Directions from Rome (heading North) OR from Florence (heading South) using the A1 (Florence to Rome)...


GPS: 11 59 54.5 E , - 43 21 21.3 N   (if you use a GPS, use only "Pieve di Chio"  and not the "house" number as it  will not  be found -  Using "Pieve di Chio"   will bring you to about 3 mins from Casa Portagioia)

Using the A1 Autostrada, take the exit for Monte San Savino.
After paying the toll charges, (You may wish to set your trip meter to zero) at the main road turn right heading for Castiglion Fiorentino (SP39). Follow the signs for Castiglion Fiorentino. At the Road junction (T-Junction), turn Left (4.4km) towards Castiglion Fiorentino. At the traffic lights, go straight on and follow the road towards Castiglion Fiorentino.

On entry to Castiglion Fiorentino (after the Co-Op market (7) on your right), there is a 'T' Junction (14.4km), turn Right towards Cortona. Pass 2 roundabouts, after the second you will eventually see an "ENI" gas/petrol station (1) on your Right) (16.1km), tcontinue to traffic lights and turn left heading towards Polvano. Then take the second (main) turning on the right (3) (17.7km) (by the church) signed Pieve Di Chio / Orzale. After reaching Pieve Di Chio (22.5km), continue driving straight on (passing a church on your right) for about a 700 meters you will see 2 large pine trees on the right of the road (23km), then a small bridge (23.1km) - Just on the bridge there is a turn to the right, this is the entrance to Casa Portagioia - Welcome! Follow the drive to the main gates, enter and then turn right in to the car park.

*** Coming from Direction of Cortona - From Cortona keep to the main road signs for AREZZO.

Eventually you will come into Castiglion Fiorentino (boundary sign), and just after you will see a Q8 Gas Station (2) (on the Right) followed by Traffic lights Turn RIGHT HERE and then as above signs Polvano

*** Coming from the direction of Arezzo From Arezzo follow signs for PERUGIA. This will take you along the main road from Arezzo Cortona. You will pass through several villages and eventually come to the town of Castiglion Fiorentino. You will pass through 3 traffic lights and then past an AGIP petrol/gas station (1) on your Right At the next set of lights, TURN LEFT and as per above directions signs Polvano.

Our telephone numbers are: 0575 650154 or 348 478 6465 (mobile) should you get lost.  

Please remember, if you're using a mobile phone from another country you need to add the international dialling code for Italy  39 - followed by the number. (use " + " button, followed by 39, then 0575 650154 or 348 478 6465)