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Historic house, typical apartment

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Two bedrooms apartment sleeps 4, in Siena next to Piazza del Campo

Apartment description: The apartment is on the second floor of one of the most beautiful noble palaces of Siena. In the past, it was property of Corsini Piccolomini family and has been carefully renovated to restore the ancient mural paintings, and to provide functional installations. The apartment consists of a wide living room, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a large eat-in kitchen. In all the rooms, except the bathroom, there are ceiling decorations of 1800, on the kitchen ceiling there is a typical Tuscan ceiling with exposed beams and terracotta bricks. The floors are original and have been carefully restored. From the wide and luminous windows, you can enjoy the view of the antique palaces of the historic centre with their characteristic roofs. A unique opportunity: For a supplement, you can have guided tours of the city and surroundings. Upon request, you can also visit particular artworks with expert guides with a high cultural knowledge. You can also attend and participate the preparation of typical Tuscan dishes and have dinner in the elegant owners’ home.

Property Manager
Sara Polvanesi
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Sara Polvanesi

I was born in Siena and live in Siena,

I'm in love with my city, art and antiquity, so for this reason I kept the taste and elegance of the time at Location, working on a careful restoration and antique furniture.

Sara Polvanesi purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Sara Polvanesi chose Siena

I have always dreamed to live in a house with ancient city spirit. That is why I have chosen this house, because it is a noble house where you can feel the history in the atmosphere.

What makes this apartment unique

The building is dated 1400, and has been renovated various times until 1700. An important renovation has been made in the Art Nouveau period, the mural paintings are from that period, floral, geometrical and anthropomorphic paintings typical of that time, which I rediscovered and restored, in 2012.


Siena Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms with single beds, if needed can be joined to make a double bed. On request, another bed is available for the living room.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Tours of the city and the surroundings and typical cuisine tasting can be arranged


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Historic house, typical apartment
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews

Well renovated home and conveniently located and friendly host

  • 4 of 5

We have enjoyed staying at Sarah's apartment. It was an interesting old building, tastefully decorated. The home was spacious, lots of room for two couples. The home is conveniently located in the old town, close to points of interest. The kitchen was well equipped. Our hosts were very responsive and helpful and friendly. We were there in Oct, the washrooms and the bedrooms were a bit cold. Other than that everything was great.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nancy, thank you for your review, we were very happy to have you as our guests and if you want to come back someday we would be happy to have you here again. We are sorry for the inconvenience of the rooms a bit cold, but in the palace there is central heating and, as per regulations, before November 1, the condominium manager can not turn it on. We are sorry for this inconvenience, but unfortunately this did not depend on us. I still hope that your stay has been of your own pleasure and I am happy that the apartment you liked. We send you a warm greeting. Cordially Sara and Cesare Polvanesi
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week in April. The apartment was spacious, clean and walking distance to all the major sights in Siena. The owner and his daughter were very welcoming and were quick to respond to any queries during the booking process and while we were there.

A minor consideration is that the apartment is built around an internal staircase in the building, which results in the living room being a little dark, but both bedrooms have external windows. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Las Cruces, New Mexico

Italy trip with a life long friend

  • 4 of 5

We selected this rental due to the location to the center of Siena. It did not disappoint as we were within walking distance of everything we needed to see and lots of restaurants to select for eating out. It is on the second floor but an elevator is available to move your luggage in and out. The apartment is very spacious and we had plenty of room for the two of us. We could have used English instructions for the washer but the owner was close by and able to explain how it worked and it was nice to be able to have laundry facilities within the apartment. We arrived by train and were able to take a taxi for approximately $12.00. Most apartments we rented in Italy did not have a telephone so be aware of that, but WiFi was available. Wonderful city and the apartment has many historical furnishings and wonderful paintings on the ceilings. (Just like the pictures on the site). Owner very helpful and lived close by so advice or help was always available,

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great time in Siena, a truly wonderful city. The flat was just right for us, a family of four. It is very spacious and quiet and right in the centre of town. Having a washing machine was a big bonus with kids. Cesare was an excellent host, bringing us and our luggage up from the car park (the city centre is closed to traffic.) The restaurant opposite the nearby gelateria was superb. We would love to come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Peter Thank you for your words I am delighted that your holiday was nice, I send a warm greeting to you and your wonderful family, I hope you to come back soon to Siena, to meet you again. A hug for your wonderful children. Cesare
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Minneapolis, MN, USA

Enjoyed my stay at casa vacanze!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a very enjoyable month in this apartment and in Siena!

