Rome to Sorrento; Sorrento to Siena

Aug 7th, 2005, 01:39 PM
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Rome to Sorrento; Sorrento to Siena

Need travel advise: Leaving Rome 9/21 to Sorrento for two nights; then from Sorrento to Siena for two nights; then from Siena to Rome.

Please tell us the following:
1. Train station name in Sant'Agnello di Sorrento.
2. Train station name in Siena.
3. Can we purchase train tickets on the internet for the entire trip? If so, please provide the web addresses for the trains.

I have spent hours researching, and find it difficult without knowing the exact names of the train stations.

Thanks for all advise.

Tuscany bound.
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Aug 7th, 2005, 02:05 PM
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Rome to Napoli Centrale:
www.trenitalia.comn

Napoli to Sorrento:
www.vesuviana.it
(Down one floor from the Trenitalia station in Napoli Centrale to the Circumvesuviana station; I don't think there's a train to Sant'Agnello di Sorrento - Circumvesuviana has never heard of it...)

The train station in Siena is called -- surprise! -- Siena. It is at the foot of the hill; you will have to take a bus up into the town. You will spend a fair portion of that day on the train: first from Sorrento to Napoli, then from Napoli to Siena, either with two changes -- at Roma Termini and Chiusi or Grosseto -- or with one change at Firenze Santa Maria Novella.
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Aug 7th, 2005, 02:06 PM
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From Naples' Central Station you get to Sorrento by a commuter-type train called the Circumvenusiana. It runs quite often and includes a stop at Pompeii.

When we went from Sorrento to Siena, we took the Circumvenusiana to Naples, a train from Naples to Rome, another train from Rome to Chiusi, and a bus from Chiusi to Siena. You can also take a train for that last leg, but we remember the bus ride as a wonderful, magical introduction to Tuscany.
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Aug 7th, 2005, 02:11 PM
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I pressed the wrong key and posted without having finished.

Napoli to Siena will take between 5.5 and 6 hours.

You can purchase Trenitalia tickets over the Internet at

www.trenitalia.com
(The "n" at the end is a typo; sorry.)

If you purchase early enough, you can get promotional fares at Trenitalia.

The Circumvesuviana Web site does not offer online tickets.
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Aug 7th, 2005, 03:35 PM
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You can purchase tickets from Rome to Naples online at trenitalila.com
Then you'll go downstairs in the Naples station to catch the Circumsuviana train to Sorrento.

The poster who told you there was no train stop at Sant'agnello was incorrect. I have used that stop on the circumsuviana many times, it's the stop (coming from Naples) just before Sorrento (which is the last stop). So if you're coming from Naples, it will be the stop following "Meta". The train station lets you out just across from the pleasant town square, which is like a little park.
The Circumsuviana tickets are purchased at the ticket booth (the train is kind of like an above ground subway- used by local commuters.
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Aug 8th, 2005, 11:38 AM
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Thanks to everyone for the very helpful info.

Mimar....please provide the bus service you used from Chiusi to Tuscany, and how long did the entire trip take?

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