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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    Default Renting a car in Siena

    We are going to be staying at a monastary 5km outside of Siena. Would it be a better idea to rent a car, or take the bus to Siena, then train it to Florence, Pisa, etc?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Florence, Italy

    Default do recommend renting a car... in Siena is possible!

    Ciao Deb and welcome to our forum!

    Would definitely recommend a car so that you have liberty to move around at your own times....
    but to even see if it would be feasible to not rent a car, you'd have to see whether there is a bus from the monastery to Siena and then see timetables.... often times I've checked for others asking similar questions on the forum and it seems that there are several connections in the early mornings (between 6-8am) and in the late afternoon and one or two scattered throughout the rest of the day... might seem they are for just for commuters!

    It just makes it harder to use the bus to move around (although not impossible) but you end up wasting too much time between buses and trains then I just recommend renting a car when you're not in the city itself... if you were staying in Siena city, then I would say it was doable, with just trains to catch to Florence and Pisa!

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