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Itinerary plus car and train info . Please help!

Oct 12th, 2014, 07:06 AM
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Great information kybourbon. It helps a lot. Grazie!
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Oct 13th, 2014, 12:52 AM
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"I don't consider the restaurants in Termini station to be either beaucoup or terribly nice, unless you're a fan of Chef Express." Agreed

Chiusi, old town, has a fantastic museum for the Etruscans. Well worth an hour on its own, opposite is a bell tower built over a Roman well which can be visited for peanuts. Other than that the place is like many other small hill top towns in the area. Chiusi, new town is just that, down in the valley.
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Oct 13th, 2014, 03:25 AM
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If it's not a Saturday (or a Sunday, when they're not open at all), the rental agencies in Orvieto close for lunch but reopen around 4 PM, which would give you time to see the city and have lunch.

It's not at all difficult to get the tickets at Fiumicino airport. There's a travel agent at the airport train station, just across from the ticket window, who will sell you both the ticket for the trip into Rome and for the trip to Florence. She doesn't add a commission. It was fast and easy when I bought tickets there this year. Even if you have insurance, it usually has a deductible that would be more than the price of the tickets. There are policies without a deductible, but the difference in premiums is much more than the cost of a few train tickets.

Three hours wouldn't be much of a cushion, as it can take an hour or more to get out of the airport, and an hour to get to Rome if you have to wait half an hour for a train. Four hours would be safer. However, en route to Europe, there are often strong tail winds, and I sometimes arrive as much as an hour early. Then, if all goes smoothly at immigration and baggage claim, you could even get to Termini Station an hour after touching down. (That happened to me last January, although I had only cabin luggage.) Then you'd have to wait three or four hours for your train! To me, after an overnight flight, that's worse than missing the train.
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Oct 13th, 2014, 11:51 AM
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I thought I had read several times on Fodor's that there is a cafe that will hold luggage, or a nearby hotel, or something like that. I was hoping somebody else would be able to offer info.>

Sometimes the state caffe will hold luggage - I've done this at times but you can't of course count on it unless you are hard info about that.
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Oct 13th, 2014, 12:19 PM
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Topeater, I'd like to know just which insurance company is going to completely reimburse you for train tickets because you had a flight delay and just how short can that delay be?

Oh, yeah, and that little detail you omitted: how much does that travel insurance COST?
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Oct 13th, 2014, 12:36 PM
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Some info in this thread about storing bags in Orvieto near the station:

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...-via-train.cfm
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Oct 13th, 2014, 12:50 PM
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Dukey 1, we always get travel insurance when we travel to Europe, BVI or NYC in winter. I go to www.insuremytrip.com, put in the cost of the trip and get a quote from several companies. We have had to use the insurance a few times and I have never had a hassle. The cost is based on what you would lose if the trip was cancelled. I include my airfare, nonrefundable hotel cost, train tickets, Broadway plays, etc. I think the most I've ever paid for the 2 of us was around $250.00 & that was during my honeymoon when we stayed in a very expensive hotel
and flew first class from NYC to Paris around Christmas time which is one of the more expensive times.

Did you write this question with a sneer on your face cause that's how it reads!
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Oct 13th, 2014, 12:53 PM
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MaineGG, thanks for the link as I had been looking for a way to store bags. That is really helpful.
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Oct 13th, 2014, 02:32 PM
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Dukey 1, forget to add they cover delays for all travel. If the delay causes you to miss a train & the fee is nonrefundable, you show them proof that it was nonrefundable & they reimburse you. For me, the peace of mind is worth it for a couple of hundred. It might not be for others.
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