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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This wonderfully restored, light and airy apartment is situated on the top floor ( with eevator) of an historical \'palazzo in the heart of enchanting Siena. The palazzo itself is almost 1000 years old and is steeped in history. The owners who are always available for a helping hand also live in the same building. The main entrance of the palazzo opens up into the heart of the city. From here all of the main tourist sites are within a 5 minute walk so you dont need to use a car at all to get around. Siena is a great city to explore on foot and you are a minute away from the main \'Piazza del Campo\', around the corner from the Duomo ( the main church) and the Palazzo Chigi-Saracini. During the period when the famous Sienese horse race , the \'Palio\' are on ( July 2nd and August 16th ) it is possible to watch the race directly from the windows of the families own apartment or you can mix with the locals in the throbbing centre of the piazza itself. You can have dinner in a \'contrada\' ( one of the many \'neighbourhoods\' of Siena) which gives you a unique feel as to the atmosphere of the city during this period. The morning of the Palio they have the 6th trial, called the \"Provaccia\", preceded by the Mass for the jockeys, celebrated in the Piazza del Campo. In the afternoon, in the church of each contrada participating in the Palio, the blessing of the horse takes place. Following this, the \"Comparse\" or contrada members dressed in the historical costumes of their contrada meet near the Cathedral. This is where the parade starts and it will then finish in the main piazza. All of this takes about 2hours. The apartment features double glass so it is very quiet. There is WI FI, Satellite TV, a stereo and air conditioning. There is also a gas fireplace, baby bed. There are no animals allowed and the apartment is no smoking. There is another apartment on the same floor of this building,owned by the same people and faces directly onto the piazza. It is called \'Suite Regina\'
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|