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Car Service/Transfer (airport to Castelmuzio)

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Car Service/Transfer (airport to Castelmuzio)

Hello,

My husband and I will be visiting Tuscany in April and are looking for a way to get from the Florence airport to Castelmuzio (staying at Casa Moricciani). We plan on renting a car while in Tuscany. We were given the name of an agency that would provide us with a round trip transfer to/from the airport and they would have our rental car waiting for us at our villa however their price seems a little steep at $315usd. (that's almost as much as renting the car for 8 days...). Can anyone provide us with a driver or a service that can take us to Castelmuzio for less?

Obviously we can rent a car at the airport and drive ourselves but we were hoping to avoid that.

Thanks,

Jackie

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1. Re: Car Service/Transfer (airport to Castelmuzio)

Not sure why you want to "avoid" picking up the car at the Florence airport. It's only about a 100km drive to Castelmuzio and most of it is on the A1.

Transfer services are notoriously expensive in Italy.

Edited: 12 December 2013, 20:22
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2. Re: Car Service/Transfer (airport to Castelmuzio)

Bus Florence to Siena change to bus Siena to Castelmuzio www.busfox.com/timetable

Or

Car rental Siena www.auto-europe.com

Route planner www.viamichelin.com

Non EU citizens require an International driving permit for Italy

Be aware of Traffic restrictions and ZTL areas roninrome.com/transportation/driving-italy

www.discovertuscany.com

Tuscany www.italia.it/en/home.html

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3. Re: Car Service/Transfer (airport to Castelmuzio)

datthecoast- Every forum i've read says how horrific it is picking up a rental car at the florence airport as well as driving in the city and keeping track of the traffic restrictions. is this not true?

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4. Re: Car Service/Transfer (airport to Castelmuzio)

Your post says "looking for a way to get from the Florence airport to Castelmuzio". You don't say anything about driving in Florence. The airport is about 5 kms from Florence and you don't go into the city (and the ZTL's) to go south on the A1 to Castelmuzo.

It's a tiny airport with only one runway and limited arrivals / departures. Pisa is the larger airport now. I certainly have not had any problems arriving at theairport, collecting a rental vehicle and driving to Tuscany.

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5. Re: Car Service/Transfer (airport to Castelmuzio)

Absolutely, extremely simple drive and one that will avoid the huge expense of a private transfer, plus you'll need a car (for sure, please don't doubt that) at Castelmuzio so how else would you hire one way out there without a great deal of hassle? (Nearest would be Siena or Chiusi.) The A1 green signs Roma / Bologna are impossible to miss as you come out of the airport, and you are heading away from the city centre so no ZTL. I guess you have to be ever so slightly careful as you approach the highway where the lanes cross and twist a bit and really concentrate on where the Roma signpost is pointing but once on the A1 it's a synch and your only possible issue then is traffic, especially as you go round Florence. Exit at the Val di Chiana and then head cross-country following signposts all the way Montepulciano / Pienza. It's an easy to navigate route even without a GPS. I don't know the property but you'll love Castelmuzio; it's very quiet, very unspoilt, very pretty set in stunningly lovely countryside and close to so many other great places to see. Good choice.

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6. Re: Car Service/Transfer (airport to Castelmuzio)

Hiring and leaving the airport is easy, it is returning that people complain about as the signage to the new car rental return area is poor. When you arrive at the airport, go to the info point and ask for a map for returning the car, then get on the shuttle bus to the rental area and pick up your car. The map makes returning the car at the end of your trip nice and simple.

Driving in Florence is best avoided, but the ZTLs everywhere else are quite easily dealt with once you know about them.

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7. Re: Car Service/Transfer (airport to Castelmuzio)

Thank you so much for the tips!

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