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Parking at the Chiusi Train Station

Jane Parker (Jane)

This information is for travelers who have a car while in staying in southern Tuscany.

If you are planning a day trip from southern Tuscany to Rome or Florence, or other places on the train line, and want to avoid driving, consider taking the train from Chiusi. Chiusi is on the main train line between Florence and Rome, trains run frequently and is a handy train station to southern Tuscany (the Montepulciano/Pienza area).

Taking a train from Chiusi to Rome, or points south, works well even if you are in the Chianti area because it allows you to avoid driving into Florence's train station which not only is difficult to do but the fee for long term parking there is high.

At the Chiusi station there is no fee for long term parking and the drive to Chiusi is easy.

The long term parking lot for the Chiusi train station is not in front of the station or along the station road. It is across the tracks. This is very easy to do. You can park here for several days.

How to find the long term parking lot at the Chiusi train station

  • Once you are near Chiusi, follow signs to the train station. The station will be on your right as you pass it. ( If you are coming from the Chianti area of Tuscany, exit the A1 at the Chiusi/Chianciano exit and follow the signs to Chiusi.)
  • About two blocks past the station, on the left is a green road sign for the A1 (autostrada). Turn left (the only way you can turn).
  • Shortly you will come to a bridge/overpass. Go up, staying in the right lane. It will indicate Perugia/Arezzo.
  • At the bottom of the bridge, on the right, is the parking lot. Turn in. You are now across the tracks from the train station.
  • There appears to be a constant turn over in parking so if all the spaces are filled, you may want to wait a few minutes to see what may open up.
  • After parking, find the ramp (which makes it easy to take luggage - see photos below) that leads under the train tracks to the other side. The ramp is to the right as you exit the parking lot - you can't miss it.
  • After the ramp, turn left and walk to the station (about a block away).

Photos

Colleen sent us these photos of the ramp from the parking lot area, under the tracks, to the train station.

Chiusi train station

View from parking lot exit, looking towards the train station.
The ramp is down this street - you can see it in the photo.

Chiusi train station

Closeup view of the ramp that goes under the train tracks.
This is the easy way to get to the station.

Resources

Trains in Italy: Everything you need to know about taking the train in Italy.


Jane Parker and her family are living in Italy for a year. Follow their adventures on her blog Casey, Italy and Other Good Stuff.

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