About This Listing
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 be able to see on your booking details page 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 (second floor, for American guests ;-) ) 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!
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).
Lyza's apartment is amazing also her mother is such a wonderful host! She appeared in front of the door just at the moment we got off from the taxi. She told us everything we needed to know, helped us to buy the bus tickets, showed me where were the bus stop and even helped us arranging a private driver which gave us the possibility to have a wonderful quick visit the small towns around. (Coz we only stayed 2days) The location of the apartment is really nice! 2 minutes walk from the main bus stations and you can get all the famous sites by walking. The apartment itself is so charming, in an old building, with all the delicate old furnitures and decorations, I love it! Tiny but very well arranged, you can find anything you need inside. It makes you feel like just living in the city not only a visitor. Only it's just a little bit fresh for us inside, need to put more clothes on ( only for us maybe, well not really a problem)
I very much enjoyed my stay at Lyza's. The apartment was clean, comfortable and well furnished with everything I needed. Lyza's mother met me on my arrival and showed me everything in the apartment. The location is perfect, near the bus stop from Rome and within easy walking distance to all the major monuments. Although advertised as being on the first floor, in fact the apartment is on the second floor, and the apartment itself is on three levels, so one needs to be comfortable with climbing stairs.
Lyza quickly responded to my text messages and her mother let us into the apartment as soon as we arrived. The apartment was very clean with everything one might need thought of. It was very central to the center of old Siena and we enjoyed the convenience and comfort of being there. I wish we had stayed longer in the apartment and in Siena.
Lyza...the apartment was fantastic. Exactly as described. Well presented and amply big enough for 3 adults. Perfect position for exploring Siena. On a hot day it was cool in the apartment. Aida (Lyza's mum) greeted us on arrival as Lyza was away that day. Aida was extremely gracious, helpful and very accommodating in settling us in. This spartment was simply perfect. Thank you so much Lyza and Aida.
Perfect appartement - really well situated, clean and calm.
It was a perfect stay - we definitely recommend it.
Although Lyza was out of town when we arrived, her mother, Ida, met us and showed us the apartment, which was clean, quaint, and quite lovely. It definitely had that old world charm! Ida was very friendly and welcoming, and even left us an Italian pastry treat! The apartment had all the amenities we needed, including coffee for the morning and a washing machine. The apartment was very quiet and close to a bus stop, which was convenient. We felt very safe in this location.
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About the Host, Lyza E Aida
Hi! My name is Lyza, I am student in Engineering and Architecture, interested in anything eco and social conscious. I love chocolate, pizza and Chopin.
You might often be welcomed by my parents, my mom Aida and my dad Alberto, because I am studying at the University of Pisa and I am in Pisa most of the time.
We'll make our best to host you and give you some advice on how to live in Siena or Castiglione della Pescaia, where to go, how to get around, what to see, where to eat truly tipical Tuscan food.
Bus terminal for urban and extraurban travels. The ticket office is in the underpass.
Wide offer of typical Tuscan products, from wine to every type of cold cuts you can possibily think of! There is also a bakery who makes delicious pizza to take away or to eat in (standing).Via Giuseppe Pianigiani Siena SI 53100
Italian winehouse in the Medicis stronghold (Fortezza)Piazza Libertà Siena 53100
You must try a slice of ciaccino ripieno here, a sort of white pizza with ham and mozzarella inside. The pizza is also very good!Via Banchi di Sopra Siena Tuscany 53100
I always go there for a drink after dinner or to have aperitivo at 7.30/8 pmPiazza Il Campo Siena Tuscany 53100
Best espresso in town. I always have a marocchino con fondente (marocchino coffee with dark chocolate): it is to die for!Via di Città Siena Tuscany
One of the best shops for typical products, such as ricciarelli, panforte, vinsanto etc. Right between Piazza del Campo and the Duomo.Via Pellegrini Siena Tuscany
For a nice light meal looking at the PiazzaPiazza Il Campo Siena SI 53100
One of the best restaurants in town, for sure! A couple of tables are in a sort of little caveVia Franciosa Siena Tuscany 53100
Very good tuscan food, a new restaurant with a nice atmosphere! The staff is very nice.Via dei Fusari Siena SI 53100
One of the best pizzeria in town!Via dei Fusari Siena Tuscany 53100
A unique vintage shop with a beautiful selection!Via del Porrione Siena Siena 53100
One of my favorite restaurants in town:the food is exquisite, high quality traditional Tuscan food,and they have a very good selection of (website hidden) is a little expensive but it is definitely worth it!Via del Porrione Siena Tuscany 53100
Absolutely delicious Tuscan food for a VERY cheap price, need I say more? ;-)Piazza del Mercato Siena Tuscany
One of the best bars in town, the place is lovely and there is a very romantic atmosphere. Have a cup of tea and a piece of cake made by the owner!Via Porta Giustizia Siena Siena 53100