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Driving from Verona to Mercatale di Cortona, Tuscany

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Driving from Verona to Mercatale di Cortona, Tuscany

We will be travelling from Verona to Tuscany in late June this year and will definitely hire a car for our week in Tuscany. Our options are 1. drive the whole way or 2. take the train to Florence and then pick up our hire care from the airport. Would anyone be able to advise which would be the better option please? We will be travelling on a Saturday - not sure if that makes any difference.

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1. Re: Driving from Verona to Mercatale di Cortona, Tuscany

I would suggest you drive the whole way. The journey will take only about 3 hours.

There is only one direct train from Verona to Florence in the morning, leaving at 08.50. Other journeys require a change in Padova or Bologna.

With luggage, it would be tedious to get it onto a train, maybe have a change of train, then in Florence get out of the station and take a taxi to the airport. Much easier to just out the luggage in a car and drive.

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2. Re: Driving from Verona to Mercatale di Cortona, Tuscany

Thank you for this info. That was our feeling too, but then I became concerned when I read some of the comments about the drive south of Verona. For this small part of our holiday , we don't mind if it is not a scenic drive - we just want to easiest way to get to Tuscany to begin what we hope will be a wonderful week.

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3. Re: Driving from Verona to Mercatale di Cortona, Tuscany

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