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Sundays in San G

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Sundays in San G

I am planning our itinerary for a six-day visit to San G in early September that includes day trips by car to Siena, Florence, the Chianti region, and two days to explore San G itself. One of those days in San G will be a Sunday. Can we expect restaurants and shops to be open on Sunday, and is it possible to arrange for a winery tour or cooking lesson on a Sunday? Any suggestions would be very welcome.

Sydney, Australia
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1. Re: Sundays in San G

San G relies on its tourists and things are open on Sundays. You might find an occasional shop or restaurant closed, the Collegiate Church is closed to tourists during Mass. Shops tend to be places with tourist things to buy, leather goods, panforte, wine, olivewood artefacts, salumi, linens. It is not a big town in terms of department stores or anything like that.

Are you sure yo want to drive to Florence. I would drive to the nearest rail at Poggibonsi and take the train to Florence, or take a bus. There are limited traffic zones all over Florence and large fines if you do not avoid them. The signs look like this


Florence is choked with traffic anyway.

Don't forget to get your International Driving Permit from AA for driving in Italy.

Montepulciano, Italy
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2. Re: Sundays in San G

I often think San Gim is busier than ever at weekends as hoards of local Italian weekenders descend upon the village too. Getting into Florence with a car on a Sunday isn't quite so bad though as the traffic is far, far lighter than on a weekday, especially if you head in before 10 ish.

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3. Re: Sundays in San G

You will find that San Gimignano has more shops closed on a Monday morning than on a Sunday.

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