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    RECEPTION: reception is NOT open H24 so there will be some night hours where we will only be available by phone on +390577332539. Do not hesitate to call us for any problem! SALTWATER POOL: is open from mid-May to mid-October (dates depend greatly on weather conditions) and is for the exclusive use of Borgo’s guests. Outsiders are not allow. Pool towels are available free of charge at Reception on arrival. If you wish to change them, the cost is Euro 3 per towel. Pool rules are well exposed at the poolside. Here are some of our recommendations in respect of all guests. - tie your hair before entering the pool; - take a shower before entering the pool; - do not dive: the pool water is only 1.40 cm high - It is forbidden for children to use the pool alone. They have to be with an adult - small children must wear special nappies before entering the water - It is forbidden to eat in the pool to avoid attracting wasps and other dangerous insects, as well as to use  glasses. Plastic cups and canned drinks are available at the bar and can be used at the pool. MOUNTAIN BIKES and E-BIKES: Our MTB Bikes (6 for adults and 2 for children) are available free of charge at the reception. E-bikes are for rent in cooperation with a local bike shop. The rental charge is Euro 40 per day. It is also possible to organise guided bike tours. LAUNDROMAT: There are two washing machines and one tumble dryer available for our guests and it is open 24 hours a day. Tokens (Euro 3 each) and soap (Euro 0.50 per dose) can be purchased at reception. BAR: is open daily for a coffee, a cocktail or a glass of wine from our wine cellar. Do not miss aperitif time... on the lawn or by the pool, wherever you like! Look at our picnic ideas too! BARBECUE: a shaded area with a large table where tasty summer barbecues can be organised. Barbecue accessories are available at reception and must be returned after use. Pay attention to the fire and make sure that no glowing embers fall out.   HEATING: from November 8th to April 7th through centralised heating system. We advise you to leave the convectors on at all times, even when you are out of the house, so that you always find a constant temperature. If you feel hot, turn the temperature down to -. PLAYGROUND: Next to the barbecue, there is a play area equipped with a table tennis and table football for children and adults. More board games and outdoor games are available at the reception. PARKING LOT: is located within the property and it is free of charge and for the exclusive use of our guests. It is neither closed nor guarded. BIKE SHELTER: garage closed overnight with small bike maintenance equipment and a washing area. MASSAGES: you can relax with an Aroma body massage by experienced hands, alone or even in couple. Our masseur is available by appointment. PIC-NIC: relaxation is also eating on the grass and enjoying nature. We can organise a picnic for a minimum of two people by prior arrangement, including a blanket, a basket, a bottle of wine and many good things to take with you on excursions or to enjoy on the Borgo's meadows. FOR APARTMENTS ONLY: GARBAGE: for flat guests, we ask that you take care to separate plastic/glass/aluminium on one side and undifferentiated waste on the other. The bags are two different colours so as not to be mixed up (white plastic/celeste for undifferentiated) the bags can be taken to reception during opening hours. KITCHEN TAP WATER: Please note that kitchen water is drinkable.

