The Renaissance Glory of

SIENA

ITALY

Siena’s Italian Gothic Piazza del Campo — 14th century architectural treasure — still the city’s center.

Experience Siena, Italy

Jewel of the Italian Renaissance

Siena, Tuscany: walled, hilltop, traffic-free, central-Tuscan city of about 50,000, much as it was in the 14th century at the height of the Italian Renaissance. Although Siena’s origins go back 2,500 years or more, its World Heritage Status is earned by its largely unspoiled medieval, brick and stone, Gothic core. Carefully maintained since its construction six to eight centuries ago, Siena appears the physical embodiment of a Renaissance painting. Home At First‘s Siena lodgings are located inside a gated estate just outside the city’s medieval walls, away from the crowds of visitors that often swarm to Siena, yet close enough to be walkable or a very short drive to parking at a city gate.


SIENA — EXTRAORDINARY SURVIVOR OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE

  • The Piazza del Campo, Palazzo Pubblico, and Torre Mangia.
    Siena's Piazza del Campo from one of 11 radiating alleys.

HOME AT FIRST’s

Siena — How it works:

Contact Home At First. Tell us about your dream of travel to Siena, Italy. We will tell you about getting there, where we stay (you’ll love this place!), and how best to get around (via rental car, or by public transport).

— Tell us how many people will be with you, and their ages.

— Tell us when you would like to travel, and for how long.

— Tell us if you would like to combine a visit to Siena with a visit to another part of Italy or to any other Home At First destination in Continental Europe, Scandinavia, or the British Isles.

— Ask for a Free Trip Proposal with Cost Estimate.

We prepare an itinerary & cost estimate with all the lodgings & transportation you need. We send it to you via email and/or postal mail.

You review our proposal; accept it, reject it, or revise it until we have it just right for you. It is, after all, your dream trip, to be done the way you wish.

Once accepted, we request an initial payment by check along with your signed acceptance.

We begin putting your plans in place, securing your LODGINGS, FLIGHT RESERVATIONS & TICKETS, CAR RENTALS, and/or any TRAIN TICKETS OR TRANSPORTATION PASSES required. Most Home At First Siena guests come with rental cars; some travel by train.

Payment in full is due 90 days prior to departure, or when you are ready to lock in your included airfares, whichever comes first.

 All travel documents for your trip — including a guidebook appropriate for your destination — will be sent to you by 30 days prior to your trip departure date.

After you arrive in Italy, you follow our directions from your arrival point to your Siena lodging, where you will be met at a pre-set time by your lodging’s hostess, who will show you around, see to your comfort, and let you get some rest.

Have a nap. Get some groceries for your kitchen. Make supper or go out for a meal. The fun begins now.

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The Siena Estate

Siena Estate Apartments: Home At First‘s Siena, Italy, apartments are located on a gated, restored 17th century Tuscan estate just outside the city walls, a 25-minute walk to the hilltop Piazza del Campo, site of the extraordinarily colorful Palio horse races held every July 2 and August 16. For guests with cars, Siena makes a fine touring base within two hours drive time (or less) to Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Assisi, Perugia, to the famous Chianti wine region and the wine towns of Montalcino and Montepulciano, and the nearest beaches on Tuscany’s Tyrrhenian seacoast. The apartments are available for one or more weeks, and may be readily combined with other locations in Italy as well as with other Home At First European destinations. 

Home At First offers three vacation apartments on the expansive, manicured, 12-acres estate. All three apartments are decorated and comfortably furnished in traditional Tuscan style. The apartments are clean, well cared for, and well-equipped. All are within short drives (5-10 minutes or so) to stores, services, several restaurants, and to Siena’s railway station. Each apartment has secure entry and reserved parking. The restored 17th century estate is accessed only by a electronically secure gate and private lane leading uphill from a safe, if bustling, residential community. Importantly, all Home At First Siena, Italy, apartments come with caring, accessible English-speaking hosts on-site or very close by, who can arrange individual tours through Siena, balcony seats to the Palio races, insider visits to a Montalcino wine estate (producer of noted Brunello wines), and even bring a professional chef for an afternoon’s Tuscan cooking lesson in your apartment.

  • View of the walled Renaissance city of Siena from the estate grounds
    Panoramic view of Renaissance Siena from the estate grounds.

The Apartments

The Three Apartments: Our Siena, Italy, estate apartments are homey, clean, comfortable, quality lodgings which, while not opulent, are thoughtfully furnished with the understated elegance of authentic Tuscan style. Each is unique. All come with private with views of the estate, and two of the three (exception: the ground floor Duccio apartment) look out toward the walled city of Siena, Italy. The three apartments are of different sizes, capacities, and characters. Discover more about each apartment via the following three slide shows and written descriptions : 

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APARTMENT ‘A’

DUCCIO

  • Apt A - Exterior Entry

  Comfortable, spacious, 2-story, 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment on the ground & 2nd floor. Sleeps 2-4 with when reserving the optional 2nd double bedroom and bathroom on the 2nd floor. Artfully furnished & decorated in trad/modern Tuscan style. Has a covered outside sitting area in the garden ideal for relaxing or small meals. Free WiFi. Washing machine.
Ground Floor: Large living area with 32″ flat-screen TV. Dining area seats 4. Well-equipped kitchen has large refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster.
Second Floor: 2 air-conditioned double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom with shower. The second bedroom & bathroom are available by request, making this apartment flexible for occupancy by 2 persons, 3 persons, or 4 persons.

APARTMENT ‘B’

MARTINI

  • Apt. B's ivy-covered exterior facade

 

  Generous 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment on the ground, 2nd, & 3rd floors. Window views of Siena. Sleeps up to 6. Completely renovated and upgraded in 2020. Bedrooms are air conditioned. Free WiFi. Washing machine.
Ground floor: secure, private entry hall. 11 stair steps up to the apartment entry. Covered, furnished, garden terrace ideal for relaxing or small meals just steps from the building entry.
Second floor: spacious living room with 32″ flat-screen TV,  & open-beamed ceiling; dining area for six off the small kitchen (gas range, oven, refrigerator/freezer, toaster, dishwasher, microwave); double bedroom; bathroom with large, no-lip shower and washing machine.
Third floor: double bedroom with open-beamed ceiling; twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with walk-in shower.

APARTMENT ‘C’

LORENZETTI

  Elegant, roomy 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom bi-level apartment on the 2nd floor. Sleeps up to 4. Has WiFi & laundry machine. Comes with exclusive use of private hot tub spa in a pavilion on the ground level. Also has private, covered, furnished outdoor terrace patio ideal for relaxing or small meals.
Lower level features: large, airy living room with grand views of Siena, Italy; the master double bedroom with fine views of the Tuscan countryside; and a bathroom with shower.
Upper level (up 4 steps) features: a complete Tuscan eat-in kitchen (large fridge/freezer, gas range, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster) with eat-in dining table seating four. Second double bedroom with a bathroom (shower).
Note: Access is via an outdoor staircase (14 steps) that is exposed to weather.

 

                    
Siena, Italy, readily combines with all other Italy destinations as well as these
Home At First Continental, British, Irish, & Scandinavian destinations.

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