Generations of travelers have fallen under the spell of this 17th-century Renaissance palazzo, where high ceilings, oil paintings, highly polished antiques, and the gentle patina of age all suggest an era of grand travel. A large garden in the rear stretches towards green hills and can tempt anyone to give up sightseeing for a few hours and just relax; it’s a popular cocktail spot for guests and Sienese alike. All the rooms are different, though most have wood beams and a surfeit of period detail, including some frescoes and coffered ceilings; furnishings throughout are comfortable and traditionally stylish. While this wonderful old place has the aura of a country hideaway, it’s right in the city center, just a few streets below the Piazza del Campo.