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      Vespa rentals

      Siena Feb 4, 2017 at 6:38 AM

      We want to rent vespas while in Siena. Found a company that will bring them to our hotel. Is it best to do this with a tour, or would we be good to head out without a guide?

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      How many days?

      Florence Feb 2, 2017 at 6:00 PM

      We are planning on a trip to Rome and Florence for 7 days total. I've been to Rome and think we need 4 days to get the best experience, but that leaves 3 days for Florence. Is that enough? One of us want to see Florence above all cities in Italy (not me, I want to see Rome). Thanks!

    • Venice to San gim to Rome

      by JenniferS35 Online Now Oct 8, 2016 at 3:38 PM

      Hi, trying to figure out best way to do the rental car...should I train to Florence and rent a car there, or pick up the car in Venice and drive to s gim? Sounds like the drive isn't particularly scenic. And at the end of the week in San gim, we will be heading to Rome. I know not to drive there, so should I return the car in Florence, Siena, Orvieto, or Rome airport? We could take train from Florence, Siena or Orvieto. Thanks in advance,

      5 Answers Oct 10, 2016 at 11:13 AM
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      by CRUISERMAN Online Now Jul 16, 2016 at 7:27 AM

      Hi, we will be visiting Italy in October and not being seasoned travelers I would like to find out whether there are taxi/cabs operating around San Gimignano. We are staying about 3 kilometers out of the center in a self catering apartment. We are taking the train from Rome to Florence, then bus to San Gimignano on the 4 October. Our idea is to do a guided bus tour to Pisa on one day from San Gimignano and therefore do not want to hire a car in Florence to leave it standing. All advice and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

      14 Answers Jul 19, 2016 at 7:59 PM
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      Train or bus?

      by montezaro Online Now Mar 3, 2015 at 2:57 AM

      What is the most appropriate way to get to San Gimignano if I start traveling from Trieste?

      2 Answers Mar 3, 2015 at 8:12 AM

      by JULIER125 Online Now Aug 17, 2014 at 8:46 PM

      Do the taxis run on a Sunday night from Poggibonsi to San Gimignano?

      7 Answers Aug 19, 2014 at 5:39 AM
    • San Gimignano Italy in November

      by jwmsjm Online Now Jul 18, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      Looking at visiting SG from 18-25 November 2014. Are Christmas decorations up at this time?

      1 Answer Aug 13, 2014 at 2:42 PM
    • Possible taxi from Poggibonsi train station to San Gimignano

      by roaminglamb Online Now Jul 13, 2014 at 9:24 PM

      Does anybody have an idea how much a taxi would cost (if there's any) from Poggibonsi train station to San Gimignano? I'm asking because I have to wait 45+ minutes for the bus, so if the taxi fare is reasonable I'd rather get to SG sooner. Any advice is greatly appreciated. TIA :)

      1 Answer Jul 13, 2014 at 10:35 PM
    • Parking in San Gimignano

      by Jim2460 Online Now Jun 11, 2014 at 10:25 PM

      We are staying for seven days in San Gimignano and will have a hire car. We do not want to pay 2 euro per hour parking as this will get quiet expensive. Does any one know of a free or less expenensive parking area.

      10 Answers Jun 12, 2014 at 11:12 PM
    • need to get to florence from paris by train

      by karenzastrow Online Now May 3, 2014 at 9:29 AM

      Going rom brugg Belgium to Paris..found that, now need to go from paris to Florence by train. Any suggestions

      2 Answers May 4, 2014 at 12:12 PM
    • I've lost a WONDERFUL Leather shop in San Gimignano!

      by Swanbucket Online Now Mar 23, 2014 at 10:04 PM

      Can someone tell me if a shop called Lucia Pelletterie is still in operation? I bought an amazing leather handbag there and want to buy more but I can't find the store on the internet.

      Thanks for any help you can give me!

      1 Answer Mar 24, 2014 at 12:30 AM
    • I've lost a WONDERFUL Leather shop in San Gimignano!

      by Swanbucket Online Now Mar 23, 2014 at 10:04 PM

      Can someone tell me if a shop called Lucia Pelletterie is still in operation? I bought an amazing leather handbag there and want to buy more but I can't find the store on the internet.

