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Traveling between Florence and Siena by train is quick and convenient; trains make the 80-minute trip several times a day, with a change in Empoli sometimes required. Train service also runs between Siena and Chiusi-Chianciano Terme, where you can make Rome-Florence connections. Siena's train station is 2 km (1 mi) north of the centro storico, but cabs and city buses are readily available.
Other train service within the region is limited. For instance, the nearest station to Volterra is at Saline di Volterra,10 km (6 mi) to the west. From Siena, trains run north to Poggibonsi and southeast to Sinalunga. Trains run from Chiusi-Chianciano Terme to Siena (1 hour) with stops in Montepulciano Scalo, Sinalunga, and Asciano. There are no trains to San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, or the Chianti wine region.
Ferrovie dello Stato. You can check the website of the state railway, the Ferrovie dello Stato, for information. You can also get information and tickets at most travel agencies. 892021 toll-free within Italy. www.trenitalia.com.
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