Train to Florence

Can anyone tell me the name of train station in Chiusi that must be entered on the trenitalia site to be able to check schedule. I have tried Chiusi Chianciano Terme and Scalo. They do not work. I need to take early train to Florence. Also, on Wednesday is it best to visit Sistine Chapel and Basilica at 11:00am or in the afternoon about 2:00pm for the least crowded time. Thank you for any help...Frank

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
10884 posts

The train station is Chianciano Terme. Chiusi is the English spelling.

Posted by Roberto
Fremont, CA, USA
3349 posts

The station is: Chiusi-Chianciano Terme. The name has nothing to do with English spelling. It's called that way because the station serves two different towns: Chiusi and Chianciano Terme. The station is located in the Chiusi district called Chiusi Scalo. Scalo means Rail Depot/Station. First train in the morning is at 5:00. Arrives at Firenze SMN at 7:05.
Next is at 5:43. Arrives at Firenze SMN at 7:38. Since you are dealing with Regional trains you can only consult the schedule for a week from now. So enter a date in the next week using a day of the week that corresponds to your actual travel day (If it's a Friday, use next Friday). There will be few or any changes with the date you actually travel. There is also no need to pre-purchase regional train tickets. They work like commuter trains. You don't need reservations. They don't run out of tickets.

Posted by Frank
Morgantown, West Virgi, United States
20 posts

Thank you both for reply. The information you gave me is actually very useful. However, I am apparently doing something wrong because when I enter either Chiusi-Chianciano Terme or Chianciano Terme in the departure box it says that this entry is not a valid one. Is it possible that another name is necessary to enter for the Chiusi station? Sorry for confusion, but I am not sure what to do. Thanks again.

Posted by Zoe
Toledo, Ohio, US
2522 posts

You may be entering data on the Freccie default tab, try clicking on "tutti i treni" (all the trains) for the regionale options. The Freccie default only lists stations for the fast trains, so the station you want won't appear in the Freccie pull-down menu.

Posted by Frank
Morgantown, West Virgi, United States
20 posts

Thank you Zoe. I knew it would be something embarrassingly simple. Found schedule.

Posted by Zoe
Toledo, Ohio, US
2522 posts

Frank, it took me awhile to figure it out.