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central place to stay

I will be travelling to Italy at the end of May. I'm looking for a central place to stay for part of that trip. I'm planning on visiting Florence, Sienna, Lucca, and possibly smaller villages in the area. I thought San Gimignano would be a good central location to stay. I will have a car. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: central place to stay

From San Gimignano you can take a bus to Firenze or Sienna or Lucca. Tickets from the tourist office are less expensive and save trying to find a parking spot in the city you travel to. Round trip to Firenze is 12.50 Euros, while Sienna is 10.40, with buses leaving about every hour. Or you can take the bus from San G. to Poggibossi and then hop the train to Firenze. Parking in San G. can be difficult, depending on the number of tourists. It is central to what you want to visit.

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2. Re: central place to stay

thank you

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3. Re: central place to stay

Is there a place to park a car where you would catch the bus?

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4. Re: central place to stay

I recommend you stay in Certaldo.

it is ideally located 45 minutes by train from Florence, 45 minutes by train from Siena and another 35 minutes to Volterra. Plus you don't have to pay for parking.

The drive to Lucca is tedious and not too attractive. Do drive to Florence then take the autostrada to Lucca.

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