn't have picked a better place for exploring the beautiful countryside of Tuscany. Only A Few minute walk from san geminiano fortress. we where there almost every night (eatting ice cream). during the days we drove to nearby locations (pizza, lucca, siena, volterra) all with Roberto's recommendations and guideless, he even gave us a map.

We recommend this place and especially Roberto's lovely family to everyone and will be more than happy to return in the nearby future.

Thank you so much for the best time ever.
Ofir&Keren and the bambina on the way :-)



04.10.2009 Recived from: Cecilia e Alberto - Abano Terme (PD)


* Il nostro matrimonio alla Locanda Viani *

Alcuni amici avevano trascorso le feste di fine anno alla Locanda Viani e ci avevano consigliato questa bellissima Locanda per il nostro matrimonio che volevamo celebrare a San Gimignano ( il posto più romantico d’Italia ). Con i nostri genitori e una coppia di amici come testimoni abbiamo prenotato, in esclusiva, tutta la Locanda Viani per 5 notti: è stato meraviglioso! Camere molto curate con una vista stupenda sulle torri di San Gimignano, simpatia immediata con la famiglia Viani, eleganza e sobrietà. Tutte le mattini, dopo colazione, Roberto ci dava dei consigli per meglio conoscere la zona ( il Chianti, le Crete senesi, Siena, Volterra, ecc.), al nostro ritorno, la sera, Paola ci deliziava con il suo talento di grande chef facendoci conoscere i piatti dell’antica cucina Toscana, il piccolo Cesare che ci salutava al nostro arrivo, cosa potevamo chiedere di più? La cerimonia del nostro matrimonio è stata molto intima, così come volevamo, officiata dal Sindaco della Città che ci ha messo a disposizione una bellissima sala del museo di arte moderna del comune di San Gimignano, tutto meraviglioso: lo scenario, la simpatia, la familiarità, l’eleganza…tutto da ricordare con commozione. Paola e Roberto ci hanno organizzato un pranzo/cena veramente da favola, da fare invidia a Lucullo.
Abbiamo voluto lasciare questa testimonianza di apprezzamento e grande simpatia verso la Famiglia Viani e la loro splendida Locanda a beneficio di tutti coloro che vogliono vivere un momento speciale della loro vita. Grazie ancora! Ciao Roberto, ciao Paola, un bacio a Cesare.

Cecilia e Alberto



03.10.2009 Recived from: shagdoggie Boulder, Colorado

“So Romantic!”
My husband and I stayed in San Gimignano for three nights and were lucky enough to discover Locanda Viani on Trip Advisor. As we first rolled up to the B&B, I was instantly thrilled to discover how peaceful and quiet the location is. We were immediately greeted by the adorable Cesare (words can't describe how adorable he is!) and were escorted to our room. We stayed in the blue room, which had an AMAZING and very private balcony facing the Tuscan hills. We always envisioned ourselves sharing a bottle of wine (or two!) on the balcony while playing cards, but we just never found the time.

As we first arrived to the B&B, we worried that it was further away from the center than we had expected, so we actually decided to drive to town the first night. As we were climbing into our car, we noticed another couple had decided to walk to town right at the same time. Well, you wouldn't believe it... Guess who beat us downtown? That's right, just as we struggled to find a parking space, we noticed the other couple had actually passed us up! Needless to say, we were a lot closer to town than we had expected and from then on we always enjoyed strolling (somewhat uphill) into town.

The most memorable meal of our entire 2 week holiday was here at Loconda Viani. Paola is an AMAZING gourmet chef, and Roberto, along with his little "mine-me" Cesare, is the perfect host. Roberto was able to select the perfect wines for our meal, and he impressed us with his fabulous wine glass collection. The ambiance was very intimate and romantic, but laid-back enough that we were able to visit with the couple next to us. Cesare was dressed in a mini apron just like his dad's (so adorable!) and he was the perfect helper... He even swirled our wine for us prior to taking the first sip!

