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A one carriage train at the station in Monte Antico in the Maremma




AIRPORTS

TRAINS & BUSES 
  • ITALIAN NATIONAL RAIL (Trenitalia). The new Frecciarossa high-speed trains are not cheap but worth the money (Florence-Venice just over 2hrs.)
  • Online TIMETABLE of most of southern Tuscany's bus connections 
  • SENA Coaches to all major Italian cities from Siena, Florence and Grosseto. Prices are lower, but trips take in most cases quite a bit longer than on the train. 
  • Sita bus line from Florence - Siena. The buses arrive in the center of Siena. There are also trains between Siena and Florence. It's a slightly longer trip and the train station is 10 minutes on a bus from the town center (the buses part from the shopping center opposite the train station).
  • TRAIN Buses in Siena and also running to most towns in the province of Siena (e.g. Siena - Montalcino).  
  • RAMA Bus service in Southern Tuscany, focusing on the province of Grosseto (most local towns) plus transport from Southern Tuscany to Siena and Florence.

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A old red Fiat 500 in Porto Santo Stefano


GREAT TRAVEL and 'Life in Italy' BLOGS 

Tuscany

  • Visit Tuscany - Tuscany's official tourism website
  • Arttrav - Florence and Tuscany seen through the eyes of a Florence-based Canadian art historian
  • Letters from Florence - life in Renaissance heaven (or hell?) and freelance writing
  • Maremma Guide - a treasure chest of travel advice for your trip to stunning Maremma
  • At Home in Tuscany - advice and insight from a true Tuscan perspective
  • Wishversilia - anything you want to know about beautiful Versilia in Northern Tuscany
  • LIVORNO NOW - what to do in Livorno? Plenty! This website is a must if you're coming through Tuscany's biggest port. 
Rest of Italy
  • Brigolante - a wealth of great travel information if you come to Tuscany via Umbria
  • Bleeding Espresso - an American in Calabria between writing, coffee and a couple of goats. 

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