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Montepulicano?

Is Montepulicano closer to Florence or Rome as a Daytrip?what about Pienza?

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1. Re: Montepulicano?

Easy to do it yourself.

http://www.viamichelin.com/

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2. Re: Montepulicano?

Public transport, Florence (Firenze) to Siena www.busfox.com/timetable Siena to Montepulciano www.trainspa.it/train04/extraurbano.pdf

Rome to Chiusi www.trenitalia.com Click on the UK flag Trainspa bus Chiusi to Montepulciano

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Edited: 04 August 2013, 01:32
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3. Re: Montepulicano?

We are travelling with our baby....probably not the easiest to do via public transit is it?

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4. Re: Montepulicano?

Closer to Florence and I would say a car would be easier as the train does not drop you close to the town proper and bus schedules might not be easy with a baby.

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With or without a baby, it's a complete pain on public transport. You have to get from wherever you are in or around Montepulciano to Chiusi (nearest station on the main line) and this can easily take you an hour. Then you have to queue up to buy tickets (which can be 15 mins), then you have to wait for train. From Chiusi, it can be quicker on the train to Rome than Florence, it just depends which one you take. In a car, driving from Montepuciano area to Florence is easy but it's best done with an early start (or do it on a Saturday or Sunday) so as to avoid the slow moving traffic from the A1 into the city centre. Arriving early also ensures you can secure a free parking space. If your baby has an in-built early alarm clock and getting up isn't an issue, drive to Florence.

An alternative arrangement would be to take your car to either Chiusi or Arezzo (depending upon where you are precisely in Montepulciano), park and take the train to either Florence or Rome.

Edited: 04 August 2013, 05:42
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if you are hauling a baby to a hilltown for a day trip be sure to have a backpack and not a stroller -- I can't think of too many places less stroller friendly than Montepulciano and of course you cannot enter with a car or park in the historic center and so will have to walk in from surrounding parking lots -- they don't call them hill towns for nothing and Montpulciano is particularly steep going.

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7. Re: Montepulicano?

I hr 18 mins to Florence

2 hrs 01 mins to Rome

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8. Re: Montepulicano?

What do those timings represent, Pericoloso? Best case scenario driving? They're a bit optimistic, if they are.

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9. Re: Montepulicano?

I searched 'driving time from Florence and Rome to Montepulciano' and that's what it came up with. The way I drive, it sounded a bit conservative :)

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