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San Gimignano

Getting there & around

The bus terminal (Piazzale dei Martiri di Montemaggio) is beside Porta San Giovanni. Buses run to/from Florence (€5.90, 1¼ hours, 12 daily) and Siena (€5.20, one to 1½ hours, 10 daily). A few buses are direct but most require a change at Poggibonsi. The tourist office has timetables.

For Volterra (€4.30, 1½ hours, four daily except Sunday) you need to change in Colle di Val d’Elsa, and maybe also in Poggibonsi, which has the closest train station.

From Florence or Siena, take the SS2 to Poggibonsi, then the SS68 via Colle di Val d’Elsa.

There’s a shuttle service for hotel guests from the car parks (per hour €2) outside the city walls, beside and below Porta San Giovanni. You’ll find free parking in the new parts of town, just northwest of the old centre, but competition is fierce.

Bruno Bellini (0577 94 02 01; Via Roma 41) rents mountain bikes (€15 per day) and scooters (from €31 per day).