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. Zoom in to the max on Satellite view & you’ll see the houses and pool clearly.
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. Vueling flies Luton – Florence.
- Bologna airport is about 90 minutes from Ripertoli, and is served by BA and Ryanair. Well worth considering.
- 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.