The modern redo of the former drying rooms of a medieval wool works is run by the nuns of St. Catherine, who provide crisply homey and spotless lodgings with a slightly contemporary flair. Terraced into the hillside below San Domenico church, near the Fontebranda, the oldest and most picturesque of the city’s fountains, the place has a quiet, retreat like air—even a meditative, monastic calm, if you choose to see it that way—along with a great perk, city-view balconies in many rooms. Breakfast is included, but it’s a bit monastic and you may want to walk up the hill and enjoy a cappuccino in the Campo.