Put this on Italy forum but thought it might be best here!
My husband and I wish to stay in a small village for a few weeks to practice Italian and chill out. Call us crazy but we don't want to hire a car, driving on the wrong side of the road has become too stressful (and I appear to have spatial issues when I attempt it!). Want to stay in a village that is relatively close to a train station with bus and or taxi's. for that reason I am looking at Panicale, Cortona and Sarteano. My research tells me they have some sort of bus service even though it may be irregular and that there are taxis at Chuisi station. Is this correct? We would be happy to put money that we would have spent on a hire car into taxis. My concern would be getting taxis from the town to the station. Does anyone know if taxis are around these towns very often? Is there any reason to choose one town over another. Are there walking opportunities from these villages, we are relatively fit so a moderate hill wont bother us. We are willing to put up with the inconvenience to avoid the driving. Also we could look perhaps at a driver for the odd day we wish to venture out?? Many thanks