If you're coming by train, take the Florence-Rome line and get off at the Chiusi/Chianciano Terme station or at Montepulciano Stazione station. While at Chiusi/Chianciano Terme you can find both, bus and taxi, at Montepulciano Stazione you can only take a taxi. If you take the bus from Chiusi to Montepulciano, get off at the bus station. From there you can come into the centre on foot or take the little orange bus ("Pollicino"). If you take the "Pollicino", get off at the Piazza delle Erbe. Please notice that on Sundays there are only a few buses from Chiusi to Montepulciano.
You can find all information about the Italian train schedules at www.trenitalia.com. For the bus schedules please see www.tiemmespa.it.
If you are interested in a pick-up service from the train station, you can book it when you register for the course. The cost from Chiusi is around Euro 50. You may also arrange a pick up from the airports. Prices on request (from Euro 200 to Euro 300, one way).
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Thanks to its privileged position near to motorways and train stations, it is very easy to reach Montepulciano and the Italian language school Il Sasso either by car or by public transportation.
If you're coming by airplane, it's best to fly to Rome (Fiumicino Airport - Leonardo da Vinci, or Rome Airport - Ciampino), Florence (Amerigo Vespucci Airport) or Pisa (Galileo Galilei Airport).
By car, from the airports in Rome take the G.R.A. (the Ring Road) then get on the A1 motorway - direction Florence - and exit at Chiusi/Chianciano Terme. Follow the signs for Montepulciano. If you're coming from Florence Airport, you should get on the A1 motorway at Florence North (direction Rome) and exit at Valdichiana/Bettolle. If you’re coming from Pisa, take the "Fi-Pi-Li" (the highway that links Florence, Pisa and Livorno), getting on the A1 motorway (direction Rome), exiting at Valdichiana/Bettolle.
When you arrive at Montepulciano, leave your car in one of the parking lots outside the town and come to the school on foot. The historic center of Montepulciano is a pedestrian area. You are not allowed to drive in town. The school is located on the main street just below the Piazza delle Erbe.