Tuscany Transportation

  • By Foot
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  • By Car
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  • walking into see the old town of Siena
    walking into see the old town of Siena
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Tuscany Transportation

  • By Bus

    Florence Transportation

    Florence is a great walking city, but sometimes you need a little help. You can catch the orange ATAF buses for trips around the city that are just too long to walk (or if the weather is really atrocious!). They are easy to use – simply purchase your ticket from one of the newspaper vendors around town (you can purchase tickets on board but they...

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  • Train

    Pisa Transportation

    If truth to tell there is very little to see in Pisa (although I'm sure other will disagree) apart from the famous tower, together with the Cathedral and baptristry. If you want to make a 'flying visit' and are travelling by train then using the secondary station 'Santa Rossore' means you can avoid the main tower and take a five minute walk from...

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  • By Train

    Florence Transportation

    The journey from Pisa to Florence by train is very short and quite comfortable.Trenitalia is a dependable service and the chair cars are very comfortable.You may book your tickets right before your journey at the railway station because there are several trains each day and you can select an hour convenient to you.

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  • Busses

    Pisa Transportation

    ...the bus can get you here/there in a little over an hour (depending on traffic) and for a reasonable price. These two services (see web link below) operate between the Pisa airport and Santa Maria Novella train station in Firenze, and tickets may easily be purchased at either station. Prices do seem to fluctuate at bit depending on season but...

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  • By Car

    Florence Transportation

    Driving into and parking in Florence is very difficult at best and comes with the risk of a heavy fine. The roads around the city center are a restricted driving area (ZTL) and, if entered without a special permit, you will be fined. There are parking areas around Florence outside the ZTL, but they are expensive the closer to the city. The ones...

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  • Airplane

    Pisa Transportation

    Pisa is a favoured airport of several budget airlines, including Ryanair. The airport is unusual in that it is situated so close to the city itself. The 'red line' LAM bus delivers you to town in about 5 minutes, you could even walk it ! There is also a train station that connects to the main Pisa Station. As far as I could work out it only...

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  • General Tips

    Florence Transportation

    For those that are stopping in Florence for just a day and want to take advantage of the city without the hassle of dragging your luggage around with you, there is a luggage storage service at the Santa Maria Novella train station. The train station is centrally located and only about a ten minute walk from the Duomo and other sites in...

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  • The car

    Pisa Transportation

    The official map of the ZTLs (zone di traffico limitato, or restricted traffic zones) in Pisa can be found at https://secure.comune.pisa.it/tzi/info.jsp . In case you feel the map is useless, please note that you can click on each zone and get a blow-up that shows the actual streets...still it helps to be familiar with Pisa to figure them...

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  • By Foot

    Florence Transportation

    The roads around the train station are busy, busy, busy - not very safe to run across with all the cars, buses, and taxis. There are underground walkways that get you from one side of the street to the other – must easier and safer than waiting and dashing between the cars which are not very patient with you as you pull your luggage behind you! I...

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  • Walking around

    Pisa Transportation

    Pisa is a very small town rather than a city and is an easy walk through for those who are up to it. The main tourist attraction Piazza del Duomo or the Cathedral Square where the Leaning Tower is situated is just about 20 minutes of easy walk from the Pisa Centrale rain station. Just get a town map from the station and walk through the narrow...

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  • Maps of Florence

    Florence Transportation

    One thing I have always liked about paper transport maps is that [depending on the scale] you usually get to see the entire area covered. However, one trend I have noticed with online mapping tools, they often show only one grid of the map at a time, To me, this is not very helpful, Therefore, I have created a simple HTML file that loads the...

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  • By Plane

    Florence Transportation

    Florence has one airport: its code is FLR and it has one small runway allowing only relatively small aircraft (ATR, DASH or Fokker 50 turboprops; Avro RJ or Airbus 319 jets) to serve the port. Destinations include Paris CDG (Air France), Munich and Frankfurt (Lufthansa), Olbia, London Gatwick, Catania, Amsterdam, Palermo (Meridiana, a Klm partner),...

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  • By Motorcycle & Vespa

    Florence Transportation

    Riding the traditional Vespa is definetely the most easiest way for exploring the old core of the town. I took this picture for one reason only, remembering the jokes we made when travelling by cars from Ljubljana to Valeggio sul Mincio in occasion of European VT meeting in last May. Ursula - VT nick alusru - made jokes and showing us the way that...

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  • By Bicycle

    Florence Transportation

    I spent 4 days in Florence and stayed with a friend who lives just north of Centrale Mercado. I was able to use one of his bikes the entire time. It was a short 10 minute ride into the center and was a fantastic way to get around. Not to mention, on wheels you can cover a lot of ground! I would highly recommend renting bikes during your visit....

