The name of this bedroom was chosen to remember Caterina Benincasa (1347-1380), better known as Santa Caterina or Catherine of Siena. She is one of the two patron saints of Italy, together with St. Francis of Assisi. In 1999, Pope John Paul II named her as one of the six patron saints of Europe. According to legend she fell down the steps leading up to the Cathedral (the one that you find in front of you when you exit the Il Battistero) whilst tempted by the devil. If you climb the steps you will see a cross on one of them: this is a reference to the point where she fell down. Therefore the room is called Santa Caterina both because the steps where she fell down is very close to Il Battistero and also because from the terrace of this suite you have an amazing view of Siena's rooftops including Saint Catherine (the house where Catherine was born in 1347 and Saint Domenico, where lots of relics which once belonged to Catherine are stored).
The “suite with terrace” is a very big room and it is very appreciated by our guests. It has a king-size bed that accomodates two people. The furnishing is modern, except for a little corner in which there is a cast-iron bathtub mounted over old neapolitan tiles from the 17th century and of the old prints at the wall (there is in this room even the original code of the Palio of Siena, that dates back to the 18th century). The headboard is from Ivano Redaelli as well as the modern wardrobe. The room comes complete with a private bathroom paved with modern grey tiles of the well-know Italian brand Mutina, a basin, a bidet, a toilet and a shower.
The suite has two big door-windows that open on to the terrace. From the terrace, where there is a table with two chairs for relaxing, wine tasting or making breakfast, the view to Siena's rooftops and the two churches (Santa Caterina and san Domenico) is lovely.