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Siena Transportation: 48 reviews and 56 photos

  Pollicini/small bus station
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  • Pollicini/small bus station - Siena
      Pollicini/small bus station
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  • Bus ticket for small busses and urban service - Siena
      Bus ticket for small busses and urban service
    by Trekki

Yes, it is easy, although one has to understand Siena Mobilità?s information overflow. And information overflow it is. There is a huge 9 MB (!!) and 68 pages brochure with all information one might need. Though in Italian only. Emphasis seems to be given to the bus transport outside of Siena, to all the tiny towns nearby and also to other famous Toscana towns. The information for Siena itself is rather thin, or I should say not explained enough. Small busses, called pollicini, have a quite expanded network but not exactly in the city centre around the Campo. Or I should better say that they travel from near the Campo in all different directions but radial/starlike. And there is no station for these small busses anywhere near Piazza Gramci, where busses to and from Firenze arrive and depart. But these pollicini stations have a rather intelligent schedule and information system. A touch screen electronic monitor is mounted at each station (the orange one in photo 2) and with quick clicks one can find the timetables for the desired busses. In addition, written information with bus numbers and stops is at these little stations.

Tickets can be bought in Tabaccherie, easy to detect with the big T on the shop sign. Each ticket costs 1 Euro, valid for pollicini and Siena urban busses. The word urban might be misleading, because it is not inside of the town walls but outside and means everything which belongs to Siena?s district. Note that the map of this urban service does not have north as it should be on maps but at the bottom..., which confused me, a map person, almost to unconsciousness....

This part of Siena Mobilità is where all maps can be downloaded as pdf.

Oh, and don't forget to validate the ticket inside the bus.

© Ingrid D., November 2010.

Type: Bus
Website: http://www.sienamobilita.it/EN/orari.html

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 29, 2010
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