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There are a number of options for travelling around within Chianti, which visitors can choose from according to their personal preferences and needs. Stay up to date with information on the current situation regarding transportation within the region by checking with the Muoversi in Toscana FacebookFacebook e Twitter di Muoversi in Toscana.
Regional trains serve the majority of destinations and those which cannot be reached by train have bus service, with buses almost always leaving from a point near the train station. For getting around within a city, public transit is generally the best way to reach major attractions, which are often found in zones where traffic restrictions apply.
Check the websites of the companies that offer rail and road transport services to find out about their routes and schedules.
- Firenze - azienda ATAF; GEST (tramvia)
- Pisa/Livorno/Lucca/Massa-Carrara/Empoli - azienda CTT NORD
- Prato - azienda Cap Autolinee
- Pistoia - azienda Copit
- Arezzo/Grosseto/Piombino/Siena/Certaldo-San Gimignano (con funicolare Certaldo) - azienda Tiemme spa
- Mugello - azienda Autolinee Mugello Valdisieve
- Chianti/Valdarno - azienda Autolinee Chianti Valdarno
The traveller who prefers to travel by car can take advantage of the car rental agencies found in all major cities and airports. Those who want to protect the environment while also enjoying a convenient means of getting about will be pleased to know that in some Tuscan cities they can take advantage of electric car rentals. Some of these offer the advantage of a permit to enter restricted-traffic zones (ZTL) and park in designated spaces for free. Anyone with a disability and supporting documentation should be aware that they are free to access the restricted-traffic zones (ZTL), which are very common in Tuscany, especially in the historic town centres.
If you want to get around by taxi, bear in mind that in Tuscany, as in the rest of Italy, you can get into a taxi only in specifically designated areas or when you have called a taxi. Taxis (which are always white) are never allowed to stop in the middle of a street.
To get around in an ecologically-sound way and have the best chance to appreciate the route you are travelling, a bicycle is a good choice. The options range from bikes best suited for climbing hills or riding country roads to comfortable electric bikes useful in cities, where bike sharing programs are often available. To learn the rules governing the transport of your own bicycle on public transport, check the official websites of Trenitalia and Gest-tramvia.Trenitalia e di Gest-tramvia.