Hotel Porta Romana

Via E.S. Piccolomini 35, Siena, Tuscany, 53100, Italy
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Siena to Montepulciano by Bus

by coconutwireless

Aloha
went to the train-spa web site
The earliest i was able to find a direct bus connection from Siena to Montepulciano was 10:50 arriving at 12:25, However, I am not able to find a bus connection back to Siena later than 14:10. Obviously that would not be enough time to justify the time spent traveling.

Is there something I am missing when reading the orario on train-spa?

http://www.trainspa.it/train04/extraurbano.pdf

traveling with aloha
the coconut wireless

Re: Siena to Montepulciano by Bus

by mccalpin

Yes. Montepulciano actually has a train station, although it is some distance away from the town (it's out near the autostrada). As you can imagine, buses are co-ordinated with train arrivals and departures.

For example, you might try this:
Go
1. train: dep Siena at 08:06, arr Montepulciano Stazione at 09:05
2. bus: dep Montepulciano Stazione at 09:35, arr Montepulicano at 9:50
Return
1. bus: dep Montepulciano at 19:00, arr Montepulciano Stazione at 19:15
2. train: dep Montepulciano Stazione at 20:10, arr Siena at 21:20

Note: good Monday through Saturday (the buses may not run on Sunday)

Check http://www.lfi.it/orari_linee_si_mob/F_N1.pdf
this is the schedule of the buses running to/from the bus station in Montepulciano (autostazione M.P.) to the Montepulciano train station (Montepulciano F.S.)

Then compare it to the train schedule at www.trenialia.com (look for English at the top), and you'll see a number of combinations, in case the suggested itinerary above doesn't work for you (it has you returning to Siena during the dinner hour).

Make sense?

Bill

Re: Siena to Montepulciano by Bus

by coconutwireless

Totally makes sense
I have it worked out now
Grazie Mille
Mahalo Nui Loa

traveling with aloha
the coconut wireless

Travel Tips for Siena

You shouldn´t miss....

by Bigs

........the Piazza Il Campo.........the Duomo Santa Maria Assunta........the Torre del Mangia........the small and noarrow streets........the pizzerias.............Nannini´s cappucino..........the kids running after the doves on Il Campo......the Fonte Gaia........the gelaterias.........the medieval charme of the town!!!! I really love the Duomo ........and the views you get from the Torre del Mangia.... On the one hand you have the city under your feet and on the other hand you can have a look over the wonderful Tuscan scenery from here!

Crete Senesi - out of this world :-)

by Trekki

On my way back to Siena from Abbazia Monte Oliveto Maggiore (see next tip) I took road SP/SS438 east from Asciano to Arbia to get to SS73/E78, the two-lane highway which connects Siena with Perugia. In parts this road is on a higher elevation than its surroundings and makes driving something like floating over it. The landscape is being said to be moonlike, which I find a bit too philosophical, but nevertheless it is both strange and beautiful. As if time stands still and only clouds fly over it. The soft rolling hills are either farmland or pasture land, but coherent and not torn apart from each other. This and their rather huge dimensions lets the eye rest and yes, lets the soul come to peace. When I drove through, the cloudy and cold November weather added a special atmosphere to this all: the sun sent some light rays across the green-brown land, something I always call holy light, one of the reasons I believe why this part of Italy (Umbria and Toscana) has brought so many saints to the world.

© Ingrid D., November 2010 (just in case, RickS or others come along and think they can steal texts).

Bus tickets not on the bus

by 78Eva

Unlike in Germany, for example, you don't buy your bus tickets on the bus in Italy. You go to one of the many "Tabacchaio", those little shops and kiosks where you can buy cigarettes, magazines and stamps, and get your bus tickets there.
If you are there for longer, you might want to buy a whole bunch of them, then you don't have to find a tabacchaio every time you need bus tickets.
You stamp the bus ticket only when you're on the bus. From then on it's valid for an hour.

Wednesday Market

by paulileena

Every wednesday in Siena there is a huge market. Everything between socks and food are sold there. A great opportunity to get some souvenirs for good price. Tablecloths for 5 €, shoes for 15-30 €, leather handbags for 20-50 €, leather belts for 10 €. Prosciutto 10€/kg.
The only thing that was missing was scarfs - there was some but those were from winter stock (in June). All people in Siena shop here for they don't have any department stores.

Half built cathedral

by BorneoGrrl

The Duomo of Siena is quite an intimidating structure, built in green & white marble blocks on top of Siena's highest hill between 1215 & 1376. The Sienese had big plans for the church and what you see today is just a fraction of what it was intended to be.

In the 14th century, the plague badly hit the city wiping out a large number of the people and of course, funds. Therefore, the church was left unfinished and you can still see the incomplete sections even today

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