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Thread: Driving around Tuscany, How Does it work ?

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    Default Driving around Tuscany, How Does it work ?

    Hi !

    I'm planning to visit Tuscany in December. I'm planning to spend 5 days in the region and wish to see both Florence and the countryside. I have not decided if I should use Florence as base, or spend 2 nights in Florence and then somewhere in the country for 3 nights.

    I plan to use the car in the country. I've read so much about ZTL zones and difficulty in parking, it sort of scares me. I plan to visit San Gimignano, Siena and some towns in Val D'Orcia. How should I go about parking in these places ? Do i drive up the hill town and find parking there ? Or do I have to park at the base of the hills and take a short walk/bus/taxi up ?

    If I stay in Siena as a base to the tuscan country, is there (free/cheap) parking readily available at the hotels ?

    Megane

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    Buongiorno,

    Parking in San Gimignano is pretty straight forward, there are several parking lots (with a small hourly fee) and they are very well marked with a blue sign that has a white letter "P" on it. There are I believe 4 parking lots and they have both an elevator and an easy to climb staircase to get to the city center.

    As per Siena, have a read on this article which talks about parking there: http://www.discovertuscany.com/siena...-in-siena.html

    As for the smaller towns, there usually isn't as much a problem with the ZTL zones because they normally don't have them. However, if in doubt look for the blue P signs.

    Buon Viaggio

    Donna

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    You can find more on San Gigimnano parking here: http://www.discovertuscany.com/san-g...gimignano.html
    In the beginning stages of planning to come to Tuscany? Make sure to read Where to Stay in Tuscany WITH a car and Where to Stay in Tuscany WITHOUT a car for ideas on where to stay in Tuscany. Also read When to Visit Tuscany to decide when is the best times for your visit.

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