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Hotel near the historic center and outside the ZTL

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Hotel near the historic center and outside the ZTL

As we are going to Siena next month, we intend to rent a car and we have read a lot about the ZTLs around Italy. Do you have any recommendation for a stay very close to the center but outside the ZTL? On the other hand, is it possible to stay inside the ZTL with a permit for the car and drive inside/outside Siena anytime we want? Thanks for your advice.

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1. Re: Hotel near the historic center and outside the ZTL

The whole of the area within the walls is the ZTL. If you stay at a hotel within this area, the hotel can arrange for you to drive in to drop or collect luggage, but then you have to leave and park the car outside the walls.

It is not possible to be both close to the centre and outside the ZTL.

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2. Re: Hotel near the historic center and outside the ZTL

The Hotel Palazzo Ravizza is in the center and has a parking lot for guests; I *think* the parking lot is accessible without entering the ZTL, but you would have to ask the hotel to be sure. And if it is, it would allow you to go in and out for day trips near Siena but not to circulate in Siena itself.

Edited: 02 May 2012, 01:16
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3. Re: Hotel near the historic center and outside the ZTL

Mama,

Besides the Hotel Palazzo Ravizza that Zerlina mentioned you could try the Athena or Minerva that are within the walls. There are also hotels just outside the walls that have some parking.

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4. Re: Hotel near the historic center and outside the ZTL

When we stayed in the centre, close to the Campo, we left the car in the municipal parking lot nearby. Our hotel provided a card for us that gave us a discount at the parking and we could drive in to unload and load. The rest of the time we parked and walked to the accommodation.

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5. Re: Hotel near the historic center and outside the ZTL

Hi,

We stayed at the Palazzo Ravizza which is within the city walls, travelling there by our own car last year. You have to give the hotel the car registration number when you check-in which they pass on to the authorities so that you won't be fined when passing the ZTL cameras. The hotel has it's own free car-park which is at the back of the hotel, they will give you directions to it when you check-in

mesh

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6. Re: Hotel near the historic center and outside the ZTL

Thank you sydneynick, Zerlina, travelsitaly, Lynn B and mesh - very kind (and useful) of you all.

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