If visiting San Gimignano, I highly recommend staying at Locanda Viani and booking yourself a meal with Paola, Roberto and Cesare. It was truly a magical night!



13.08.2009 Recived from: STEVE JONES - Switzerland

‹‹ We had a fantastic stay at Locanda Viani ››
Roberto and Paula looked after us really well. We were made to feel extremely welcome and at home. Roberto's wine selection is an essential must try. Paula's cooking is excellent.



11.07.2009 Recived from: Saratoronto74 - Toronto

“Best place ever, if you are in tuscany you should definatly consider to stay there!”

We stayed with Roberto and Paula for 4 nights , we were in the yellow room that was amazing! the view from our terrace was breathtaking!!
Room was unbelievable clean, very big room for the two of us AC (which was a must since the temp was around 30c) 1o minutes walk from St Gimignano and the service was just amazing! breakfast was delicious, we had dinner there one of the four nights, we both agree that it was the best dinner we had in a long time.. what a treat!
Roberto and Paula are amazing hosts! we will recommend this place to everyone and we hope to come back sometime in the future!
Shirit and Elliot Toronto, Canada



13.06.2009 Recived from: Vintage 2009 - Ontario, Canada

“The best place we have ever stayed... BY FAR!”
If you ever find yourself in the Tuscan countryside then you HAVE to stay at Locanda Viani!
The exceptional hospitality that Roberta & Paola showed us started from the moment we got there - the kind of hospitality that you are hard-pressed to find nowadays.
Our room (the "yellow" room) was amazing (we had our own private terrace with the most amazing view of San Gimignano!!)... and the cleanest room we have ever stayed in.
Roberto was always available and ready to provide suggestions and guidance for our daily sightseeing tours around Tuscany. He always went the extra mile.
Breakfast was tasty and traditional to the Tuscan region... as was the delicious meal we had one night. Paola is truly an exceptional chef. They also had an excellent selection of wines (and huge wine glasses to go with them!!).
The location is perfect... just outside the town walls of San Gimignano (a town we fell in love with!)... and a good place to base yourself for day trips around Tuscany.
If we EVER had the opportunity, we would go back to Locanda Viani in a heartbeat... and we will definitely recommend it to everyone we know!



13.06.2009 Recived from: DocandGilly - Cheshire, UK

Perfect stay!
Chose Locanda Viani after looking at Trip Advisor and it was certainly the right choice! Great welcome from the family and they were always around to help and advise.

The views from the rooms over to San Gimignano could not be betters and our room was perfect. It was an easy ten minute walk to the town and the joys of staying near the town meant you could really enjoy the atmosphere after all the crowds had gone.

You must have a meal at the Locanda on one of your evenings there. This was probably the best meal of our Italy trip. You are asked in advance if you have any allergies/pet hates but otherwise you get the best of what is local and in season. We had a superb meal. If you like your wine then the wine list is the best I have ever seen in such a small place. A real MUST!



13.06.2009 Recived from: Tryffan - Placitas, NM

" Charming house, gracious hosts, perfect location...we loved "

Locanda Viani is a delightful place, up a small winding road and just a 10-minute walk from San Gimignano. Roberto and Paola are very gracious and friendly hosts. The Red Room is charming, comfortable and clean with a gorgeous view of the San Gimignano towers. It has a clean, modern bathroom with shower and bidet. There's a refrigerator in the room and wine available for purchase; internet connection available. Evenings were blissfully quiet. Breakfast, served at 9 a.m., was good: coffee, toast with a lovely cherry jam, a sweet bread or cake, hard boiled eggs, ham, cheese, fruit. Our one regret was that we did not arrange in advance for a meal cooked by Paola.



