Bruco

In-Town Apartment - Romantic Lodgings
     

Character: Sunny, panoramic hideaway with great amenities and furnishings.
Advantages: Good in-town location; comfortable and cozy; English-speaking managers.
Location: In the heart of Siena. Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral are both a five-minute walk. Shops and restaurants are right downstairs; the escalator to public parking is two blocks away. Click here to see the map for Bruco.
Size: Sleeps 2; living/dining room, separate kitchen, one room with double bed or twin beds, bathroom with stall shower.
Features: Antique furnishings, terracotta or marble floors and wood-beamed ceilings. Air conditioning, telephone, wireless or DSL Internet access, full refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, oven, washing machine, microwave oven, hair dryer.
Minimum stay: Three nights.
Disadvantages: No elevator (it's 54 steps up from street level).
Car needed: No.

Bruco, the Caterpillar contrada, is Siena's most lively. Way back in 1369, the neighborhood was praised for its bravery in helping to defeat Charles IV of Bohemia. Two years later, its residents led the revolt to replace the city's leaders with a people's government. Because of those two heroic deeds, Bruco is called a contrada nobile, and those who live within its invisible boundaries are mighty proud of their special title. On Palio day, they crowd into their teensy weensy parish church, spilling out in their hundreds onto the sidewalk outside. And although they have the sad distinction of being the contrada that has won the least Palios in the last 900 years, they are proud to exhibit each and every one of their banners in the historic museum on Via del Comune.

Just down the street, perched atop an ancient building at the very heart of this authentic Sienese neighborhood is a delightful little air-conditioned apartment that's perfect for one or two people. It is just five minutes' walk from the Campo or the Duomo, and only a few yards away from the escalator that leads down to public parking. The American owner of the apartment completely renovated it in 2001, furnishing it with beautiful antiques and everything you'll need to have a pleasant stay in Siena. The floors are marble or original terracotta, the ceilings are lined with whitewashed wooden beams, and there are ceiling fans in the living room and bedroom.

You enter into the small but sunny living room, which has a sofa and a desk with modem hook-up and stunning view of the red-tiled roofs of the city. An archway leads to the modern kitchen, where you'll find a full fridge/freezer, oven and cooktop, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave oven, cappuccino machine, food processor, mixer, dishes, cutlery and cookware. The bedroom is on the other side of the living room. It has two twins or one double bed, a large wardrobe, cupboards, and telephone. The tiled bathroom has a stall shower, and a window with a clothesline, just like all good Italian homes.

Vital information:
On Via del Comune, close to the Campo and the Duomo, about two blocks from the escalator to public parking
54 steps up from ground level (no elevator)
One bedroom (sleeps 2)
One bathroom with stall shower and hair dryer
Separate kitchen with refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, oven and burners
Air conditioning
Washing machine
Iron and board
Telephone
Wireless or DSL access
Central heating

     

2014 Prices
(for the apartment)
Three Nights 396.00 EURO
Four Nights 478.00 EURO
Five Nights 535.00 EURO
Six Nights 576.00 EURO
Weekly 665.00 EURO
Monthly 1720.00 EURO


For this property:
Prices include: all taxes, electricity, water, gas, one change of linens per week, final cleaning, Internet access, heating and air conditioning.
We regret no animals are allowed.

Check-in: 4-7pm
Check-out: by 10am
Refundable security deposit: 250 Euro

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Please note that it is not possible to guarantee Internet access at any property, because the property does not generate the service, it merely provides access from a server. If the server experiences any kind of problem at all, the property regrets it cannot be responsible for any inconvenience caused by subsequent lack of service.