How to get to Arezzo
Getting to Arezzo
Arezzo can be reached by bus, train and by car. The historic centre of Arezzo is largely restricted to pedestrian traffic and is easy to reach using public transport. There are also good parking areas outside the walls from which you can walk, take an escalator or a local bus in. Here’s our advice for getting to Arezzo, with travel times from the main airports, and a list of the best car parks if you're visiting by car.
Table of Contents
- Closest Airport to Arezzo
- How to get to Arezzo from Florence
- How to get to Arezzo from Siena
- How to get to Arezzo from Perugia airport
- How to get to Arezzo from Pisa
- How to get to Arezzo from Bologna Airport
- How to get to Arezzo from Rome
- Best places to park in Arezzo
- Finding a Villa near Arezzo
Closest Airport to Arezzo
Florence, Perugia, Pisa, Bologna, Rome and Genoa are the closest airports to Siena, in that order. Pisa airport is the most popular for flights within Europe, while Rome is the most likely airport of arrival for US and Canadian visitors.
Florence Airport (FLR)
Address: Via del Termine, 11, 50127 Firenze FI
Florence Airport Website
Perugia Airport (PEG)
Address: Via dell'aeroporto snc, 06134 Perugia PG
Perugia Airport Website
Pisa Airport (PSA)
Address: Piazzale D'ascanio, 1, 56121 Pisa PI
Pisa Airport Website
Bologna Airport (BLQ)
Address: Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
Bologna airport Website
Roma Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
Address: Via dell' Aeroporto di Fiumicino, 00054 Fiumicino RM
Roma Fiumicino Airport
Roma Ciampino (CIA)
Address: Via Appia Nuova, 1651, 00040 Roma RM
Roma Ciampino Airport
Genoa Airport (GOA)
Address: Via Pionieri e Aviatori d'Italia, 1, 16154 Genova GE
Genoa Airport Website
How to get to Arezzo from Florence
If you land in Florence airport, you can take the Volainbus shuttle departing every 30 minutes OR the new Tramway connection T2 just outside the airport all the way to the centre of Florence. Both means take about 20 minutes to reach the area near the main Florence train station "Santa Maria Novella". The bus is a direct route to the Florence bus station, a short walk from the train station; a ticket costs €6 and can be purchased (cash only) from the driver. The tram instead stops along the way - simply get off at the 10th stop ("Alamanni") just outside the side entrance to the train station. The cost of the tram is €1.50 and tickets must be purchased from machines near the stop prior to boarding (cash or credit card) and punched immediately in the machines on board.
From the Florence (SMN) station there are frequent regional trains to Arezzo which take about 1 hr & 30 mins. or a fast (Veloce) train that arrives in an hour. A one-way ticket costs under €10 and you can find timetables and buy tickets at the Trenitalia website
Note: Though there are 3 train stations in Arezzo, you will want the main station, called simply "AREZZO", which is located at the base of the city and clost to the historic centre.
How to get into Arezzo's historic centre from the train station
From the station you can either walk across the street and then uphill on Via Guido Monaco for about 1 km (not terribly steep) or catch a bus by heading to Piazza Guido Monaco and catching the 'LFSC32' bus which circumnavigates the city and eventually drops you at the Cathedral.
How to get to Arezzo from Siena
Driving from Siena to Arezzo will take an hour, but to get from the medieval city of Siena to Arezzo on public transport the fastest way is by bus. There are several runs a day from Via Tozzi in the centre of Siena to the Arezzo bus terminal just across the street from the train station. Bus line # 138 takes about 1 hr & 30 mins. and costs less than €8. This is the bus timetable from Siena to Arezzo.
How to get to Arezzo from Perugia
From the Umbria International Airport near Perugia you can get a bus from the stop in front of the Terminal entrance. Bus Italia line # 7 goes to the Perugia Train Station; tickets can be purchased on the bus (with exact change) for €3.50. From Perugia take the train to Arezzo costing around €8. The direct train should take around an hour, while those involving a change at Terontola-Cortona will be an hour and a half. See the Trenitalia website above for times and to buy tickets.
