Ripertoli is 20km south of Florence, 35km north of Siena, and close to the charming rural towns of Greve-in-Chianti and Panzano. Ripertoli is totally private and secluded, but road access is excellent and there are plenty of shops, banks and restaurants within a 10-minute drive.
The Google map below shows the precise location of Ripertoli. The colours of the Satellite picture are not very good, but you can clearly see the house near the centre of the picture.
How to get there
- Pisa is the most convenient airport, with frequent Ryanair flights from Stansted, Â BA from Gatwick or Heathrow, and EasyJet flights from Gatwick and Luton. The drive to Ripertoli takes an hour.
- Florence airport is 40 minutes away, but can only accept smaller planes so has fewer flights.
- Bologna airport is about 90 minutes from Ripertoli, and is well served by BA. Ryanair also flies to Bologna but the airport is actually at Forli, a little further away.
- Rome and Milan are both a 3-hour drive from Ripertoli and are well served by intercontinental flights.
- The nearest train station is Florence, with excellent connections to Rome and Milan. There is a frequent bus service to Greve from Florence station – duration 1 hour.
- We occasionally drive all the way to Ripertoli from the UK; it’s almost exactly 1000 miles from London, 98% motorway. It’s a very easy drive through France (Calais – Rheims – Dijon – Geneva) and the Mont Blanc tunnel; we have even done it in a single day without too much stress.
- Greve-in-Chianti, the most attractive of the Chianti towns, with a delightful colonnaded piazza, plenty of good shops for food and wine, several banks, cash dispensers, restaurants, dry-cleaners, and a Coop. There is a market in the piazza every Saturday morning. Greve is 10 minutes away by car, almost entirely downhill.
- Panzano is also 10 minutes away. It’s smaller than Greve but also charming, with several good wine shops, the famous butcher Dario Cecchini, and a Sunday morning market which is invaluable for guests arriving on Saturday.
- San Casciano is a 15 minutes drive, worth it for its large Coop if you need a large family shop.
- Florence is 40 minutes away. We recommend parking at the Garage Ponte Vecchio (directions are in the House Book) – expensive but convenient & they take care of the congestion charge for you.
- Siena is 45 minutes away by motorway, or an hour on the lovely SS 222 “Via Chiantigiana”, which passes through Greve and Panzano and close to Castellina-in-Chianti, Radda, and Gaiole.
- San Gimignano and Volterra are about an hour away, by country roads through lovely scenery.
- Arezzo, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Pienza, Monterchi and San Sepolcro are all 60 – 90 minutes drive away and are well worth a visit.