What bus would I take to the coastal towns from Florence? How much would it cost? How lond is the ride?
Also, what bus would I take to Cortona. how far is it from Florence? How much would it cost.
Thank you for any help you can gove me.
I also need to know which coastal town you're going to visit to better answer your first question because each area has different services.
To reach Cortona from Florence I would suggest you to catch the train instead of the bus.
There are many trains during the day and in about 1 hour and half you'll reach the station of Camucia, very very close to Cortona. In Camucia you can catch a bus to the historical center of Cortona and reach it in about 10 minutes.
The train ticket costs about €9 for one way (you can see schedules and details here. http://www.fsitaliane.it/homepage_en.html ). The bus tickets should be cheap, too.