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The Monastery of Sant'Andrea The Brick Courtyard with the Baldassarre Peruzzi's Arch
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Your Tuscan Home
The Monastery of Sant'Andrea
The Brick Courtyard with the Baldassarre Peruzzi's Arch
The Country style Kitchen
Piazza del Campo in Siena
The Brick Courtyard with the well
The Green Park
The Private Garden
The Ancient main door
View of the courtyard from the Arch
Detail of the Ancient Chapel
The Ancient Chapel
Inside The Cupola of the Ancient Chapel
Wall detail
The Duomo Cathedral is right there
beautiful Tuscan hillsides
Other view of the Country style kitchen
The Master bedroom
Other View of the Master Bedroom
The second Bedroom
The Bathroom
The Private Entrance
Other View of the country style Kitchen
Other View of the Courtyard
Your Tuscan home is in a lovely park
The courtyard of your Tuscan home
Great location! In the countryside but just ten minutes to the centre of Siena
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Siena, Tuscany

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Calgary, Canada
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“Well equipped country retreat for exploration of Tuscany”
Reviewed 24 October 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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My wife and I stayed at Alessandro's wonderful apartment the first week of October, 2011. The apartment is in a converted monastery about 5 km south of Siena, just beyond the village of Costalpino. Quiet,well-equipped and efficient, we found it an excellent base to explore the hill towns of Tuscany and the Chianti region, as well as very convenient to Siena, both by car, and by commuter bus.

Alessandro's apartment faces onto a pleasant courtyard, with screened windows that allowed the cool evening breezes in. The area is very quiet, and since the original construction of the monastery included barred windows, we opted to keep the windows open all the time. The apartment has two pleasant bedrooms, although as a couple, we only used the main one. The kitchen is well equipped, and groceries are easily obtained either from the convenience store in nearby Costalpino, or the larger COOP grocery store 5 minutes south by car at the traffic circle in San Rocco a Pilli.

Alessandro's instructions for driving from the airport at Florence to Sant' Andrea were easy to follow, and we arrived without a hitch. Navigating the area into Siena and figuring out where to park in Siena were more of a challenge, but the second and third time we went into Siena we found the # 30 commuter bus, which runs on approximately an hourly schedule, to be very convenient. Stop at the tabacchi in Costalpino to get bus tickets (1 euro per person each way), and the bus (which stops just 50 metres up the road going into Siena and right at the door returning) drops you off 15 minutes later at Piazza Gramsci in Siena - - a 5-minute walk from the Duomo, and 10 minutes stroll to the Campo.

Our favourite drives from Sant' Andrea were to San Gimignano, the Chianti hill towns (including the tiny hamlet of Volpaia just north of Radda in Chianti), and Volterra. Montalcino and Montipulciano were also great.

I would recommend this holiday rental to couples and families, and anyone who likes to get away into the country and who likes to wander independently. Enjoyment of driving is a definite advantage, although not absolutely necessary.

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Liked best: Quietness, convenience for driving and screens
Liked least: Navigating in Siena
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Grand Island, New York
Reviewed 10 August 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 12 June 2011 for a stay in May 2011
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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018
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Jp j
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Management Response
27 Jul 2017
Thank you very much for your review!
it was nice to have you and to know you as well.
All the Best
Alessandro
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