Vacation rentals in Italy (villas, farms, estates, agriturismo, apartments)
Review 5281: Owner, Suite Palazzo Saracini (#320140)
1bed/1bath apartment near Il Campo, Tuscany Siena
April 2012, 4 nights
Perfect location, 50 yards from Il Campo. Right in the city. Spectacular area.
Everything is close, although we did not use a grocery store since we didn't cook. There were restaurants everywhere around us.
The building is about 1000 years old and gorgeous. It opens into the main street of the medieval city. There is an elevator but you still have to manage about 10 steps when you reach the top floor. It was very quiet and peaceful, and the owner and her relatives appear to have all the apartments on that floor. There are probably 12-14 apartments in the building.
No garden or pool.
The furniture and everything else were clean and in good shape. The living/dining room/kitchen are all one room but it is more than adequate for two people, or two adults and a child.
The bed and bedroom are large and extremely comfortable. The only thing that got me out of bed each morning was the thought of Nannini's coffee and pastry up the street! The bathroom was a decent size and had a very nice shower.
We only made coffee (Italian coffeemaker) but everything seemed to be there if you wanted to cook.
Problems or Bonuses
After coming from large apartments in Venice and Rome, this seemed small at first, but we learned to enjoy it very much. I could have easily stayed a month!
Agency and Representatives (and price)
We dealt directly with the owner, Cristina, and she was charming and helpful. We felt we got a great bargain at €100 per night (plus €40 for cleaning at the end), especially considering that we'd paid €90 for a small B&B room our first time in Siena!
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?
Absolutely. Perfect for two and doable with three.
Things to do in this area
Everything in Siena is within walking distance. We enjoyed the small, non-touristy restaurants such as San Paolo Pub, Trattoria La Torre, Locanda Garibaldi, Kopakabana for the best and cheapest I've ever had, and Nannini for pastry and coffee. Interestingly enough, we did not like Ristorante Guido which was recommended by our landlord.
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