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  • By Carriage

    Florence Transportation

    Exploring the city centre in the carriage is the most romantic way of course. Slowly and very comfortable it allows you to take the pictures during the ride. Besides, the coachman is very helpful in giving the informations regarding spots you're passing by. Though, it wont take you to Belvedere and across the Ponte Vecchio.

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  • Driving Sites Between Firenze & da Vinci...

    Day 1 is OK; parking at San Gimignano may delay you (consider Volterra as an alternate). Day 2: we would consider Pienza instead of one of those listed. We stayed at Bagno Vignone (hot springs). There are also free hot springs further along S2 (I can no longer provide location, but here you need your own towel and gear).Day 3:Omit. We recommend...

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  • Getting around Tuscany

    If you want to really explore Tuscany then you need a car. Sure, you can get to the main towns, and many of the smaller ones, by train or bus, but to really get off the beaten path car is the way to go.I had always been hesitant to hire a car in Italy, and on past trips we had always travelled by train and bus. But in Sep 2006 we felt ready to...

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  • Renting a Car in Tuscany?

    I was worried about driving in Italy previously but my fears proved unfoundedIf there is anywhere worth renting a car, Tuscany is definitely the place.My opinion of whether you should rent a car in Tuscany:Where you are going: If you are only going to Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, and San Gimignano, then perhaps you don't need a car. These places...

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  • Rent a car is the way to see Tuscany

    Renting a car allowed tremendous freedom to see a number of places in a relatively short time. We had the car for 5 days from Florence and was able to see Arrezo, Montalcino, Montapulciano, Siena, Lucca, Pisa, Livorno, Chianti, and stayed in a castle in a small village called Montenbenichi. Keys to renting and driving in Italy:1. Plan in...

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  • Autostrada Autostrada

    All you need for your road-trip through Italy >Plan your route

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  • Train From Siena to Firenze

    We stayed 15 minutes outside Siena. In order to go to Florence we went by car to Siena's train station, where parking is not a major problem and we took the train to Firenze. There are trains every half an hour If i can recall corect and the scenery is fantastic. The train stops in Santa Maria Novella train station which is in the centre of...

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  • use the train to move...

    train is the best way to explore cities in italy unless you have a car (but car parkins are very expensive)there are many many trains on the livorno-pisa-florence line, almost every 15 minutes.

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  • Where is Tuscany?

    Tuscany, or in Italian Toscana, is a region in central Italy. It is bordered by Lazio to the south, Umbria to the east, Emilia-Romagna and Liguria to the north. The Tyrrhenian Sea is to the west. On this map of Italy where you can see where exactly Tuscany is located.

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  • Map of Tuscany

    Here is a more detailed map of Tuscany. On the map I have indicated most places I have been to and which I have described in my must see tips.ArezzoBorgo a MozzanoMontalcinoMonte ArgentarioMontepulcianoMonteriggioniPisaPitiglianoSan GimignanoSaturniaSienaSovana

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  • Piaggio

    The streets in these beautiful Italian towns and villages can be very small, totally unsuitable and impossible for our modern car. Often you are required to park you car outside the town, and enter the village by foot. But one sort of transportation doesn't seem to have so much problem with these roads, and that is the piaggio. To me these...

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  • Take the small roads

    If you leave the main roads, you will find villages off the beaten path, small villages, great vies, a lovely scenery, ... just Tuscany!

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  • PISA - take bus Nr. 3 to see the famous...

    Busline No. 3 takes you from the train-station in Pisa within 5 minutes to 'Piazza dei Miracoli' It certainly makes sense to take the bus, when you have just a short time in Pisa.But when you walk, you will not miss the plenty of great little works of art at many places in the old town. The walk will take around 20 minutes.

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  • you name it ....

    you name it, and it is possiblecar, train, motorbike ..... unlimited possibilitiesWe went with our camper and traffic was not so bad...When visiting the towns, we usually took public transportation and then walked. This way we did not have to worry about parking and safety - we would do it that way over again !

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  • Rent a car

    I would recommend to rent a car here, cause you will see most of the wonderful landscape while driving through........We took our own car in 2001 and drove all the way down...... It´s ok, when you stay for more than two weeks, otherwise it´s quite a distance.....and you have to pay the motorways in Italy too..... So to rent a car might be the...

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  • Car was our way of doing it,...

    Car was our way of doing it, and is definitely the best if you want to explore the countryside. Not the cheapest though. You can cut down on costs by choosing 'blue' roads (roads reserved for motor vehichles) instead of motorways. The 'blues' are free and practically just as fast as 'greens'.

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