Guide de Routard
From the north:
Leave the motorway A1 at the exit “Firenze Impruneta”. At the roundabout after the cash – booth keep right and take the “Firenze-Siena” highway. Leave the highway (after about 60km) at the exit “Siena Ovest”. Go right at the exit towards the bridge. Once over the bridge you will come to a roundabout... (See “At the roundabout)
From the south:
Leave the motorway A1 at the exit “Valdichiana” and immediately take the highway “Siena-Bettolle”. When in the vicinity of Siena (after about 55km), on the right you will find a flyover with the indication “Firenze-Grosseto”. Follow the direction “Firenze” (this will lead you to the western ring road around Siena). Leave it at the “Siena Ovest”, (the 2nd exit) and then keep left. You will find a roundabout... (See “At the roundabout)
At the roundabout
Keep to the left. Ignore the road which goes straight at the bend (Strada Massetana Romana), and take the third exit of the roundabout going straight on along Strada di Pescaia (ignoring also the two exits to the left, before and after the petrol stations. Follow the signs to the “stadio” and “altri parcheggi” while going along the road Strada di Pescaia up to the end. At the traffic lights turn right into via Cesare Battisti and at the top turn left into Via Montesanto and then right (obligatory direction traffic sign) intoViale Vittorio Veneto which skirts the “Fortezza Medicea”. At the end of Viale Vittorio Veneto turn right in Via dei Mille which will bring you in front of a big church (San Domenico) and the Stadium. The entrance to the ZTL(limited traffic area) is there, where the interruption in the series of the iron columns is. You will see white cameras up high. Go through and follow Via della Sapienza which, at the end, proceeds to the right as Via della Terme. After about 50 meters at the number 76 of via delle Terme you will find the Antica Residenza Cicogna.
- parking area (subject to payment) at the “Stadio” (stadium) at the end of Via dei Mille (1.60euros per hour from 08:00 to 23:00) or in the
- free parking areas along the walls of the Fortress (before arriving at the stadium) being careful to take note of the days when the roads are cleaned, and then reach us on foot (10–15 min).
On footfrom the Fortress: once you have left your car, go alon up to the church of “SAN DOMENICO”. Take “VIA DELLA SAPIENZA” which, at the end, proceeds to the right as Via della Terme. After about 50 meters at the number 76 of via delle Terme you will find the Antica Residenza Cicogna.
- a garage with parking space subject to payment (Autosilo Pian d’Ovile, in Via Pian d’Ovile) with which we have a special agreement. The tariff is €18.00 for 24 hr. It is 300 metres from our B&B, 100 metres of which are steeply uphill – so we suggest you leave the luggage at the B&B first. To reach the garage the directions are different: do not follow for the “Stadio” but for “Porta Ovile”, enter Porta Ovile, drive along “Via Pian d’Ovile” and after 100 m you will find the garage in the left hand side.