07.06.2009 Recived from: josee mendola

Je voudrais remercier Roberto e Paola pour le merveilleux sejour passé a La Locanda Viani.
C'est un lieu magique!Une situation de reve ,la deco est magnifique et d'une propreté remarquable . Les conseils oenologiques,artistiques ou encore touristiques donnés par Roberto sont tres interessants.Les preparations culinaires de Paola sont digne d'un grand restaurant!! Merci beaucoup pour ce super sejour!Malgré le mauvais temps nous avons apprecié ces 3 jours extraordinaires !! Un seul regret...un gout de trop peu ...pas grave nous reviendrons!!!Josee et les 7 autres. TANTI SALUTI A VOI ROBERTO PAOLA E CESARE E ANCORA GRAZIE PER TUTTO.



16.03.2009 Recived from: Anna Tersigni

The Viani experience was unforgettable - indomenticabile! Best travel experience of our lives so far - and for our 35th anniversary.
Anna and Rocco - Toronto - May 2008



25.01.2009 Recived from: Luisa De Nardis (Co) Italy

Bellissima esperienza! La Locanda Viani ha veramente qualcosa di speciale, oserei dire benefico. Vivere non è un’abitudine, è percepire quello che vedi, ascoltare quello che senti, assaporare quello che mangi, parlare senza fretta. In una parola: essere vivi! Sembrerà eccessivo ma ho riscoperto la giusta dimensione del vivere in questa Locanda. Devo dire che la famiglia Viani ti aiuta molto a capire, a capirti e stare bene, la natura del luogo fa il resto, devi solo lasciarti andare senza paura. Un sincero saluto a Paola, Roberto e Cesare. Grazie.



12.01.2009 Recived from: MelanieHH - Hamburg

“5-Sterne-Unterkunft mit warmer Atmosphäre”
Wir verbrachten 4 Tage und 3 Nächte in San Gimignano und fühlten uns bei der Familie Viani sehr wohl. Das Zimmer Azur hat einen Aufgang zur Dachterasse, von der wir einen atemberaubenden Blick auf die Türme und in die Landschaft hatten. Das Zimmer ist sehr gepflegt und hat ein eigenes Badezimmer. Es wurde jeden Tag gesäubert.
Das Frühstück war ein Gedicht: Regionale Käse- und Wurstspezialitäten wurden kombiniert mit süßen, meist selbstgebackenen Speisen (Kuchen, Kekse). Es steht frisches Obst bereit, Brot, Kaffee / Tee.
Einen Abend bekochte uns Frau Viani und zauberte ein abwechslungsreiches Menü (Ziegenkäse-Mousse mit Birnengelee, dreierlei Suppen-Variation, Roastbeef mit verschiedenen Gemüse der Saison und einer Mousse au Chocolat) für 40 EUR. Eine lokale Weinkarte unterstreicht die Bemühung der Familie, ihren Gästen die Toskana von ihrer schönsten Seite zu zeigen.
Der kleine Cesare zeigte in seiner natürlichsten Art, dass er sich über Gäste freut und ist einfach süß.
Mit Roberto sprachen wir gerne französisch, englisch oder Zeichensprache hätte sicherlich auch geklappt.
Für uns bot San Gimignano einen idealen Ausgangspunkt für Erkundungstouren und gleichzeitig eine Erholungsoase mit ruhigem, aber schönem Nachtleben. Von der Unterkunft aus haben wir abends gern einen Spaziergang in die Kleinstadt gemacht. Somit ist die Locanda Viani auch in der Hinsicht empfehlenswert. Wir kommen gern nochmal hierhin!



29.10.2008 Recived from: ANNEI - Scotland

“A wonderful experience”.
We stayed at Locanda Viani last year and had such a memorable experience we returned this year and held a Tuscan banquet there to celebrate our wedding. The rooms are very tastefully decorated and are spotless. It is a short walk to San Gimignano and there are some spectacular views from Locanda Viani at night when the towers of the town are illuminated.
The owners, Roberto and Paola, are extremely welcoming. I would recommend eating there in the evening. The food is out of this world. We stayed in hotels of different sizes and rating in Italy, but our stay at Locanda Viani was the best by far.



