Pienza - Val d'Orcia - Siena - Tuscany


View Larger Map



Arrival by Plane and Rental Car

Cretaiole is easy to reach because it is located just a little ways west of the Autostrada (the A1 super highway in Italy).
Rome 2.5 hours
Florence 1.5 hours
Pisa 2.5 hours
Venice 3.5 hours
Milan 5 hours


Arrival by Train and Rental Car

The two closest train stations are in Chiusi and Arezzo and both are on the main line between Florence and Rome. Chiusi is closer and very convenient to rental car offices; however, the car rental offices are usually closed on Saturday afternoons, whereas in Arezzo they are usually open. Please be certain to know your arrival and departure times and the opening hours of the car rental company you are using to ensure you are able to pick-up and drop-off your car at the times you have planned. If you need to pick up your car after hours, you can special arrangements with the car rental agency to do this.


Driving Directions

GPS: N 43° 04’49" - E 11° 38’56"

From the North (from Florence):

  • Take the A1 Firenze-Roma highway, exit at Valdichiana.
  • After you pay the toll drive through Bettolle, and then follow the signs towards Torrita di Siena and then to Pienza..
  • In Pienza turn right and follow signs to San Quirico d’Orcia.
  • In 4.5 km after Pienza, the road to Cretaiole is a left-turn off of the main road. If you get to San Quirico d’Orcia, you have gone too far by approximately 4.5 km. Watch for a blue sign on the right-hand side of the road indicating the turn to Cretaiole.
  • Just a few yards after turning left off the main road, take the left fork to turn into the long driveway leading to Agriturismo Cretaiole. You will see a sign with our name and logo pointing the way. Stay to the left and you will arrive at the farmhouse within 30 meters.
  • From the South (from Rome):

  • Take the A1 Firenze-Roma highway, exit at Chiusi-Chianciano Terme.
  • After you pay the toll, follow the signs and drive through Chianciano Terme and then follow signs towards Montepulciano/Pienza.
  • When you arrive at Montepulciano, turn left and follow the sign to Pienza.
  • Drive 16 km, and in Pienza turn right and follow signs towards San Quirico d’Orcia.
  • In 4.5 km after Pienza, the road to Cretaiole is a left-turn off of the main road. If you get to San Quirico d’Orcia, you have gone too far by approximately 4.5 km. Watch for a blue sign on the right-hand side of the road indicating the turn to Cretaiole.
  • Just a few yards after turning left off the main road, take the left fork to turn into the long driveway leading to Agriturismo Cretaiole. You will see a sign with our name and logo pointing the way. Stay to the left and you will arrive at the farmhouse within 30 meters.
  • VIDEO GALLERY

    P.IVA: 00780350526