Arrival + Directions
On this page find maps, directions & arrival information including which gate to use and where to stop for lunch either close to the house or en route from Siena, Rome & Florence as well as date specific updates including early arrival and late departure availability and charges.
Standard Arrival & Departure
The Property is a private, gated villa, not a hotel
Check in from 3-9 pm (Check out 7-11 am)
Your room will be ready, we will be here and there is no need to contact us!
Early Arrival/Late Departure
It is now possible to extend your reservation by one or more hours by reserving Earlier Arrival and/or Later Departure. The additional time is charged for per hour and subject to availability, this includes Bag Drop / Leaving Baggage
To calculate the hourly rate divide your (average) nightly room rate by 21
Example: at 299 Euro per night the charge is 14.20 Euro per hour
If booking earlier arrival your room will be made available earlier than 3 pm
If booking later departure you will keep your room later than 11 am
Requesting availability at least 48 hours ahead is recommended. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Late Arrival is not usually a problem if we are in contact.
Please get in touch by 5pm on the day if you are going to be arriving around 9 or later.
After 11 pm, with no contact, we will conclude a ‘No Show’
Departure From the Property
Breakfast opens at 9.00 daily, in case of earlier departure, breakfast will not be available
Standard Latest 11.00
If you have not booked a late departure you may be charged an overstay charge if failing to exit in a timely fashion
Overstaying after 11 am is charged at 50 euro per hour per room
Guests booking early arrival (See Above) should come to the ‘second’ gate marked with an X in the image below. Also use the second gate if you have a low car, as the road at th first gate is rough. Google Maps and Our Directions will bring you to the first of the two gates, but you will need to continue around the property, follow the wall that circles the house, staying left until you come to the ‘second’ gate and ring the bell.
Where to Stop or Shop for Lunch
Restaurants operate 12-2pm Monday to Saturday in this area, apart from Osteria l’Aglione’ (2km away within Locanda dell’Amorosa) serving simple plates until 6 pm, and ‘Consorzio Agrario di Siena’ Local Produce Market at Bettolle (10 minutes away) where Monday – Saturday you can eat in all day. This is a super convenient stop en route from the A1 Rome – Florence route. Alternatively only 5 mins from the house, open 7 days (closed 1-4pm on Sunday) ‘I Gelsi’ Shopping Centre & Coop Supermarket at Sinalunga (en route from Siena, Florence & Rome) for takeaway food, excellent deli & local produce, caffe, shopping. Both Consorzio Agrario and Coop are food markets with parking.
All of our rooms have a (small) dedicated refrigerator space in our Summer Kitchen
We are not licensed to serve Lunch or Dinner but we do sell some excellent local wines at the vineyard-identical price.
How To Find Us
Google Maps is the best way to find us. Input Siena House Tuscany or Siena House Torrita di Siena.
Please don’t use the street address! it is not correctly mapped in most GPS systems. We are closer to Montepulciano than to downtown Siena (30+ mins away) If you are not able to use Google Maps or our GPS coordinates then you are going to need our written information to find us, so print maps and directions well ahead of time. Something that we’ve noted in 2019 is that rental car GPS units give the impression that you can locate us with our street address but then take you to a different location, a couple of km away. Google Maps (or precise coordinates) are definitely the best way to go!
SATELLITE NAVIGATION: Some GPS devices will use Lat/Lon in digital format and others in the old fashioned Analogue in hours, minutes and seconds.
Decimal Format: Latitude 43.190093, Longitude 11.751543
These coordinates will take you to our gates. If you feel at all uncertain about the input of coordinates into your Sat Nav then enter SINALUNGA as the town and STAZIONE (railway Station). The railway station is about 5 mins from us. From there try with the coordinates – or just call, one of us will come and meet you.
We are pretty unknown locally and so local people may not be able to help you find us. We are on the same road as a very long established business – ‘Casa al Bosco’ AGRITURISMO, on the road between SINALUNGA and TORRITA DI SIENA, however Casa Al Bosco (the house in the woods) is a common name around these parts…we are also close (1km away) from Locanda dell’Amorosa hotel. Never hesitate to contact us if you are unsure or lost, we will always help !
STANDARD DIRECTIONS FROM OUR NEAREST MOTORWAY EXIT ON THE A1 ‘Valdichiana – Bettolle’, 10 minutes away, good from Florence & Rome.
From main North-South motorway (the A1 Autostrada) take the exit at the Val di Chiana / Bettolle. Directly at the exit is a roundabout. Take the third exit on the roundabout towards Torrita di Siena. After 800M turn right towards Guazzino. Stay on this road for 3.9KM until you reach another roundabout. At the roundabout take the second exit towards Torrita (passing the ICM petrol station on your left). After 300M turn right and continue on this road for 3.1KM until reaching a T junction. At the T junction turn right. After 500M turn left, passing underneath a small railway bridge (there should be a sign in yellow text on green for “Casal Bosco” but depending upon how tall the grass is it’s not always visible). When you pass under the railway bridge we are the first house on that road, gates are closed, ring the intercom, we may ask you to come to the second gate.
HOW TO FIND SIENA HOUSE FROM SIENA HISTORIC CENTRE (SIENNA) – journey of 30-40 mins.
HOW TO FIND SIENA HOUSE FROM MONTEPULCIANO – journey of 20 mins.