nearest railway station
is in the town of
Castiglion Fiorentino (5Km) with trains to Rome (2h10m) and
Florence (1h).. The capital city of
Tuscany is Arezzo (20Km)
and roughly a 30m drive. The railway station at Arezzo offers 'high-speed'
trains to Rome, Florence, Bologna, and Milan etc. The fastest train time to
Arezzo is 1h15m. All express trains need to be booked at least one day in
advance. You can view timetables and purchase tickets on line at
http://www.trenitalia.it you collect your tickets from automatic
machines at the station using a code that
trenitalia will send to you
email after your booking (you must then "validate" your tickets by having them stamped - small
yellow boxes on every platform).
Information - there is a large amount of
chargeable parking available very near Arezzo Station.
Taxis are readily available
Arezzo train station. We can provide a limited car service for guests to
Castiglion Fiorentino. We can also arrange for a car
with chauffer/guide on a half daily and daily basis. Local taxis must
come from Castiglion Fiorentino, of course we are happy to negotiate the
best charges on your behalf should you require a taxi.
& Casa Portagioia
Casa Portagioia (in conjunction with
AutoEurope™) generally offer the lowest car hire rates available in
Italy, via this web site.
Portagioia is about peace, tranquillity, relaxation, comfort
and unwinding. However, the majority of our visitors, though not all of
course, want to get a flavour of Tuscany, Tuscan life and
marvellous antiquity of the region by visiting the many famous and
fascinating historic, architecturally amazing and religious sites
- to enjoy these aspects your stay in Tuscany access to a car is pretty much a necessity!
Casa Portagioia now offer a very helpful
GPS map as part of their online and personal services. You can
now feel confident when embarking on your exciting excursions (however far
afield) that the SatNav fitted in your car will find what you're seeking and
get you back to Casa Portagioia safely (for more information read the
'Never Get Lost!' link in the Guest Services menu).
Italy has a
number of international airports. Rome, Bologna and Milan are the
largest airports in Italy. Our closest airport now is PERUGIA with
flights from London Stanstead and from Milan. However, Rome and Pisa
are within easy
reach. You could also take a train from these airports to Arezzo and collect
a hire car from there.
Flying from several UK cities, including London
Gatwick (LGW) to Pisa and Rome several times a day.
Many major car hire companies operate at Pisa
airport. Click logo to check flight prices.
From Pisa Airport to Castiglion Fiorentino (99
miles) is motorway all the way to the Monte San
Savino exit on the A1.
Meridiana operate to
from the UK. From Florence Airport the drive
is roughly 70Km
'low fares' carrier operate from London Gatwick (LGW)
to Rome or from London Stansted to Pisa regularly.
Early booking can get very, very low fares for basic
travel and car hire discounts.
Major US, Australian and Canadian carriers operating to Rome & Milan
Italy's national carrier operate to most major
'low fares' carrier operate from London Gatwick and Stansted to
Bologna, Forli and Rome airports. Early
booking can get very, very low fares for basic
travel and car hire discounts.
from airports to Castiglion Fiorentino are as follows:
Pisa - 99
Florence - 55 miles,
- 132 miles,
- 120 miles,
- 93 miles
comments concerning Casa Portagioia
lies at the eastern end of the Valle di Chio with the ancient
town of Castiglion Fiorentino (population about 10,000) located
at the mouth of the valley about 5Km west. The nearest
shop is 1.5Km away in nearby Santa Christina, a 15 minute walk away.
Whilst there is a fairly active
local nightlife, for example clubs and bars abound at night
in Castiglion Fiorentino and Cortona where young people flock after 23:00, this area
of Tuscany is not really ideal for 'disco-divas' or 'night
time people'. Ours is a Tuscany of relaxation, good
food and that peaceful legerdemain that draws you
toward remembering special moments of your life.
Tuscany at it's finest, actually - or,