If you are going to stay in Siena and would also like to visit the marvelous surrounding places, this charming, little apartment is the best base point for you: in the heart of the city centre and,at the same time, few steps away from the bus station
***Please, read carefully the indications to get here that you'll receive after you have booked.***
***Update: we've been remodeling the apartment during the winter (2014/2015), so it looks slightly different from what you see in the first pictures; go to the last pictures of the listing to see how we have rearranged it. I think it is now a little more spacious and comfortable, and the staircase is way less steep than it was before!***
A fully furnished apartment on the first floor in a big historic building in Via dei Montanini (pedestrian area in the historic centre of Siena).
The building is of historical interest and has been recently restored, like the apartment.
The apartment is situated right behind Piazza Gramsci (main bus stop for any urban and extra urban travels you wish to do during your stay).
A very pleasant walk through the main shopping area of Siena (Via dei Montanini and Via Banchi di Sopra) will lead you to Piazza del Campo and the Duomo (Cathedral) in no more than 10 minutes.
The train station is easily reachable with buses from Piazza Gramsci or Piazza del Sale, or walking (15 mins). You will be able to see more detailed info on how to reach the apartment once you have booked.
There is a Taxi Station 200 m from the apt, Piazza Matteotti.
The apartment is 1 min walking from La Lizza and La Fortezza, two beautiful public gardens where you can have nice walks with a stunning view over Siena and the surrounding hills.
It is a loft type apartment with one bedroom, comfortable dining room, a bathroom and an equipped and functional kitchenette if you like to cook. It also has a small balcony with a washing machine. A/C is available.
Hairdryer, american coffee machine, iron and ironing board are provided.
There are 2 single beds in the bedroom (the loft area), and a 120 cm large sofa bed in the living room for a third person. The single beds upstairs can be pushed together with bigger linens and blankets to make a double bed.
Smoking inside the apartment is forbidden, but you can smoke outside (where there is the washing machine).
Via dei Montanini is a central pedestrian street (only residents are allowed to get in there by car) so there are many shops, bars, grocers and a supermarket nearby. The neighbourhood is very quiet and inhabitated mostly by families.
Minimum stay is 2 nights. You can stay 1 night for 100€ if you are two people, or 120€ if you are three people.
If you wish to stay for example 10 days, we will use the weekly price to make the total amount and I will send you a special offer. For 2 weeks stays (or longer), we will calculate the price with the monthly price (for example, 2 weeks will cost you 1800€:2=900€, instead of (phone number hidden)€).
Towels, sheets, WI-FI connection and the cleaning service are provided and included in the price.
Check in is from 2 to 9 pm and check out is by 11 am, but if possibile we can arrange otherwise if you have specific needs (flight landing time, train etc)
Airbnb will block a security deposit of 150€ on your credit card or bank account, and will "unblock" it 48 hours after your check out if we do not find any damage in the apartment - we would obviously keep only the necessary amount to fix the damage, not the entire security deposit.
We kindly ask you to make your booking at least 3/4 days before your arrival, so that we are sure we can host you in the best way possible and provide you anything you need. Anyway we will to do our best also with a shorter notice!
The apartment is entirely reserved for the guests, I won't live there during your stay, but I'll always be easily reachable by phone, messages, e-mails, airbnb etc...
Interaction with Guests
The apartment is entirely reserved for the guests, I won't live there during your stay. Please note that, since I am currently studying in Pisa, I won't always be able to meet you on check in or check out, but my mother, Aida, will be glad to welcome you and show you the apartment; I'll always be easily reachable by phone, messages, e-mails, airbnb etc... Or you can just ring our bell, we live in the same building, so if we are home we will be glad to help you right away!
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Besides the beautiful historical building the apartment is in, I think the best feature of this apartment is the location: in the very city historical centre and at the same time less than 100 m from the main bus stop.
The guests are kindly asked to be careful with the furnishing and to be quiet early in the morning or late at night. The guests will also do the dishes and throw the rubbish before leaving, following the instructions provided. Smoking is allowed only in the outside (in the balcony, where there's the washing machine).
Beautiful, clean one bed flat in the very heart of Siena.
5 minute walk from Piazza del Campo with plenty of great shops and a wonderful deli on the doorstep.
Lyza's apartment is a great place to stay while visiting Siena! Cozy place right in the heart of the city, only a short walk away from Il Campo. The apartment was very clean and Lyza's mother was there to greet us upon arrival. All of the amenities one needs for a home away from home. Great communication on Lyza's end leading up to and during the visit. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Siena!
My friend and I stayed in Lyza's cute apartment for four lovely nights. It was very easy to contact Lyza and if we had an problems she responded promptly. The beds were extremely comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped that we could make dinner which was very handy for us. Lyza emailed us while we were there with a list of her favourite local restaurant and there was a map of the area in the apartment that we were able to use while we stayed there. Staying in this apartment made our stay in Siena much more enjoyable :)
Being new to Airbnb you could notice straight away the difference between the friendliness from different hosts. Lyza was definitely much more hospitable and the most friendly and best host we've come across so far!! She was always quick and concise with her communication, answering all questions and even looking up stuff for us e.g. bus timetables, how to get around etc... Overall she made our experience in Siena very warm and friendly and even provided us with welcoming gifts for our honeymoon. The apartment was cute and cosy and just what we needed! It's so close to everything and especially the bus stop - which was super convenient for when arriving from Rome and then leaving to Florence! We ended up getting groceries from the nearby Conad supermarket and cooking a couple of times - it was great! Super happy thanks.
Lyza is an excellent host and her apartment is great. The location is superb and we were really happy with everything there. We had a fantastic time in Siena and hope to return someday soon. Thank Lyza.
Although small, the flat is beautifully furnished and well equipped with everything you need. It is clear that Lyza has given careful thought and consideration to what visitors may need. The down duvets were great as our stay coincided with a spell of really cold weather in Siena, but we always felt cozy. The location of the flat could not be better. Very near to the main bus station and close to all the main attractions in Siena.
Lysa è una persona molto gentile e disponibile. Abbiamo soggiornato 7 giorni ed è stato tutto perfetto.
L'appartamento è pulito e la localizzazione è ottima.
Sicuramente per i prossimi viaggi a Siena e per i consigli ai amici l'appartamento di Lysa sarà in cima alla nostra lista.
Grazie Lysa .
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I am student in Engineering and Architecture , interested in anything eco and social conscious. I love chocolate, pizza and Chopin. I'll make my best to host you and give you some advice on how to live in Siena or Castiglione della Pescaia, where to go, what to see, where to eat truly tipical Tuscan food.