The Raffaello Residence

siena, tuscany
2 bedroom - 1 bath
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€150 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

This is an apartment in a 15th century villa, well set up for a family stay, and suited as a base for visiting classic Tuscany and its sights: Siena, Val d’Orcia, Chianti, ancient villages, medieval cloisters and art-inspiring landscapes. There are plenty of relaxing vacation options nearby from swimming in the river Mersa, horse-back riding at the local Riding Center and pizzeria and trattoria a stroll away in the local village. The outside terrace is lovely for eating and relaxing.

Why Kids Love it

There is a playground for kids 5 km away in the nearby village. Bikes are provided for cycling to and from local villages. There is a safe and clean river for swimming in 100m from the property. There is space to run and play but note there are some steps in the open patio area. In nearby Siena, kids will love playing in the Piazza del Campo and the city’s many parks, one of which has goats, donkeys and peacocks. Gelato, pizza and pasta are always on the menu.

Things to Know

The minimum stay is 3 days all year long, rising to 5 days in high season. There is central heating. There is no bathtub, only a shower in the bathroom. The hosts can add a crib on request. Note that one of the beds is a sofa bed in the lounge. Additional apartments in the villa can be booked for larger groups. Some minor safety hazards - small steps and uneven flooring in parts.

About the Location

In the village of Brenna, 10 km from Siena and 80 km from the nearest beach. Florence airport is 70 km away; Pisa airport is 120 km away. There is a train station in Siena, 15 km away. The closest grocery store is 5 km away. Car hire is recommended although you can visit by train. The residence is a short bus ride from Siena and a short walk from the village of Rosia, with shops, bars, restaurants and a pharmacy.

Accommodation Details

This one story apartment on the ground floor of the villa has a large open living room with dining table for 6/8 people, separate kitchen, 2 double bedrooms sharing a bathroom with shower and an outdoor area with a terrace, wooden teak deck and views of the fields. This area has a barbecue, outdoor furniture, comfortable benches and canvas umbrellas, with an outdoor shower available. Bedrooms are laid out with 1 double bed in one room, 2 single beds in another and a sofa bed sleeping 1 person in the living room.

Style Notes

This is a classic and beautiful apartment in a villa, sympathetically restored with local artisan touches, antique spaces and Tuscan traditions. Local materials have been used, including rough stone, terracotta, wrought iron and wood. Each of the apartments in the building has its own style, with incredible views of the surrounding countryside. The apartments connect with a central patio with large tables and a barbecue. We love the wood beamed ceilings, the views from the twin bedroom and the stunning marble bathroom.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 6
1 full / double
1 sofa bed (double)
2 twin / single
Crib
sleeps 1
1 baby crib
Medium
Agostino P.
Member since December 09, 2014
Agostino Pacciani is a Paris based photojournalist whose photographss have been published in the press worldwide. He began his career in 1989, crossing theatres throughout Europe photographing ballet, dance, theatre and operas. His photographs, from the productions at the Palais Garnier to the theatre festivals at Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, have been published and exhibited in Europe and in the USA. In 1994 and 1995, the siege of Sarajevo radically changed his perspective and when he went to photograph daily life in wartime, he realized that this what he wanted to record henceforth in his work. His profoundly humane photographs are unique records of the war. After that, as a committed war photographer, he has covered events in Albania, in Kosovo, in sub-Saharan Africa, in Algeria, in Morocco, in Chile, in Brazil. In 1998 Pacciani made his first journey to the Gaza strip and returned several times, becoming a familiar figure camera in hand in the disaster zone. He revealed life in desperate circumstances, growing up in a war zone, working withing the constraints of a curfew and restrictions, family life during the Intifada, up to the inside life of militants. He has never stayed in hotels or humanitarian agencies but with the families he has befriended. Likewise in Kurdistan and Iraq where he spent the early months of 2003. Clandestine immigration from Morocco to Spain has been a subject of research. After the tsunami in December 2005, Pacciani went straight to Sri Lanka and Indonesia, sent by UNESCO. The war in Lebanon in 2006 brought Pacciani there for a unique kind of photographic docudrama about the different communities. Since, he has returned to Sri-Lanka and Sarajevo to report on post-catastrophe reconstruction and has completed an important series of in-depth photographs about Sicily. Pacciani’s work has been published in publications worldwide, including Géo, Figaro Magazine, Repubblica, New York Times Magazine, Newsweek and many others, His photographs have been shown in Washington, Sarajevo, Paris, Sienna and at UNESCO Born in Siena, Italy, Agostino Pacciani initially studied geology and discovered his passion for photography in New York. He has never looked back since and is based in Paris

Siena, Tuscany

Crazy horses and cobbled squares

Siena’s ravishing medieval architecture is usually lost on children. Pique their interest with an adventure up the bell tower, a gallop through the narrow streets and a gelato at half time. Jazz drifts through the air from the local jazz school and twice a year, ten men race around the square bareback on horses in a wild race called the Palio.