May 25, 2014, 09:33 PM
Staying in Barga in September and Interested in Bus and Train Times
We are staying in Barga at the beginning of September and travelling by bus and train. We are staying in Lucca on the 29th for one night and travelling to Barga by bus on the Saturday. I have yet to find out the times of buses and trains. We are staying in a small house with a pool but don't intend to spend all our time in Barga!
I am also interested in the tours of Lucca, which take people to more unusual places. Hope you enjoy your holiday.
May 27, 2014, 01:16 PM
If you search on Google Maps, with directions from Lucca to Barga, and click on the "public transportation" icon, you can get an idea of the time tables for bus and trains. The system is well integrated with the local bus and train sites and has correct times. Of course, the system thinks that for end of August the times might change and not give you any results.... so just search for the times for a Saturday in June.
Time tables, when they change, are generally between winter and summer schedules, not every month! so times for a Saturday in June are 99% going to likely be the same for the 30th of August - they are both summer months.
The thing is this: how far in the countryside is your house with a pool from the local train station in Barga? Walking distance from a bus stop? take those into consideration when deciding to depend solely on public transportation, as you might find it quite annoying having to plan your outings to be at a bus stop at precisely a certain hour so that you won't miss connections and are in other places on your day trips. Many areas in Tuscany are best visited with your own means of transport, and you might see places you might want to stop at while you're riding the bus between Lucca and Barga and find yourself not able to stop and get off! The "Ponte del Diavolo" near Borgo a Mozzano is one such place that comes to mind.
May 27, 2014, 01:17 PM
p.s. here it is - take a look at "street level" - https://goo.gl/maps/3bp49