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San Gimignano on Sunday

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San Gimignano on Sunday

We are planning to go for the day from Pisa on Sunday. Will the trains and buses operate as usual ???

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1. Re: San Gimignano on Sunday

They will operate to their usual Sunday timetable, which is rather less frequent than on other days.

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2. Re: San Gimignano on Sunday

I just came across your post today. We just came back from SG yesterday- Saturday. We made the mistake and took the bus from Siena. A few things you need to know about the Italian bus system. First, travelling by bus on the weekends is a bit of a lottery. Second, don't bother asking the bus drivers anything. All you'll get will be either a monosyllabic reply, a condescending look of "why don't you know these things, you tourist" or a dismissive wave to get on and see what happens. You have to remember narrow, old streets were never intended for large buses so the surly drivers have to contend with not only twisty, tight roads but that probably the bane of their lives, the Italian motorist.

You are better off asking one of the locals waiting for a bus. They might just be less confused than you.

SG on the weekend is crowded, full of not only international tourists but the locals and they all come by car. I'd recommend going to SG by bus during the week when it's quieter.

In fact, what I found more interesting than SG is the surrounding countryside.

Lovely autumn colours in the vineyards. Very attractive indeed.

In SG, you'll find a lot of shops selling tourist trash at inflated prices. It's like that all over the world. Go off the main drag and into the side streets and that where you'll find the true artists, the real arts and crafts.

Just remember that SG is a tourist haunt. We won't go back there but we will

go walking or biking in the surrounding countryside.

Hope that helps.

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