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.
Two bedrooms apartment sleeps 4, in Siena next to Piazza del Campo
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 16, 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.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
This apartment was beautiful and super comfortable. Excellent location, and the fully stocked kitchen made it extra nice. Best of all, Sarah was unbelivable... She even helped our friends out in finding a place on short notice after they had to leave their initial place they were staying. We have been to Siena two times now, and will come back here again if and when we go back there again.
I thank you so much for your evaluation and your words!
I am very happy that you liked the apartment and that everything was perfect for you.
I'm very happy to have been of help, it was really a pleasure for me.
If one day you want to go back to Siena, I will be happy to have you once again as my guests.
The apartment was wonderful. Had everything we needed and the location was perfect. Sara was terrific...totally responsive and helped us find a cooking class as well as directed us to historic places, grocery store etc.
I thank you so much for your review and for your words.
It was really a pleasure to have you as my guests and I'm glad that my apartment was perfect for you.
You are very kind and if one day you want to go back to Siena, I will be happy to welcome you back to my apartment.
great apartment in a great part of the city
we had a wonderful time in SIENA Sara and her dad were great and very helpful with info on things to do and resturants in the area, we just loved it and we will be back, thanks for a graet stay
Dear Thomas Vernieri,
my father and I want to thank you so much for your evaluation and your words.
We are very happy that you have been well in our apartment and that you have had a pleasant holiday.
We are pleased that our advice on restaurants and city corners to visit, have been helpful for you.
We always try to do our best to satisfy our customers and when we feel that our guests have been happy with their stay here with us, this is a source of great satisfaction for us and that is what repays us the most.
We were really very happy to have you as our guests, it was a pleasure to meet you. And if one day you want to go back to Siena, we will be pleased to have you still here with us.
Thanks again for choosing us.
Sara and Cesare Polvanesi
Well renovated home and conveniently located and friendly host
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.
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.
Sara and Cesare Polvanesi
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.
Italy trip with a life long friend
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,
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
Additional information about rental rates
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