Please sign in to post.

Travel from Tuscookany School

What would be the best way to travel from the Tuscookany School near Arezzo to Rome. I am traveling alone. I need to arrive in Rome by 2 in the afternoon.

Posted by Larry
Elk Grove, CA, USA
6891 posts

You best train stop nearest Torre del Tartufo where the cooking school is located will be Arezzo. You will be about 12km-15km from the train station. There are frequent trains from Arezzo to Rome. Bibbiena is a slightly closer train station but they will simply take you to Arezzo first where you will change trains. You most likely will have to take a taxi from the cooking school to the Arezzo train station. You hosts there can advise you on this. Here's a link

Posted by Tish OP
Ajax, Ontario, Canada
2 posts

Thank you Larry. Will I need to pre-book the train?

Posted by Roberto da Firenze
San Francisco Bay Area (USA)
10766 posts

The school has 2 locations. La Torre del tartufo is close to Arezzo. You can probably take a taxi to Arezzo at the station. Shouldn't be over 20-25 minutes. The other location (casa all'ombuto) is minutes from Poppi. I'm very familiar with this location because that's where my ancestors (parents) were born and I spent many summers as a kid. There is a commuter train in the Casentino valley that you can catch at Ponte a Poppi and ride to Arezzo. It's about an hour to Arezzo where you can take an intercity train to rome. You don't need reservations for either train. Ps: I hope you speak some Italian because English is not widely spoken in that area. Also you should consider renting a car because the villas are in the middle of the forest and bus service even in the towns in the area is infrequent. Without a car you'll be stuck at the villa unless you can rely on other guests.