When you can tear yourself away from this idyllic retreat, Antica Canonica is excellently located for exploring the area and discovering the delights of Tuscany. San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and Volterra are all close by and the famous towns of Florence and Siena with their countless art treasures and historic monuments are easily accessible via the main road links at nearby Colle di Val d'Elsa, an interesting town in itself, being famous for its crystal production and medieval quarter. In fact the owners of Antica Canonica have a lovely restaurant in the ancient hill town, featuring excellent refined cuisine, and with a large panoramic terrace for dining al fresco.

Guests at Antica Canonica receive a complimentary voucher offering 10% discount at the restaurant. www.dietrolequinteristorante.com There is a further selection of local trattorias within easy driving distance of the residence, and it is also possible to hire a chef for the evening on request.

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