This very stylish 430-square-foot apartment a few minutes walk from Piazza del Campo. You will not need anymore to walk up 66 steps to access this apartment,because now there is a new elevator to lift you on two amazing terraces and their spectacular views. The main living space here is a large, sunny living room with sofa, dining table and kitchenette featuring a full fridge,dishwasher, cook top,satellite TV, DVD and stereo system. Off this room is the double bedroom, which has a queen bed, and off that room is the modern bathroom with stall shower.Now for the fun part! A French door from the living room leads to a charming covered terrace with unforgettable views of the city. Back in the living room, a flight of stairs leads up to the second terrace, on the roof, furnished with deck chairs and sun umbrella.This was a wonderful place for a glass of wine or sunbathing. The views from here are even more breathtaking, including the Duomo and the famous Torre del Mangia seeming close enough to reach out and touch.
The House/Apartment: The building appeared to be quite ancient, but was in lovely condition. There was a marble staircase leading to the apartments. The lower apartments housed businesses which were only open during the week. The other floors had three or four apartments each, but we hardly ever saw the other tenants. The apartment building had no elevator and it was a hike up to the fourth floor. Once there, Siena Vistas was another flight up through a private door. We definitely got our exercise, but it was worth it. The porch area of the apartment was very quiet and relaxing and it was there that we spent most of our time looking out over the town, watching the kite birds soaring overhead as the sunset every night. Delightful!
Terraces: The interior of the apartment was quite small, but the outside, covered porch area made up for it. There was a nice sitting area with two comfortable chairs, a sofa and a coffee table. There was also an eating table with six chairs. The porch had a roof and a shade to block the hot sun. We ate breakfast and dinner out there every day. There were no bugs and the window boxes of blossoming geraniums were gorgeous.
Stairs led from the apartment to the roof deck which had a panoramic view of the town. It had two lounge chairs, a sun umbrella and an eating table with four chairs. This was a wonderful place for a glass of wine or sunbathing, if only we had had time.
Location: Siena Vistas was located right in the centre of Siena, just a 10 minute walk from Il Campo where the Palio is held. The apartment was on the fifth floor of a lovely, old building and had a very quiet spot in the rear overlooking the town and the surrounding hills. It was beautiful!The apartment was located on the main shopping street of Siena. There was a modern grocery store right around the corner that was open seven days a week until 8:15pm (7pm on Sundays). Just next door to the apartment was a grocery with more specialized items and more limited hours, but still a great place to shop. There were also many nearby restaurants and little shops. There was an internet point close by and the post office was across the street.