There are various options for getting around the region, suiting a variety of tastes and needs. To stay updated in real time about transportation in the region, check out Muoversi in Toscana’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
Regional trains go to many of Tuscany’s cities and towns, and the places that cannot be reached by train can be reached by bus, which almost always leaves from the closest stations. Public transportation is also the best option for moving around the cities themselves, since they tend to reach attractions that are usually located in areas with limited traffic.
Consult the websites of the train and bus transportation companies for more information about routes and timetables.
Visitors travelling by car can use rental services located in all major cities and at the airports. Environmentally-conscious travellers looking to travel with sustainability in mind but without renouncing comfort should know that many cities in Tuscany offer car sharing services, including electric car options. The advantage of some of these services is that you can drive in the limited traffic zones (ZTL) and even park in designated spaces free of charge. Visitors with limited mobility (they must be in possession of documentation) can access the ZTLs without restrictions.
If you want to use taxis, keep in mind that in Tuscany, as in the rest of Italy, you can find a cab only in designated areas or by reserving one over the telephone. Taxis are always white and cannot be hailed in the street.
For those looking to move around in an environmentally-friendly manner and have the opportunity to better appreciate the landscape, bicycles are the way to go. Options include bikes suited to hills and the countryside, e-bikes and city bikes. Some cities offer bike sharing services. To learn more about the rules for transporting bikes on public transportation, see the official Trenitalia and Gest-tramvia websites.