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Cortona as a base to explore Tuscany area in early June

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Cortona as a base to explore Tuscany area in early June

How easy or difficult is it to use Cortona as a base to explore the town and others in the area by bus or train?

Is there taxi service from the nearest train station to the town? How far?

Train or bus coming from Bologna? How long?

Assistance much appreciated.

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11. Re: Cortona as a base to explore Tuscany area in early June

If using Cortona as a base, how far is Cinque Terre from Cortona and would a day trip be possible?

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12. Re: Cortona as a base to explore Tuscany area in early June

Over 260km to la Spezia where most people take the train. Certainly not a day trip unless you want to spend about 6 hours in the car.

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13. Re: Cortona as a base to explore Tuscany area in early June

yes there is a car hire place at the railway station.

www.autonoleggioilgirasole.it

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14. Re: Cortona as a base to explore Tuscany area in early June

We have used Cortona as a base for 3 trips to Tuscany because we like the ambience of the town. We have explored from Florence to Assissi in Umbria. We drove the Chianti region, went to the flea market in Arezzo, dinner in Montepulciano. We stayed in a villa just outside of town so access was a little easier and we rented a car, of course.

I would agree that Tuscany is not suited to mass transport for touring. We saw so many things in the hills and on the back country roads. The signage is very good for driving.

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15. Re: Cortona as a base to explore Tuscany area in early June

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