Siena is located in the heart of Tuscany and is world famous for its beautiful medieval architecture. Two highlights are the gothic cathedral Duomo di Siena and the San Galgano Abbey with a grass floor and no roof or windows. The heart of the city is the Piazza del Campo, with the Palazzo Pubblico and the Torre del Mangia. In July and August this square is scene of the historic spectacle of the Palio horse race.
Siena has a population of 55,000.
Siena is situated in a hilly region in central Tuscany. North of the city are the Chianti hills (Monte del Chianti) with the highest point of Monte Amiata (1738 m). There is another ridge to the west of the city (Colline Metallifere), while the long Chiana Valley (Val di Chiana) is on the east side.
Tourism is Siena's most important source of income. However, there is some industry: Novartis has a large pharmaceutical factory there and there are some companies that are specialized in biotechnology. Traditionally, there are clothing factories.
Siena has a small airport at nine kilometers southwest of the center. Siena Ampugnano Airport is easily accessible by rental car: from the ring road take exit Siena Ovest and after that take SP73bis to the airport.
Most people arrive at the airports in Florence (via A1, east of Siena) or Pisa (via highway A12 west of Siena).
The center of Siena is a pedestrian zone. There are no buses either, except for some minibuses to and from the parking facilities. However, there are excellent bus connections to other locations in Tuscany and to the seaside resorts Follonica and Castiglione della Pescaia.
Traffic and Parking
The best place to park your rental car is at the bottom of the town (follow the signs Terminal Bus Turistici). Other options are: Il Campo (Via Fontanella 11), il Duomo (Via Garibaldi 1), La Stazione (Piazzale Fratelli Rosselli), San Francesco (Via Baldassarre Petruzzi), and Stadio Fortezza (La Lizza). A rental car is perfect for exploring Tuscany.
Although there are some accommodations in the city itself, most people stay in hotels or summer houses in the area. There is ample supply, from simple guesthouses to luxury resorts. At only three kilometers from the city, there is a large campsite, Siena Colleverde. As Siena is a very popular attraction, we recommend you to book your accommodation well in advance.
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Frequently asked questions
Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest?
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
What do I need to do when picking up a car?
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
Are there any additional costs?
Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period).
What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
What is a worry-free label?
This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
How can I change or cancel my reservation?
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
When will I get a confirmation of my booking?
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).
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