The outdoor parking area of the Hotel della Fortezza
Just 3 minutes’ walk from the entrance of the Hotel della Fortezza is the San Marco parking lot, in via Ricasoli.
With a short walk through the walls, you will find yourself in the Fortress’s Piazza d’Armi, from which you just need to cross a small bridge to find yourself right in front of the hotel entrance door.
It often happens that when you arrive, you try to drive the road that crosses the walls by car. There are three posts that prohibit entry, this path is only pedestrian. The San Marco parking is free and safe. Although it is on the road, therefore unattended, we assure you that Sorano is a small village, very quiet, where unpleasant events to the detriment of parked cars would be considered real exceptional cases.
Internal parking for loading-unloading
For those who need to get as close as possible to the hotel to unload their luggage, we invite all guests to access the Fortress Orsini’s Piazza d’Armi by car. At the entrance of the road there is a sign that says “Entry prohibited to unauthorized vehicles”, and you, as our guests, are authorized.
It is accessed from below with respect to the level of the Fortress, through an uphill paved stone road, with one lane. Driving on this medieval road is an experience in itself. Drive carefully, at low speeds. Although the roadway is very narrow, there are some points where you can get close in case you encounter another car coming from the opposite direction. We assure you that the road is practicable for all types of cars, considering that our linen suppliers arrive every week to unload in the Piazza d’Armi with their van and have no difficulty.
Below you can find detailed directions for easily identifying both car parks at the Hotel della Fortezza.
• Coming from Pitigliano: as soon as you arrive in Sorano follow the signs for San Quirico, San Marco Parking on the right. For the internal parking go on towards the center; near the second intersection, looking to the right you will see a beauty center and the entrance to the cobblestone street.
• Coming from San Quirico: you will find the San Marco parking on your right, right in front of the cemetery. For loading-unloading, continue towards the center; near the second intersection, looking to the right you will see a beauty center and the entrance to the cobblestone street.
• Coming from the SS2 (Via Cassia), Montorio: As soon as you enter Sorano you will have the entrance to the Orsini Fortress on the left you will see the beauty center and the entrance to the cobbled street to access the loading-unloading parking lot. For the San Marco car park, continue first towards Pitigliano, then on the left in the direction of San Quirico, until you always find the parking lot along the road on your left, right in front of the cemetery.
• Coming from Sovana: Follow the signs for Fortezza Orsini in the town hall square. Beyond the square, you will find access to the loading-unloading car park near the beauty center at the first intersection that you will encounter. For the San Marco parking, continue in the direction of San Quirico until you find the parking along the road, on your left, right in front of the cemetery.
Obviously, if despite our indications you still had difficulty identifying the hotel and its parking spaces, you can call us and we will show you the way.