I am planning a trip to Rome, Orvieto, Montepulciano and Terme de Saturnia. Can I take the train to these areas? Also, interested in hiking.
I would like to take public transportation if possible. Can you hike between the smaller towns? I looked at Ghirasole Tours, but am not sure if I want to do this or do it on my own.
From Rome to Orvieto there are several Trains It take 1h and 20 min more or less .
You can check timetable cost and purchase tickets (to show on mobile phone) here http://www.trenitalia.com the site is also in english (but i can help if needed) (tutte le stazioni means all Train stations beware that rome has two Termini is the main one).
Also Orvieto to Montepulciano is possible by trains It can take from 45 minutes to 1h and 20 minute there is a change of train in Chiusi/Chianciano Terme station.
To Reach Saturnia the best is to reach Orbetello Train Station, so in your trip Orbetello will be close to Rome,
from there a first bus to Manciano ( 11-PR) and from Manciano 17-PR to Saturnia Terme
http://www.tiemmespa.it/ this is the bus company web site (not in English but you imput places name and you get timetabe). Ciaooo 6 months ago