The name of this bedroom is testimony to the great Siennese architect Francesco di Giorgio Martini (1439-1502) who lived in the apartment during his life as testified by the bust collocated in the façade of the building between the two windows of the suite. He was a fan of the contrada of Selva, one of the seventeen contradas which make up Siena. The bust was completed at the beginning of the 20th century by the sculptor Fulvio Corsini and around the neck of Francesco di Giorgio statue hangs a foullard with Selva's colours. Francesco had a big impact on architecture in Siena, Cortona, Urbino and Pesaro among others, as a painter, sculptor and architect. He is also well known for his “Work on Architecture”, one of the milestones of the architectural theory of the Italian Renaissance, recorded even in Giorgio Vasari’s “Lives of the Artists”. Among the many important people to have stayed in this room, we can count the world renowned architect Le Corbusier, a pioneer in modern architecture, who spent time here while on his travels through Italy in 1907, studying the façade of Siena’s Baptistery and Cathedral. From that very room he made a sketch of the Baptistery, now in Paris at Le Corbusier Foundation. See the sketch.
Generally, the suite can accommodate two people. It’s a true gem, a stage facing the beauty of Siena. Between the two windows on the façade there is the bust of Francesco di Giorgio Martini. There is an unique combination between modern and ancient in the furnishing. The room comes complete with a private bathroom paved with ancient blue tiles, a basin, a bidet, a toilet and a shower. In this bathroom there is yet another small and picturesque window overlooking Piazza San Giovanni.
The suite has two windows overlooking the stunning Piazza San Giovanni, with a view of the entire Cathedral (Cathedral staircase, Baptistery of Siena).