Where to park in Siena: What are the main car parks where to leave the car

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Where to park in Siena (if you do not park directly at the Minerva Hotel in the historic center and not in the ZTL area)

For all those who arrive in the city of Siena by car and have not yet chosen a hotel in the center of Siena with parking as the Hotel Minerva, it is important to know which are the main car parks.

Recall that the historic center of Siena is considered a limited traffic zone (ZTL) and therefore, unless you have a special permit, it is mandatory to park only in areas outside or adjacent to it.

Here is a list of free and paid parking lots, just to make your stay in the city of the Palio easier.

Let’s start with the free parking, signaling those of Strada Laterina, Viale Mario Bracci and Strada di Malizia.

The small parking in Strada Laterina is placed near the municipal cemetery and is only 15 minutes walk from Piazza del Campo. If you do not find a place, you can still leave your car along the road just inside the Porta Laterina or at the parking “il Duomo”.

The free parking in Viale Mario Bracci, the road that leads to the main hospital of the city allows a stop along one side of the road. So you can park here and take public transportation to get to the center.

The third and last free parking in Siena is Strada di Malizia:

a small parking not far from the historic center, not easy to find but well connected by public transport to the center.

We also remind you that all the paid parking lots in Siena are free on holidays, while on weekdays they are subject to variable rates depending on the area and the service offered.

For each parking lot you will find below all information regarding timetables, costs and distances from the historic center.

But here are other important car parks in Siena (paid for those we have reported the rates of 2018).

Il Campo

This large car park is located near Porta Tufi, and is practically a few hundred meters from Piazza del Campo, Torre del Mangia and Palazzo Pubblico.

It is open h24 and costs 2 euros per hour (rate 2018), while the daily rate is 35 euros (tariff 2018).

Il Duomo

This is a medium-sized car park not far from Porta San Marco. The Duomo and the Santa Maria della Scala complex are really close, while Piazza del Campo and all the other important monuments are easily reachable by a short walk.

Open h24 , 2 euros per hour and daily rate that settles on 35 euros.

Santa Caterina

The large Santa Caterina parking is located near the complex of Santa Maria della Scala. Piazza del Campo can be reached in about 15 minutes on foot, while a few hundred meters are the Church of San Domenico and the Sanctuary of Santa Caterina.

It is open h24, every hour you spend 2 euros and instead the daily rate is 35 euros.

San Francesco

The parking of San Francesco is not very large, but in any case spacious and is located not far from the splendid Church of San Francesco and close to the University of Siena.

The service is working h24, hourly rate of 2 euros and the daily rate does not exceed 35 euros.


This is one of the largest parking areas in Siena and can hold over 800 cars. It is located not far from the Medici fortress and the characteristic Medicean walls of the city.

From this parking lot you can easily reach the Siena stadium, it’s really just a few minutes walk, and even the historic center is close enough.

It is the ideal resting area for those arriving in Siena on the occasion of the Palio.

Obviously the parking is open 24 hours on 24, the hourly rate is 2 euros and the daily one does not exceed 26 euros. As said, during the day of the Palio, there is a discount on the daily rate and the cost is only 20 euros.

There is also a free part where the buses stop.


Finally we point out the parking lot of the Siena Station, not only because it is one of the largest, but also because it is undoubtedly the cheapest for those who stay in the city all day. There is also an escalator that brings customers near Porta Camollia.

Also this parking is open 24 hours, hourly rate € 0.50 and € 2 over the second hour and for the whole day.

Of course, if you want to stay in Siena, it is always more convenient to park in a hotel in the center of Siena with a paid garage like the Minerva Hotel.

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