24.10.2008 Recived from: Savanna NorthWales - North Wales

We stayed for four nights with Roberto, Paola and Cesare, we were made to feel very special guests, their kindnes and hospitality is amazing.
The highlight of our stay being the fantastic meal prepared by Paola on our last evening.
Breakfasts were simple but fresh and delicious.
We would recommend Locanda Viani to everyone and would return if ever in the area again.



02.10.2008 Recived from: TravelfanWI - Madison, WI

A wonderful place. If you are going to or near San Gimignano, this is where you should stay. It's in a great location, and the owners clearly want you to enjoy your stay. Strongly consider reserving a night to have them fix a private dinner for you. Paulo started preparing our meal around noon (we ate at 8:00) and Roberto was our server and made some excellent wine selections from his cellar for our two-hour dining experience.

I agree with another reviewer that you will need a car in Tuscany, and we found San Gimignano a great base to work from. Our group of four would heartily endorse you taking a portable GPS device to guide you -- we thought it likely saved us hours of time during our 12-day trip.



27.07.2008 Recived from: Zandee & Kate Toronto, Ontario, Canada

My partner and i stayed three days at Locanda Viani in the Red Room. It was a wondefully decorated, clean room with a gorgeous view of San Gimignano. Our room plus the dining area are covered with Roberto's own original art. It was absolutely beautiful!!

Roberto, Paola and little Cesare were amazing hosts that made our stay memorable. They had such warm dispositions and were very enjoyable to talk too. Little Cesare's smile and giggle always made our day!!
Roberto was a very knowledgeable Sommelier who recommended our incredible wine at dinner. The whole bottle would fit the glass we had at dinner (see the pictures).

Paola is an amazing chef who prepared our most memorable true tuscan meal on our trip. Two of the courses were Lasagne Di Pasta with Wild Boar Bitter-Sweet Ragu and Fillet of "Cinta Senese" with Herbs. Little Cesare helped his father Roberto with clearing the tables. They both had matching aprons. We sat outside for dinner and had an incredible evening view of San Gimignano .

Breakfasts at the Locanda were always enjoyable consisting of coffee, fresh fruits, cheeses, meats and fresh bread. A great way to start off your day.

The Locanda is a short walk into San Gimignano (a touristy town that you can see in a 1/2 day.) But with a car, you can get to several neighboring towns that are more memorable Siena, Monteriggioni and others in the Chianti Region.

We would recommend the Locanda Viani to anyone staying in San Gimignao.

Thank you Roberto, Paola and little Cesare for making us feel welcome and at home.



14.06.2008 Recived from: FABIENNE - Houston, Texas,

Roberto and Paula were absolutely wonderful. They welcomed us and accommodated us wiht all our questions and made us feel right at home. We had a home cooked meal by Paula which was our best dinner throughout our travels in Italy.. the food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect.... a wonderful way to end the day. Cesare their son was also a joy.



08.06.2008 Recived from: Matthew Simon

This is a magnificent place to stay, and the Viani family are wonderful, caring people, that are extremely helpful. I think those that stay at the Locanda Viani are very lucky, and will be looking forward to their next visit.



04.05.2008 Recived from: VEMARIE - Houston, Texas

“Locanda Viani is a MUST!”
We stayed at Locanda Viani for 3 nights in the Green room as part of our honeymoon in Tuscany. Our room was not huge but the perfect size with a lovely view of the countryside. It is a short walk to San Gimignano and we enjoyed walking in the evenings to get our gelato at the "Worlds Best" awarded. It was delicious. Roberto, Paola and Cesare (soo cute!) are wonderful hosts and very very helpful and accommodating. They have a great breakfast in the morning and it was a perfect place to relax as well from being in the busy cities before. We also drove to Pienza and Siena. We loved Pienza! It was very helpful to have the car. If we are ever so lucky to return to San Gimignano we will for sure be staying at Locanda Viani. We miss it already.



04.05.2008 Recived from: EJS50 Massachusetts

Just to update all the somewhat older reviews -- what a wonderful place. A definite highlight of our entire trip. Roberto and Paola are wonderful hosts and they have an adorable 4 year old, Cesare.

