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Staying in an authentic medieval village to discover Tuscany

La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena, Curio Collection by Hilton is an authentic medieval village, located near Siena. 
Siena is a World Heritage Site and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy.
The hotel has been carefully chosen to become part of the collection of exclusive independent hotels and resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, each of which is appreciated for its uniqueness. Its position is in fact unique: it is immersed in a vast green hilly area.

La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena, Curio Collection by Hilton.

The resort is divided into several buildings and in two villages: Borgo La Bagnaia and Borgo La Filetta.The buildings composing the Resort go back long time in history, to the early Middle Age, probably around the year 800. After a long period of prosperity, the village started depopulating so the bishop of  Siena merged the parish of Bagnaia with Filetta. The rebirth came when the notable Jacopo Bichi bought the estate and the family built their country residence here.

There are attractions for all tastes: beautiful panoramas, delicious Italian cuisine, an extraordinary wellness Spa and an 18-hole golf course designed by internationally renowned architect Robert Trent Jones Jr.

The golf course is rated as one of the best in Italy and it’s perfect for professional players as well as beginners.

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Buddha Spa by Clarins offers an outdoor thermal pool with a scenic waterfall and indoor pool with also sauna and turkish bath. The wellness center rises where the warm waters of the source Santa Caterina gushed out. The source was known as “water that heats up” as it comes out at a temperature of 28 °. This mineral water, thanks to its rich composition of sulphates, calcium and bicarbonate, is suitable for rheumatic treatments, disorders of the vascular system and skin diseases.

We have been here in this paradise with our dog, Charlie. He was well received almost anywhere, even in the pool and restaurant.  There is no shortage of large green areas and he could roam among the meadows and gardens looking for other animals.A funny thing: there is a program called “Be Curious” designed to reach all types of guests of personalized experiences. Click to this link to discover the kind of curious journey and the dedicated experiences at la Bagnaia. 

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Do not miss 

You are in Tuscany so there are plenty of cities and villages to see and explore.

Of course, the nearest is Siena. It’s just 10 kms from La Bagnaia so it’s very close.

Siena is one of the most visited and popular places in Tuscany, a place extremely rich in history and art. Its traditions are based on 17 districts called “contrade”  and on the famous Palio di Siena.

The city center is closed to traffic and if you visit Siena for the first time, we recommend you to go to the beautiful Piazza del Campo. Consider that the main attractions are located between Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral.

Piazza del Campo hosts the famous Palio di Siena twice a year but it’s not famous only for that. In fact, it has a unique shape with brick pavement and historical buildings facing on it. Among these, the Torre del Mangia offers a unique view of the city with its 87 meters height.

Tour of Siena can now continue on to the precious Piazza del Duomo. It hosts some of the most magnificent treasures of Siena which we recommend you visit inside: the Cathedral, the Crypt and the Piccolomini Library. You will love them!  Just north of Siena, you can run into Monteriggioni and San Gimignano.

Regarding the first one, it is very small and with few roads but it’s enchanting because it looks like a castle. The walls and the fourteen suggestive towers are still intact, as they were built in the Middle ages for defending the locals. But also the latter, San Gimignano, is still considered today as one of the best European examples of urban organization of the communal age. It’s a 14th century village and the spectacular towers are also in here the protagonists.

Until the middle of the fourteenth century, the town experienced a season of economic and artistic wealth, thanks also to the merchants and pilgrims who traveled the Via Francigena. The road crossed this splendid village and still divides it into two parts. A magic place, to be visited!

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