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hotel in Siena that you can easily drive to

We are going to be renting a car 4 days while we tour Umbria/Tuscany. We would like to spend a night in Siena. Can anyone recommend a hotel we can easily drive to (and park) and also be able to walk into the historic center?

Thank you.

Posted by
1589 posts

There is some parking at the train station located about 1 mile South of town. Take the bus to the historic area.

Posted by
267 posts

we stayed at the alma domus, had a car for 2 day's to tour the hilltowns. we used ricks itlay 2008 guidebook for instrutions on where to park when arriving by car into siena. in this guide book on page 458 he explains blue stripes mean "pay and display", and white stripes mean "free parking". the area we used with white stripes was near the fortezza and was only a short walk to the san dominico area. page 458 explains other parking options. good luck :):)

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113 posts

We stayed at Villa Elda last summer and liked it a lot. We rented a car for a couple of days and always found free parking nearby. The hotel was a little bit tricky to find initially, but no problems after that. And it's about a 10 minute walk to the historic section.

Posted by
40 posts

Hotel Alma, its run by nuns. It's a great location,
best price we had during our trip to Italy. With
breath taking view from our room/balcony.

Good Luck


Posted by
43 posts

Hotel Palazzo Ravizza. I recommend this hotel (as a repeat customer) as the ambience, service and the hotel rooms make other hotels in the area pale in comparision.

There is plenty of parking right in front of the hotel and just a 4-5 minute into the city center.

Posted by
74 posts

I second the Ravizza. Great location -- and if you get a room in the back, the view is quite spectacular!

Posted by
25 posts

We stayed in the attic room with the view at Palazzo Ravizza two years ago and loved the hotel.

Posted by
7724 posts

Do keep in mind that Siena, like many other Tuscan towns, has restricted zones for traffic (ZTLs), exposing you to high fines for violating. Either plan to park outside of town, or plan for and verify that your hotel validates your entrance.

Posted by
16 posts

Palazzo Ravizza- Loft # 54 stayed there twice-what memories. Great location, great parking, great staff.

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261 posts

We also stayed at Alma Domus. Lots of free parking near the fortezza. Parking in garages in Siena was very expensive.