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Charming Penthouse: walking distance from medieval city center and train station

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Great penthouse a few steps from the station and the historic center of Siena

Casamia is a really huge penthouse apartment, has a living room of 54 square meters, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, one with bath and one with shower, kitchen, 2 large terraces equipped with gazebo, barbecue, deck chairs, sofas wicker dining table and private parking.

The building is located about 800 meters from the train station or shopping center that houses the ski lift to the historic center, which can also be reached directly by foot (uphill path to 50%) from the path of the Fallen Vicobello.

For the lazy there is a bus stop in front of the house. Not recommended to use the machine as in the time that you take your car, you get to the center (not accessible by car because of the ZTL) and searching for a parking lot, to get downtown walk much more quickly.

From the terraces there is a beautiful view, there are no other buildings in front of the two terraces and it shows the Vico Alto's hill beyond which lies the Chianti.

The apartment is fully paved with wood, ideal for families with children (also equipped with a cot-bed, high chair and toys for children), equipped with wi fi, lift and washing machine.

The kitchen, well accessoriste, includes fridge and freezer, dishwasher, espresso machine "Lavazza", kettle, toaster, microwave, oven.

The living room, furnished with antique furniture, is equipped with satellite TV, docking station, and a study where there is a double sofa bed: the study is chiedibile by a bellows sliding turns, as needed, in a bedroom.

More Details

Owner
Francesca
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Francesca

I'm Francesca, Alice's mother and wife of Francesco, I live and work in Siena as a freelance architect and I put in this house all my soul: the house belongs to my family from the 50s when my grandfather built the palace.

My grandfather was born very poor in 1917: his mother was widowed at age 27 with five children to feed, he, being the younger male, did not go to war (World War II) and this was his salvation, it could work and study until he became a worker in a factory. Workman became director and finally owner. Hard worker and a man of talent, expanded his business and moved to where it is today Casamia.

He built the building you see today, placing behind the factory and on the flats for the workers of the factory. The top floor of his home: Casamia.

I love this place because it is the symbol of the tenacity and dignity of my grandfather, his great strength and his great courage and is also the symbol of an era that no longer exists, of a time when you could do great things, starting from having nothing.

Francesca purchased this apartment in 1950

Why Francesca chose Siena Area

Because my grandfather would be proud of it.

What makes this apartment unique

The house is really big and spacious, it is very nice and also well located: not in the busy historical center but quite close to it, to reach the center by foot; quite close to the train station but not to much to be bothered by the noise of trains.

Casamia is close is half way from the center of Siena and the main roads that will take you in Chianti area, to Florence, Arezzo etc.

Map

Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Le campane
Nearest Train
800 Metres
Stazione di Siena e centro città
Car: not necessary

The apartment 'located just a few minutes walk from the train station and the lifts leading to the historic center of the city' and the commercial center of Portasiena.

In 5 minutes walk to the train station or the historic center of Siena, you can 'comfortably go shopping without taking the car, but we are also a 10-minute drive from the hills of Chianti, 20 minutes drive from the spa Rapolano spa. In 45 minutes you can reach Florence in about 1 hour dell'Alberese the nature reserve, in the heart of Maremma. Ideal for those who must follow the conventions polyclinic hospital which is only 3 minutes away by car. Ideal for those who want to visit the Citta'di Siena also for the Palio, having a stay away from the chaos of the city center but very close to it.

Amenities

Siena Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bagno 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bagno 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • A bathroom with bath and hardwood floors, a bathroom with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Camera da letto 1 - 1 queen
    Camera da letto 2 - 1 double
    Camera da letto 3 - 1 double
    - 1 queen
  • Possibility 'of cot and highchair
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Charming Penthouse: walking distance from medieval city center and train station
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews
Fairway, Kansas, USA
5

Great apartment, good location and outstanding hostess.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is everything that has been described. It is very spacious, well-equipped and quite comfortable. The 3 bedrooms are all a good size and the kitchen and living areas are very nice. The kitchen is also well-equipped, with everything you would need to prepare breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Although the location is not in the city-center, it is still quite convenient. We went to the city center every day, either by foot or by bus. The walk was about a 15 or 20 minute walk for us. All of us are 65 years old or older. I am sure younger, more fit persons could make it in much less time than that. We soon learned that a city bus stops just outside the apartment and would deliver us to the city center and back with no difficulties at all.

