Area Maps and Directions
Below are some area maps along with driving directions which you may download/view
Maps and Directions
Google Map link below for more in-depth information:
Google map & directions
To view general driving directions and area map to La Malpensatina Farmhouse click below:
Map and Directions PDF
DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM FLORENCE
Go to Firenze-Certosa, a large roundabout which is both an exit on the A1 Milano-Rome highway, and the beginning of the Florence-Siena highway. Drive toward Siena on the latter; get out at the San Donato exit. Turn left, leave San Donato on your left after a few kilometers, and keep on going to Castellina (SP101 which becomes the SP76/A). When you arrive in Castellina, take a right (SR222), and after 2 km take the road to Radda (SR 429) on the left. After 7.5km, in a hairpin curve just after the Hotel Radda, take the dirt road on the left marked Malpensata, and keep to your right. After 300m, on your right you will see two vertical stone slabs: this is the entrance to La Malpensatina. Proceed until you get to a gravel car park next to the vine-covered, stone farmhouse. (Total from Firenze-Certosa exit 54km, a little over an hour)
DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM ROME
Drive up the A1 highway from Rome; get out at the Valdarno exit (the exit after Arezzo). After the toll booth, take a right. Follow signs for Arezzo/Siena/Firenze, sticking to the right. After the overpasses, you will get to a large roundabout (3km after highway exit): follow directions for Gaiole/Radda. Stay on this road (the SS408) for about 12km, then take the turn off for Radda (SR429) on your right, and wind your way all the way to Radda (8km). Go around Radda and out the other end of town. You will be on the road to Castellina. About 1 km out of town, on the left hand side of hairpin curve to the right, take the dirt road marked Malpensata, and keep to your right. After 300m, on your right you will see two vertical stone slabs: this is the entrance to La Malpensatina. Proceed until you get to a gravel car park next to the vine-covered, stone farmhouse. Proceed until you get to a gravel car park next to the vine-covered, stone farmhouse. (Total from Valdarno exit 27km, about 1 hour)
View an area map of all the airports in Italy above
Pisa (PSA – Galileo Galilei) is Tuscany´s international airport, located about 40 minutes´drive west of Florence. Florence (FRL – Peretola), north-west of the city, is a smaller airport receiving domestic and European flights.
If your villa is in southern or eastern Tuscany, one of Rome´s two airports may be a more practical option: Fiumicino (FCO) is the larger, for international flights; Ciampino (CIA) has a fewer facilities and caters to the discounters and smaller European airlines. Both are just off Rome´s ring road, the GRA, and convenient to all the motorways.
The little airport at Perugia (PEG – Sant´Egidio), in Umbria, is convenient fr eastern Tuscany and receives domestic italian flights and discout airlines from UK.