Accommodation San Gimignano

Fragrance and Taste

Placed in the historical centre of S. Gimignano, Palazzo Mari offers to its hosts many occasions to enjoy the taste and odour of local food that made this land unique.

Cooking Class

Would you like to discover the tricks and secrets of the typical Tuscan cousine, maybe while tasting a nice wine? 
Thanks to our collaborators, you can take part in cooking classes to learn traditional recipes in a new and enjoyable way, both for those who are moving their first steps in this world and for those who would like to increase their knowledge. Together with qualified chefs, you will be able to live a unique experience, also tasting the dishes you have prepared.

San Gimignano’s saffron

Exclusive product from S. Gimignano. Crocus sativus is planted at the end of August, and the plant flourishes in a relatively short time, since the flowers can be collected starting from the first days of September. The collection of the flowers, as well as the other processes in the production of saffron, has to be done by hand and not using machinery, since this could potentially result in damage to the pistils. Saffron is a versatile product that was used in the coloring of wool and unrefined tissues, in medicine (the Spezieria di Santa Fina should be visited in this respect), in arts (as traditional paintings produced in this area show) and in the local cousine, not only for its taste, but also for its colour that made dishes more visually attracting.

Vernaccia

It is a world-unique white wine, produced exclusively in San Gimignano. it has a clear colour that tends to gold with ageing, it’s got a delicate, fruity and penetrating odour, that will excite your senses with its dry, fresh and full-bodied taste. Excellent with pasta with white sauces and fried food, exceptional with white meats and fish.

Chianti Classico

The “Gallo Nero” is the symbol of the Chianti Classico group, that has its headquarters in Radda in Chianti. This limpid wine, with a rubin-red intense colour, distinguished by floral notes, harmonious and delicate, will make you fall in love even more with this land. To be consumed with red and grill-cooked meats. The so called “Riserve” (reserves) go along nicely with aged cheese or game meat.

Nobile di Montepulciano

One of the oldest wines in Italy. Unique product, that can only be produced in a land of 680 square hectares. It undergoes an ageing of two years in wooden containers, it is characterised by garnet coloured appearance, floral odour with some notes of wood. It has a dry taste, which means it can be nicely combined with pecorino cheese, produced in the nearby Pienza.

Brunello di Montalcino

In spite of being a modern wine, born in the second half of the 1800s, it is the most well-known wine worldwide and has received important prizes and acknowledgment in the world and in Italy. It is a robust wine, with intense ruby-like colour, and its odor recalls the aroma of spices, geranium and cherry. If you combine this wine to local products like cheese and oil, your papilla will thank you for this extremely pleasant gastronomic journey!

La Vendemmia (grape-harvest)

Would you like to know what is the secret? Take place in the grape harvest (vendemmia) This is the most important event in our land. It has been carried out once once a year for centuries so far, to produce a world famous and unique wine all over the world. It is a unique experience, and you will be able to live it starting from the preparation, to the harvesting up until the production of the wine.