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Trains to Small Towns

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Trains to Small Towns

What is a good train itinerary to visit Umbria and Tuscany? We will have 10 days and are interested in smaller towns. We have seen all the big cities in Italy. We are interested in smaller towns with character and agriturismo/vineyard properties as well as small hotels in towns connected by trains. Thanks.

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1. Re: Trains to Small Towns

Hi!

Are you based in a town or moving around?

Here's the map of the regional Umbrian train and the conections with Trenitalia.

…umbriamobilita.it/public/resources/orari/fe…

A nice Tuscan village you can reach by train is Sansepolcro, Piero Della Francesca's birthplace. Another is Spoleto, Perugia...

Then there's the conection to Siena.

Bye :)

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Spoleto, in addition to being connected by train towards North and South, is the most suitable hub to reach (by bus) Norcia.

Instead Foligno (just north of Spoleto) is not among the most interesting cities of Umbria, but being at a junction station allows easy access without changes (or with the changes reported) to the following sights:

- Trevi, Campello sul Clitunno, Spoleto, Terni and Narni southbound (and, changing at Orte, Orvieto also)

- Gubbio (up to Fossato di Vico by train and then by bus) and Fabriano northbound

- Spello, Assisi, Perugia, Passignano sul Trasimeno (a nice town on the lake, wich allows also sailing to the isles) and also Camucia-Cortona (bus to Cortona) by north-west railway branch.

The north-west railway branch, with a change in "Perugia-Ponte San Giovanni" station and transfer to "Ferrovia centrale Umbra", also allows you to reach on the north Città di Castello and Sansepolcro (see the previuos post), and on the south Todi (Todi is also accessible by rail from Terni).

Finally, Foligno is also among the best hub to reach (by bus) the lovely small towns of Montefalco and Bevagna.

Brun066

Edited: 26 October 2013, 13:56
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3. Re: Trains to Small Towns

Thank you. This is a great start in planning for us.

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4. Re: Trains to Small Towns

Thanks to both of you :)

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5. Re: Trains to Small Towns

We would like to travel by rail from Rome to Piegaro, Piegaro to Florence, Florence to Venice. Can you help with this? Thank you.

Pat - Florida

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6. Re: Trains to Small Towns

For bus times to Piegaro, see umbriamobilita.it/it/… and click Piegaro.

Possibly the easiest route at most times of day is train from Roma Termini to Chiusi, bus to Piegaro, bus back to Chiusi, then trains to Firenze S M Novella and Venezia S. Lucia.

For trains see www.trenitalia.com clicking the UK flag first for English , entering your 'hour' of departure, e.g. enter '13' for 13.00, and clicking 'non sono registrato' for purchase without registration.

Trains from Florence to Venice have reserved seats and are cheapest booked four months in advance when booking opens. Many trains to and from Chiusi are Regional trains with no reserved seats and no advance reductions - buy tickets for Regional trains once in italy and to see their fares online use a date not more than one week in advance..

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7. Re: Trains to Small Towns

Hello Jerie, don't forget to add Marmore into your plans in order to see the most scenic Italian waterfalls.

In the summer they're opened every day and some evenings whilst in winter is mostly weekend.

To go there, you need to change train in Terni and jump to the one going direction Rieti/L'Aquila/Sulmona.

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8. Re: Trains to Small Towns

Thank you. We're planning for late spring or early fall. Great info.

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9. Re: Trains to Small Towns

Don't forget the buses to many small towns in Umbria and Tuscany!!!

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10. Re: Trains to Small Towns

Certainly, got it. We road buses to small towns in England. Loved it.