The Monastery of Sant'Andrea
About the home
The Monastery of Sant'Andrea
Located in the quiet countryside 5 km south of the beautiful medieval city of Siena, the Sant'Andrea apartment is part of a fully restored 15th century monastery.
Only 5 mintes from the superstrada linking Siena to Florence and Grosseto (near the seaside beaches), this residence is an ideal base location for reaching many Tuscan attractions, most within a 1 hour drive.
This residence is located in a peaceful area, has a private entrance, a private garden and its own, lovely shared green park. An indoor, secure parking space and WIFI Internet are also included with the rental. The Sant'Andrea location enjoys the convenience of a tranquil and reserved atmosphere in the Tuscan hills and a close proximity to the cultural and artistic attractions of Siena.
The nicely furnished Sant'Andrea apartment is ideal for a couple or a family (sleeps up to 5) looking for an unforgettable vacation in the prime tourist area of Tuscany. The historic centre of Siena is a 10-minute drive. Florence, San Gimignano, the Chianti vineyards and the hill towns to the south (Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano) are all a short drive away.
At walking distance (800 metres) in the close Costalpino Village yuo can have: A Nice Restaurant, A Pizza place, Bar (Coffee place) with cappuccino and croissant for your breakfast, Grocery store, Post office, Pharmacy and Newspaper shop.
To the opposite direction you will find the San Rocco a Pilli Village with a Coop Supermarket.
For those of you with no car a convenient bus stop is located just down the street.
Upon request, the Manager will provide the first grocery at the apartment. You will be able to enjoy the first few meals without the stress of thinking to buy food at your arrival. The additional cost is 30euros + the cost of the grocery. You can specify your favourite menu by email.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Follonica (Grosseto), 120km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 3|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared garden, Private garden|
The apartment is at ground level, has an independent entrance and consists of:
1) Rustic country-style living room/kitchen area with a sofa bed;
2) a master bedroom with a king size bed, antique night table and drawer and a large wall closet;
3) a second bedroom with I double bed and 1 single bed on a stylish wood loft (not suitable for small kids) and a closet;
4) a bathroom with bathtub/shower, sink, toilet and bidet.
- You will enjoy the classic atmosphere of a characteristic brick courtyard with an ancient water well, a nice green park, a private garden with table and chairs, a small original medieval Chapel.
- A convenient bus stop is also available right at the S. Andrea Complex, on the Strada Grossetana. Renting a car will make your holiday easier, but this is not necessary.
The Sant'Andrea apartment can accommodate 5 people
- Share green park area, fenced private garden with table and chairs is a short distance away from the apartment
- Secure indoor parking space (for 1 car) underground and accessible with remote garage door opener
- Independent heating system
- The kitchen is equipped with dishes, cuttlery and utensils to prepare your own meal
- Toaster & espresso coffe maker for your breackfast
- Dishwasher, Washing machine, Fridge with deep freezer
- Electric Oven with gas cook-top and Microwave
- TV (local channels only)
- Window screens
- Bathroom towels are provided
- Bed sheets and blankets are provided
- First Grocery service provided upon request (New Service)
- Please note: there is no telephone in this apartment
- Sorry pets are not allowed
- Please do not use the barbeque in the private garden as the risk of fire can be very high
- Check-in time: from 3:00 pm to 4: 00 pm
- Departure time: before Noon
- The Sant'Andrea apartment does not have reception desk. please provide your expected arrival time. Upon arrival in Siena, you are asked to call the Manager to arrange an appointment time at Sant'Andrea. The manager's phone number will be provided once you have booked.
- Other Residents live in the Sant'Andrea complex and preserving a quite and tranquil atmosphere for all residents is important. You are therfore asked to consider the other residents during your stay inside the property
- Additional detailed information regarding your holiday will be provided by email once your booking is confirmed
- Minimum stay: Preferably 7 nights, in particular cases shorter terms stays (minimum 3 nights) are allowed upon requests
- After the down payment is payed, the balance due and a fully refundable damage deposit of 300 euros in cash will be collected by the Manager at arrival. The option to pay the full amount using PayPall is also available upon request, a 6% fee will be added.
The Tuscany / Siena Province region
Tuscany is one of Italyâ??s best-loved regions. It combines a beautiful countryside reminiscent of the landscapes of Renaissance masterpieces, a rich artistic heritage including exquisite art and architecture, a glorious history, excellent wines and delicious food. Set down between the blue-green Apenines and the turquoise Tyrrhenian Sea, Tuscany is the joyful heart and soul of the ancient Etruscan civilisation which lives on in every city, town and village. Florence (Firenze) is the administrative center of Tuscany whose Provinces include Arezzo, Livorno, Grossetto, Lucca, Massa-Carrara, Pisa, Pistaio, Prato and Sienna. Every town offers unique characteristics, charm, and regional cuisine making each one worthy of your time. Tuscany is also well known for its splendid landscapes with charming low hills covered with olive groves, vineyards, woods, isolated cypress trees, and beautiful old farmhouses, all part of a landscape that seems to have been carefully tended since the dawn of time. Tuscany is a refuge for the spirit as well as an ideal place for rambles or for idle contemplation of views that have not changed in centuries. The castles and country churches are a standing order for the many visitors to Tuscany from all over the world. Tuscany is also the home for the famous wines of Chianti and Montalcino. There is so much to discover in this region that the above are just a few of the reasons why people enthusiastically return year after year and share their experiences with others.
