Map & Connections
We are on Google Maps (Search for Siena House Tuscany). 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 (the address will not work on all GPS devices) you are going to need our written information to find us. This is not because we are so remote – you’re not going to need a 4×4 to reach us – but because we are just off the maps in the GPS sense; so you’ll need the written stuff to make that last 500 metres.
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…
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.
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 43.188407, Longitude 11.751573
Analogue Format : Latitude 43 11′ 19.68″ Longitude 11 45′ 2.52″
These coordinates will take you to our (green-grey) 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.
WITHOUT SATELLITE NAVIGATION :
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.
You will see the first set of gates ahead, but carry on around the property to the second entrance.
Continue along the wall as it curves to the left and up a small steep slope at the top then turning left. You will see a second set of grey gates. Ring the intercom or call our mobile (we may be in the garden)
If you overshoot the house and continue up the road it’s not a problem, as it’s a dead end. There is a good place to turn at a large tractor shed just before the forest, just beyond ‘Casal Bosco’. The house is very recognisable from the ‘other side’ as we have images on the website taken from this aspect, so you’ll identify it well enough on the way back.
PERUGIA is also one hour away, it’s great for connections to London Stanstead. Perugia is the capital city of UMBRIA, but you can get deep into UMBRIA with a 45 minute drive. You’d be deep into deepest CHIANTI CLASSICO in an hour(for CASTELLINA, MONTERIGGIONI, GAIOLE, for example) the region begins at 20 minutes away. A little beyond Siena find SAN GIMIGNANO. at just over an hour from here. You could reach ANGHIARI in a similar time frame. You could get to VOLTERRA in an hour and a half. PISA & LUCCA are just over 2 hours. ORVIETO one hour. ASSISI an hour and a quarter. The Tuscan little-known Tuscan coast is reachable in about 2 hours, our favorite spot being CASTIGLION DELLA PESCAIA in GROSSETTO where we go to buy fresh fish in the Autumn and enjoy walking the beach when it’s deserted. In the same region PITIGLIANO reachable from here in an hour and three quarters – these longer trips are made by guests who remain with us for a whole week as opposed to just a couple of nights. For a brief stop with us you’re going to be making short drives to Hill Towns*, Wineries, Monasteries & Abbeys, Views, Museums, Etruscan sites, Leather makers, Outlets and Producers, no ?
We blog about our beloved local Hill Towns and cities, but you should also take a look at Georgio Toscano’s blog for tips on where to go in Tuscany — here’s his 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL TOWNS IN TUSCANY guide. Siena House is within easy reach of 9 of them !
*Hill Towns within 45 mins of Siena House: TORRITA DI SIENA, SINALUNGA, BETTOLLE, MONTE SAN SAVINO, SAN GIOVANNI D’ASSO, MONTEPULCIANO, PIENZA, LUCIGNANO, CORTONA,TREQUANDA, MONTISI, CASTELMUZIO, SCROFIANO, PETROIO, MONTICHIELLO, BAGNO VIGNONE, SAN QUIRICO D’ORCIA, MONTALCINO, MONTEFOLLONICO…
Also see our post on WHERE TO BASE YOURSELF IN TUSCANY