You really have to have a car for this part of your trip if you want to visit Chianti and Siena, or really just to get around at all. We had rented a car in Florence and stayed at Locanda Viani for 3 nights.

One of the highlights is that we arranged a cooking lesson -- artichoke antipasto, a risotto and red lentil dish, duck with orange sauce (which they said originated in Italy, not France), a potato, cheese, and rosemary side dish, and homemade cantuccini, which we dipped into the local sweet Vin Santo. We mostly worked on the antipasto, cantuccini (biscotti), and potato side dish while we sipped on champagne. Paola's (and Roberto's) English is not really fluent, but we got by on a mixture of English, Italian, French, and Spanish. (Our friends and I knew French, my husband Spanish -- Paola and Roberto knew some French and Spanish). It made the experience that much more fun.

The location is convenient to San Gimignano, a ten minute walk, which is touristy but worth at least half a day and has great views from the tower. But it is also pretty convenient to the Chianti area, which we toured one day, and to the area around Siena including Siena, which we toured another day.

The only restaurants are really right at Locanda Viani (on request or as part of a cooking lesson), at a few spots a drive away, or in San Gimignano itself.



04.11.2007 Recived from: Bacchini maurizio

I miei piu' sinceri complimenti per l'ospitalita', la gentilezza, l'ottima cucina e l'accurata pulizia della stanza. Spero al piu' presto di tornare a trovarvi. Di sicuro un consiglio a chiunque vi voglia venire a trovare.
Saluti famiglia Bacchini



20.10.2007 Recived from: Francesco e Nicoletta - Venezia

Vogliamo aggiungere i nostri complimenti per la Famiglia Viani: veramente uno splendido posto, un'accoglienza superba, una cucina raffinata e di primissimo ordine. Noi che di turismo ce ne intendiamo ( Venezia ) possiamo ben dire che riuscire a mantenere questa qualità quando c'è così tanta richiesta ci vuole molta passione è onestà...quì l'abbiamo trovara. Complimenti! Possiamo consigliare la Locanda Viani a chi ama la familiarità, la tranquillità, la buona cucina e il buon vino. Chi cerca il "mordi e fuggi" a basso costo è meglio che cerchi altrove.



19.10.2007 Recived from: Michael


Much better than any hotel stay we had arranged on this trip, the Bed & Breakfast arrangement is definitely the way to go!



19.10.2007 Recived from: Carol

Rooms were cosy and extremely clean. Loved having our own balcony. The owners did everything possible to make us comfortable and happy. We had dinner in the dining room on arrival and loved it so much, we reserved it for our departure night as well. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious (home made pastries!). We had a car for touring and found many beautiful drives on our day trips. Our friends in the other two rooms enoyed visiting a nearby spa. There were also hiking trails right off the property. Roberto can direct you where to go on a day of walking the countryside. The owners do not speak English but all of us communicated somehow.
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Please see the above comments. I will only add that I would recommend Locanda Viani to any of my friends without hesitation.



06.10.2007 Recived from: Anna e Stefano

Da poco tempo siamo tornati a casa. Ancora serbiamo nel cuore il ricordo di questa magnifica cittadina da sogno e la cordiale ospitalità nella vostra splendida locanda. Ci avete coccolati con i vostri raffinati manicaretti e l'ottimo vino, sentiremo la mancanza della vostra compagnia, dei vostri preziosi consigli per le nostre escursioni.
Grazie Roberto, grazie Paola e un bacio al piccolo Cesare, con l'auspicio di ripetere il prossimo anno questa piacevolissima esperienza.



