Tuscany Cooking Classes - How to get to the Casa Ombuto
Casa Ombuto is positioned 50km south of Florence, 35km from Arezzo, 85km from Sienna and 4km from Poppi, which is a picturesque medieval town situated in the heart of the Casentino valley.
52014 Poppi AR
Tuscookany Phone +3905751460010
Casa Ombuto Phone: +390575529871
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In terms of travel, your best bet is to fly into Florence as this is the closest airport (1 hour and 15 minutes). If you can get good deals to either Pisa (2 hours and 15 minutes) or for that matter Rome (3 hours) or Milan (4 hours by fast train), this is also a possibility.
We recommend car hire. You are more flexible if you have a car as you have plenty of free time when not attending your Tuscany cooking classes, to explore the area. We can help you with suggestions as there are many places with great historical value and beauty in the vicinity. The villa is about an 8 minute drive from Poppi (the closest village), so quite remote. Your best bet is to rent a car at the airport. Most reputable car hire companies are represented and the prices are similar. You can book your car on-line so it’s ready when you land. We recommend to book with www.autoeurope.com with this link you get 5% discount. Avis and Europcar, have offices in Arezzo accros the train station.
It is possible to take the bus from Florence to Poppi. The bus drive is about two hours in a comfortable bus right from the center of Florence.
You can find the timetables at Sitabus.it
Alternative transportation is to take the train. From Florence you can take the train to Arezzo and from there you change trains to Poppi station.
For the timetable have a look at Trenitalia.com and Raileurope.com
If you arrive by bus or train, we can arrange for someone at the villa to collect you and drive you up to the villa and back to the station on departure.
We can arrange transfers to and from Florence airport on request.
If you choose this option, you might feel stranded once you are at the villa. But if you prefer just to relax in the time you don't have your Tuscany cooking classes then you don't need one. You can enjoy the pool and other facilities of the villa, take a hike or book a massage then this would suit you. If you need us to arrange a transfer to and from Poppi or Arezzo during the week, (for example morning trips or your free day) we can do this if booked in advance.