My wife, 2.5-year old daughter, and I just returned from a 4-night stay at Palazzo Ravizza in Siena, Italy during the Thanksgiving Holiday Week. We stayed in Room 32 for each of our four nights (garden terrace side). Room 32 had a king-sized bed, a large armoire, a dresser, a desk, and still had sufficient space for a toddler bed-sized play pen. The size of the bathroom, on the other hand, is pretty tight, but it is sufficiently equipped (a small shower stall, pedestal sink, bidet, and toilet).
The view, including the sunset view, from room 32 is exceptional and the windows open all the way so there are plenty of good opportunities for photos.
There are a couple of things that – in hindsight – make Palazzo Ravizza particularly appealing. First, they offer private, off-street parking. This is a major plus in a city that has “traffico limitato” signs everywhere (hopefully we didn’t get any fines). Second, the garden terrace on the back of the property (same view as room 32 but a couple of floors lower) is wonderful. The evenings in late November were cool, but a glass or two of brunello and some snacks and it is a wonderful way to spend the early evening before dinner.
An odd downside of Palazzo Ravizza is that it is hotter than you can imagine in the evenings so you basically need to sleep with the windows wide-open (even though it’s at or below freezing outside). The nights were extremely quiet (almost two quiet for city folks likes us).
The breakfast buffet was included and it offers all of the breakfast basics. The young guy that runs the show in the breakfast nook makes a solid cappuccino.
Note: rooms on the front-side of the building are larger, but are probably a little louder because the main cobblestone street right outside the windows.
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