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Gracious Historical Apartment In The Heart Of Siena

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Three Bedrooms, Two Baths, Eat-in Kitchen, Living Room

Historical and luxury apartment in Siena city center in the Nobile Contrada del Nicchio (name of the quarter). The rooms are finely decorated with antique furniture. The floors are made of terracotta. High ceiling are made of wood. Some rooms have got amazing views on Tuscany (Chianti) landscape. The apartment is on the second floor. There are three big bedrooms for 5 people, two baths, one with shower, one with tub, eat-in kitchen, two living rooms. The apartment is luminous and quiet.

Anna Polvanesi
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Anna Polvanesi

Anna is a physical therapist who works in Siena and loves her work. Franco is her husband and is a banker in Siena. They love welcoming guests from all over the world, especially people who are curious about Italian culture.

Anna Polvanesi purchased this apartment in 1992

Why Anna Polvanesi chose Siena Province

This is the ideal apartment for exploring the gorgeous Gothic jewel that Siena is. The tower of the Church of San Giorgio is part of the apartment's inner structure. The apartment is well cared for, immaculately clean, and reflects the serenity and beauty of Tuscan style.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, location, location! The presence of the owners nearby is a definite advantage. In spite of its inner town location, the apartment is very quiet. There is every convenience; dishwasher, washing machine, one bath with shower, and one bath has a bathtub. Separate thermostat for heat. In the heat of summer the apartment remains cool.


Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Metres
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Visit Siena during Palio period, so on July 2nd and August 16th. Palio is the world famous traditional horse race held in Piazza del Campo. Visit Siena also on Christmas time: the city has got a very amazing atmosphere.


Siena Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Hair dryer, mirror and towel warmer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , bidet , Hair dryer, mirror and towel warmer
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , If necessary possibility to add 1 single bed and 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms have a large luminous window & some rooms have view of the Chianti landscape
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Wine and typical Tuscan food tasting and guided private tour of the city


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Gracious Historical Apartment In The Heart Of Siena
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews
Wilmington, NC/USA

Wonderful Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful, large apartment located in a great section of Siena. Anna and Franco met us at the building (they live there, too) and gave us a great tour and introduction. They are both delightful - very engaging and eager to please. The apartment is stocked with all bedding and linens you need and the kitchen is well-equipped. Everything works/runs great. It was a totally delightful stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best apartment on our trip

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely apartment for 3 weeks and loved it! It is a 5 minute walk to the piazza and 10 minutes to an area outside the walls where you can park for free. It is close to the grocery store and good restaurants. It was spotlessly clean and comfortable. Anna and Franco took care of a couple of minor problems immediately, responded to my questions right away, and were very easy to deal with. They could not have been nicer. Siena is not only an enjoyable city, but it is also a good base for visiting other towns. I highly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donna! Franco and I thank you for the great review! We work with enthusiasm and try to give the best to our guests. We are waiting for you again! Anna
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Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This was a return visit for me to this apartment. It is the only place that I would stay in Siena. I felt like I was coming home. Anna and Franco go above and beyond in every way to make your stay comfortable and fun. The location is perfect being just a short stroll to Piazza Campo without the noise. The restaurant right next door is a must - do not miss. You should make a reservation. I would give this apartment more stars if I could. Thank you Anna and Franco for being so amazing

Ciao until next time

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Francesca for the beautiful review! Franco and I have been really happy to host you again. One of our goals is to care for our guests so that they feel like in their home! We are waiting for you again! Anna and Franco
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Historical Building in Beautiful Siena!!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 5 arrived late on a Thursday evening, and were greeted so kindly by Anna and Franco, who not only graciously showed us all around the apartment and did a great job with our check-in, but even helped us with our luggage up the stairs!! Anna provided us with the history of the building and the surrounding area (this was once a convent located next to a church, which is no longer in service). Anna and Franco also helped us get our bearings of where we were in Siena and provided good recommendations for local restaurants and attractions to see. The location of the apartment is quite good, with a nice restaurant literally in the first floor of the same building, as well as coffee shops, pizza places, and shops nearby, and only a few blocks from the Piazza Campo. Anna and Franco live in the same building, just one floor down, so that is quite convenient if you need anything from them. We parked our cars outside the walls of Siena (no cars are allowed within unless permitted), and walked to the apartment, it was only about 10 minutes away. security is good in the building, with a strong front door and beefy lock on the apartment door, and a secure entry way and locked street access door. Thanks so much for making our stay in Siena so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much, Peter! We will remember you always! Anna e Franco
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Connecticut, United States

The photo's are real.

  • 5 of 5

Anna and Franco were perfect hosts. Their apartment, about a 10 minute walk from where we parked the car, is up a couple of flights of stairs in a building that they live in. The master bedroom is big, access across the hall to the big private bathroom. There are two other bedrooms, one with two smaller beds, the other with one bed.

The living rooms area is large, and the sitting area is a good size too. Even the kitchen was large enough for the four of us to sit around for our morning coffee, fruit and sandwich, which we were able to buy from the local stores just up the street from the apartment. The restaurant, just our the front door of the building, is excellent, do try it.

The rest of Siena was a short walk away.

We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ferndale, WA

A first class experience

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at a number of vacation rental properties in Europe and in the U.S. Casa Chiara ranks with the best! We were five adults and one 3 year old (who enjoyed running up and down the stairs). We entertained friends from Sweden who met us in Sienna. We had ten people around the large dining table.

Anna surprised us one Sunday with a date, chocolate cake. How can you beat that?

The ambiance of the 400 year old building sets the scene for enjoying the ancient city of Siena. Anna was a most gracious hostess who assured that we enjoyed our stay. We ate at La Sosta di Violante, the restaurant below Casa Chiara, several times. The last time they accommodated all ten of us for an excellent meal in celebration of a birthday..

Thanks Anna and Franco

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jim, we remember all of you with great sympathy. We are very happy that our house was to your liking! Thanks for your wonderful review! Anna and Franco
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $59.75
Additional Guest Fee $17.93 per person per night
Damage Deposit $239.01

"MY STANDARD RATE" is based on 2 GUESTS, Add € 15 per night per additional guest.
Heating paid on consumption: ask to the owner.
Check in: from 4 to 7 p.m. (Phone the owner one hour before the exact arrival time).
Check out: within 10 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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