Serravalle Pistoiese has with Florence (Santa Maria Novella Station) a very convenient, cheap and effective railway connection.
The station of Serravalle Pistoiese is actually in the hamlet Stazione Masotti, about 2 km from the Agriturismo I Pitti.
There is a train to Florence every hour, precisely at half past the hour.
To return from Florence the train leaves every hour and 38 minutes and it is a train to Lucca. This allows you to remember the timetable very easily and the train departs usually from platform number 7 or 8. Only trains to Lucca stop at Pistoia Serravalle.
The connection during the week is very regular and frequent, while trains on Sundays decrease. On the timetable trains that do not circulate on Sundays and public holidays are remarked.
The station can be reached through the provincial road towards Pistoia, and at the end of the downhill to Stazione Masotti, take the sharp bend to the right and drive for about 150 meters to the station. This is on the left and in front of the station you can park your car easily and without cost.
The station is actually a beautiful abandoned building. Beyond, there is a double track that confirms you that you are arrived to the right place.
The ticket can be purchased at Bar Alessandro which is also in Masotti, along the provincial road on the left. You can easily identify it from the street because the name of the bar is clearly visible. We recommend that you also purchase a ticket for the return, so as to avoid any queues that may be at the station in Florence.
Otherwise you can buy the ticket on the train from the train controller without any extra charge immeditely after you got on the train. The train controller usually steps off the train during the stop, otherwise you should find him in the first wagon of the train. Remember to do so immediately after you got on the train because in case he passes to control the tickets and you do not have one you pay a fine.
Children under 4 travel free.
From 4 to 14 years old travel with a 50% discount. In this case it is advisable to buy a ticket for 20 km.
Before boarding the train remember to stamp your ticket in the machine that is under the shelter of the station.
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