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Where we are

Distances:

Florence30 km
San Gimignano35 km
Siena50 km
Volterra50 km
Pisa60 km
Mare (Marina di Pisa)70 km
Lucca100 km
Arezzo100 km
Coordinated GPS:
NORTH LATITUDE43° 36' 40''
EAST LONGITUDE11° 04' 06''


By car:

On the A1 Motorway (from Rome and Milan): exit at Firenze Scandicci, take the Freeway called FI-PI-LI (Firenze-Pisa-Livorno), direction Pisa, and exit at Ginestra Fiorentina. Follow the directions to Montespertoli, about 10 km. Just before reaching the town of Montespertoli (you will see a little tower on your left) turn left following the indications for Tavarnelle/Lucardo/Siena and "Museo di Arte Sacra". Carry on for about 800 m, then turn left again down the road as indicated on our sign: "Agriturismo Le Fonti A San Giorgio" (the sign is brown). 

Drive down until you reach the Stop, continue ahead following the indications to "Museo di Arte Sacra". After 1 km turn left by the Church, Chiesa di San Piero in Mercato (here is the Museum), as indicated by our brown sign "Agriturismo Le Fonti A San Giorgio." 

Continue for 2.5 km until you reach another sign, turn right entering onto the road: Via Colle San Lorenzo. After 1.5 km (non-asphalted), you will reach Le Fonti A San Giorgio.



LAT.43.610852

LONG.11.068305

Where we are:

We are in the countryside, perched on a small hill, 250 metres above sea level. The last two kilometres arriving here are not asphalted: our road via Colle San Lorenzo twists and turns among  forests of oaks, vineyards and olives.

The nearest Town of Montespertoli is 5 km drive away. It is small and peaceful. There is a small supermarket with local products and a small weekly market (every Tuesday), there is also a chemist, various bars, bakers, restaurants and pizzerie, banks, shops, post office and a tourist office. The SITA bus is connected with services to Florence and to the Empoli Railway station (here Florence-Pisa line and Empoli-Siena line). 

There is no local Taxi service but it can be booked. The airports of Florence and Pisa are easy to reach by car. Many restaurants and inns around here and in town, in Summer it is advisable to reserve. Numerous are the local events and festivities scheduled all year round: first is the “Mostra del Chianti” (last week of May), antique and traditional wine fair with all local wine producers. Montespertoli is a Municipality of medium dimensions (nearly 13,000 inhabitants) in the Province of Florence and it extends on a territory of hills (altitude of the centre 257m.) with an average population density. 

Typical is the Florentine landscape in one of the classic Tuscan areas characterized by colonial houses, churches and castles, scattered on extended hills of vines and olive trees. This is a Chianti Florentine wine production zone, Chianti Montespertoli Docg. An ancient characteristic of these places is, above all, the road vocation: this is testified by Medieval roads like via Francigena or Romea that, resuming a more ancient route, connected Europe with Rome, and via Volterrana that connected Florence to Volterra passing through Montespertoli. 

It was in Medieval ages that the most representative buildings of this territory were made, from the parish to castles, to the villages perched on hills and connected by the road network. Starting from the chief town, Montespertoli, it is possible to reconstruct some routes of communication, seeing important sites and monuments that are now remarkable works of art. 

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