BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT FROM FLORENCE:
It is possible to reach the winery from Florence with SITA bus service. The SITA bus station is in Florence, Piazza della Stazione (near the main train station “Santa Maria Novella”). The ticket costs about 4 €. You should take the SITA bus with destination Greve in Chianti (Via Strada) and hop off at the bus stop called “Le Bolle”. Walk on the main road and on your right you will see our wine shop “Cantinetta San Jacopo”. From there you can reach the Castello Vicchiomaggio with a 20 minute walk.
Florence airport (www.aeroporto.firenze.it) is 35 km from Castello Vicchiomaggio
with direct flights to: INTERNATIONAL: Amsterdam (IG), Barcelona (IG), Basel
(LX), Brusells (SN), Frankfurt (LH), London Gatwick (IG), Munich (LH), Nice (FU),
Paris (AF), Vienna (OS) and Zurich (LX). All these connect with other European
cities and inter-continental.
DOMESTIC: Catania (IG), Cagliari, Olbia and Roma Fiumicino (AZ).
With the car exit the airport, at the first stop take a right turn following the green sign A1/A11 AUTOSTRADE.
Continue for 4 KM and take a right turn for BOLOGNA/ROMA. Follow the slip road for 1 KM pick up the ticket at the toll and take immediate left lane marked ROMA-PISA NORD, then follow the signs A1 ROMA.
Than follow the “by car section”.
Pisa airport is 90 km from Castello Vicchiomaggio with direct flights to:
INTERNATIONAL: London Gatwick (BA), and the low cost airline Ryan Air to London Stanstead, Hahn (Frankfurt 90 km) and Charlerois in Belgium.
Bologna Airport is 130 km but the drive is on a highly congested motorway.
Whether you are travelling on the A1 motorway from the North or the South take
the exit "Firenze Sud" (do not take Valdarno exit if you arrive from south).
After the toll booth, 200 mt, take the first right and you will drive past a Sheraton
Hotel and come to a road junction. Keep to your right and you will see the signs
"Greve in Chianti". You are on road SR 222 also called "Chiantigiana". Keep on
this road and after 18 km you will clearly see Castello Vicchiomaggio on your
right, during the night the tower of the castle is illuminated and visible.
Leave the main road, you will first encounter a building which is our outlet and tasting facility, drive past this and after 1 km you will arrive in front of the castle. If the gates are closed, ring the bells "ufficio" and/or "ristorante".