Where to stay between Siena and Florence?
Hello Siena House, I wonder if you might be able to help us, myself and my wife are escorting our parents from Australia on a small trip between Siena and Florence, and whilst they predetermined to stay in or near the cities we showed them your website and they loved it. Unfortunately we will have to wait until they are over for longer to come and stay with you, we just wondered if there was absolutely anywhere between Siena and Florence that might be a little like your place.
Dear Visitor to Tuscany, thank you for your message – I do have a suggestion for you. Siena House is better described as being between Rome and Florence; thus you’re correct that we’re not the best hotel to stay at to focus time between Siena and Florence. Right here in our location we’re optimally positioned for exploring what Rick Steves refers to as the ‘Heart of Tuscany’ instead. As for places like us between Siena and Florence there are a few details that define us beyond just the look: our 100% positive guest reviews added alongside our very personal service and concierge and artistic interior point to me aligning us somewhat with Locanda dell’Artista in San Gimignano.
Locanda dell’artista is an accommodation that I can recommend to you without reserve. We have met Baker and Christian (owners) who came to visit the house during the winter they were working on ‘Al 43’, super restaurant. They are clearly dedicated to excellence and they would take great care of your experience in Tuscany. Locanda dell’Artista is a super location for travellers wishing to explore between Siena and Florence as either are well within their remit. San Gimignano where you will find Locanda dell’Artista is a good base if you don’t desire to stay within either city and a beautiful medieval centre to explore. See images of San Gimignano city centre in our San Gimignano Photostory
Driving in to Florence can be a little tricky – not in terms of distance but more around parking driving correctly right in the centre so it would be wise to plan where you are going to park in advance. The Station is a good choice, but there are a few other suggestions here at our Parking in Florence post. As a matter of personal taste and experience I would suggest considering a stay within the city (no car, get out on foot) as an alternative. To really get a feel for Florence nothing beats overnighting right there. Nice spots for a stay in Florence seem to be JK PLACE, CASA HOWARD, RIVA LOFTS, according to comment from guests coming to us from Florence. Depending upon what time of year you are planning a visit, you might consider staying in the hills around Florence and travelling in by taxi as the city can be stifling in the Summer, suffering from an inversion much like LA. Fiesole is also a lovely spot, not too far away – maybe consider Hotel Villa Fiesole If do stay in Fiesole be sure to visit the private art collection of Richard Freemantle at FFAST museum at Villa Peyron where Amanda has a large painting on permanent display.
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