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Romantico appartamento indipendente con giardino situato nel cuore della città antica, a pochi passi da Piazza del campo, in una via tranquilla e ricca di storia, composto da un pian terreno, ingresso, camera da letto, salone, cucina, bagno.
L'appartamento si trova nel cuore del centro storico di Siena, piazza del Campo dista 150 metri dalla casa. Fresco d'estate e caldo in inverno. Un'ambiente caldo e confortevole. Il silenzio e la tranquillità caratterizzano l'ambiente. Può ospitare fino a 4 persone. Un giardino meraviglioso con una patio dove si può mangiare e godere della vista di una delle più belle chiese di Siena: San Domenico.
La contrada dell'Oca è una delle contrade che ha vinto più palio in Siena, la Galluzza è una via molto caratteristica, ha dei grandi archi che la rendono unica, è una via che da San Domenico porta a piazza del campo.
La storia fa da padrona intorno alla casa, le vie antiche, le chiese più belle, Santa Caterina, San Domenico, il duomo. le piazze più belle a 100 metri da casa, Piazza san marco. non serve la macchina, tutto è vicino. se serve ci sono varie fermate dei piccoli autobus elettrici.
The location and the apartment were fantastic. The terrace was a definite plus. And the bedding was very good. The shower pressure as well.
I would say that it is worth noting that if you are coming by rental car, try to park as close to the apartment as possible, drop the drags and THEN go to the parking located at the entrance of the city. The streets have a VERY strong inclination, and being pregnant accompanied by a nearly 70 y old mother, it was no fun at all!
There was a strong noise coming from the boiler the second night.
And check on the two packs of white powder in the cupboard. You would think they are sugar and salt, but no, ... It's both salt. That was an unpleasant morning coffee.
Finally, make sure, you buy extra toilet rolls. There were only two small ones for three people for two days.
Would still recommend it.
This is a lovely home. Clean and spacious. The back yard is lovely. It is quiet and sparsely decorated so you do not feel you are in someone else's home. Very convenient. Trattoria across the street was wonderful.
If I ever make it back to Siena, I would definitely stay here again. The place is extremely spacious and unique, the bed very comfortable, and the private yard is a great place to unwind. The location is excellent.
I didn't meet Luca, but she was very responsive.
Two things to know about the place:
1) The lock is to the apartment is unlike any I've encountered: every time you turn the key, the deadbolt only moves a little bit. In other words, keep turning the key clockwise to get the deadbolt all the way out of the lock, then you will need to pull the door towards you a little (while holding the key turned) in order for the door to open. It isn't a stubborn lock, just quirky, and it took us a little while to figure it out.
2) We didn't read up on Siena before deciding to drive there, but the apartment is in a residents-only driving zone. In other words, you'll have to park outside of the city walls (we used the Santa Caterina parking garage on Fontebranda), and walk to the apartment (10-15 min walk, mostly uphill, but worth it).
thank you for sharing your experience with the lock. It will be helpful for other travellers.
You are right about the parking indications. I have automatically inserted that info for my other apartment Galluzza 1 and thought I had done so also for Galluzza 2. It arrives automatically with the booking, so sorry. My bad.
Upon our arrival there was no one to let us into the apartment this was discouraging due to the fact that we had traveled all day prior. Luckily the tenants of a connected apartment were able to let us in and the keys were waiting for us in the foyer. Over all Luca was hard to reach and slow to return our emails. The apartment was very spacious with a lovely patio, (facing St. Catherine Church) that was used for dining during our stay. There were nice clean cotton sheets and the beds were comfortable.The kitchen was great. Other things to note, the bathroom is deceivingly tiny and did not have toilet paper when we got there so we had to got out and buy some ourselves. Also the bathroom was not clean, there was hair in the shower. Out of the four of us, two of us ended the trip with multiple bug bites unfortunately. Besides those couple of complaints the place itself was beautiful and the location of the apartment was extremely close to the campo and a small square with a place to send mail and buy postage. Our overall experience was still very enjoyable. The restaurant across the street was superb! The gnocchi and the mushroom soup are the best.
A beautiful garden apartement just a stones throw from the Piazza and Duomo. We felt very comfortable and really enjoyed our stay. Communication from the owner was good and made for a hassle free stay. Definitely recommended!
The place was how it appears in the pictures. Luca was not able to meet us so she had a friend show us the apartment. Her friend was very nice but quickly showed us the apartment. She didn't tell us how to unlock the door which was actually quite difficult. Also beware, the church bells go off in the morning and you will hear it!
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