1848, local success-story Maledetti manufactures good-quality shoes, bags, coats and
belts. This is the women's store; the men's store is at number 40.
Strada del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Information Office (
0578 71 74 84;
10am-1pm & 3-6pm Mon-Fri) Books accommodation
and arranges courses and tours.
9.30am-12.30pm & 3-7pm Mon-Sat, 9am-1pm Sun Easter-Sep, 9.30am-12.30pm & 3-6pm Mon-Sat,
9.30am-12.30pm Sun Oct-Easter) Reserves accommodation, offers internet access (€3.50 per
hour), supplies maps of the town, rents mountain bikes (per hour/day €2.50/15) and scoot-
ers and sells bus and train tickets (commission applies for train tickets).
Getting There & Around
The bus station is next to Car Park No 5. Siena Mobilità runs four buses daily between Si-
ena and Montepulciano (€6.60, one hour) stopping at Pienza (€2.50) en route. There are
three services per day to/from Florence (€11.20, 90 minutes).
Regular buses connect with Chiusi-Chianciano Terme (€3.40, 40 minutes), from where
you can catch a train to Florence (€12.50, two hours, frequent) via Arezzo (€6.40, 50
Coming from Florence, take the Valdichiana exit off the A1 (direction Bettolle-Sinalunga)
and then follow the signs; from Siena, take the Siena- Bettolle -Perugia autostrada.
A 24-hour ZTL applies in the historic centre between May and September; in October
and April it applies from 8am to 8pm, and from November to March it applies from 8am
to 5pm. Your hotel can usually supply a permit. The most convenient car park is at Piazza
Don Minzoni (€1.30 per hour April to October, free November to March), from where
minibuses (€1) weave their way up the hill to Piazza Grande.