The Perfect Base For Your Tuscan Adventure – Home 159802 Apartment
- 2 bedrooms
- 5 sleeps
- min stay varies
The Perfect Base For Your Tuscan Adventure – Home 159802
- 2 bedrooms
- 5 sleeps
- min stay varies
Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 5
- Nearest beach 120 km
- Child friendly
- Car not necessary
- No pets allowed
- Private garden
Description from owner
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 minutes from the superstrada linking Siena to Florence and the Grosseto beaches, this residence is an ideal base for exploring Tuscany, most attractions 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 Wi-Fi Internet are also included. 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. Modern amenities in a historic building in a park - the perfect base for exploring Tuscany!The lovely furnished Sant'Andrea apartment is ideal for a couple or a family (sleeps 5) looking for an unforgettable vacation in the prime area of Tuscany. The historic centre of Siena is
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 minutes from the superstrada linking Siena to Florence and the Grosseto beaches, this residence is an ideal base for exploring Tuscany, most attractions 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 Wi-Fi Internet are also included. 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. Modern amenities in a historic building in a park - the perfect base for exploring Tuscany!The lovely furnished Sant'Andrea apartment is ideal for a couple or a family (sleeps 5) looking for an unforgettable vacation in the prime 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.
Location description from owner
The Tuscany 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.
Sant Andrea a Montecchio
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.
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
Bedroom 2: Double Bed Single Bed
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared garden
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Secure parking
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
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- 04 Dec 2016
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Languages spoken: English, Italian
This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Apr 2011. Located in Siena, it has 16 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £297 to £509.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 04 Dec 2016.
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– based on 16 reviews
- Very Good
“Reality of a dream!”
I was looking for a quiet week with a beautiful panorama not far from Siena, to enjoy after the Palio and before participating in an intensive celebration later in July within Siena. I studied the information on Sant'Andrea a Montecchio and decided that my friend and I could manage fine without having to rent a car. With the kindness and understanding of the owner, we did one food shopping expedition which served us well. Walking on the road to the nice little town of Costalpino (which I had anticipated) would have been treacherous. The "bar" across the street actually is a men's club, which doesn't open until 4:30 in the afternoon. The bus stop really is very close and has excellent service to and from Siena (and little Costalpino's lovely restaurant). The apartment is very well-equipped, with many new items. Staying in it was very enjoyable! The privacy of the large open spaces within this former monastery ground area is luxurious. There were beautiful sights for sketching and painting within these walls and also plenty just beyond. Convenience via buses allowed us to arrive in Florence at 9 am one morning and enjoy a full day there. Highly recommend! We did it without a car.
“Cosy and comfortable lodgings minutes from historic centre — excellent value”
The Sant'Andrea residence is located on the outskirts of Siena, 10 minutes from the historic centre. The cosy apartment has all the amenities a visitor needs. Located in a former monastery, the tidy lodgings are comfortable and very quiet at night — not always a given in european rentals. There is also a park-like garden area outside with small private garden. Excellent value for Tuscany. Owner and property manager are very helpful. I plan on staying here again next year.
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