Siena

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Piccolo Hotel Il Palio
Piazza del Sale, 18

(http://www.piccolohotelil...) cheap but not very well kept 2 star hotel within the city-walls from €60 2007 easy to reach by foot from the station.

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Agriturismo Monaciano

(http://www.monaciano.com/...) tuscany self catering accommodations into the chianti hills 7 km from siena with swimming pool, ping-pong and a romantic park. monaciano has many farmhouses that may comfortably accommodates large families or large group of friends.

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Santuario S. Caterina
Via Camporegio, 37
+39 0577 44177
€60-90

Run by a nunnery, this modest hotel near the Basilica di S. Domenico provides sanctuary to weary travellers. Curfew is 11pm.

Midrange

Midrange
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Albergo Bernini
Villa della Sapienza 15

(http://www.albergobernini.com), via della sapienza nâ°15 just down the street from san domenico tel. +39-0577-289047 mailto:hbernin@tin.it use simple english if you email - dated but clean rooms in a tiny, centrally-located inn. a truly friendly older couple owns and runs it, and lives on the property they leave their door open often. the great thing is the view of siena - spectacular, as you look across the unobstructed valley and almost down at the piazza del campo and duomo. the two rooms at the back have the view. they also have good tips on the best inexpensive dining, which is fabulous. at midnight they lock the doors and go to bed. double with bath €85, without bath €65.

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Piccolo Hotel Etruria
Via delle donzelle, 3

(http://www.hoteletruria.com), via donzelle 3. you can't beat the location; it's just a couple of steps up from the campo. clean, recently renovated, has a nice common room with a small balcony right over banchi di sotto - the final leg of the route towards the campo taken by the constant parades of the contrada which won the latest palio these last for a few weekends after the event, and can mean a group of thoroughly drunk stragglers accompanied by costumed drummers and banner-wavers at 2 in the morning - this is not frowned upon by the locals; as you go up the stairs to the rooms there is also a display of the riding accessories of the civetta, the small but very proud contrada where the hotel is located it finally won the palio in august of '09 after waiting for more than 30 years, earning in the process the dubious distinction of being the nonna, or "grandma", as the contrada who haven't won for the longest time. doubles with bath around €90 in season; curfew at 1 am. also, a slightly more downmarket cousin tre donzelle next door up at #5; a smaller, more spartan room will run you €10-€15 cheaper. skip the restaurant in the basement, unless you are after the heavily promoted barrel-vault interior; food is unexceptional and overpriced.

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The Hotel Minerva

(http://www.albergominerva...), via garibaldi, 72, inside the walls of siena. there are 59 bedrooms with bathrooms, phone, color tv, safe deposit box, air conditioning, fridge-bar, laundry service, fast internet facility. the bedrooms have a view of old siena. a meeting room is available. garage. ten minutes' walk from piazza del campo. 500 meters from the railway station.

Midrange
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Borgo Grondaie
Strada delle Grondaie, 15

(http://www.borgogrondaie.com), strada delle grondaie, 15. tel. +39 0577 332539 - fax. + 39 0577 335761. a typical farmhouse hotel with swimming pool. it offers a selection of studio apartments and en-suite rooms in a country and friendly atmosphere.

Midrange
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Chiostro del Carmine
Via Della Diana 4

(http://www.chiostrodelcar...) via della diana 4. tel +39 0577 223476 fax +39 0577 222556. 4 star hotel located in historical residence, siena center. rooms from €99.

Top end

Top end
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Borgo Scopeto Relais
Strada comunale 13

(http://www.borgoscopetore...). beautiful 4-star hotel and restaurant immersed in vineyards and olive groves of the tuscan countryside 12 km from siena. also does weddings and meetings.

Top end
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Campo Regio Relais
Via della Sapienza 25

(http://www.camporegio.com). a bed and breakfast-style hotel, renovated in 2005, in the historical center of siena, with amazing view onto the old town.

Top end
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Il Boschetto

4 km from siena, 9-room villa with pool, private garden, large living room with open fireplace, satellite-tv and video, 5 large bedrooms.