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      If you are planning to get to Siena by car, it is important to know in advance  “Where you can park” and also “where free parking in Siena”. This is especially important to avoid fines, very easy to get in italian towns and  very annoying when you are on holidays. Like most of the Italian Cities, Siena has a ZTL area (limited traffic area)  which covers the entire historical center. It’s  impossible, if not equipped with special permission or with a licensed taxi, to enter the centre with your own car.The cameras are located everywhere in Siena and get the plate number.Definitively you are not allowed to park in the Campo Square! But no worries  …  distances in Siena are still very tight, so leaving the car outside the city walls means walking for about 10 minutes. Just to give you an idea of distances: Borgo Grondaie  is located 1,5 kms away from Siena, you can park your car in our property and get to the city centre on foot in about 20 minutes To reach more quickly and comfortably (some comes with escalators) all the  Monuments in Siena, you can park your car in the multi-storey car parks at the city gates: Porta Tufi – Parking il CampoPorta di Fontebranda – Parking Santa Caterina – escalator to Duomo CathedralPorta Ovile – Parking San Francesco – escalator to San Francesco BasilicPorta San Marco – Parking il Duomo But this top service is not free at all  and actually it is pretty expensive: Euro 2,00 per hour. Stadio and Fortezza Parking Lot are free from 8 pm to 8 am. Other paid parking spaces are located in the Stadium area . This is a car park when not used for sports events. Better to check in advance if there are any football matches otherwise the area is off limit for cars. In addistion to this, the Medici Fortress and other parking lots along the street of San Prospero which is the road leading to the Stadium. If you wish to spend a whole day in Siena parking your car in a paid parking becomes  considerably expensive! For this reason we would like to recommend you, as we are locals, some lesser-known parks where you can leave your car safely and without incurring in fines. SIENA WHERE TO PARK FREE OF CHARGES: 800 mt away from Campo square there is the  Porta Laterina Parking – you enter from Porta San Marco on one side of the Medici Forteress there is the Campino Parking – pretty big and close to city centre there is even a parking lot along the walls just outside  Porta Camollia (via Don Minzoni) or  a tiny parking in  San Prospero before the bar on the turning make a right. Railway Station underground parking  (not the one inside the Commercial centre Porta Siena) it costs Euro 2 per day and then you can easily get buses to city centre If you choose to leave your car on the road, watch out for the signs! Some car parks are marked in blue as if they were paid but they are reserved parking for residents (ARU) and you need a special permission to park there. However parking problem in Siena is easily solved  leaving your car outside the city walls, getting a bit further away and usind public transport. Unlike many downtown hotels that do not have parking, Borgo Grondaie offers a large private parking. Moreover you can have the possibility to reach the center using public transport but also on foot in just 20 minutes. Check out our best offer on our webisite www.hotelsienaborgogrondaie.com if you are coming to Siena-Tuscany See you soon! Borgo's Team

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    Welcome to Borgo Grondaie and the beautiful city of Siena! It will be our task to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We have included some useful information and our tips for visiting Siena and its surroundings. We are always available to book restaurants, organize tours and tastings. WE CARE ABOUT ENVIRONMENT Borgo Grondaie has always selected the best local products for its guests, giving priority to certified organic and biodynamic farms in the area that add quality and safety to our breakfast. We pay the same attention to the choice of detergents for the cleaning of the rooms with a high hygienic power, but a low environmental impact. If you have chosen Borgo Grondaie for its