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The best place to stay to visit Siena avoiding to crowds and enjoying the countryside;bus stop at few steps.A typical tuscan house with huge fireplace,2 bedrooms,1 bathroom,living/room-kitchen, huge green outdoor area for you with breathtaking views
This place is unique because it has them all: Siena 10 minutes by bus, bus stop at 2 steps, overlooking a marvelous tuscan valley with hills and cypresses; walking distance to a pretty town with supermarket, shops, restaurant, a living farm where the family is there for you to chat and give you hints, the greatest wine ever produced by the family..etc..etc..
This house can be booked with, 2 , 3 or 4 bedrooms. There will be huge green areas around for you to enjoy the countryside, tables, lounge, chairs, a pretty pool, bbq..
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Our beautiful farm is 250 hectares. You can take nice walks or enjoy the sunset overlooking the valley. The town San Rocco is just 2 minutes walk and you can find there good restaurants, bakery, supermarket, and more.
Bus to Siena center every hour (less on sundays and holidays)
We toured Italy for 2 weeks and stayed in urban areas on every leg except when we traveled near Siena and stayed in this charming farm house. Bice was not able to greet us when we arrive so her mother stepped in and showed us to our room and then offered to drive us into town for a tour of the village of San Rocca A Pilli. The tour only took around 5 minutes but her mother Anna Maria was so kind and welcoming to us that we new we were at a good place. The accommodations are very simple yet authentic with all the modern amenities you need such as a fully functioning kitchen, clean bathrooms and ample living space. There is a massive functioning fireplace in the kitchen that adds to the charm but there is a strong smell of the fireplace when you are in the kitchen that does not exist in the bedrooms or bathroom. The bed linens and towels were made from the highest quality in all our travels around Italy and there are very small artistic touches throughout the apartment. The bus service to and from Siena was very reliable with the stop to arrive located near the main house/villa and the stop to return to Siena located down the drive from the apartment.
Bice was great and welcoming, provided help in getting around and where we could go from where we were. The farm is beautiful and in such a great setting to walk into the little town there for dinner, or head into Siena. The apartment itself was really good size and comfortable for our family of 4, and the building itself is beautiful - old, authentic, with a giant fireplace in the kitchen space (which we didn't have a chance to use). The finishings are a little dated - water heater is older, shower is small, etc. But overall, great value, great setting, great host.
What a magical experience! We had the pleasure of being greeted by a very attentive Bice and her delightful Mum. The farmhouse was everything we hoped for and set the scene for a true Toscana experience. A real farmhouse,very comfortable and clean.The running tracks and roads provided us with many challenges and also unforgettable views. The location enabled us to visit many hilltop towns,Siena and Firenze with ease in our rent a car. I will certainly be telling my friends in Australia to stay here and undoubtably we will return. Thank you Bice,Maria-Anna and Pietro and the gentleman ( sorry, can't recall his name) who came a fixed our problems and made us very comfortable.
Our hosts were very helpful and welcoming. The farmhouse was comfortable, and in a fantastic location with a bus stop to Siena at the front gate. The town 'San Rocco A Pilli' is just a few minutes walk away, with all the facilities one might need. The 'Buon Sapore' restaurant really worth a visit. We will definitely recommend your accommodation to friends. Thank you Berenice.
Mary, Robert & Lorri - Australia
Thank you Bice! We had the most amazing few days, we wished it was longer! We stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment and it had everything we could want. San Rocco is an easy walk away for supplies. There is a bigger supermarket in the nearby town of Rosia if you need extra supplies. We did a shop at Siena train station before we got to the apartment. Bice organised a taxi to and from Siena train station so you really don't need to drive, if you don't have a car. We recommend hiring a bike to ride around the Tuscan countryside, it was absolutely beautiful! Bice's mum gave us some great tips of places to ride to. The apartment was so lovely, just a wonderful place to relax and unwind! Clean, quiet and really spacious; just a really peaceful space! Bice was a wonderful host and we loved chatting to her and her mum; they are such welcoming and caring hosts! This was one of the best experiences, thank you so much Bice and family! We hope we can meet again! Love Emily and Hayley xx
Abbiamo soggiornato 2 notti nella casa di Bice; il posto è magnifico, una bellissima casa di campagna, con camino, giardino e una vista splendida sulla campagna senese. Siena è poco distante, 10-15 minuti in auto, ed è un punto di partenza molto comodo per raggiungere anche altre mete nei dintorni (S. Gimignano, Pienza, Val d'Orcia...). Bice è un'ospite estremamente gentile e disponibile, ci ha dato anche consigli su come vivere al meglio la zona. Speriamo di avere occasione di tornare presto!!
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About the Host, Bice
I am 38 years old, from Siena. I work in my family Farms; I also work in the promotion of the local food and protection of small farmers and I am a musician. My boyfriend Pietro works in gardening and is a great cook. We both love travelling, reading, music.