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Best daytrip from Siena using public transportation

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Best daytrip from Siena using public transportation

I have read about many people going from Siena to San Gim for the day by bus. Can you combine that trip with any other towns and still be back in Siena that night?

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1. Re: Best daytrip from Siena using public transportation

I think if you bus from Siena to San Gim. in the morning, you could spend a good part of the day there, Remember that most places of interest do close for at least 2 hours in the middle of the day for siesta.

Another place of interest could be Lucca, if the connections would work.

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2. Re: Best daytrip from Siena using public transportation

I would combine with the small, walled town of Monteriggioni. I don't have info on buses, but Monteriggioni is halfway between Siena and San Gimignano.

http://www.monteriggioni.info/

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3. Re: Best daytrip from Siena using public transportation

Monteriggioni is a great idea. I thought about that, but wondered how they could get there and then back to Siena.

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For buses from Siena to San Gimignano, look here:

www.trainspa.it/train04/extraurbano.pdf

Scroll down to No 130.

The bus stops in Monteriggioni, but you'll have to decide whether you want to spend the time between buses in Monteriggioni, which is tiny. I personally think the best part of Monteriggioni is looking at it from the outside.

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5. Re: Best daytrip from Siena using public transportation

I'd spend a whole day in San Gimignano. That way, you could get ice cream in the morning AND in the afternoon. I LOVED it there... Neat art in the church... Of course, I can't remember the name.

Also, if you are able, climbing the towers is totally worth it. Reward yourself with a glass of wine... Vernaccia is the only wine mentioned in Dante's Inferno by name and BOY is it delicious! POW... there goes your day.

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