16.07.2007 Recived from: Bill Rose, Carlsbad, United States

LOVE LOVE LOVE Locanda Viani. Roberto and Paula are simply wonderful hosts. THE highlight of our trip to Tuscany.
Paula's cooking is a pure treat.
A MUST stay experience



16.07.2007 Recived from: Anonymous

Absolutely world class!
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Locanda Viani is the place to celebrate a relaxing vacation: friendly and kind hosts, perfect maintained propery, central located



16.07.2007 Recived from: Lorraine - Canada

Locanda Viani was the highlight of our trip to Tuscany. In every way it met and surpassed our expectations, and I will freely admit that these were high! We enjoyed our stay with Roberto and Paola so much, that we invited them to stay with us if they ever find themselves with the opportunity to visit Canada.
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If you are in Tuscany you have to stay at Locanda Viani. The villa is immaculate and offers a breathtaking view of the Tuscan landscape and postcard views of San Gimignano. Paola's meals are historic and second to none, and Roberto and Paola are absolutely charming and saw to our every whim and need. We will be going back.



16.07.2007 Recived from: Sandra

the owner, roberto, was outside to meet us & instantly made us feel warm & welcome.
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locanda viani was even better than we expected. roberto & paola were like family and made sure we were pampered throughout our entire stay.
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no problems at all. everything was itemized and just what we expected.
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yes, they actually offer a fabulous gourmet dinner each nite if you are interested ( extra cost of course, but well worth it) they also have a wonderful selection of very fine wines.
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San Gimigano is the best little town in Tuscany in our opinion. With it's beautiful cobblestone street and wonderful shopping. And, Locanda Viani was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. We absolutely will return again to Locanda Viani.



16.07.2007 Recived from: roberta sim, medicine Hat, Canada

We were picked up and taken by taxi to our
hotel. It was a very smooth and easy
experience for us.
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It was surprisingly better than we expected.
The rooms were perfectly clean and beautifully
decorated and the owners were so accomodating.
Our stay was a wonderful experience and would
recommend to anyone.
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No- it was well described.
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Best of both worlds as is in the country, but
only a 15 minute walk to the town of San
Gimignano. Very friendly and accomodating
staff. Beautiful views from the rooms and a
great wine bar in every room.



16.07.2007 Recived from: Tony Byers, Bicton, Australia

We were greeted immediately, shown to our room and welcomed with coffee and home made biscuits.
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The owners were delightful. We enjoyed an amazing meal on our second night of traditional Tuscan fare, cooked by Puala. This really added to the Tuscan experience.
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We felt as though we were leaving as friends.
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Now that we have visited Tuscany, we would recommend that everyone hire a car. This was not at the fault of the owners, purely from our ignorance to the region. We chose this accommodation for the proximity to San Gimignano, and didn't realise it was such a small town and really should have hired a car to explore further.
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A true Tuscan experience. Everything that you would dream of for a Tuscan stay...amazing view (to the vineyards and San Gimignano), welcoming owners and cosy rooms.



04.07.2007 Recived from: Luc. B, north carolina

We just got back from staying four days at Locanda Viani and it was the highlight of our trip. I actually cried when I left because I knew this was something special. The location was central to exploring all the Tuscan Hill towns and walking distance to San G.
I read all the reviews before I left to visit Europe, however I still was not prepared for the amount of hospitality by the owners, Roberto and Paula. We had two beautiful rooms(red and blue), they have a wonderful terrace in front of the property where we had wine and cheese and breakfast everyday. We found ourselves leaving our hill towns early so that we could enjoy the solitude of the Locanda.
I can highly recommend this hotel, however I will warn you, You will not want to leave and you will continuously compare the rest of your trip to this stay. We plan to go back to Tuscany next year and we will base ourselves at the Locanda and explore Tuscany on a larger scale, I wish we had stayed longer than 4 days.