philosophy and for the beautiful nature that surrounds it, help us to protect it too: Before leaving the room, remember to turn off the lights and make sure that the water taps are turned off. Towels are changed daily for guests staying at the hotel, but if you feel that you do not need them, please do not leave the towels on the floor so that they are not replaced. The laundry room is available to our guests with two washing machines and a dryer. Take advantage of the terrace to dry your laundry. If you stay in the apartment, we thank you if you will make your contribution during your holiday by recycling waste. That is why there are two bins in the kitchen: 1 Bin is for plastic / glass / cans / tetra Pak / aluminium  1 Bin is for general waste We ask you to pay attention to the labels on the lids and the colours of the bags (white for plastic) Once they are full, just have to bring bags to the Reception during opening hours. Warning: do not take them to the big garbage bins along the road where the Coop supermarket is located as they can be opened only with an electronic cards. New waste bags can be found in one of the kitchen drawers. HOW DOES THE WiFi WORK Here are the few steps how to activate the WiFi connection: Check that the device is not offline Turn on the WiFi Choose WIFI OSPITI (if you are outside) from the available WIFI connections or select the dedicated Hotspot on the floor of your room or apartment (if you are inside) The device connects automatically, but requires authentication. When you get this homepage enter the password in the space reserved for Guest Access to get the connection: Borgo Grondaie is Social! Share your pics on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.  #borgogrondaie FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES Borgo Grondaie is the ideal place to relax while walking in our gardens, 4 hectares of lawns and an olive grove of 100 olive trees where you can also meet the typical wild animals of the Tuscan countryside such as roe deer, hares, squirrels and badgers as well as enjoy nature with the ancient trees and their organic fruits. BAR - open only for drinks with table service outside the terrace or takeaway service. Taste our wines' selection. The choice of breakfast menu was made to fight food waste but giving the chance to eat as much as one wishes   RECEPTION - open at reduced hours, but always available by calling +39 0577 332539 Emergency numbers are written on the reception door. BREAKFAST - breakfast is served on the terrace or in the room. Please let us know your preferences by filling in this FORM. Breakfast could be included or not in the rate. Please, check in your reservation. POOL  - open from June 15th to the end of October from 8am to 8pm. The Anti Covid Regulations are displayed at the entrance to the pool area. Free pool towels available. BARBECUE - available free of charge for the guests of the apartments. Information at the reception. Reservation required. And for the more sporty… MTB BIKES - Free and available to guests 5 MTB for man and 2 for children.  E-BIKE FOR RENT - in cooperation with Tourissimo, cost  € 40,00 full day. Reservation required. Possibility of guided tours with expert guides and picnic lunch included. LINKS & USEFUL NUMBERS TAXI +39 0577 49222 TRAINS  (www.trenitalia.com)   892021 TOURIST OFFICE (Piazza Il Campo, 7)    +39 0577 292222 CAR RENTALS HERTZ – Viale Sardegna, 14   (www.hertz.it)   +39 0577 45085 AVIS – Via Simone Martini, 36   (www.avisautonoleggio.it)    +39 0577 270305 NATIONAL AND INTERNATION MAILING SERVICE (www.ups.com)   +39 02 30303039  (MAIL BOXES ETC.) +39 0577 247281 PHARMACIES IN SIENA IF YOU NEED TO FIND OUT WHICH PHARMACY IS NO DUTY YOU CAN EITHER CALL THIS PHONE +39 0577 367773 OR CHECK THIS WEBSITE  FARMACIE DI TURNO The closest Pharmacy to Borgo Grondaie is the one at the Railway Station in Piazzale Rosselli. Farmacia Comunale N. 3 Piazza Rosselli, 3 (Stazione FFSS) +39 0577 49349  OPEN DAILY 08:00 am - 09:00 pm ALL WEEK ROUND  TIMETABLE OF HOLY MASSES IN SIENA MAIN CHURCHES SATURDAY AND EVE OF FESTIVITIES:06.00 pm S. DomenicoSUNDAY AND FESTIVITIESBasilic Osservanza: 8.30 am - 11.00 am - 6.00 pmCathedral: 8.00 am - 11.00 am - 12.15 am - 