Tuscany, lovely characteristic apartment situated in Siena, 200m from Porta Romana and the city walls. Only 4 mins by bus to the centre of Siena. The bus stop is right in front of the flat. The flat is composed of an open space sitting/dining area furnished with antique furniture and double sofa bed as well as a fully equipped kitchenette including dishwasher. There is a further comfortable king size bedroom. The newly refurbished bathroom has a shower. The flat boasts a magnificent garden with a superb view of the Sienese hills covered in vineyards and olive groves and suggestive cypress trees. There is private parking in the garden. At less than 200m from the flat, there is a supermarket, a newsagentâ€™s, a very good restaurant and a patisserie.
Siena Area The medieval town of Siena, famous for its important renaissance historic centre,and its famous Duomo. It is in a strategic position, the most popular and interesting cities being Firenze, Volterra, San Gimignano ,and Pisa are easy to reach in a short time. If you are fond of good wine and beautiful landscapes, you canâ€™t miss spending some time in the Chianti area. So why not come and taste the fragrance of this unique part of Italy!
The Siena and Tuscan region
This region with its mild climate, is the heart of history, art, culture, tradition and nature. In the region of Tuscany you can find everything you could think of: from seaside to mountains, from hot-springs to great villages to visit. The beauty of the Chianti lands, its vines and olive trees and the huge variety of landscapes characterize the incredible territory of Siena. Towards the south, the Orcia and Chiana valley complete this amazing area.
The city of Siena contains art treasures and historical evidence of priceless value. According to the legend, Siena was founded by Senio and Ascanio, sons of Remus, the famous twin brother of Romulus, with whom he founded Rome. Siena is located in the very centre of Tuscany, and is the perfect starting point to reach many Tuscan cities, villages and tourist attractions: Florence, Lucca, Arezzo, Cortona, San Gimignano, Pienza, Montalcino, Monteriggioni, Volterra, Massa Marittima, Montepulciano, San Galgano Abbey and many more. The well-preserved medieval streets and piazzas are the lovely setting of the annual popular Palio festival, a risky horse race that takes place in Siena’s main square: the “Campo”. The city is divided into “terzi”, or thirds, and within each of these there are a number of the districts known as “contradas”. The contradas are 17, and each one has its own appellation, chapel and flag: all of them are represented during the festival and take part to the competition to win the Palio.
Siena has plenty of monuments and museums to visit. The Terzo di Camollia, for example, contains the gigantic Basilica of St Francesco, dating back to the 13th century; you can also visit the Dominican church, the Basilica of St Domenico and the Sanctuary of St Catherine of Siena; the former Medici Fortress, which is now a pleasant and panoramic public park. Piazza del Campo, also simply known as “il Campo”, is a must: the centenary heart of Siena, a sloping amphitheatre, lined with cafÃ© tables and restaurants and thronged with tourists, school parties and locals. In the middle of the piazza, you will find Palazzo Pubblico (1250 a.C.) which is the City Hall, where you can admire some fine frescoes.
How to get there We suggest flying to Florence. Appartamento Passseri is just 85 km from the airport. You will find cheap flights with Easyjet.com or Ryanair.com. Ryanair flies to Perugia Airport, 117 km from Siena, or to Pisa Airport, 174 km, or to Rome Airport, Ciampino 248 km. Car hire available at www.avis.com and www.autoeurope.com.
Nearest travel links
Â· Airports: Rome Ciampino (248km) or Fiumicino (260km), Milan Linate (363km), Pisa (174km), Perugia (117km)
Â· Train stations: Siena (2.5km), Rome Termini (244km), Venice (322km), Assisi (129km), Pisa (167km), San Gimignano (45km), Pienza (54km)
Prices for 2 pp:
|All Year Round||â‚¬700Â week||â‚¬110Â night|
Prices for 3/4 pp
|All Year Round||â‚¬1000Â week||â‚¬160Â night|
Â· the final cleaning is free for over 4 nights’ bookings
Â· there may be an increase in price during festivities and bank holidays
Â· an extra security/breakage deposit of 200 â‚¬ is requiredÂ on arrival which will be returned at check out
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