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To reach me you have to arrive in my village: TAVARNELLE VAL DI PESA, served by the public transport service of the SITA buses so you can utilize the public service to go and come back from Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra. 

Note also that a bus company from Siena to Florence and back has the name TRAIN even if they are buses !! So if on the timetable you have TRAIN that is a bus ...

The bus stop is at a few steps from the apartment !

There is a central bus station both in Siena and Florence. The central SITA bus station in Florence is near the Train Station S.M.N. (Santa Maria Novella) as in the picture below.


First of all note that the apartment are in "Barberino Val d'Elsa", keep well in mind the "Val D'elsa" because there is another village called "Barberino di Mugello" in the opposite direction north of Florence ... To be sure to get on the right bus ask for the bus for TAVARNELLE 

When you get off from the train station in Florence to go to the bus station you have to go to the exit at your right (looking the big panel with the timetable and the ticket office), the bus station is in the building in front of the exit. You descends the stairs, than cross the road (at the traffic light). Crossed the road you have to go to left walking on the sidewalk and continuing on it around the block, after two corner you will be at the SITA bus station. It is so near at the bus station that if you ask for the "Autobus SITA" quite everybody will be able to tell you the direction. You can download the Florence Map where to find where it is exactly.

You can click this link to go to the official SITA web site and view the official timetable.

Here to follow just some excerpt from the official timetable for and to Florence. On the official web site you have also the timetable to and from Siena and San Gimignano. We suggest to always verify the correspondance of the official timetable with the timetable provided here.

To go to Siena and San Gimignano you will have to change bus in Poggibonsi. In Poggibonsi there is also the train Station to Florence, Pisa and Siena.

There is also a train station in Barberino Val d'Elsa, but it is only by name in Barberino because it is next to the Poggibonsi little town. It is always better for you to get off in the Poggibonsi station since you will have a telephone and shops and a taxi service while in the Barberino station only the desert !!

complete timetable Florence-Barberino-Siena and back in PDF

complete timetable to and back from San Gimignano in PDF
to get to San Gimignano first reach Poggibonsi by the previous link

In the timetable are utilized symbols as follows:

SITA buses from the Florence station to TAVARNELLE VAL DI PESA:

price of one way ticket Florence-Tavarnelle : 2,80 Euro

Monday to Saturday            
Start From Florence   Arrive in Tavarnelle    
5,55 am 6,55 am  
6,35 am 7,37 am  
8,00 am 9,07 am  
9,00 am 10,02 am  
10,00 am 11,02 am  
12,30 am 1,32 pm  
1,50 pm 2,52 pm except Saturday in the summer
2,30 pm 3,30 pm  
4,50 pm 5,52 pm  
6,05 pm 7,07 pm  
6,35 pm 7,27 pm  
7,50 pm 8,27 pm  


Sunday and national holidays          
Start From Florence   Arrive in Tavarnelle    
2,30 pm 3,35 pm  
6,20 pm 7,22 pm      

SITA buses from Tavarnelle to Florence station :


Monday to Saturday            
Start From Tavarnelle   Arrive in Florence    
5,58 am 6,55 am  
6,40 am 7,30 am  
7,28 am 8,30 am  
8,38 am 9,40 am  
9,48 am 10,45 am  
10,42 am 11,45 am  
11,37 am 12,40 am
2,12 pm 3,15 pm  
3,33 pm 4,35 pm  
4,28 pm 5,30 pm  
6,33 pm 7,45 pm  
8,08 pm 9,10 pm  


Sunday and national holidays          
Start From Tavarnelle   Arrive in Florence    
7,30 am 8,25 am  
10,42 am 11,45 am  
4,13 pm 5,15 pm  
7,58 pm 9,00 pm      


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