To Terontola-Cortona Station or Autonoleggio Il Girasole car rental from the Altabella Properties:
Drive to the Mercatale piazza, take the direction for Cortona out of the piazza. Pass the Pierle ruined castle on the outskirts of town. Drive over the mountain. Pass through Montanare and Pergo. As you approach the walls of Cortona you will see a sign on your left for Terontola, Ossaia and Perugia. Turn left there. Pass through Ossaia and Riccio, and arrive in Terontola. There will be a sign on your left for the Stazione. Turn RIGHT there. A block later you are at the front of the station.
If you would like to park your car and leave it for a day or two, do not turn right. Instead, keep going forward a few hundred feet. You will see a gas station on your right. Just past this is a road to the right. Turn there, go under an overpass, and around to the right. Follow the road, parallel to the train tracks, and you will arrive at a free parking lot, well lit at night. Park there, walk under the tracks, down and up the stairs, and arrive at the station. Buy your tickets there, round trip if you are coming back, and stamp them in the yellow box on the wall to the left of the seller before you go to the correct "binario" or track for your ride.
To the Altabella Properties from Terontola-Cortona Station or Autonoleggio Il Girasole car rental:
From Terontola, take the roads for Pergo, Montanare, Lisciano Niccone and Mercatale. You will pass through Riccio and Ossaia, and come to the end of the road at a T. Turn right there and pass through Pergo and Montanare, then drive over the mountain and down into Mercatale. At the piazza of Mercatale, veer to the left and drive out of town in the direction of Umbertide. Pass through Mengaccini. You will come to a right hand turn for Preggio; turn there. At this point you should follow your general driving directions for the Altabella properties.
The Ferrovia Statale (FS) website is www.trenitalia.com. Click on the British flag at the top of the page for English.
The website for the Girasole car rental agency is www.autonoleggioilgirasole.it.