The location, even outside of the city center, is one of the main reasons we booked the apartment. There are two, very large terraces at the apartment that have an amazing view. One of the terraces is accessible from two of the bedrooms and the other terrace is accessible from the living area. That terrace has an outdoor dining table and chairs and five or six nice wicker chairs. We had dinner on the terrace on more than one occasion and enjoyed wine almost nightly while enjoying the view.

Although the apartment and its location are both great, Francesca, the owner and landlord, was perhaps the best part of our stay. She is truly a wonderful person who loves to share her passion for Siena and the surrounding area. We were able to take advantage of two different tours and a cooking class that Francesca offers through her tour service and they were absolutely great. Francesca's mother joined her for our cooking class, dinner and wine tasting and we had an outstanding time, with a lot of fun, laughing and eating. What a great start for our stay in Siena.

We were also able to tour Siena and some of the surrounding hill cities (Volterra, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni) with Francesca. We had a marvelous time and we learned so much about the history, culture and people of the area. No matter how much we might have enjoyed Siena on our own, we could never match the experiences we had with Francesca. What a wonderful trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: dear Bob, Ellen and Kathy, to meet you was a great experience, thank you for your friendship and your trust in me, more of everithing for your trust in me. You ised my house like it was your house, you share with me all the informations I gave you, hearing each of my words (sometimes too much :) I thank you for your trust in me. Never forget you.
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St George UT
5

Great Siena vrbo

  • 5 of 5

Francesca was very helpful in recommending sites of interest to see

and very easy to work with for the vrbo transaction.

The rental is spacious, beautifully furnished and comfortable. Location excellent

as only a few minutes walk from the train station.

We definitely would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Dorado Hills, Ca
5

Penthouse apartment in Siena

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the opportunity to stay two months in Siena at Francesca's penthouse apartment. We had a very wonderful vacation and were very satisfied with our apartment. As it is almost impossible to actually park a rental car in the city itself, we found our place in an excellent location with an easy drive to the train station and bus stop under the shopping mall with easy access market and stores. The apartment was spacious with three bedrooms and two large bathrooms. A high point was sitting outside on the terrace enjoying a " happy hour "

with wonderful views of the countryside just outside the old city. The apartment's location made for easy rides to the Chianti and Crete Senesi countryside, and for trains to more far away places such as the Amalfi Coast - the train station is just 2/3 a mile down the street of our apartment.

As has been stated by virtually every renter-reviewer, the best thing about our rental were our interactions with the owner, Francesca Vigni. She was always available for advice in so many areas. She got me in to her dentist promptly when I had a dental emergency and went with me to help with that. As a 5th generation resident of Siena, she was able to recommend all sorts of restaurants, wineries, hill towns to visit, and so on which were her own personal choices and they all were excellent choices. She gave us an Italian phone to use at no cost which made all in country calls easy and free !

We took two tours from Francesca, who is a licensed tour operator. The tour of Siena was simply outstanding. We learned so much more than we would have just by ourselves, and it was topped off by a restaurant lunch which was wonderful. Our other tour was of Montalcino, an outstanding Brunello winery outside the town, lunch in Pienza which we also toured, a cheese factory, and finally an olive oil producer. Again simply an outstanding tour, aided greatly by Francesca's detailed knowledge of her subject.

Siena was for us the perfect location to enjoy Tuscany with its endless hill towns, wineries, and with some of the most beautiful scenery I could imagine. Driving in the countryside is relatively easy and the major towns are not far away in any direction.The city itself is a joy to wander around, as most of its citizens seem to do in the late afternoon.

