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 firstname.lastname@example.org (Whatsapp is a great way to communicate with him).
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.