04.07.2007 Recived from: Wldi. D - Roma

Il mio lavoro mi porta in giro per il mondo ma non credevo che esistesse ancora un luogo come la Locanda Viani. Dopo ver frequentato hotel di categoria sempre asettici e formali finalmente ho respirato l'aria della famiglia, la filosofia dello star bene, il piacere di sentirsi a casa con il confort dell'eleganza.
Con mia moglie abbiamo scoperto questo luogo quasi per caso, su internet, ci ha colpito la vicinanza e la vista su San Gimignano che si vede dal sito web della Locanda ( veramente ben fatto ). Quando siamo arrivati non credevamo ai nostri occhi, bellissimo ambiente! Una vista incredibile, un'accoglienza gentile e familiare, un ambiente elegante, raffinato e nello stesso tempo semplice, una rarità! Avevamo prenotato per 3 notti, siamo rimasti per 5 notti, non volevamo andarcene più.
Dopo aver conosciuto molti ristoranti " stellati " dalla Michelin la cucina di Paola è qualcosa che non ha paragoni, un mix di alta cucina e cucina di casa. Consiglierei questo ambiente solo a chi non ha fretta, a chi vuole riappropriarsi della vita. Con l'occasione vorrei fare dei ringraziamenti:
Grazie Roberto perchè riesci a trasmettere le tue passioni, grazie Paola per la tua gentilezza e per la tua cucina...unica!!! Un bacio a Cesare che è ancora piccolo ma...sarà un grande!!!



20.06.2007 Recived from: Laurie_lo, Madrid

The yellow room where we stayed had a lovely terrace where we could see San Gimignano while getting some sun. It had one beautiful window with nice views of the town. The only but was the little light there was in the room which made is a bit shady & dark at night. Besides that the room was nicely furnished & clean.

Being close to San Gimignano made it a great base to explore the rest of the country. The house is walking distance from San Gimignano, but the walk is steep & taking the car to have dinner is definitely a good idea.

The owners of the hotel Roberto, Paola, and their little son Cesare made us feel totally welcome and at home. Their breakfast is totally homemade & delicious, and their help planning our daily trips really made a diference.



20.06.2007 Recived from: Lee-&-Delz, Gold Coast

We have recently returned from a 6 week holiday through Europe, and tuscany was definately one our highlights - thanks to Paolo and Roberto at Locanda Viani. They are both so friendly and made us feel welcome as soon as we arrived. There are 4 rooms, and we stayed in the Rosso (Red) room with a fantastic view looking out at the towers in San Gimignano which is a beautiful little medieval village only a 5 min walk away. Roberto is a painter and he has great artwork displayed in all the rooms. Our room was great - good size, lovely furnishings, great sized bathroom and a cupboard stocked with wine!

Breakfast was very good - with superb coffee. A highlight was definately the dinner we had there - it was very intimate with only 3 other tables and with Roberto Viani serving us. Fantasic local food and great tuscan wine - bellissimo!

We were so pleased to have found such a nice place to stay in tusany - and it was very hard to leave. We look forward to the day when we can stay here again one day and would reccommend it to everyone who enjoys wine, food, good hospitality and beautiful scenery.



20.06.2007 Recived from: jverrillo, NY

We stayed for two nights on our tour through Tuscany. We could not have been more happy. The hotel was close enough to San Gimignano to get a beatiful view from our terrace, and was less than a 15 minute walk, yet we were treated to the quiet solitude of a country setting. The room (we stayed in the Yellow room) was fantastic, as well as the terrace. Roberto, the owner (and artist -- you will see his work all over your room and the dining room) is a wonderful man (the fact that he does not speak English, and we speak very little Italian, did not change the fact that he was our favorite person on a 2+ week trip). By all means, STAY FOR DINNER at least one night. You will not be disappointed. You don't get to choose your meal (it is based on whatever they were able to get fresh at the market that day), but everything we had was absolutely first rate, as well as the service. We had to checkout very early on the day we left in order to return our rental car on time, and not only did they happily allow me to take care of the paperwork the night before, but they then packed a big breakfast in a plastic bag for us so we wouldn't have to fend for ourselves the next morning.



20.06.2007 Recived from: scaredofpsychos, Alberta, Canada

We stayed at Locanda Viani for one week at the end of May and it was fantastic! The location is perfect with the best of both worlds- in the beautiful Tuscan countryside, but only an approx 15 minute walk to the town of San Gimignano. The owners are so friendly and welcoming and will do anything to improve your stay. We have a 2 year old daughter who they welcomed with open arms! The breakfast is great and the rooms comfortable and beautifully decorated. I would highly recommend Locanda Viani to anyone.



