Driving Instructions – Podere Ciona – Gaiole in Chianti

Podere Ciona tel:

(+39) 0577 749127

GPS Coord.:

DMS N 43° 28' 32.661", E 11° 27' 25.246"
DD N 43.4757392, E 11.4570127

From Milano Malpensa Airport

(approximate duration of the journey: 4h 30min.): Take the Autostrada A8 direction south, towards MILANO. At the exit MILANO NORD leave the A8 and take the TANGENZIALE OVEST (A50), southbound. Follow the indications for A1 and BOLOGNA. Pass the Autostrada toll booth (you’ll have to get a ticket) and you’re on the A1 direction south, towards BOLOGNA – FIRENZE. Pass the city of Bologna, always remaining on the A1, and proceed to Florence. Pass the last Florence exit (FIRENZE SUD) and the following one (INCISA) and exit the Autostrada at VALDARNO.

From Rome Airport

(approximate duration of the journey: 3h 30min.): Take the Autostrada A towards Rome and after roughly 14 km. enter the circular road ring (G.R.A. - Grande Raccordo Anulare), direction north (towards AURELIA, FIRENZE). Continue on the G.R.A. for roughly 26 km. and take the Autostrada A1 (towards FIRENZE). After about 220 km. exit at VALDARNO.

From Pisa Airport

(approximate duration of the journey: 1h 45min.): Take the Superstrada SGC FI-PI-LI towards FIRENZE. The Superstrada will take you the A1, entering at FIRENZE SIGNA. Take the A1 direction south, towards ROMA. Pass the next three exits on the A1 (FIRENZE CERTOSA, FIRENZE SUD, INCISA) and exit at the fourth, VALDARNO.

From Florence Airport or downtown

(approximate duration of the journey: 45min.): Take the Autostrada A1 direction south, towards ROMA (from whichever of the Florence exits you use to get on the A1). Exit at VALDARNO.


(approximate duration of the journey: 25min.): Follow the directions to MONTEVARCHI (turning right soon after the toll station) and always keep the right. Cross the bridge over the Autostrada, turn left just after the ESSO station and keep the right again. Continue straight at the first roundabout; at the second one also continue straight (180° degrees turn), taking the road that goes down and passes under a railway bridge. You’re now on the S.S. 408 (the sign is white letters on blue background) towards Radda in Chianti / Gaiole in Chianti / Siena. Follow this road for about 15 Km. (up in the hills) until you find a crossing (right – Radda / straight on – Gaiole & Siena / left - Montegrossi): turn left to go to MONTEGROSSI.

From Montegrossi

Drive through the little village. The road passes between two houses, it becomes narrow and is no longer paved. After roughly 50 m. (160 ft.) you’ll find a fork, with a small Madonna and a hand painted sign with CIONA on it. Take the first dirt road on the right (there are some cypress trees on the right side of the road) and follow it to the end. After 700 m. you’ll be at CIONA.