I've read every internet postings about this, & still feel like I need advice! We check out of our Florence rental at 10 the day of the Palio to go pick up our rental car, & were planning on driving the scenic route thru Chianti (stop for lunch) & checking into our next rental (near San Piero on SR 111). We want to drop our bags & head to Siena to catch the 3:00 benediction/3:30 parade. I am worried we don't have enough time to do this now, & am really concerned about where to park at this time of day on the day of the Palio - given lots may be full, may have to drive around looking for more parking, finding our way on the streets, etc. Advice PLEASE!!!