Via Francigena Cycling from Siena to Rome: This last section of the cycling Section 8 Via Francigena links two of the most beautiful cities on the planet, Siena with its stunning UNESCO World Heritage historic centre, and Rome, nicknamed the ‘The Eternal City’ because of its history and all the glorious buildings you can see there. Your cycling route will take you across the Tuscany and the Lazio regions, surrounded by outstanding landscapes, with rolling hills, vineyards and lakes. These hills are not difficult to climb and your route takes only nice rolling roads/trails. You will also cycle across the outstanding Val d’Orcia, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, made famous by artists of the Renaissance.
* We recommend cycling the Via Francigena only if you have some cycling experience and essential bike maintenance knowledge. For more information read: Cycling the Via Francigena – How it works.
Cycle from beautiful Siena to the Rome, the Eternal City
Be amazed by UNESCO sites such as Siena and Val d'Orcia
Admire extraordinary landscapes across Tuscany and Lazio
Indulge in delicious Italian cuisine
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Flying IN and OUT
How to get to Siena:
The two closest airports are Florence and Pisa.
Best option: Florence International Airport (80km)
It is the nearest airport near to Siena. It provides international flights with major airlines such as British Airways, KLM as well as Lufthansa and Hop. For more information see: www.aeroporto.firenze.it
Alternative option: Pisa International Airport (131km)
Pisa is the second closest airport from Siena. It offers flights from all major international airports, as well as low-cost operators such as Ryanair and EasyJet.
How to get back from Rome:
– Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino:
Rome’s main airport, virtually all airlines operate here and it is located about 15km West of Rome city centre. For airport info, see: www.adr.it/static/en/portal/portal/adr/Fiumicino/Leonardo_da_vinci.html
Ryanair and other low-cost airlines operate from this airport, about 10km south of Rome city centre. For airport info, see: www.adr.it/static/en/portal/portal/adr/Ciampino/GB_Pastine.html
TO and FROM the airports
How to get to Siena:
From Pisa International Airport:
You can take two different buses outside the airport going directly to Siena (under 2hr approximate travel time), for more information, see: http://www.pisa-airport.com/aeroporto_di_pisa_196.html.
– Train S.p.a, see: www.trainspa.it. Leaving directly from the airport to Piazza Gramsci in Siena. It takes you around two hours travel time and costs €14 one way.
– Autostradale, see: www.airportbusexpress.it. It follows similar itinerary than Train S.p.a but with a change in Florence. One way ticket costs €15. All informations, timetable and route with Siena Mobilita.
From Florence International Airport:
You can either take the bus or the train. However they don’t stop at the same finishing point. The bus will drop you off in the heart of the historic city centre of Siena whereas Siena train station is located further away from the city centre and you might need to take a city bus (5 min travel time approx).
– Autostradale bus express, coming from Pisa, stops in Florence and reaches Siena in less than 2 hours. See: www.airportbusexpress.it.
– SITA bus, www.sienamobilita.it. The bus station is just around the corner from the train station in Florence. SITA buses to Siena take just under an hour, run frequently and takes you to Siena historic city center. Make sure you take the rapide (express) and not the ordinarie, which stops in Poggibonsi and Colle Val d’Elsa. Ticket costs €12. See the route itinerary and price for more information (note information is only in Italian). To reach the Santa Maria Novella train station in Florence from the airport, just take the city line Vola in bus from the airport. The service connects the city centre in just 20 minutes and the fare is €6 one way.
Trains from Florence to Siena leave Santa Maria Novella station roughly once an hour on most days, and a direct train takes about 1.5 hours. The ticket is in the €6-10 range (if you’re on the direct train). See www.fsitaliane.it for more information.
How to get back from Rome:
To Leonardo da Vinci- Fiumicino Airport: You can take the Leonardo Express train (30min, €11) from Roma Termini Station to Fiumicino airport, see: www.trenitalia.com. The FL1 regional train also connects the airport with the main train stations in Rome. Alternatively there is a shuttle bus from Termini Station and Vatican (Via Crescenzio n2), departing every hour (55min approx, €6). For more info, see: www.sitbusshuttle.com.
To Ciampino Airport: You can take the bus to Termini Station (20min, €1). There is a regular shuttle bus from Roma Termini Station to the airport every half hour (45min approx. €4). For more info, see: www.sitbusshuttle.com.
For more information and train timetables, visit: www.bahn.com.
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