The Siena / Sant Andrea a Montecchio area
Located in the heart of Tuscany, just 60 km south of Florence, Siena is ItalyÂ´s best preserved medieval. It has maintained its lovely medieval buildings and Gothic architecture, and todayâ??s new constructions adapt to this character and beauty. Siena is built on three small hills within the city walls, divided into three areas, called "Terzi". - "Terzo di Citta" was the earliest inhabited area of the city, and holds Piazza Postierla; the Cappella delle Ceneri di Sant'Ansano; the Duomo, Siena's gorgeous black and white cathedral; and the museum of Santa Maria della Scala. - "Terzo di Camollia", named after the city gate Porta Camollia, consists of the main social and shopping street -Via Banchi di Sopra, with Piazza Salimbeni and Piazza Tolomei; and the Basilicas S. Maria in Provenzano, S. Francesco, and the Fortezza. -"Terzo di San Martino" expands around the Francigena way, the route to Rome for the pilgrims of the patron saint S.Martino. The area includes the Piazza del Campo at the heart of the city; the Palazzo Pubblico, Siena's City Hall, which contains the famous frescos on government by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, and access to the Torre di Mangia with a spectacular view of the Senese countryside, and the famous fountain Fonte Gaia. These terzi are subdivided into 17 contrade. Loyalty to one's contrada is an important part of SienaÂ´s culture and history. The competition between each contrada takes centre stage in Siena's world-famous horserace, Il Palio. An unbroken medieval tradition since the 11th century that takes place annually on 2 July and 16 August when the unique shell shaped Piazza del Campo is converted into a racetrack. Siena is a major tourist attraction and home to one of the oldest Universities in Europe, which adds for a vibrant student atmosphere and a bustling daily life. Siena offers many cultural events, concerts, cinema, theatre and a wide range of sporting activities. In the summer, there is the Siena Jazz Festival, and the classical concert by the Accademia Musicale Chigiana. Settimana Musicale Senese features various concerts around the city. Siena stores offer many locally made items, such as, leather products, neckties, fabrics, glazed terracotta, gold jewellery, and of course local food, such as, Panforte, Ricciarelli, Pici and many wines. Every Wednesday morning a huge market is held around the Fortezza Mediceana. The Senese countryside also boasts a lovely landscape of natural beauty. There is the Chianti landscape between Florence and Siena, hills woven with vineyards and Olive estates, and beautiful towns like San Gimignano and Monteriggioni. South of Siena, the Arbia valley leads to the hill-top town of Montalcino, home to the famous Brunello wine. The area La Crete Senese features harsh rock formations, soft rounded hills, and a unique landscape grain-field below a medieval fortress. Siena wonderfully blends the natural beauty of Tuscany with the historic elegance of its medieval influence.
How to get there
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Tuscany is the heart of Italy and Siena is the heart of Tuscany....easy to get there - Fly to Florence International Airport (Firenze Peretola) - The Monastery of Sant'Andrea is about 1 hour driving - Fly to Rome International Airport (Roma, Fiumicino) - The Monastery of Sant'Andrea is about 2.5 hours driving - In details: - From Florence: From the A1 motorway take the exit — Firenze Certosa. Immediately after the toll booth, at the roundabout (traffic circle), take the expressway for Siena. After about 60km, you will reach Siena. Take the exit Siena Ovest-Porta San Marco and then turn left onto the SS73 Senese Aretina. After about 3 km, you will reach the village of Costalpino. At the intersection take your left toward S. Rocco a Pilli and after about 1km the Monatery of Sant'Andrea is on your right. - From Rome: Take the A1 motorway for Florence and take the exit — Valdichiana, then follow the road for Siena. Close to Siena, take the right hand lane for Firenze and then take the exit for Siena Ovest-Porta San Marco and turn right onto the SS73 Senese Aretina. After about 3 km, you will reach the village of Costalpino.At the intersection take your left toward S. Rocco a Pilli and after about 1km the Monatery of Sant'Andrea is on your right.
Activities near Siena
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
11 Oct 2012
We travelled for 2 weeks through Italy. From Rome via Siena and Florence to Venice. We stayed in self-catering apartments in each town. The Sant'Andrea apartment was by far the favourite.... more
26 Aug 2012
Let me begin this review by saying that I am a pretty tough critic of vacation accommodations and restaurants. Oftentimes, I see 4s and 5s on Trip Advisor and wonder whether or not the reviewer and... more
25 Jun 2012
Lovely spacious apartment was perfect for our family. Nicely appointed with all amenities. We loved having our own parking spot and adored the gardens that smelled of jasmine. The serene atmosphere... more
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|Prices for group size 5|
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|Low Season||8 Jan 12||24 Mar 12||€ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||24 Mar 12||1 Jun 12||€ 600||€ 150||€ 150||3 Nights|
|High Season||1 Jun 12||7 Oct 12||€ 700||€ 170||€ 170||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||7 Oct 12||4 Nov 12||€ 600||€ 150||€ 150||3 Nights|
|Low Season||4 Nov 12||23 Dec 12||€ 400||€ 100||€ 100||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||23 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||€ 600||€ 150||€ 150||3 Nights|
|Low Season||6 Jan 13||26 Mar 13||€ 450||€ 130||€ 130||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||26 Mar 13||1 Jun 13||€ 600||€ 150||€ 150||3 Nights|
|High Season||1 Jun 13||5 Oct 13||€ 700||€ 170||€ 170||3 Nights|
|Mid Season||5 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||€ 600||€ 150||€ 150||3 Nights|
|Low season||1 Nov 13||24 Dec 13||€ 450||€ 130||€ 130||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
- Prices are inclusive of: All utilities (guests are encouraged to consider the environment when using energy), all amenities and final cleaning. No Hidden fees<BR><BR>- During your stay housekeeping is not provided<BR><BR>- A down payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking. Use PayPal to pay your down payment. The email address to use for PayPall will be provided<BR><BR>- The balance due and a fully refundable damage deposit of 300 euros in cash will be collected by the Manager at arrival. The option to pay the full amount with Credit Card using PayPall is also available upon requestBook
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