6.00 pm (orario invernale) - 18.30 (orario estivo)San Domenico Basilic: 10.30 am - 12.00 am - 6.00 pm For more information and more churches check here: MESSES TIMETABLE WHERE TO EAT? La Compagnia dei Vinattieri: Tel. +39 0577 236568 - Via delle Terme, 79. We recommend their braised beef and low temperature octopus. Tables also outdoors.Premiata Braceria Toscana: Tel. +39 0577.247054 Piazzale Roselli 19 Grande selezione di carne. Specializate in carne alla brace Sale Fino: Tel. +39 0577 287224 - Via degli Umiliati, 1. Refinement of the menu, proposed with local products. Osteria Permalico: Tel. +39 0577 41105 - Costa Larga, 4. Variety of choice of toppings paired with pici. Tables also outdoors. La Taverna di San Giuseppe: Tel. +39 0577 42286 - Via Dupré 132. We recommend their Florentine steak. La Taverna del Capitano: Tel. +39 0577 288094 - Via del Capitano, 8. Winner of the 2021 edition of the 4 Ristoranti in Siena program with Alessandro Borghese. It is located a stone's throw from the Cathedral. Local cuisine and free-range service like the owner :-) Tables also outdoors. Osteria Le Sorelline: Tel. +39 0577 42148 - Via dei Rossi, 76. Local cuisine, from pici to tagliatelle, from tripe to Florentine fried brain. SUSHI BAR: Tel. +39 0577 41128 - Via Domenico Beccafumi, 10. The first sushi restaurant opened in Siena. Tables also outdoors. Ristorante L'Orto & Un Quarto: Tel. +39 0577 236223 - Strada di Montalbuccio, 118. Natural cuisine. For dinner, we advise you to arrive in time to admire the sunset. Guaranteed and free show! Tables also outdoors. To eat local dishes with good value for money we recommend: Osteria Enoteca Sotto Le Fonti: Tel. +39 347 1683 740 - Via Esterna di Fontebranda, 118 Osteria Nonna Gina: Tel. +39 0577 287247 - Pian dei Mantellini, 2. Tables also outdoors. Antica Trattoria Papei: Tel. +39 0577 280894 - Piazza del Mercato, 6. Tables also outdoors. Hostaria Rialto: Tel. +39 0577 236580 - Via del Rialto, 4 Osteria Babazuf: Tel. +39 0577 222482 - Via Pantaneto, 85 Osteria Il Vinaio: Tel. +39 0577 49615 - Via Camollia 167 RESTAURANTS NEAR BORGO GRONDAIE Near the Antiporto di Camollia (where the Escalator arrives, which we recommend for walking downtown) if you don't want to go too far from the hotel: Premiata Braceria Toscana: Tel. +39 0577 247054 - Piazzale Rosselli, 19 I Gabellieri: Tel. +39 0577 44683 - Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 75. Both restaurant and pizzeria. All'Osteria: Tel. +39 391 764 7509 - Viale Cavour, 7. Are you staying at the hotel? Here are our suggestions for home delivery: La Pizzeria di San Miniato: Tel. +39 0577 331050 Ristorante Pizzeria Tia Loca: Tel. +39 0577 45055 Or download the Glovo App to place your order. OUTSIDE SIENA La Taverna di Vagliagli: Tel. +39 0577 322532 - Vagliagli (SI).Excellent grilled meat. Osteria di Fonterutoli: Tel. +39 0577 741125 - Castellina in Chianti (SI).For a fantastic view of the Chianti hills. Osteria del Castello di Brolio: Tel. +39 0577 730290 - Gaiole in Chianti (SI).It will also be possible to visit their Cantina Ricasoli and the Gardens of the Castle. Ristorante AntoniMax: Tel. +39 347 048 5649 - Castelnuovo Berardenga (SI).Local cuisine with a creative twist. GOURMET RESTAURANTS IN SIENA Ristorante Mugolone: Tel. +39 0577 283235 - Via dei Pellegrini, 8/12 Ristorante Campo Cedro: Tel. +39 0577 236027 - Via Pian D'Ovile, 54 Ristorante Tar-Tufo: Tel. +39 0577 284031 - Via del Sole, 6° Ristorante Particolare di Siena: Tel. +39 339 827 5430 - Via Baldassarre Peruzzi, 26 GOURMET RESTAURANTS OUTSIDE SIENA Osteria Il Granaio: Tel. +39 0577 726975 - Rapolano Terme (SI) Ristorante Bottega del 30: Tel. +39 0577 359226 - Via di Santa Caterina, 2 Ristorante L’Asinello: Tel. +39 0577359279 - Via Nuova, 6 For any need we are always available at +39 0577332539 or during the opening hours of the Reception. Thanks for choosing us...Enjoy your stay in Siena! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or SUBSCRIBE to our Newsletter. Did you take lots of photos during your holiday? Share them on social media using #borgogrondaie and on travel sites, such as Tripadvisor, to tell other travellers about your experience. 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