Perugia 2 1/4 hours away. There is an option of a back road.
Florence is 75 miles - approximately an hour and a half.
Rome 125 miles - approximately 2 1/2 hours.
Pisa - approximately 2 and 1/4 hours
Other airports may be available.
You can extend your holiday by flying on to a range of destinations from Rome, Pisa or Perugia airports. Examples are Milan, Venice, Verona, Sardinia, Baden Baden and Geneva.
You can also fly from Newcastle to Pisa and from Stanstead to Perugia.
Change over day is Tuesday.
There could be flexibility about arrival and departure dates as a friend has an excellent family hotel in the hamlet of Portole in the mountains just 7 kms (10 mins for Italian drivers!) from Cortona. The hotel has a balcony where you can eat overlooking the Apennines. The food is the traditional Tuscan cuisine of the area. You would be made very welcome. It would be possible to stay bed and breakfast if your flight didn't coincide with a Tuesday. Prices are very reasonable. It is feasible to combine another centre and stay for one or two nights or longer in Rome, Florence, Siena or the coast that is 2 hours away as mentioned above. The spectacular Amalfi coast is approximately 3-4 hours drive away but makes a good contrast for a two-centre holiday.
From Rome: the ring road leading to the Autostrada (A1 north to Florence) is just outside Ciampino Airport in one direction and Fumicino Airport from the other. After aproximately 15 minutes on the ring road (either way), you have an hour on the A1. Lorries carrying other than perishable goods are not allowed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Leaving the Autostrada at Val di Chiana, it is 15 minutes along a good rural road to the house. After 10 minutes you can see Cortona high up ahead of you in the distance. Casa Marzi is in the hills a little to the left of Cortona.
There are airport buses running frequently to the centre of the cities that stop outside the rail stations. The train journey to Camucia takes approximatley 2 hours from Rome, one hour from Florence. The trains run frequently, are comfortable and inexpensive. When travelling by any train make sure you punch your ticket in one of the machines in the station before travelling. Otherwise you will risk being fined!
All travel and other details will be sent to you on request or on confirmation of booking.
A deposit of £50 is required on booking.
If you do not have contact with anyone who has visited Casa Marzi, comments from past visitors can be seen in the section Guest Reviews. It is possible to have a word in private with someone who can offer an impartial opinion.
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