Siena Centro

In-Town Apartment - Romantic Lodgings
Character: Spacious, classic Tuscan apartment with a covered terrace in the center of town.
Advantages: Great location, very pretty and roomy, the terrace!
Location: Next to the church of S. Agostino, 10 minutes' walk from the Duomo, Piazza del Campo and a parking structure. Click here to see the map for Siena Centro.
Size: sleeps 2+2; large living room with single sleep sofa, single fold-out bed, kitchenette and dining area; bedroom with queen bed; bathroom with stall shower; covered terrace with table and chairs and barbecue.
Features: Air Conditioning, washing machine, dishwasher, satellite TV, DSL Internet access.
Minimum stay: Three nights.
Disadvantages: No elevator (it is 33 steps up from the street).
Car needed: No.

If you are planning to stay a few days in Siena, you probably already know a lot about the city's colorful Palio race, which has become one of the most famous pageants in the world. You'll know that the city is divided into 17 historic neighborhoods, which have pretty much been there since time immemorial (or at least as long as anybody's counting!), and that the rivalries and alliances amongst them go back centuries. This classically Tuscan apartment is located on the first floor of a very ancient building in the Onda contrada, whose colors are pale blue and white to represent the water and foam of the wave (onda means "wave" in Italian) -- the name was bestowed because the neighborhood's militia were responsible for protecting Siena's distant coastal territories during the Middle Ages. The colors were also inspired by the contrada motto: "The color of the sky, the strength of the sea." You can learn much more about the contrada, and see all the banners it has won in hundreds of Palio horse races, at the museum right around the corner from the house. We definitely recommend a visit! One thing you might not learn at the museum is that Onda's traditional enemy is Torre – but of course, it is all in fun.

Residents of this building have been anxiously pacing the 150 yards from here to Il Campo for at least 400 years – but fortunately for you, the fixtures and features of this air-conditioned apartment have all been recently modernized! While the plumbing and electricity are up-to-date, the terracotta floors, wood-beamed cathedral ceilings and white plaster walls look much as they did in the beginning, and this gives the 600-square-foot apartment loads of charm as well as a roomy feeling. After you have climbed the 33 steps up from the street, you will enter into the big living room, which has a sleep sofa for one person, a fold-out bed for one person, chairs, dining area and kitchenette fitted with a large fridge/freezer, gas cooktop, microwave oven, toaster oven, dishwasher, kettle and American coffeemaker. Satellite TV and a stereo make this a great place to hang out in the colder months. In warmer months, you'll definitely be skipping up 15 more steps to the covered terrace, which has a table and chairs, a barbecue and a fantastic view of medieval Siena. Back downstairs, the apartment is completed by a bedroom with queen bed, large closet and dresser, overlooking a quiet courtyard; and a bathroom with stall shower and washing machine. We can't think of any more magical place to start your married life -- or to keep your love alive!

Vital information:
On Vicolo del Sambuco, 10 minutes' walk from the Campo, the Duomo and a parking structure
33 steps up from ground level (no elevator)
Living room with two single sleep sofas
One bedroom (sleeps 2)
One bathroom with stall shower
Air conditioning
Kitchenette with refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, stove-top, microwave and toaster oven
Washing machine
DSL Internet access
Washing machine
Iron and board
Portable standing fans
Central heating


2016 Prices (for the apartment)
Three-Night Minimum Stay
Low Season
Jan. 1 - Mar. 25
April 2 - May 6
Sept. 10 - Dec. 23
Mid Season
Mar. 26 Apr. 1
May 7 - Jun. 24
Jul. 9 - Aug. 12
Aug. 20 - Sept. 9
Dec. 24 - Jan. 1, 2017
High Season
Jun. 25 - Jul. y
Aug. 13-19
Three Nights 620.00 EURO 720.00 EURO 793.00 EURO
Four Nights 764.00 EURO 896.00 EURO 969.00 EURO
Five Nights 913.00 EURO 1069.00 EURO 1145.00 EURO
Six Nights 1052.00 EURO 1236.00 EURO 1315.00 EURO
Weekly 1097.00 EURO 1310.00 EURO 1356.00 EURO
3rd OR 4th PERSON
10 Euro/person/night (paid in cash in Italy)

For this property:
Prices include: all taxes, electricity, water, gas, one change of linens per week, WiFi Internet connection, and final cleaning and heating.

Mandatory extras (if used): Air conditioning costs 8 Euro/day or 55 Euro/week.

We regret that animals are not allowed.

Check-in: 3-7pm
Check-out: by 10am
Refundable security deposit: 150 Euro or US$150.

Click here for information about private transfers to the property.

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.