I recommend Francesca's Casamia penthouse apartment in Siena without any reservations.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: it has been a pleasure to meet you David and Paula, to share my knowledge and love for my town with you, to have been of any help. God bless you David and Paula, thank ypu to you.
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Ottawa, Canada
5

A gem with a lot of extras !

  • 5 of 5

We spent a month in this lovely and large apartment in beautiful Siena. Comfortable, well-appointed, clean and with large balconies looking out on a view to die for and where to celebrate the end of the day with a glass of wine. Over and above these qualities, we had the opportunity to make a new friend, Francesca, the owner (and professional guide) who was readily available to share her knowledge of her city and of her region to allow her guests to taste and enjoy fully the Tuscan culture. As a warm welcome, she came over to cook for us a typical Sienese feast with all regional products. Gastronomical !....and we made a lot of notes in the process of helping.

At the end of our stay, Two of us got health issues and again, Francesca was available to take care of us and introduce us to the right pharmacy.

Thanks a lot to you, Francesca, for your warmth, friendship and always well informed and professional guidance.

We recommend Francesca's apartment without reservation.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

wonderful home, wonderful location, and Francesca is the absolutely best hostess.

All four of us have enjoyed our stay at this wonderful residence, and we have felt so very welcomed by you since the moment we arrived.

Meeting your mother and learning from her in the pasta making evening was absolutely amazing, and we so enjoyed her display of humour, wit and knowledge. Please let her know how special she made us feel that night!

And you, Francesca, went above and beyond on that fascinating day that you took us on the wine touring trip! Your enthusiasm and energy is without limits, and we totally enjoyed each and every stop that you planned out so carefully on the tour. We had a blast! Your knowledge of the wineries, the countryside, and especially your precious city of Siena is second to none. And your driving skills are superb, we were impressed!

To cap it all off, we were able to enjoy a wonderful dinner at your husband Francesco's restaurant, and were so very happy that you could join us for an awesome meal.

We don't know what the future holds for us on our travels, or if we will make it back to Siena or not, but rest assured that if we do, we will most certainly contact you, and if possible, stay at your beautiful house again

Ciao for now!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic apartment and wonderful tour !

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 recently stayed at this penthouse for 6 nights. It was fantastic

Francesca couldn’t have been more hospitable. She is such a down to earth and warm individual. We all felt like we found a new friend.

The penthouse was as clean and as lovely as people have reviewed it. It was supplied with everything you would need on vacation. The areas are spacious and comfortable. The views from the Terrace were absolutely stunning! It was great to wake up in the morning and look over the country side. The location was perfect. Close to the train/bus station, grocery store and a nice restaurant next door.

If you want to stay in the Tuscany area, I would highly recommend Siena. It is big enough to enjoy a variety of restaurants and night life but not too big that you feel you are in a vast city with all the crowds. We found it very convenient then to travel from there to the “hill towns’ surrounding it. Easy to get the bus or train to Florence.

We took one of her tours to Montepulciano. GREAT ! Fantastic ! It was truly one of the highlights of your time in Italy. The best tour we took. You could feel the love she has for her area. You would be missing a great opportunity if you didn’t book a tour with her.

Please read all the reviews, each and every one is accurate.

I highly recommend Francesca’s penthouse.

Jane Wismer

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $11.95 per person per night
Damage Deposit $239.01

All'arrivo deposito cauzionale di 200 euro che verra' restituito alla partenza
Riscaldamento invernale: escluso, si conteggia al consumo 2,00 euro per metro cubo
elettricità a pagamento 0,35 euro per kw

Nessun rimborso ammesso sul deposito al momento della prenotazione, eventuali cancellazioni dovranno essere comunicate via email almeno 120 giorni prima dell'arrivo per non avere addetto del totale.
No refund are admitted for deposit, refund will be admitted for balance on canellations made untill 120 days before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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