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Where is the best place to park along A90 to take the train into Rome?

Where is the best place to park along A90 to take the train into Rome?

Jun 27th, 2010, 08:13 PM
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Where is the best place to park along A90 to take the train into Rome?

My husband and I are arriving at FCO at 8:30am on a Saturday. We are staying for 7 days outside of Florence so we are renting a car at FCO. We would like to visit the Vatican Museums on Sat. before we embark on our drive to Tuscany, and we don't want to take the train into Rome from FCO because we don't want to go all the way back to the airport to pick up the car. Is there an easy location we can drive to along A90 where we can drop the car, and then take public transportation into Rome (we would prefer the train over a bus)?
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Jun 28th, 2010, 02:40 AM
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Most convenient would probably be near the Battistini metro station - end of Linea A.

It's about 2 miles off A90, and 3 metro stops from the Vatican Museums.

http://tinyurl.com/29nhor6

I have no idea what parking would be like there, however.
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Jun 28th, 2010, 03:00 AM
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I would reconsider going into the city from the airport and back out to pick up the car. There is a shuttle bus from the airport to Piazza Cavour which is behind Castel Sant'Angelo. From there you could easily walk (or subway) to the Vatican Museums. There is luggage storage at the airport. You would store your luggage, hop the shuttle bus, visit the Vatican, shuttle back and pick up the car. I would not want to leave my car parked somewhere in Rome with the luggage in it.
http://www.sitbusshuttle.it/

I'm not sure it's a good idea to tour all day after an overnight flight and then attempt to drive to Florence.

If you pick up the car first, there is an underground parking lot at metro stop Cipro which is by the museums. You would need to plot a route that wouldn't take you through central Rome and the restricted driving areas (ZTL).
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Jun 28th, 2010, 03:14 AM
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If you are spending 7 days outside Florence, consider going on a day trip to Rome from Florence when you are more rested.
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Jun 28th, 2010, 04:41 AM
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PS: Just in case you didn't know, Rome is a 90 minute train-trip from Florence.
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Jun 28th, 2010, 05:00 AM
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Thanks all. I think we will just take our time driving to Tuscany on Saturday (we can't get into our villa until 4pm), maybe stop in Siena and then take a separate day trip to Rome by train. No I didn't realize the train from Florence was only 90 minutes
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Jun 28th, 2010, 05:11 AM
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There are towns that are much more car-friendly than Siena if you are looking for a place to stop en route to your Tuscan lodgings.

If you post where you are staying, people here can probably steer you toward a few places.
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Jun 28th, 2010, 06:40 PM
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Thanks again. We are staying in San Vincenzo a Torri.
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Jun 29th, 2010, 02:40 AM
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Siena is not on the way to Florence. It would be out of your way. I would stop at Orvieto which is right off the A1. There is parking at the train station (there are several other lots also) and take the funicular up to the hill town from there. You could spend several hours touring the duomo and there is an underground tour, have lunch and drive on to your villa.
http://www.comune.orvieto.tr.it/
http://www.orvietounderground.it/

This link has parking info. Some lots are free.
http://www.orvietoonline.com/orvieto...d_orvieto.html
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