22.03.2007 Recived from: paola e alessandra

VACANZA BREVESSIMA MA STUPENDA, GRAZIE PER L'OSPITALITA' E LA VOSTRA SQUISITA SIMPATIA E PROFESSIONALITA'...SPERIAMO DI RIVEDERVI PRESTO.
UN BACIO A CESARE DA PARTE NOSTRA. PAOLA E ALE DI TORINO..CIAO



28.01.2007 Recived from: Gianni Armani

Il mio lavoro mi porta in giro per il mondo ma non credevo che esistesse ancora un luogo come la Locanda Viani. Dopo ver frequentato ambienti asettici e formali finalmente ho respirato l'aria della famiglia, la filosofia dello star bene, il piacere di sentirsi a casa.
Grazie Roberto perchè riesci a trasmettere le tue passioni, grazie Paola per la tua gentilezza e per la tua cucina...unica!!! Un bacio a Cesare che è ancora piccolo ma...sarà un grande!!!

Grazie ancora e ...a presto

Gianni



25.01.2007 Recived from: elioscesuales@yahoo.es

ciao!! sono elios siciliano ,vivo in spagna con la mia compagna ,ma devo dire che ..vorrei tornare in italia ,tornerei nella mia terra o verrei li' per vivere ed lavorare in locanda!!
un bacione!!elioscensuales@yahoo.es
la toscana "es una pasada" per cui se cercate gente!spero pero' che nn teniate pregiudi.
verso i siciliani!ma penso proprio di no!il gusto del posto dice molto di voi!



27.08.2006 Recived from: Maria Dehmer - Germania


Buongiorno a tutti, sto cercando informazioni del mio bisnonno. Nato a Roma nel 28.12.1862
Sbarcato a America(Peru) nel 1890-1891.
El Nome es: Ignacio Magliochetti (Magliocchetti) .
Grazie
scrivi a - write to: nmcdehmer@t-online.de



25.08.2006 Recived from: viani, mario

Ciao, adesso sono in argentina ,ma mio babbo e i miei antenati son tutti nati a Firenze,vi saluto e quando andró a casa di miei cugini saró felice di conoscervi. Auguri.Mario Viani.



11.08.2005 Recived from: Valerio+Raffaella

Le colline sullo sfondo, torri storiche si stagliano in lontananza in una visione dispersa nel tempo... così è la magnifica vista dalla nostra stanza... Non si tratta del capoverso di un nuovo romanzo, ma semplicemente della realta' che abbiamo vissuto in un week end pieno di cortesia e sapori irripetibili...
Grazie

V+R



06.08.2005 Recived from: Anna

A tutti gli amici artisti !!!

Ho appena trascorso dei giorni indimenticabili alla LOCANDA VIANI con l'artista Roberto Viani, pittore e proprietario di questa meravigliosa locanda e ho avuto un'idea : perchè non ci ritroviamo alla Locanda Viani per conoscersi e scambiarsi idee e opinioni e parlare di arte ? Vi aspetto !!!! Fatemi sapere. ANNA

in English:
to all artists who read us !!!
I have just spent some unforgettables days at the LOCANDA VIANI whith the artist Roberto Viani, painter and owner of this beautiful Locanda and I have had an idea: we can meet here, at the Locanda Viani to know us and to speak together of our arts. We await You !!! Let me know your interest. ANNA



18.07.2005 Recived from: Pierre

Un grand merci ! Votre Locanda est magnifique et nous avons passé des jours vraiement inoubliables.
Merci encore et à bientot.
Pierre et Nadine



04.05.2005 Recived from: Dino Vivaldi

"...Fatti non foste a viver come bruti. Ma per seguir virtute e conoscenza..."
( Dante Alighieri XXVI canto dell'Inferno )

Nel mio soggiorno alla Locanda ho imparato veramente qualcosa: cosè l'eleganza e la famiglia. Grazie di tutto, ciao a presto.
DINO