How to reach us

From Florence

From motorway exit Firenze Sud take SR 222 Chiantigiana in direction Greve/Siena. After the village  of Strada in Chianti take provincial road no. 66  in direction Figline Valdarno for 11 km. Shortly after the village Dudda turn right in direction  Lucolena SP 68 and follow that road for approx.. 3 km. When you see the village in the distance watch out for a sign on your left for La Pescina/”Fattoria L’Ottavo”.  After 500 meters there is a small road on the left leading down to the Fattoria.

Alternatively, from the motorway A1 take the exit “INCISA”, turn left towards FIGLINE Valdarno/Arezzo (S. S. 69), which is app. 5 km after the exit.  In Figline Valdarno take provincial road no. 16 (Chianti-Valdarno) in direction Greve in Chianti for approx. 10km. (about 2 km) after the village “Ponte agli Stolli  turn left in direction  Lucolena and follow that road for appox. 3 km. When you see the village in the distance watch out for a sign on your left for La Peschina/”Fattoria L’Ottavo”.  After 500 meters there is a small road on the left leading down to the Fattoria.

From Siena

Take SR 222 Chiantigiana to Greve in Chianti, then take the provincial road no. 16 Chianti-Valdarno in  direction Figline Valdarno for 10 km.  Shortly after the village Dudda turn right in direction  Lucolena.and follow that road for appox. 3 km. When you see the village in the distance watch out for a sign on your left for La Peschina/”Fattoria L’Ottavo”.  After 500 meters there is a small road on the left leading down to the Fattoria.

From Rome

From Autostrada del Sole (A1) take exit Valdarno and keep left in  direction Figline Valdarno

In Figline Valdarno take provincial road no. 16  in  direction Greve in Chianti  for approx. 10 km. Approx. 2 km after the village “Ponte agli Stolli comes a turn-off  to the left, signposted with Lucolena.

Take this turn-off and follow that road for appox. 3 km. When you see the village in the distance watch out for a sign on your left for La Pescina/”Fattoria L’Ottavo”.  After 500 meters there is a small road on the left leading down to the Fattoria

What to do in Chianti

The Tuscany area boasts a history so rich that it has greatly influenced human history. The fine arts, politics, or religion, Tuscany offers such a rich culture that it is nearly impossible for any visitor to Tuscany to ignore it.

It is also an area known for picturesque landscapes, many cities famous for its art museums. The top attractions of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Castellina, Radda, Volterra, Monteriggioni, and Colle Val D’Elsa are all within easy reach from the Fattoria L’Ottavo. To get there you will pass dozens of vineyards and lots of fabulous restaurants with excellent food and wines. L’Ottavo is only a 20 minute drive from Greve in Chianti, with its restaurants, cafes and shops and a supermarket.

You’ll need a car to reach most of Chianti’s places, but if you feel like venturing further afield, within a 2 hours drive you’ll find beaches, typical beautiful seaside resorts, and the peaks of the snow-covered Apennine mountains. And if you’re into golf, equitation or interested in watching wild animals with a local hunter, these activities – and more – can easily be organized. Just let us know what your interests are, and we’ll give you some ideas.

Tuscany is also known for its excellent variety of food and the highest quality wines. Local food markets offer fresh produce from the nearby farms and weekly markets are also set up which sell locally produced handcraft.

Tuscany is world famous for the production of excellent wines, thanks to its unique D.O.C., I.G.T. and D.O.C.G. wines. The Chianti area is strongly tied to its wines and the wine culture in general. The art of wine-making, or – for the many interested tourists – the art of wine tasting, the wineries around Tuscany are the places to enjoy both. Discover and indulge in the pleasures of this enchanting region with vineyard tours, cooking courses, or many different other wine and gourmet itineraries. Between Florence and Siena you will find many farms, wineries and wine cellars that proudly offer their products. Big, small, old or new -wineries in Chianti will allow you to experience the real taste of wine. All you need is a good map of the Chianti area and a hearty stomach to start your wine & food tasting tour through Chianti, either by car or by bus.

Near Greve in Chianti (app. 20km from Fattoria L’Ottavo) there are many wineries and farms where you can taste and buy wines and other typical products of the area directly from the producer. In Greve there are also several excellent wine bars and shops where you can taste and purchase wines. Among them you’ll find Le Cantine, where you can taste hundreds of different wines in beautiful surroundings. We also recommend a visit to the Wine Museum in Greve.

In addition, Tuscany is a great destination for shopping. In the larger cities of Florence and Siena, you’ll find many large shops and exclusive boutiques of all the best known brands, but also smaller workshops run by local craftsmen, and crafts markets. If you’re interested in shopping for special brand names and Italian fashion designer clothes, shoes and house items, there are several outlets in Tuscany where you should head to find great quality at bargain prices.

Shopping means also hand-crafted products which you can find only in restricted areas of Tuscany. These products are perfect gifts and souvenirs. In Volterra, for example, you have alabaster, in Montelupo Fiorentino you have ceramics and in Colle Val d’Elsa exquisite glass production.

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