Merigar is situated in the hills of southern Tuscany surrounding an ancient volcano called Monte Amiata. The nearest town is Arcidosso, in the province of Grosseto. It is about 2.5 hours from Rome Airport and about the same distance from Florence and Pisa.
You can also join the Merigar Rideshare WhatsApp group to request and offer local and long-distance rides to and from Merigar: https://chat.whatsapp.com/Jf3FaLqzc415DxKApGm7YH
When traveling long distance, we recommend sharing fuel costs.
We strongly advise you to book flights arriving early in the morning so that you can catch the various train and bus connections. If you arrive at the airport in the evening it will not be possible to reach Arcidosso by public transport.
Before booking your flight, check all connections to be sure you can get to your destination in one day.
OPTION 1 - BY BUS TO PAGANICO THEN BY BUS TO ARCIDOSSO
Immediately to the right of the exit at Terminal 3 is a bus stop where you can take a bus operated by Tiemme directly to Paganico, a town 30 km from Arcidosso.
Departure 10:45 Fiumicino Airport - Terminal 3 Arrivals - Stall 10
Arrive 13:10 Paganico - HOTEL LA PACE
It is advisable to book your bus ticket in advance. See Tiemme’s website for details:
Another bus departs at 19:30 (arriving Paganico at 21:55), but at that time of the night there is no connection to Arcidosso, so you would have to make other arrangements, such as a taxi service (www.around.tuscany.it).
Once in Paganico ask the driver for directions to the PAGANICO Piazzale stop (3-minute walk), where you can catch the bus to Arcidosso
Take the bus to Arcidosso at the PAGANICO Piazzale stop
Arrival in Arcidosso 15:04
OPTION 2 - BY TRAIN TO GROSSETO THEN BY BUS TO ARCIDOSSO
STEP 1 - FIUMICINO AIRPORT TO ROMA TERMINI STATION
The railway station is inside the Fiumicino airport and is located in front of the Arrivals area of Terminal 3. The Leonardo Express is a direct train that connects the airport with Roma Termini station in 30 minutes.
STEP 2 - ROMA TERMINI STATION TO GROSSETO
Once at Roma Termini, take the train to Grosseto; on average it takes two and a half hours.
Visit the Trenitalia website to find timetables and prices for all train options from Fiumicino Airport and/or Roma Termini to Grosseto:
STEP 3 - GROSSETO TRAIN STATION TO ARCIDOSSO BY BUS
Arriving at Grosseto station, you will find the bus station about 100 meters to the left of the exit.
For bus timetables, use the Travel Planner on the Autolinee Toscane website:
Travel Planner | Autolinee Toscane
Enter the Grosseto station stop (GROSSETO F.S.) as Departure in the Travel Planner
Arrival: ARCIDOSSO Centrale (if you need to reach a neighboring town, enter the name of that town)
On average it takes an hour and thirty minutes to reach Arcidosso from Grosseto.
From Ciampino Airport take the Sit Bus Shuttle to Roma Termini station:
Once at Roma Termini, follow the directions from STEP 2 for travel from Fiumicino Airport above.
From Pisa Airport, take the Pisa Mover shuttle that connects the airport to Pisa Centrale station:
Once you arrive at Pisa Centrale station, take the train to Grosseto, which takes an hour and thirty minutes on average.
Visit the Trenitalia website to find timetables and prices for trains from Pisa Airport and/or Pisa Centrale to Grosseto:
Once you reach Grosseto station, follow the directions from STEP 3 for travel from Fiumicino Airport above
Take the T1 tramway inside the airport to reach Santa Maria Novella, the main station in Florence.
For more information on Tramway T1, visit
STEP 2 - IN AUTOBUS (suggested)
From Santa Maria Novella station you can get a bus to Paganico Piazzale, and another bus from there to Arcidosso (about 2 hours and 45 minutes total travel time)
Travel Planner | Autolinee Toscane
Enter the FIRENZE AUTOSTAZIONE as Departure in the Travel Planner
Arrival: ARCIDOSSO Centrale (if you need to reach a neighboring town municipalities, enter the name of that town)
Once you are in the Monte Amiata area, if you depend on public transport, you should be aware that the closest bus stop (AIOLE) is about 1.7 km from Merigar. While you can walk from there, or even from Arcidosso, to Merigar, you may prefer to look for a rideshare.
FROM ARCIDOSSO TO AIOLE
From Arcidosso you can take a 5-minute bus ride to Aiole, the stop closest to Merigar (1.7km from Merigar). You can also reach Aiole from other towns in the area (e.g. Castel del Piano, Seggiano, Santa Fiora, and Bagnore) you can specify it in the bus trip planner. Note, however, that buses are quite infrequent.
Bus schedule from ARCIDOSSO CENTRALE (or other departures) to AIOLE:
Travel Planner | Autolinee Toscane.
ARCIDOSSO CENTRALE bus stop: https://goo.gl/maps/pSsaD7VhcefBQxum9
CASTEL DEL PIANO OSPEDALE bus stop: https://goo.gl/maps/TJmwBH3bvHnzR3LXA
SANTA FIORA CENTRO: https://goo.gl/maps/PkogjPr7ur6fdcxbA
TAXI AND CAR RENTAL OPTIONS
A local taxi service called Around Tuscany (https://www.around.tuscany.it/) can be booked in advance for travel from Paganico and Grosseto. Occasionally you can find public taxis at the exit of the GROSSETO TRAIN STATION.
Here you can find local car rental agencies in Grosseto.