Instructions for drivingto La Balconata

38 Miles 50 Minutes

  • Leave the airpot and bear left following the signs for Pisa Centrale and Autostrade.
  • Keep straight along Via Pierre Giogio Ballini
  • Take the slip road Right onto Strada di Grande Comunicazione Fi-Pi-Li (toll Road)
  • At the next slip road (about 6.5 miles)  bear Right following the signs for Firenze and Genoa onto the E80
  • Take the next exit following signs for Firenze E76
  • Follow the E76 (about 9.5miles) until you reach the exit for Lucca Nord 
  • Take the right slip road towards Lucca Est (1.2 miles to the Roundabout)
  • At the Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Viale Giosue Carducci
  • Keep straight until you join the SS12 heading North towards Abetone
  • keep to the right and turn right staying on the SS12
  • Pass through 2 roundabouts and stay on the SS12 for about 9 miles
  • After passing the Devils Bridge you will come to Ponte Serraglio (petrol station on the right) turn left across the bridge and then right on the bend
  • Follow this road until you see the river again and a suspension footbridge on the right
  • turn tight left and follow this road towards Monti Di Villa / Granaiola (steep and winding) until you see a bar and carpark. Park Here
  • The house is situated below the carpark on the opposite side of the carpark to the Bar