      Thanks for any help you can give me!

      1 Answer Mar 23, 2014 at 10:29 PM
    • can I book a guided tour to florence from here

      by colinshute Online Now Feb 25, 2014 at 1:55 AM

      can I book a guided tour to florence from here

      2 Answers Feb 26, 2014 at 7:48 AM
    • Shops open on Sundays in August?

      by Bacigallo Online Now Feb 9, 2014 at 2:36 PM

      Are all of the shops open on Sundays in August?

      2 Answers Feb 10, 2014 at 3:38 AM

      by jhbgrb Online Now Oct 18, 2013 at 9:30 PM


      1 Answer Oct 18, 2013 at 11:43 PM
    • Reasonably priced and recommended hairdresser and makeup artist

      by Pamelatyrrell Online Now Jun 26, 2013 at 3:24 PM

      I am planning my wedding in San gimignano in 2014 and am looking for a highly recommended hairdresser and makeup artist that is reasonably priced for my wedding day please?

      1 Answer Apr 27, 2014 at 5:14 AM
    • Inside towers.

      by bilbobone Online Now May 24, 2013 at 2:31 PM

      how to get inside towers?

      3 Answers May 26, 2013 at 7:50 AM
    • Getting there

      by amcki028 Online Now Apr 15, 2012 at 8:00 PM

      I am looking at renting an apartment here for a week but am not sure what the best way for me to get here is. I will not have a car and it does not seem like the train comes through. Any recommendations?

      3 Answers Apr 18, 2012 at 3:25 PM
    • evening out

      by acj2183 Online Now Oct 11, 2011 at 7:07 AM

      Next June I will be traveling to just outside of San Gimignano for a wedding. I am looking for somewehere to have an evening out with the bride that may have some entertainment - sort of very relaxed hen.

      All we're really looking for is somewhere we can eat, drink and maybe hear some live music...are there any restaurants anyone can recomend that would fit the bill?

      1 Answer Oct 14, 2011 at 11:12 PM
    • Driving from San Gimignano to Cinque Terra

      by CRuta Online Now Jul 28, 2011 at 8:23 PM

      We will be staying in San Gimignano and would like to do a day trip to the Cinque Terra. Will trying to do a day trip give us enough time to drive there and back and still have enough time to spend seeing the area? We would like to do the hikes between the three southern villages.

      8 Answers Sep 23, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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      Sundays in San Gimignano

      by HarmoniousBotch Online Now Jul 3, 2011 at 4:34 PM

      Our tentative plan is to leave Florence in the morning, take the bus to San Gimignano, look around for a few hours, then atch another bus to Siena ( for the Palio ). Will there be any problems doing this on a Sunday? As I recall, some in some small Italian towns, almost everything except the church shuts down on Sundays.

      5 Answers Jul 4, 2011 at 11:27 AM
    • A train traveller

      by annhenderson Online Now May 24, 2011 at 3:13 PM

      I want to travel by train from Florence to San Simignano in mid July but I cannot find any trains on the Italian train website. I know there is a station in San Gimignano. Can anyone tell me how many trains a day there are from Florence to San Gimignano and how long the journey takes. Also do they go from the main Florence station or some other station. Thanks Ann

      3 Answers May 24, 2011 at 11:56 PM
    • Planning a trip in the Tuscany

      by JoyaH Online Now Mar 20, 2011 at 2:12 PM

      Planning a trip in the Tuscany area at the end of May for 7 days....any suggestions as to where to stay and which vineyards to visit. Also suggestions as to things to do would be very helpful.

      5 Answers Mar 21, 2011 at 1:21 AM
    • Taxi's outside the city walls?

      by topbird4eva Online Now Mar 20, 2011 at 8:21 AM


      Im wondering if anyone can help - myself and my boyfriend are staying just outside of San Gimignano in April at 'Casa Vacanze Le Cellole' though we will have a hire car to get around Tuscany in the day at night we will be wanting a glass of wine or two in San Gimignano - my question is how easy will it be to get a taxi once outside the walls? And can anyone recommend a firm for us to use the evening we arrive to get us into town?