The apartment is located perfectly, near the piazza del campo and many other sites. The kitchen has all of the necessary tools, the bathroom is modern and the bedrooms are great.

Cesare is very responsive and helped arrange a nice day trip, where he took us around Tuscany and to a private wine and food tasting.

I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ciao Katie Grazie per le tue parole Mi fa piacere che ti sia trovata bene nel nostro alloggio e ti sia piaciuto il giro del "Chianti" noi facciamo il possibile per far trascorrere ai nostri ospiti un buon soggiorno. Ache io sono stato molto felice di avere un'ospite molto gradita come te- Spero che se avrai occasione di tornare in italia, e a Siena , ti ricorderai di noi. Saluta per me anche tuo fratello e tua cognata. un felice ritorno a casa Cesare
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Un luogo perfetto da visitare Siena

  • 5 of 5

Siamo contenti di tutto: *l'accoglienza e il suo consiglio del parcheggio "la fortezza", * l'appartamento : l'impiento comodo della cucina, bagno, camere ; i mobili e la decorazione piacevoli e eleganti.

Il luogo del palazzo al centro vicino ai monumenti, la prossimita dei negozi.

E sicuro che si torneremmo a Siena, sia nella questa struttura. E Siena è bella a conoscere e vedere di piu!

E anche le bambine 11 e 9 anni erano felice nella città e nel appartamento.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Buongiorno mr. Roger La ringrazio per le sue parole. Sono molto contento che abbiate trascorso una piacevole vacanza nel nostro appartamento. Questo è lo scopo che ci prefiggiamo sempre, fare in modo che i nostri ospiti si ntrovino a loro agio, come a casa loro . Spero vivamente che se doveste tornare a Siena ci teniate nuovamente in considerazione. Noi saremmo molto lieti di avervi ancora nostri ospiti. Un saluto a Lei alla Sua Signora e un saluto particolare alle Sue due meravigliose bambine Cesare
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Nearest Airport
65 Kilometres
Florence Peretola
Nearest Ferry
85 Kilometres
Piombino (Li)
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
Firenze Impruneta
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
82 Kilometres
Follonica (Gr)
Car: not necessary

The house is in the heart of the historic centre of the city. Near the famous Piazza del Campo where the popular Palio takes place twice a year (July 2 and August 16). The city is perfect for a cultural tour of all the monuments, like the famous Gothic Cathedral, Provenzano church, San Domenico, Santa Caterina's house protector of Italy and Europe. The museums are very interesting among the most important, Santa Maria della Scala former hospital, where the life of the city took place from the 1000, the civic museum with its famous frescoes about good and bad governance of Ambrogio Lorenzetti, or the OPA museum where you can admire the Maestà of Duccio di Buoninsegna. There is also the national art gallery that hosts the greatest masterpieces of Siena paintings from 1300 and 1400. Another important aspect of the region is the gastronomy; many characteristics restaurants offer typical dishes. The surroundings as well are of significant cultural interest: the south area includes Pienza, hometown of Pope Pio II, and Montepulciano. Montalcino is the city of the Brunello wine. The east area is the Chianti wine area with vineyard and olive trees. In Chianti and Montalcino areas you can taste renowned wine and olive oil, and buy directly from the producer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $36.92
Damage Deposit $246.12

La spesa aggiuntiva del riscaldamento di € 5,00 al giorno decorrerà dal 1° novembre fino al 30 aprile
La fornitura del condizionatore portatile sarà su richiesta al prezzo di € 5,00 al giorno
Per il letto aggiuntivo sarà applicato una spesa aggiuntiva di € 10,00 a notte

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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