ALERT: always remember to stamp your ticket before travel – this is true for buses and for trains! Machine for stamping train tickets in Italy - Trenitalia
How to get to Arezzo from Pisa
From the Pisa airport by car you will take the FI-PI-LI to Florence and then catch the A1 towards Rome, exiting at Arezzo. If taking public transportation, however, the train may be the best way to get from Pisa to Arezzo. From the airport you can first get the PisaMover to the main central station. Turn left when you exit arrivals and the PisaMover is at the end of the airport. It will take 5 minutes to get to the central station in Pisa.
Pisa Mover from airport to Pisa centre
Attention You can't buy tickets for the Pisa Mover in the main railway station - you have to walk down to the Pisa Mover itself where there are separate train ticket machines.
From the Pisa central station there are frequent trains that go first to Florence-Santa Maria Novella, where you change to connect to the regional trains to Arezzo. The trip should cost around €15 and take from 2 to 2 1/4 hrs., depending on whether you catch the 'fast' train.
How to get to Arezzo from Bologna Airport
Currently you can get a shuttle into Bologna's Central Train Station, which takes about 30 mins. But from March 2020 you will be able to take the new Marconi Express monorail from the Bologna airport and in only 7 minutes arrive at the Bologna central train station. Trains are frequent - every 7 minutes, with tickets costing around €9.
From Bologna station take a train south towards Rome, either direct towards Arezzo or most likely with a change at Florence - Santa Maria Novella (SMN). The journey will take around 2 hrs if you catch a 'Frecciarossa' or 'Intercity' and a bit more if you get a slower regional train. Tickets can range from €15-28, depending on your connection.
How to get to Arezzo from Rome
From inside of Fiumicino airport there is a half hour train ride into either Rome’s central train station Roma Termini or else Roma Tiburtina. From the Ciampino airport you can take a bus then a train towards either Termini or Tiburtina. There you will change for one of the many trains heading north, getting off at Arezzo. Travel times can go from 2 hrs to 3 hrs., depending on which connection you make. See the Trenitalia website above for times and to buy tickets.
Best place to park in Arezzo
Much of the historic centre of Arezzo is pedestrian so knowing where to drop your car is helpful. Don't waste time driving around looking for a free parking spot; they’re mainly reserved for residents and there are armies of eagle-eyed parking attendants wandering around.
Keep your eyes open for the red-circles of no-entry. You may well see somebody driving past these and into town – there are areas where residents are allowed. They are called ZTL (Zona Traffico Limitato) and are often controlled by video cameras that will take your photo and send a fine to the hire company.
Perhaps one of the best places to park is the Via Pietri Parking, a recently built garage in which spaces are generally paid, but some areas are free. From here a series of escalators connects the parking lot to the medieval part of the city near the Cathedral. You will even pass a Tourist Information Centre where you can arm yourself with maps and information about events taking place in the city.
If you have come to Arezzo via the A1 Autostrada to reach this Parking lot you should follow indications for the town of Bibbiena on the roundabout immediately after the Arezzo exit tollbooth. You will see signs for Parking Pietri, which has space for over 200 cars at a fairly good rate. When entering the city from other directions, follow signs for the IPERCOOP or OBI store and you will spot signs for the parking lot.
Parking in Arezzo
For a short list of the parking spots closest to the historic centre have a look below. Generally with all these car parks you take a ticket on entering and then go to a machine to pay on your return.
Parcheggio Pietri, Via G. Pietri, Arezzo - €0.70/hr (8 a.m.-8p.m.) & €5/day rate (+162 free places)
Parcheggio Piazza del Popolo, Via G. Garibaldi, 143, Arezzo - €1.80-2.00/hr external parking, €2/hr internal parking
Parcheggio Eden, Viale Signorelli, Arezzo - €1.50/hr
Parcheggio Cadorna, Piazza Fanfani, Arezzo - €1.50/hr
Parcheggio Mecenate, Viale Mecenate, 4, Arezzo - €0.70
- Parcheggio Viale Piero della Francesca, 45, Arezzo - €1.30/hr
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