where we are

Contact us:
Hotel Il Castello
Via della Rena 6 - 50052 Certaldo ( Firenze)
Tel / Fax: + 39 0571668250
P.IVA 00259298883
mail: info@albergoilcastello.it

By car from Northwest Italy : Take the motorway SGC Fi-Pi-Li (stands for "Strada di Grande Comunicazione Firenze-Pisa-Livorno") at Pisa Centro if you are coming down from the North on the A12 or directly at the airport if you are starting from there (Follow the blue signs saying Firenze). Exit at Empoli Ovest (about 40km from Pisa) and follow the directions for Siena (State road SS429) for 25 km until you reach Certaldo. Once you enter into Certaldo follow this map

By car coming from Northeast Italy (Bologna): Exit the A1 at Firenze Certosa and take the motorway Fi-Si (stands for Firenze-Siena). Exit at Poggibonsi Nord and follow signposts to Certaldo. Once you enter Certaldo follow this map.

By car from Southern Italy: Exit the A1 at Valdichiana and take the motorway to Siena. Just before Siena, take the exit for Firenze which will lead you onto the Siena-Firenze motorway. Exit at Poggibonsi nord (after about 25 km) and follow signposts to Certaldo. Once you enter Certaldo follow this map.

By car from West (San Gimignano/Volterra): Follow this map when you enter Certaldo.
Certaldo Alto is a traffic-free medieval town. However, the hotel guests are allowed to drive in to check-in and for unloading the car. There are two gates leading to the old town, both with bollards: the main gate in Via del Castello and the secondary gate in Via delle Mura. If the bollard is up, please call us on 0571668250 and we will lower it.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR GPS USERS: Most systems cannot be used for Certaldo Alto as you will be led on non-drivable roads (in particolar Costa degli Alberti). We therefore advise to use either Via del Castello or Via delle Mura and follow the GPS only once you have passed Certaldo Alto town walls.
By train: Certaldo is on the Florence-Empoli-Siena raliway line. Use the official italian train website to get train schedules. Once at the station (normally you should be able to find a taxi waiting at the taxi stand in front of the station) leave the station straight behind you and follow the pedestrian street Via 2 Giugno . After 200 meters you will reach Piazza Boccaccio where you will take the railway cab (funicolare) for Certaldo Alto. Once in Certaldo Alto, you will find Albergo Il Castello Hotel after 20 meters on the right hand side.

By plane:
The two main airports are Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA, 70km from Certaldo) and Florence (FLR, called also Amerigo Vespucci or Peretola, 70km from Certaldo). From Pisa Airport you can reach Certaldo by train, whereas from Florence Airport you will need to take a taxi or a bus to take you to Florence Santa Maria Novella, the main railway station.
Bologna Airport is not too far and can constitute an option for alternative flight schedules.

We can organise for you to be picked up at either the airports or Pisa or Florence train stations. Please contact us for rates.


7-9 Dicembre/December 2018
Scott Hamilton Masterclass

Scott Hamilton's Certaldo Workshop

Seminario di Scott Hamilton