The most favorable time for a trip to Siena is from May to September; it is extremely warm and sunny in this period of time. Holiday-makers should take into account that quite a lot of tourists visit the city in summer, so it is recommended to book a hotel room in advance.
The city has a good public transport system. Small Pollicino buses cruise the streets from early morning until late at night. It’s better to buy tickets in advance in kiosks available at all public transport stops; ticket cost is about 0.9 euro. Also, tickets can be purchased from a driver, but in this case the cost will be higher.
At any time of the day taxi service is available for vacationers. Taxi is called by phone. In Siena there is a single tariff for taxis; weekends’ and holidays’ tariff may be a little bit higher.
Thrifty travelers and those who prefer to visit only budget restaurants have to pay attention to local bakeries. There you can buy not only fresh bread, but also delicious pastries and a variety of sweets at most attractive prices.
Fans of quiet rest are recommended to visit Siena in summer, when the bulk of local students return home. During the school year, there is quite noisy and lively atmosphere in the city, entertainment venues and restaurants can be crowded.