About This Listing
This beautiful and sharply restored apartment is on the top floor of a historical palace of Siena, Palazzo Saracini, almost a thousand years old. The owners still live in the palace.
From November 20th 2011 the old elevator has been completely changed and now it's brand new and perfectly working.
The Palazzo Saracini main entrance opens in the heart of Siena, the “Via di Città” street. From there, all the tourist sites are at no more than five minutes walk: the Piazza Del Campo is just behind the palace, Palazzo Chigi-Saracini and the Duomo are almost around the corner, so you won't use car until you leave. During the days of the famous 'Palio' (the oldest horse race in the world, July 2nd and August 16th) it is possible to watch the race directly from a window of the family property or to have dinner in a 'contrada', to taste the unique atmosphere of these days. The morning of the Palio day is run the sixth trial, also called the 'Provaccia', preceded by the Mass for the jockeys, which is celebrated in the Piazza del Campo. In the afternoon, in the church of each contrada partecipating in the Palio, the benediction of the horse takes place. Following this, the 'Comparse' or contrada members dressed in the historical costumes of their contrada meet in the Prefettura (near the Cathedral) which is where the historical parade leaves from it to reach the Piazza del Campo. The historical parade is about 2 hours long. Is possible to see the historical parade from the streets and especially from the two windows of the apartment. Keep in mind that there are large crowds and the streets are very narrow, so it would be perfect to watch the parade directly from your apartment!
Even in the noisy nights of Palio you will be able to sleep well, even if you are in such a strategic point in the city. Special new technology window glasses in all rooms allow you to enjoy a quiet rest avoiding all the noise.
Suite Saracini permette di visitare Siena senza macchina, passeggiando nel centro storico in mezzo a monumenti prestigiosi e facendo tappa più volte in casa anche solo per utilizzare il bagno.
Suite Saracini è comodissima anche per rientrare a depositare gli ultimi acquisti o per prendere un maglioncino nelle fresche serate primaverili.
I think this apartment is the nicest I have ever stayed in for airbnb places. Cristina does a wonderful job decorating the apartment and making it very inviting - clean, bright space, welcome soap/shampoo/conditioner, pleasant temperature, etc. The apartment itself is absolutely perfectly located off one of the main streets that rounds Il Campo (via de citta). The location can't be better! The apartment is a stone throw from Il Campo. There is even a lift that goes up to the apartment. The only negative part of the experience was our arrival. We had quite a bit of miscommunication on an arrival point and I feel as though this could have been done better by Cristina. Word of advice - if you are parking your car and walking into town, I'd recommend having Cristina meet you at the top of the escalators (rather than walk around with suitcases since the town is quite hilly) or at least at a location that is easy to find. Parking is quite a challenge in this city and when you walk into the city via escalators, it can be quite confusing. I recommend planning that carefully in advance.
Christina answered always very fast on our messages and we easily could find the apartment which is perfectly situated just next to the Piazza del Campo. Everything was organized well for us and we spent a fantastic time in this beautiful city. We highly can recommend this apartment. Thanks for everything!
We stayed in Siena over New Year and Cristina’s apartment is perfectly located, one street back from the Piazza Del Campo. It was well equipped and perfect for a couple.
Cristina's apartment was a mix of shabby chic in the old part of Siena, exactly the perfect location only 50 meters to the piazza and on the ring road full of shops and restaurants and just a short walk to the lovely cathedral there, buy the opi pass it's gets you in not only the cathedral but a wonderful museum ( make sure you climb the stairs to the top for a wonderful view if siena and surrounding country side.
Cristina was a wonderful host, easy to contact and her apartment was spacious and well decorated, the bed and linen something out of a house and garden magazine.
We loved our stay here! Thank you Cristina.
Cristina was very kind and responsive! Communication with her was very easy and enjoyable! Neither our question was left unanswered. Even when we were delayed on the way to Siena, Cristina agreed with housewife wait for us to hand over the keys. The apartment is furnished with great taste and love. Fully corresponds to the description. Despite the fact that it is located in a busy place, it is very quiet and comfortable!
For those who come to Siena on own car, I can Recommend free parking on Via Laterino, outside the city walls.
Cristine, thank you for the wonderful experience of visiting Siena and Italy!
About the Host, Cristina
Sono un medico, lavoro al pronto Soccorso di Siena.
Ho comprato tre anni fa l'appartamento per ingrandire la mia casa che gli è adiacente.
Ho creato due camere per i miei figli già grandi e un bilocale da affittare.
Mi piace accogliere personalmente gli ospiti e consigliare ristoranti e cose da fare.