Sophisticated 1bdr in the center of Pienza, near Siena

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom


Sophisticated one-bedroom, 66 m2 apartment located on the second floor of a historic building dating back to the Renaissance, in the scenic historic center of Pienza, a beautiful town in the province of Siena. The Isabella apartment is located on the second floor of the historic building which also includes the Beatrice, Lucrezia and Bianca Maria apartments. Guests are welcomed to the large living room, furnished with comfortable furniture and TV stand, as well as extendable table with 4 chairs and cozy Queen-size sleeper sofa. The kitchen, which adjoins the living room, is equipped with everything you need, including table with chairs, useful trolley and beautiful refurbished white cabinet with drawers. The master bedroom includes burgundy wrought iron Queen-size bed, two nightstands with marble top and two antique hand-painted lamps, antique dresser with mirror, two chairs and wardrobe with two doors. The bathroom features sanitary ware and shower. In addition, guests can also use a common laundry room, equipped with washing machine, drying rack, iron and ironing board, and small bathroom. Additional amenities: - House linens (sheets and towels) - Washing machine, iron and ironing board - Hairdryer - Microwave oven - Toaster - Wi-Fi Services at extra cost: - Crib ** Small pets are welcome. **For this apartment the tourist tax is required: 0, 70 € per person/night. THE BUILDING The historic building housing the apartment is in the center of the Tuscan city of Pienza (in the province of Siena). It was built during the Renaissance by order of Cardinal Atrebatense, a member of the papal court of Pius II. It has a total surface area of ​​about ******* m2 square meters; it is located on Corso Rossellino, the city’s main street, directly opposite the Piccolomini Papal Palace, and 50 meters from Piazza Pio II. The building has been completely restructured and, in addition to the main structure, also includes a top floor apartment that the National Trust of Siena officially recognized as “historic”, as attested by the accompanying ministerial statement. It also includes large cellars, attics, garage and a small courtyard. Today’s building is the result of the total renovation of a unique hotel-restaurant (Hotel Letizia), which closed its doors in 1968 after being operational since the mid-1800s, and which, at the time of its closing, was Pienza’s only accommodation facility. It still retains the unique flair conferred upon it by the celebrities who passed through over the years. Pienza enjoys today a worldwide reputation thanks to its architectural and natural beauty, history, food, and, last but not least, film and TV. Films like The English Patient, The Devil in Love, Pleasant Nights, Medici: Masters of Florence, The Gladiator, as well as countless commercials have indeed given huge visibility to this “Ideal City”. AREA Pienza, a lovely gem in the south of Tuscany, is the most artistically renowned center of Val d'Orcia. It enjoys a strategic position, since it overlooks the entire valley with breathtaking view. Much of Pienza’s historical and artistic heritage is concentrated in the picturesque square dedicated to Pope Pius II, who changed the fate of the town in his quest to turn it into the Renaissance’s “ideal city”, a project entrusted to Architect Bernardo Rossellino. The castle of Monticchiello, a well-preserved specimen of medieval architecture that has survived modernity, once a stronghold of the Republic of Siena, is located nearby. In recognition for its Renaissance beauty, Pienza was added in 1996 to the UNESCO Cultural Heritage list, followed in 2004 by its surrounding Val d'Orcia. Pienza was also awarded the Silver Medal for Valor in honor of the sacrifices of its residents and its commitment to the Partisan struggle during WWII. Some points of interest in the area: - PIAZZA PIO II: a square dedicated to one of the most important local Renaissance figures, Enea Silvio Piccolomini, the future Pope Pius II. - CATHEDRAL: Pope Pius II was fascinated by the Gothic lines of the Franciscan churches of Assisi, as well as the “rich but sober” lines of the churches of San Sebastiano in Mantua and Santa Maria Novella in Florence. These structures served as the blueprint Architect Rossellino was provided by the Pope to design the new Cathedral. The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin was consecrated by Pope Pius II on August 29, 1462. - PICCOLOMINI PALACE: located next to the Cathedral. Designed in the late fifteenth century by Bernardo Rossellini, this palace is one of the earliest specimens of Renaissance architecture. The building houses a rectangular courtyard featuring a portico supported by stone columns. The small terrace area overlooks the entire Val d'Orcia, while maintaining the characteristics of the Renaissance garden. A large octagonal well and an ornate fountain are the main late fifteenth-century


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