Getting here

Italy is increasingly an easy and relatively inexpensive place to reach. With the increase in no-frills flights to many destinations the possibilities are excellent.

We have based the following information on travel from the UK. If you are travelling from elsewhere in Europe or internationally then we would be pleased to help you arrange your travel by providing further information where possible.


The best airports for San Martino are Pisa, 50 minutes drive, and Florence, 1 hour drive. Bologna is approximately 2 hours drive but can be congested around the Florence ring road.

Car Hire

Most of the standard car hire companies operate out of both Pisa and Florence airports.

Getting there by car

Some of you if you have the time may prefer to drive. Tuscany is a good two day drive from the UK, via the Channel Tunnel and down through France. Picking your own route is half the fun and the chance to see a bit of the countryside on route.

Getting there by train

You can also travel by Motorail to Bologna (Bologna is some 2 hours drive from San Martino), you can book this and obtain information through Railsavers (, 01253 59 55 55). Railsavers are also able to book train journey’s and issue tickets for Italian rail travel prior to departure. Please contact them on the numbers above.

Out and About

San Martino is located in a private and secluded area on a hillside promontory offering outstanding views over the Chianti region of Tuscany, to the east, and the Apennine Mountains to the north.

Pisa, Florence and Siena are all less than an hour away, perfect for sightseeing and keeping your airport transfers smooth and easy. Locally, San Gimignano, the medieval Manhattan, and its rival Volterra, offer spectacular attractions, architecture, art, restaurants, shopping, vineyards and festivals all on your doorstep.

San Martino is situated approximately 10 kilometres north-west of San Gimignano, and the house is approximately three kilometres from the village of Il Castagno which offers handy restaurant and shopping facilities.

The property is set in approximately 16 acres of its own gardens, fringed by olive groves, vineyards and forest, which are typical of the local area. Beautiful flora and fauna abound. Cinghiale (wild boar), Capriolo (roe deer) and Gufi (owls) can be spotted in the vicinity, while the natural grassland is a mass of wild fennel, coriander, mints and other aromatic herbs and flowers. The gardens immediately surrounding the properties and pools have been sympathetically landscaped but much has been left to nature.





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Fuochi d'agosto - August fires

Fuochi d'agosto - August fires

Florence: March 2017.

Florence: March 2017.

Florence: March 2017.

Florence: March 2017.

Florence: March 2017.

Florence: March 2017.

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