Historical apartment in the center of Siena, with private parking


Casa Siena

Romantic Lodgings - Authentic Italy - Historical Lodgings - City Apartment
   

Character: Very authentic, historic lodgings in central Siena.
Advantages: Complimentary gated parking right in front of the house!
Location: Inside the city walls of Siena. Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral are both a five-minute walk. Shops and restaurants just up the hill and it is very easily reached by car. Click here to see the map for Casa Siena.
Size:sleeps 2; living room and dining room separated by a classic Tuscan arch; separate kitchen; powder room; a few steps down to a bedroom with queen bed and en suite bathroom with stall shower.
Features: Washing machine, dishwasher, satellite TV, Internet access, hair dryer.
Minimum stay: Saturday-to-Saturday.
Disadvantages: No telephone.
Car needed: No, but if you have one, the free parking is a huge advantage in Siena!

If you are planning to visit Tuscany, a great idea is to base yourself in Siena, which is happily located at the very center of the region. From here you can take easy day trips to San Gimignano, Volterra, the Chianti, Cortona, Montepulciano, Pienza and myriad charming hill towns that fortunately are not in every guidebook ever written! The only problem with using Siena as a base is that parking is hard to find and quite expensive. This is what makes Casa Siena such a fantastic place to stay -- it has its own gated parking space, right in front of the house! Not only is this rare convenience complimentary, but it is literally the very last spot before the town turns into a pedestrian island, which means that Casa Siena is both easy to reach and inside the city center. Once you get to Siena and take a stroll around, you will understand what a privilege this is.

Casa Siena occupies the ground floor of a two-storey brick building that dates back to the 9th century. The owners live upstairs, and you will have the 1400-square-foot apartment below them. Outside is your own patio, furnished with a large dining table and chairs beneath a sun umbrella. Step inside to enter an authentic Tuscan home, with terra cotta floors, impeccably restored brick arched ceilings, original stone walls and big double-paned windows looking onto the garden. The living room, furnished with two couches and several armchairs, also offers a satellite TV and opens onto the dining room, which features a large table and chairs for six, plus a second sitting area. Around the corner is the kitchen, with plenty of counter space, a range and oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, as well as the original wood-burning oven. You'll find a complete set of cookware and dishware in case you'd like to prepare a romantic home-cooked meal. This floor is completed by a powder room and a laundry room with a washing machine.

A staircase leads down to the spacious bedroom, which has a window facing the patio, a very large wardrobe, a queen bed or two twin beds, and a bathroom with stall shower. There is Internet access throughout, and the whole home is furnished with antique pieces, framed paintings and many local treasures to create a welcoming environment that feels like an authentic Tuscan home.

Vital information:
On Via Esterna Fontebranda, five minutes walk from the Campo
Gated parking
Ground level
One queen or twin bedroom
One full bathroom with stall shower and hair dryer
One powder room
Furnished patio
Washing machine
Separate kitchen with refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, cooktop and oven
Internet access
Satellite TV
Iron and board
Central heating 

   

Rates for 2016 (for the apartment)
  Jan. 1-Dec. 31
Weekly 974.00 EURO



For this property:
Prices include: all taxes, services, electricity, one set of linens per person, Internet use and gated parking.
Mandatory extras: metered heating (if used); 20 Euro/person for final cleaning.
A baby crib with linens is available for 20 Euro/week paid in cash in Italy. A highchair is available at no extra charge and must be requested in advance.
A third bed can be added and the cost is 10 Euro/night paid in cash in Italy.

Check-in: 4-7pm
Check-out: 10am
Refundable security deposit: 200 Euro

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