Just outside the Siena walls—literally so, as this is the first house after Porta Romana—this hotel feels as if it’s in the countryside, yet it’s only a 10-minute walk from Piazza del Campo. There’s a large, shady garden where you can breakfast and enjoy a drink under the trees in good weather; for indoor lounging, there’s a snug little bar, a well-upholstered lounge, and a glass-enclosed breakfast room. Most of the cozy rooms, with wood-beamed ceilings, simple wood furnishings, and old prints on the walls, face the back, where wide-sweeping views of the green Val d’Orcia seem to go on forever. One choice room has a little balcony; a few others are bi-level, with bedrooms tucked beneath the eaves. Ask for a rear-facing room or you'll miss that wonderful view.