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Siamo stati in questo carinissimo appartamento i primi giorni di Gennaio. Perfettamente pulito e organizzato. È situato in ottima posizione per raggiungere comodamente i luoghi di maggior interesse. Consigliatissimo!
Capodanno a Siena. L'appartamento di Valentina si trova in una posizione comodissima proprio dietro il Duomo e trovandosi in una piccola piazzetta la casa rimane silenziosissima. L'appartamento è molto confortevole e ben pulito, dotato di tutti i confort. Ci hanno accolto la mamma e la sorella di Valentina molto gentili e disponibili. Ci hanno offerto dei fantastici Ricciarelli e una bottiglia di vino rosso toscano. Siamo state proprio bene.
This was an amazing place in a fabulous Tuscan town! First, the location, in my opinion, cannot be beat. It is in a little Piazzetta where you are only a few minutes' walk to everything in Siena: the Duomo & Santa Maria Della Scala (literally steps away), Del Campo, Fontabranda, the Basilica of San Domenico and all the shops and bars. The 32 steps up to the apartment were no problem for my husband, but I have arthritis and hip issues, so it was rather difficult for me. Having said that, all of Siena is hiking up and down anyway, so what's a few more steps? We were without automobile the whole time, and it never hindered our experience.
Upon arrival, we found an apartment so CLEAN that you could eat off the floor. We are both fussy about such things and we were very pleased how well Valentina prepped the apartment. There wasn't a speck of dust anywhere. While the decor strikes me as ‘gaudy colored' but you must remember, the colors of the contrada are green & orange. This apartment has everything we needed: dishwasher, washing machine, WiFi, etc. The bathroom is up a small set of stairs, which could be problematic for some people in the middle of the night: use caution. We loved the high quality windows.
My husband, being a home chef, brought his own chef's knife. The apartment turned out to have a nearly fully equipped kitchen for normal people (God bless Ikea). Over time, people have bought small things for the kitchen and left them there. You should not have to buy anything except your food. The nearby supermarkets are Conad (about 10 minute walk) and PAM about a 20 Minute walk. Of course there are many smaller provisioners much closer including: i fruttivendoli (produce), wine merchants, i fornai (bakeries) and others.
We just cleaned up after ourselves and swept once a day and life was great! Having a dishwasher, a washing machine, and a fast Internet connection made all the difference. Not having to go to the laundromat is a HUGE advantage, money and time-saver. Garbage is picked up every day (I was blown away!) and recycling gets picked up twice a week. Keeping things clean and tidy was easy! We stayed from September 23rd through November 4th 2015.
Valentina was SO incredibly helpful and lives very close by. She responded to questions and little detail problems quickly and cheerfully but not intrusively. Unless you need something, she leaves you alone. We got to know her and her husband a bit, and they treated us like family. We were very sad to leave.
When we come back to Siena, this is the first place we will look up. Seriously.
Valentina's apartment is really centrally located, making it easy to reach all the points of interest easily by foot. The apartment was clean and as described on the profile. The communication with Valentina and her sister (who welcomed us) was very good and efficient. Only small point to note is that construction work was carried out right next to the apartment during our stay oh which we weren't aware. This did cause a bit of a noise issue in the morning. I realise however that this is outside the control of the apartment owner. Otherwise we had a great stay!
My girlfriend and I rented the apartment during the first week of September. The apartment is very specious, clean, well equipped and quite cool (although it has no airco). The location of the house is perfect to visit the city centre of Siena. When one want to visit the surrounding area (chianti etc.), the apartment is not ideal. It is not possible to park in front of the house. Instead, one has to walk quite a distance to the nearest parking lot. However, this is the same for all the other accommodation in the historic city centre.
During our stay, there was some noise disturbance (music in the evening, construction workers in the morning etc).
This is the third year we have stayed in Valentina's apartment - testament to how lovely it is! We don't have a bad thing to say about it! Perfect location (central and charming), very comfortable beds, clean and modern bathroom. All mod cons you would need and more including decent wifi. Very much felt like home, especially as we were there for 2 weeks attending a music course. Thank you again Valentina! :-)
Très bon accueil. Très arrangeant.
Appartement très bien situé, très bien équipé et très propre. Tout était parfait.
A recommander +++
Wonderful apartment in an amazing location in Siena! Everything about our stay in Siena was fantastic. Although we arrived at the apartment later than we had hoped, Christina and Marco were there to greet us and show us what we needed to know about the apartment. We quickly realized that the apartment is in a fabulous location, super short walk to all of the main attractions and good restaurants and yet still very quiet. The apartment was clean, comfortable and pictured accurately on airbnb. We would highly recommend this apartment for anyone looking for a fun stay in Siena. The only word of caution if you drive and park your car: there is a series of 5 or 6 escalators that will take you up into the city/apartment from the street parking so don't overpack! We had a stroller, two suitcases, two kids, and a diaper bag and it was a bit difficult to maneuver the escalators since two were not functioning properly. Otherwise the free street parking is great!
We enjoyed staying in this apartment a lot. It had everything that we needed including fast wi-fi. It was clean and cosy. The location is perfect, really in the heart of Siena. The communication with Valentina and her mother was pleasant. If I am in Siena again I will be happy to stay there.
Thanks Valentina, the apartment was just as described, very comfortable and well located near the main attractions of Siena. Staying in the apartment gave us the opportunity to sight see at our leisure as well as catch up with the Tour de France via TV over lunch before heading out again to experience the many amazing restaurants Siena has to offer.
Thank you also, for being there when we arrived and to your sister Elena for her help finding the sports channel. Great hosts.
Ho ospitato Valentina e il suo ragazzo con molto piacere, spero che Cagliari sia stata di loro gradimento e che si siano trovati bene a casa mia. Hanno lasciato al casa in ordine e sono stati molto discreti ed educati, mi sento di consigliarli a tutti gli host.
Valentina and her friend were the nicest guests. They were very patient, and communicated every concern kindly and on time. Such a pleasure to host 'em!