Relax Hotel Aquaviva
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- Easy day trip to Florence, about a 70-minute drive away
- Facilities include a spa and an outdoor pool with panoramic views
- Siena and San Gimignano are both within 45-minute drive from the hotel
Relax Hotel Aquaviva is near Val d’Elsa, between the provinces of Florence and Siena.
It is 30 minutes' drive from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Gimignano. Originally an Etruscan village, the settlement was named after the bishop of Modena, San Gimignano, who is said to have saved the city from Attila the Hun. It is "beautifully preserved, enticingly rural, and with a fine array of religious and secular frescoes," according to Rough Guides.
Siena -- an essential stop on every Tuscan itinerary -- is around a 45-minute drive from the hotel, while Florence -- the capital of Tuscany, known for its Renaissance architecture and magnificent Duomo -- is around a 70-minute drive.
Hotel facilities includes a spa with a steam bath, a sauna, an indoor pool and an outdoor one with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The Il Cavaliere Blu restaurant specializes in typical Tuscan cuisine.
The 39 spacious rooms are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, safe and hair dryer, and all of them have direct access to the spa through an elevator.