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 living area during the wint(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)), 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!***
***Update December 2015: the kitchen has just been remodeled! It is brand new, with the latest model of induction hob, the safest way to cook without the risk to burn your hands or leave the gas cooker on!***
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).
We have a digital piano (Kawai) for our musicians guests.
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.
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 180(URL HIDDEN)900 € , instead of weekly price 50(URL HIDDEN)1000 € ).
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 200€ 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...
RULES OF THE APARTMENT
Please, remember to switch the lights off when you go out and don't set the A/C below 25 °C. We have often seen that some guests put A/C at 18° C and then put additional blankets on the beds in the summer - which is completely nonsense! We all have to save energy.
Animals are not allowed in the apartment.
The guests will throw the rubbish and do the dishes before leaving.
Smoking allowed only in the outside.
The guests are kindly asked to be careful with the furnishing and to be quiet early in the morning or late at night.
Because of previous bad experiences, we reserve ourselves the possibility to charge you if towels and sheets are found with stains that don't come off.
Interaction with Guests
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.
Sono ammessi solo piccoli animali domestici e devono rimanere fuori.
Gli ospiti dovranno lavare i piatti e buttare la spazzatura prima di partire.
È permesso fumare solo fuori.
Fare attenzione ai mobili.
Non fare confusione la mattina presto e la sera tardi.
A causa di spiacevoli esperienze che abbiamo avuto nel passato, ci riserviamo di trattenere un extra dalla cauzione se le lenzuola o gli asciugamani vengono consegnati con macchie che non vanno via o difficili da lavare.