      Any advise would be much appreciated. Kate xx

      2 Answers Mar 20, 2011 at 6:33 PM
    • bus timetable on Saturday

      by j515 Online Now Feb 27, 2011 at 11:32 PM

      We are planning to take a bus from Siena to San Gim. on 2 April 11(Satuday) and back to Florence on 3 April 11(Sunday)
      but we can’t found any bus from Siena to San Gim on Saturday but Florence have, it is ture? pls. advise or only is my misunderstanding? Thanks !!

    • How much time do I need?

      by Corsaro Online Now Feb 4, 2011 at 8:51 AM

      We are going to take the bus down from Florence and want to see San Gim and also Siena for the day. If we catch an early bus (8:15) from Florence to Poggibonsi and then the bus to San Gimignano, how much time is sufficient for seeing the town before busing over to Siena? I know this is a terrible question, but I'd like to eat lunch at a little restaurant I know in Siena and have the afternoon there before returning to Florence. Thanks!

      12 Answers Feb 5, 2011 at 3:44 PM
    • Day trip from San Gim to Pisa

      by LeftyinRoanoke Online Now Oct 13, 2010 at 6:53 AM

      I will be staying in a villa in San Gim and wish to make a road trip to Pisa...I will be this a full day trip; any suggestions on intermediate stops; can't miss places, etc.?

      15 Answers Oct 14, 2010 at 11:14 AM
    • Name of ceramic shop

      by patriciamartino Online Now Aug 6, 2010 at 2:14 PM

      Looking for a ceramic shop that is listed on my charge as La Terracotta. Want to order more items but can't find bill. Was there in June this year. Gorgeous shop on main street. Thank you

      2 Answers Aug 6, 2010 at 11:32 PM
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      Horse Riding Day Trip

      by nalahacjr Online Now Jun 16, 2010 at 11:15 AM

      Hello to all -

      My wife and I will be visiting the Tuscan countryside in early July. We are camping for a few nights in Barberino Val d'Elsa. She loves horses and I would like to take her on a horse riding day trip in Tuscany. We are renting a car and visiting some of the hills towns and beautiful countryside for 2 days, so I don't want an extended horse riding trek, just a a day trip. I was wondering if anyone knew of some around the Barberino Val d'Elsa area? We aren't planning on renting the car for the day we are doing the horse trip, so I would prefer something somewhat closer to the campground (maybe like a 10-15km radius), but we can take bus/train to get there, no problem. Any advice or recommendations will be greatly appreciated.

      Also, for our 2 days of traveling in the car, if you have some "can't miss - must see" towns, drives, or spots I would love to hear that as well. Thank you so much!!

      - Ryan

    • Casale i due Merli in Chiusi

      by mlaskin100 Online Now Feb 25, 2010 at 9:38 AM


      I stayed in an apt in Chiusi several years ago and seem unable to find it online. Does anyone have any information about the property named Casale i due Merli. The owners name was Mazza and very charming. We'd like to rent an apartment this summer but can't locate them.

      Thank you.

      Margot Laskin

      2 Answers Feb 25, 2010 at 11:17 AM

      by ANtranig75 Online Now Feb 21, 2010 at 1:33 PM

      I purchased a baseball cap with the CHIANTICLASSICO BLACK ROOSTER LOGO on it during our one week stay in SAN GIMIGNANO. My 12 yr. old grandson fell in love with it and asked if he could wear it to school.
      He lost it!
      Can someone please give me the name of the shop in SG where I purchased it so I can buy another one (or two)? I cannot express how appreciative I would be for this information.

      Contact me @ or if in the states, 508-542-5335.
      Thank you.

      3 Answers Nov 10, 2015 at 11:38 AM
    • Getting to San Gimignano

      by lindagowdy Online Now Jan 5, 2010 at 3:56 AM

      Does anyone know if its possible to get a taxi from Pisa airport and approximate cost?

      1 Answer Jan 5, 2010 at 6:53 AM