We will be staying in Siena for two nights with a rental car. We drove all over Sicily so we are aware of what driving is like as well as getting caught in the streets of a medieval city! We are trying to select a hotel (it's between Hotel Alma Domus inside the city and Porta Romana Hotel, outside the city). For the Alma Domus, apparently they tell you where you can park for free. The Porta Romana has free private on-premise parking.
We are wondering if anyone knows how difficult it is to find free parking in Siena and also, if once you find it, can you stay in the free parking spot all day long? We don't want to get in a hassle around parking the car, yet were thinking it would be fabulous to stay in the city. Yes we are aware of paid parking, but it's steep at 30 euro a day.
Any thoughts/advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks very much!