Art Photo TravelStrada Massetana Romana 50/A
53100 Siena (SI) - Italy
Tel: +39 320 8003300
Description: an ancient residence situated in the historical centre of Siena, with an elegant entrance from the XVIth century placed in Via della Sapienza it has two splendid terraces and wide windows that look onto the Camporegio valley and a view that encompasses from east to west the Mangia Tower, the Cathedral, the Sanctuary of St. Catherine and the St. Dominic's church. The building, for its particular architectural structure is still known as “parrot stick”.
In 1914 it became Mrs. Helen Robins house, sister-in-law of Joseph Pennell, the last great designer and illustrator before the spread of photography. The artist and his intellectual American family stayed for long periods in Italy, preferring Tuscany and in particular Siena and this elegant palace that today offers to its guests six rooms, four standard and two suites, a small entrance, a bar area with antique furnishings, an elegant drawing room that has the atmosphere of a fumoir or of a reading room from a time long ago and a sun-soaked veranda for breakfast that opens onto a splendid terrace with a moving view that won't be soon forgotten.