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.
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 http://gyazo.com/d884f66e344bfadd41bd133eba935a20
Thank you Larry. Will I need to pre-book the train?
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.