About this listing
We are renting for small and long periods an amazing beautiful cottage in the very center of Siena, walking distance of 100 meters from the cathedral and Campo's square, sourraunded by a beautiful garden with a great view of San Domenico's church.
My mother, a very expert licensed guide of Siena and its province, graduated in art history, is available for guided tours! the fee is 70 $ for hour.
For the lovers of the countryside we are also renting a beautiful appartment in Montalcino in via Lapini, in the middle of the best winemaking area of Italy!
The address is vicolo Vallepiatta 12 that is a narrow street just under via Vallepiatta on the corner with via del Costone
Beautiful apartment in the heart of Siena with the most amazing view from the secluded garden. Exactly as described and seen in the pics. Would definitely love to return here again. And thanks to Bernadino and his parents for helping us settle in, and sharing their special home with us.
Fantastic accommodation in the centre of Siena. Comfortable, simple furnishings and central location make this a great place to use as a base to explore the city.
It was an excellent experience to stay in the cottage in Siena. It felt like an oasis in the heart of a city. We enjoyed breakfast and lunch on the little patio with a gorgeous view. Palio was happening during our stay so the town was very busy, in an exciting way. The dinners at the church were loud but fun to listen to the singing that ended around midnight. The only downsides were no AC, but we managed fine with 2 fans, and I had trouble regulating the shower temperature. The hosts were very friendly and their garden was wonderful to see. We highly recommend it!
A fantastic apartment, airy and spacious with a breathtaking view. Centrally located and a short walk to many of the sights of Siena. Friendly, welcoming hosts who made our stay special. We were even given a welcome pack of lovely Sienese cookies, which were delicious! We were often greeted by the pet tortoise in the garden, who was very cute. Would highly recommend staying here and would definitely return.
We had a great stay at this cottage in Sienna. All comunications were promptly answered and arrival procedures were clear.
The cottage was a delight- modern, tastefully decorated and surrounded by a lovely garden. The small terrace was a good place to start and end the day and enjoy the lovely view.
Our thanks to Bernadino and Francesca's parents who were charming and courteous hosts.
We highly recommend this property.
Francesca was a great hostess. Although she was not there the day we arrived (we met her the day after our arrival), her parents (who live in an adjoining house) greeted us and showed us the ins-and-outs of the cottage/apartment.
The apartment was just as described; great location (only a few minutes of an easy walk to the main square and cathedral), great apartment (the view of the basilica across town is unobscured and beautiful; all the amenities you would expect from a place in Europe), and great people (Francesca provided us with some restaurant recommendations, and while we didn't get to all of them, the one that we tried was one of the best dining experiences of our two-week trip to Italy). She even sent her dad over with a bottle of wine one night as a gift to us.
Siena is a beautiful city, and staying here was the perfect choice for us. We wanted to stay away from hotels for the majority of our trip to Italy (on our honeymoon), and this apartment was the perfect way to feel like we were staying in the city itself, not in a hotel in the city. There are great places to eat a minute walk away, the apartment was clean with a great view and off the main track of the bustling tourists, and Francesca and her parents were very nice and welcoming.
The only drawback worth mentioning is the hike up from the parking deck. This was really only an issue when arriving, as we had multiple large suitcases due to the overall length of our trip to Italy (two weeks, compared to 4 nights at this location). If you have multiple bags, be ready to haul them up a brief (but intense) hill. Note that we drove a rental car to Siena, so your experience may be different if you train or bus.
But that was a very minor thing that we only had to deal with upon arrival. Bottom line: if you are traveling to Siena and want to stay away from hotels, STAY HERE!