The property is set in the pretty countryside of the Valdichiana Senese, a zone characterised by farms and borgos built atop gently undulating hills. Our little mount is named ‘Poggio Al Vento’ or ‘Place in the Wind’. A commanding position, we enjoy 360 degree views. Close to an ancient ‘crossroads’ (where two ways meet: Florence – Rome and Siena – Perugia) We are circled by historic farms and towns and Etruscan cities. A vibrant, non touristy location with excellent food and dining close by, we are perfectly positioned for Southern Tuscany’s most wanted wines, landscapes and hilltowns.
Please don’t attempt to use our street address (Podere San Carlo, Localita Pietrabianca 140) as in most instances it does not work, although it appears that it will.. We are on Google Maps (Search for our business address: Siena House Tuscany or click on the link above) If you are not able to use Google Maps use our GPS coordinates with your GPS device. Decimal Format: Latitude 43.190093, Longitude 11.751543
Our street address (above) is not mapped correctly on all GPS systems hence we specify use of the above coordinates which will bring you to the first of the two gates at the house: 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). From there try with the coordinates above or the directions below, or call us for help + 39 3474138388
From A1 Florence/Rome (13 min)
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 gate ahead of you (Gate 1) If you have heavy bags or are driving a low car, it’s going to be better for you to continue to the second gate, (Gate 2). To get there circle the property, stay with the wall and keep left (about 250 m) until you arrive at the Main Entrance. Gates stay closed so you will need to ring the intercom.
From Sinalunga Stazione (6 min)
Right at the station is a roundabout, between the station and the ascent to the town centre. With the station at your left side and the hillclimb to town proceed through the small high street. Do not turn off, keep right and proceed out of the built up area towards farmland, beware of a speed camera just as you enter a quieter zone outside of town shortly after passing the La Pira bridge. Stay on the road for about 2 + km it will bend to the left in front of Locanda dell’Amorosa then signposted to Chiusi, Montepulciano, Pienza and you are very close. Once you pass the double lined Cypress driveway of Locanda dell’Amorosa you are very close, after the underpass take the first right, a gravel road, we are the first house on that street and you will see the first set of gates up ahead.
From Siena Historic Centre (45 min)
From Siena City you are going to be heading in the direction AREZZO / PERUGIA as well as towards ROME ( but NOT Firenze, not Grossetto and NOT Siena). Therefore upon exit of the city you will be following ‘TUTTI DIREZIONI’ (all traffic) blue signs or briefly the green A1 ROMA-FIRENZE signs (until you can choose ROME) or signs for AREZZO / PERUGIA directions. Siena is circled by a ring road, with many exits on and off from different parts of Siena, I don’t know where you will be staying, which exit you will be close to… However if you head for Arezzo / Perugia direction you will be brought to the ‘SIENA – BETTOLLE’ dual carriageway which brings you in the right direction and on the fastest route. Once on the dual carriageway (SS or Superstrada) look out for the AREZZO, an exit just before the two SINALUNGA exits, it’s quite a way from Siena, about 30 mins travel. You could exit at either Sinalunga exit to find us, but it’s probably easier to exit at the second SINALUNGA EXIT. The first will bring you via back roads to the Sinalunga Stazione (see above) At the second sinalunga exit, also signposted Torrita di Siena, you exit onto a roundabout by a Lidl supermarket. Take the second exit marked Torrita di Siena & Montepulciano. Stay on this road (approx 5km) passing through farm land until you reach a ‘T’ junction, turn right and then almost immediately (300m) second left, passing under a small bridge. We are the first property on the road. Gates will be closed, ring the intercom. If you overshoot the Sinalunga exits you are going to exit at Bettolle where the A1 Rome connection is, that’s not a problem, it’s not far away (8mins) that’s where our standard directions (above) pick up from. This is the very direct / less interesting route.
From Montepulciano (17 min)
If you are in Montepulciano, you will find Torrita fairly well signposted. Also the hospital OSPEDALE di Nottola, which is our nearest hospital. During your stay in Montepulciano you might have become familiar with the roundabout at the ‘bottom’ of town, where there is also a small park with a large bronze horse, and some parking, a large church and several parking areas. This is ‘our end’ of town, the side closer to us. The road that runs between this roundabout and the hospital has and exit (the first major left turn) on the outskirts of town, just beyond the petrol station to TORRITA DI SIENA and Sinalunga (There is a speed camera between town and this exit, beware) Were you to ignore this left you would carry on toward the hospital where you would find signposting to Torrita di Siena all the same, but via a much longer and less pretty route. We recommend the shorter, more scenic route! Once you have turned left for Torrita di Siena, shortly after the ‘Icario’ sign, stay on this road for several KM – you are going to be looking for another left turn towards Torrita di Siena, but the road signs will also tell you that you can get to us by heading straight on too. So be bold and take the left, there’s a signpost there (YELLOW NOT BLUE) for Montefollonico, this will be the second signpost for Montefollonico as you would have already ignored the blue one closer to the start of the journey. Landmarks to help you not miss the turn… keep your eye on the Olive trees on your left but also look for a large grassy zone at road side with a few Hay bales, this is right opposite the turning. The turning also heads through a zone called CILIANO which is really pretty countryside and worth seeing. If you miss the left you are going to end up at a roundabout and I would recommend retracing your route and looking out for the turning. Once you take the turning down the shady hill into Cilano, stay on the road all the way to the rather steep T junction, and turn right. You will reach a fork in the road and you will need to keep left but not turn left; take the central lane running past a newsagent. It’s a short piece of road joining onto the road that will bring you to us. Go straight or perhaps technically ‘left’ passing a HURRAH supermarket and a bed shop. Stay on this road and look out for a level crossing (less than 1km from Hurrah) just beyond a Q8 petrol station and level with a restaurant called BRIGANTE GENTILUOMO. Once you cross the railway track you are very close so pay close attention! From Brigante Gentiluomo we are about 1.5km, the third left turning. The first left is signposted PETRIOLO, the second has no signpost but a tiny brick building at it’s mouth (it’s a little track) and the third, ours, is just a gravel road passing under an arched railway bridge. As a landmark it’s roughly opposite an ‘ice-hazard’ road sign, a snowflake in a red ring. We are the first house on this road. Gates are closed, ring the intercom. BEWARE: there are 2 speed cameras on this road (between Hurrah supermarket and the house) the first is set at 50 km and the second at 60km.