Villa il Santo is situated in the heart of Tuscany, in the lovely Chianti area, about 25 km (15.5 mi) south of Florence and just 3 km (1.8 mi) from the town of Barberino Val d'Elsa, at the very edge of the historic hamlet of Petrognano, which has stood for over a thousand years.
Directions to Villa Il Santo
From Florence airport: when you exit from the Florence airport turn right and take the highway direction Pisa, then take the first exit direction Rome,on the highway A1. You drive direction Rome and you exit at FIRENZE-IMPRUNETA, after the toll you take the freeway to Siena (which will be on your right) and your exit is TAVARNELLE (which is the fourth exit off of the freeway), after the exit turn on your left until you come to a round about, here you go right and you go all straight on passing 3 round about, at the 4th one, turn left direction Siena-Poggibonsi, at the end of the road turn right direction Barberino val d'Elsa-Poggibonsi-Siena. Keep going for about 2 kms, after passed Barberino village, as soon as you start going down the hill, you turn right direction Petrognano-Empoli-Certaldo. Proceed on this road for about 3 kms. As soon as you get into Petrognano village, you can see a signpost with the indication TORRE DEL SANTO. Turn left in strada Petrognano (right after Restaurant Paese Dei Campanelli which is on your right hand side): proceed on this white unpaved road till the very end and you will arrive at il Santo.
From Rome: take Highway A1 direction Florence and exit at FIRENZE-IMPRUNETA, then follow the above instructions.
From Milan/Bologna: on the highway A1 direction FIRENZE, exit at FIRENZE-IMPRUNETA, then follow the above instructions.
From Siena: on the freeway to FIRENZE, exit at Poggibonsi Nord, at the round about turn right direction BARBERINO. Before arriving in Barberino village turn left direction Petrognano-Empoli-Certaldo and follow the above instructions.