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How to get from Lucca to Hill Towns without a car

How to get from Lucca to Hill Towns without a car

Jan 12th, 2013, 06:24 AM
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How to get from Lucca to Hill Towns without a car

Will be staying in Lucca for three nights and want to travel to Montalcino, Montepulciano, Volterra (and general area) plus Chianti region. We won't have a car. Can we do this from Lucca? What's the best way? Don't know how to plan this.
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Jan 12th, 2013, 06:28 AM
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Not sure why you have posted the same question twice?
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Jan 12th, 2013, 09:35 AM
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You'd need a private guide/driver. Just the drive Lucca-Montalcino-Montepulciano-Lucca is about 5 hours. Volterra is at least 90 minutes each way without detours into the 'general area.' Even a cursory 'tour' of Chianti would involve over 3 hours of driving.

Why did you pick Lucca if you want to see these other places?
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Jan 12th, 2013, 09:37 AM
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If you posted your question twice because you couldn't find the original thread, just click on "Welcome Blondie21" at the top of the page.
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Jan 13th, 2013, 04:21 AM
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It was a dumb mistake. I apologize.
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Feb 21st, 2013, 04:20 AM
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Jean is right. I know Tuscany looks small on a map, but it's actually enormous and it takes a long time to get between places on the often narrow winding roads. Lucca is beautiful (I live nearby ) and I'd definitely recommend spending a couple of days there, but it would be better to move to the Val d'Orcia area to see the hill towns. Otherwise, either omit the hill towns and explore the Lucca area more slowly and fully or take Jean's advice and hire a driver.
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Feb 21st, 2013, 04:51 AM
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You've started multiple threads about this the last couple of months. Click on your own screen name to find your previous threads.

Lucca does not have transport to southern Tuscany for day trips. You might be able to book a tour from Florence or Pisa that would include some of these places. It would take 3-4 hours to reach Montalcino by public transport from Lucca. Ditto for Montepulciano. I would pick Siena for a base as it is closer to all the places you listed.
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