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Airport Transfers, Auto Rentals, Driving to Arrive at L’Antica Vetreria: L’Antica Vetreria is located in the village of Piegaro, just 15km from the central Umbria/Tuscany train station of Chiusi-Chianciano Terme, which serves trains from Florence, Pisa, Milano, Bologna or Roma.There are several choices for auto rentals locally, or you can rent at your arriving airport, or convenient transfer from airports to L’Antica Vetreria in 9 passenger vans.
Driving Distances from Airports: Perugia to Piegaro: 40 km, Pisa to Piegaro: 230 km, Rome to Piegaro: 180 km, Florence to Piegaro: 130 km
Auto Rentals: There are two great auto rental agencies in Chiusi, right across from train station: good prices for both sedans and mini-vans. Email: email@example.com Sara or Lorenzo are great! Highly recommended! Please mention that you are staying at L’Antica Vetreria with Colleen if you contact them.
Transfer Service: Gianni Lippi Car Service offers transfers from Rome, Florence, Pisa or Perugia. Many guests have used his service with great satisfaction. He can transfer up to 8 passengers in van for 240 Euro from Rome, Florence or Pisa. The cost is less from Perugia. Ask for rates: email: firstname.lastname@example.org Gianni speaks excellent English.
Trains: Be aware that there are very sophisticated pick-pockets working all the big train stations: Rome, Florence and Venice! Keep wallets close to your chest, hands on purses and closed shut. Refuse help from anyone at anytime in the train stations! They roam the station, board the train, jostle you, offer to help lift bags, and work ticket kiosks. DO NOT let them near you. The teams of two men and a woman with baby in blanket work together or separately.
Rome/Fiumicino: The Leonardo Express is located right in the Fiumicino airport, as you exit baggage claim turn right and follow the train symbols for Treno. Departures every half hour at 5 and 35 after the hour. Arrive at Roma/Termini a half hour later. There is a ticket booth where you get on the Leonardo Express. Open seating on the Leonardo Express. To train schedules from Rome/Termini to Chiusi: http://www.trenitalia.com/ and click for"tutti e treni". You can click on "new request" for different times. The Leonardo Express arrives at about the middle track (bin) of Termini station. Exit the train and you will walk along the track towards the front of Termini Station. Arriving at the big open space with small snack bar and the overhead reader boards for the schedules, look for the signs to "Biglietti" just past the small snack bar. There are automatic kiosks where you can purchase tickets. And there is a large ticket office where you can get good service. It is fairly self evident how to use the ticket kiosks. Just take your time, request "English" and you can use a credit card. The destination is Chiusi-Chianciano. You can just request "next train". Tickets must be validated prior to boarding the train (by inserting the ticket into the small stamping machines in the terminal), otherwise an on the spot fine is reliably served. There is assigned seating, so look on your ticket, reading left to right: Train (Treno) number, Car (Carrozza) number, and Seat (Posti) number. Each carrozza has a number and you enter on the correct number car as you walk along the Track (Bin). Watch the screens in the center of the terminal to see which track (Bin) your train number is on. Board on the number car of your ticket.
Florence Peretola/Aeroporto Amerigo Vespucci: is located 4 km from the center of Florence. A taxi can make the trip in 15 minutes, and the Bus between the airport and Santa Maria Novella railway station takes 20 minutes. At Santa Maria Novella you can transfer to train to Chiusi station. Tickets must be validated prior to boarding the train (by inserting the ticket into the small stamping machines in the terminal), otherwise an on the spot fine is reliably served. Search engine: http://www.trenitalia.com/ and click tutti i treni.
Pisa: If you are coming into Florence from an international destination, you are probably using Galileo Galilei airport, closer to Pisa. The Volainubus Airport Shuttle connects the Airport to downtown Florence. Tickets are purchased on board and cost 4.50 Euro in 2007. Easier by train: Galileo Galilei also has direct and inexpensive train services to Florence. Florence Train Station: Stazione Santa Maria Novella Firenze (look for signs announcing "Firenze SMN"). The train line provides shuttle runs between the airport and the final station which is Florence city terminal. Tickets are available in the airport and must be validated prior to boarding the train (by inserting the ticket into the small stamping machines on the terminal), otherwise an on the spot fine is reliably served. Transfer to train to Chiusi: following directions in Florence info above.
Perugia/Sant’Egidio: Shuttle into Perugia is by bus only and then by train to Chiusi. It is easiest and best to arrange taxi or rent auto at airport, or contact our driver for transfer, Gianni Lippi at email@example.com