Sienna stopover please ?

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  1. bryandh

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    Leaving Florence tomorrow heading for Sienna for a couple of days before going on to Rome. Any suggestions for campsites, stopovers, must see/do stuff or magical eateries etc.

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    We have stayed two or three times at a campsite in Sovicille to the west of Siena. A service bus calls at the site and takes you to Siena - the site sells tickets. It's a pretty location and very quiet.

    http://goo.gl/maps/XYD5V
    http://www.campinglamontagnola.it/it/default.aspx

    Alternatively, there is a sosta in Siena but it is in the middle of a dual carriageway at the coach stop. Pretty noisy by all accounts.
     
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    Many thanks. Just checked and this site is in ACSI so will give it a go. The sosta idea is a no go as we are badly in need of "proper" showers, laundry and stuff after a spell of "wilding".


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    Stayed at Camping Sienna Colleverde two years ago. Pretty close to the centre (walk or bus). Very expensive (but was August and not booked in advance). Quite reasonable swimming pool which was well maintained. Some pitches a bit tight. Toilets/showers were clean and working. No problem getting hold of the laundry machines, which were token-op and supplied soap. Wifi hopeless (got a refund without so much as a murmur so probably a common complaint).

    BTW, Sienna is beautiful. As is pretty much every single place around there!
     
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    Siena is one of our favourite cities. Sit in El Campo (the square) - particularly relaxing in the evening when a lot of students hang out there. http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=el...dOuil0AWJ0YGACw&ved=0CDoQsAQ&biw=1228&bih=711

    Climb the campanile - the view is wonderful but it's quite a long way up the stairs.
    The Duomo is breathtaking - particularly if the floor is uncovered (but you may be too early in the year for that).

    Further afield: visit Colle val d'Elsa, San Gimignano, Montepulciano (good sosta - great wine), Pienza (great cheese). All beautiful small towns.
     
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    Hi

    Where is the sosta in Montepulciano?

    Also, from Siena, get a bus to San Gimignano - about 30 minutes. A lovely spot.

    Russell
     
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    It is next to the bus stand below the main part of the town, on a promontory overlooking the surrounding countryside. A parking charge is payable.

    Here is the entry from CC Infos.

    Accès/adresse :
    Piazzale dello Sterro
    Parcheggio N° 5
    53045 MONTEPULCIANO (SI)
    Latitude : (Nord) 43.09533° Décimaux ou 43° 5′ 43′′
    Longitude : (Est) 11.7867° Décimaux ou 11° 47′ 12′′

    Tarif : 2009
    Stationnement : 10 €

    Autres informations :
    Ouverte toute l'année
    50 emplacements
    Aire goudronnée, éclairée,
    Interdit le jeudi jour de marché
     
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    Today we climbed Giotto's tower in Florence, 411 steps to the top,and, curiously enough, the same coming down ! A killer climb but the views ...... to die for, and we nearly did :Rofl1: So, bring on the Siena Campinile, holds no fear for us :BigGrin:

    Regards, Bryan
     
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