Hotel Ultimo Mulino

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

La Ripresa di Vistarenni, Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany, 53013, Italy
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  • Couples82
  • Solo100
  • Business0

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Forum Posts

Car rental

by rbob

I am planning on being in Siena in November for 2 days. I was thinking of renting a car at Avis to explore the area. I will be arriving in Siena by train. Does anyone know if the Avis car rental is near the train station? I will be staying at Siena Garden Hotel. Can anyone tell me where that would be from the station? Thank you

Re: Car rental

by Manara

The address of AVIS Car Rental in Siena is Via Simone Martini 36. It is not terribly far from the station, but it can be a bit too far when you have luggage.
If you use Google Maps you will be able to locate the station (Piazza Rosselli is the address) the hotel (just type Siena Garden Hotel) and Avis.
Personally, I would go to the hotel by taxi, leave the luggage there and then walk to AVIS. But with a map you will be able to make the choice that suits you best.

Re: Car rental

by rbob

Thank you very much for the information.I have heard having a car in Siena is not the thing to do. Would I be better off seeing the surrounding countryside by bus?
Thank you

Re: Car rental

by Manara

The information you heard is correct, Siena is not a place where a car is useful. Anyway, if your plan is to visit Siena on the first day and then visit some places in the surroundings it would be a good idea to rent a car only for your second day, so you can visit more than just one village or town (which would be the case if you had to use the public transport).

Re: Car rental

by lostsooner55

You might wish to look at the following web site: www.terresiena.it. Gary

Re: Car rental

by mccalpin

"The information you heard is correct, Siena is not a place where a car is useful. Anyway, if your plan is to visit Siena on the first day and then visit some places in the surroundings it would be a good idea to rent a car only for your second day,"

Absolutely correct - like most hilltowns (although Siena has always struck me as a little large for a hilltown), the narrow roadways, the pedestrian traffic, the total lack of parking, and pedestrian only/one way/ZTLs (all streets with limited access of one sort or another) mean that unless you know what you're doing, walking will be faster - and you won't have to find a place to park when you get there ;-). OK, even if you know what you're doing, walking may STILL be faster ;-)

When you rent the car on the second day, note that when you visit other hilltowns, you may be required to park in municipal lots just outside the city - this is another way to keep the traffic in the town manageable...Lucca and Assisi come to mind as two examples. Other examples like Spoleto and Chiusi don't have these lots, but parking is so rare in the center that you need to park at the first spot you find and get out and walk...besides, the center is so small, it makes no difference.

However, the ability to drive in the countryside and take in the view is well worth it, and as Anna Maria said, you'll be able to hit more than one place in a day...enjoy it!

Bill

Re: Car rental

by rbob

Thank you. That is exactly what I have in mind. Look forward to my first trip to Siena.

Travel Tips for Siena

Little streets that lead to more beauty

by syllybabe

Walking the streets around the main square was an incredible experience. I was just soaking in all the history and beauty behind every wall and stone step...slowly breathing in the cool air. There are signs everywhere telling you the way to get to this church...or that museum but I wasn't paying attention. I took my time and I remember I didn't even get to these steps until the second or third day...and they led to one of the most beautiful churches in Italy.

Tuscan Jewel

by ciffone

The best-preserved medieval city in Italy. People live and work there! You should allow at least one full day to visit Siena's major churches and museums,and simply enjoy the unique atmosphere of this historic town.

Train travel in Italy

by sue_stone

I have now been to Italy several times and have travelled around this fabulous country by train most of the time.

Once you get the hang of it, train travel in Italy is easy. It is also a great way to see the beautiful countryside on the way to your next destination.

I have travelled a couple of times using a rail pass, but the last couple of visits have just purchased tickets for each individual trip as we went.

That said, we often have purchased tickets a day or two in advance - particularly if the particular train requires a seat reservation, or if it is a busy time of year.

Purchasing a little in advance also means that you don't miss the train you want to catch due to a huuuuuge queue for tickets....

You could try buying your tickets from the automatic ticket machines at the stations - we have found them quick and easy to use.

Also, I have travelled both first and second class, and didn't really find much difference - travel second class and you can use the extra money to buy more wine/food etc

Just remember with all tickets that you need to validate them in the small yellow ticket machines before you board your train.

DUOMO

by stemc

The Duomo is a black and white marble cathedral ,the facade a masterpiece of Romanesque gothic style by Giovanni Pisanoin in1215 the black and white feature carry's on inside which is off set by the blue of the vaulted ceiling and the marvellous decorated floor composed of 56 images of mythological figures and old testament scenes portrayed in inlaid marble crated between 1379 to 1547.
The facades mosaic's were added in the 19trh cent
Other works of art include the St John the Baptist by Donatello and a pulpit by Nicola Pisano
On the right is were the Sienese leave thanks to the Madonna following the victorious battle of monteaperti in 1260 to day people still come here for divine intervention

Heads up

by karenincalifornia

The ceilings in the Civic Museum are adorned with beautiful paintings, bas-reliefs and frescoes. Most of the art dates back to 17th and 18th centuries. This picture was taken in the room that had been the location of city council meetings.

If this had been in California, it would undoubtedly have been stuccoed over by now.

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 Hotel Ultimo Mulino

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Address: La Ripresa di Vistarenni, Gaiole in Chianti, Tuscany, 53013, Italy