Much more interesting than using
the highway is to go to Siena via the secondary roads
(S. Caterina, Vallerona, Stribugliano, Cinigiano),
drive up to Sasso d’Ombrone, and only there
take the N223 direction Siena. Even more beautiful
is the route via Porrona, Sant Angelo and Montalcino
(a must for wine lovers where the famous Brunello
is made) then go to Siena on the Cassia (N2). Leave
your car at one of the car parks just outside the
centre, preferably the Il Campo car park near the
Porta dei Tufi.
Cars are not permitted in the magnificent centre of
Siena and this allows you to calmly stroll through
the streets. During the summer, the narrow streets
are protected from the sun thanks to the high historical
houses and palace. Because Siena is built on a hill
with its streets in a specific direction, you can
always profit from a cool breeze.
When leaving the city, you will follow the sign «
Autostrada ». At the bottom of the city hill
you follow direction « Tangenziale » and
you will look for the sign Grosseto (to the left).
It will take you about an hour and a half to reach
Murci by the N 223 up to Roselle, and then take the
connection road to N 322 and arrive in Murci via the
road through Scansano.