RISTONCHI
Creators Castle

Location

 

Castello di Ristonchi sits high in the Tuscan hills surrounded by a forest and olive groves. Peaceful and serene yet just 35Km from Florence center. (Around a 45 minute drive).
✈️ The nearest airports are: Florence (40km), Pisa (115km), Bologna (120km)
🚉 The nearest train station is in Pontassieve. (20 min train ride to Florence)
🚌 To reach the castle by bus take Bus #343A towards Saltino Centro and get off at stop ‘Paterno_V’. To the castle is a 20 minute walk.
🚘 A rental car is the easiest and cheapest way to get around Tuscany.
🚖 If you are not renting a car you can arrange your transport by contacting:
Fabrizio at Tasting Tuscany Roads. +39 339 329 1522 or tastingtuscanyroads@gmail.com (Whatsapp is a great way to communicate with him).

 

Driving Directions

  • Exit Autostrada A1 (Milano/Roma) at Firenze Sud.

  • After the tollbooth continue on this road and take the exit for PONTASSIEVE,

  • At the end of the slip road turn right for Rosano/Pontassieve. Keep on this road for 11km until arriving at a large roundabout.

  • Take the first right for CONSUMA.

  • Turn off this road at PONTASSIEVE EST and turn right.

  • Take the next left onto the ss70 for Consuma. (Castello di Ristonchi is also indicated here).

  • After 3 km turn right for PELAGO

  • Go through the town of Pelago and continue on the road until you arrive at PATERNO

  • Turn left for Ristonchi on Via di Ristonchi - after 2 km you will arrive your destination on the left.

  • Coordinates of the Castello di Ristonchi +43° 46' 1.69", +11° 31' 20.96"

  • If Google still leaves you stranded. JUST KEEP DRIVING up the steep forest road, ‘Via di Ristonchi’. There is only one Castle and its hard to miss.