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chub Jan 29th, 2015 09:54 AM

Apartment in Italy
My husband and I are going to stay in Siena as a home base for 12 nights in October. I'm trying to find an apartment in the city for a decent price (around $140/night). Does anyone have experience with this? I've been looking at Airbnb, but not having the best luck. Perhaps by price point is unrealistic.
Secondly, I'm looking for suggestions for a cooking class while in Tuscany.

NeoPatrick Jan 29th, 2015 10:06 AM

This may be a little high for the budget, but we stayed here a week last September. The windows open up right to the square and it is simply spectacular.
The only negative was that it is a really old building (but well maintained) and you can't flush TP down the toilet, you have to put it in a bin and dispose of it. That was a little yeeecchhhy to me, but I got used to it.

sandralist Jan 29th, 2015 10:57 AM

Have you tried looking on;inac=0&

RobIm Jan 30th, 2015 10:04 AM


celticmuse Feb 2nd, 2015 05:12 PM

Will you have a rental car? Siena doesn't seem to have as many vacation rental apts as other cities in Italy, particularly in the main part of the city.

Chris_Cutler Feb 3rd, 2015 12:02 PM

As someone suggested, try or

Will you have a car? The train station in Siena is not very central, as I recall.

nochblad Feb 3rd, 2015 12:19 PM

$140 seems a huge amount for October.

Do you have to be in Siena?

I have stayed at Fattoria Pagnana ( on occasions in the past for trade fairs in Florence and for 12 days you should be able to obtain a price of about Euro 650 for a great apartment. So for your budget you would have a car as well.

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