In the heart of Chianti, a few kilometres from Siena, on the top of a hill that dominates the town. It’s a lovely place to stay and an original setting for a chemical workshop where modern scientific knowledge meets ancient places full of history.

Certosa di Pontignano is an official conference center of the University of Siena.

How to reach us

Travel to Italy

The nearest airports are A. Vespucci Airport, Florence and G. Galilei Airport, Pisa. Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome Fiumicino could also be an option for you to get to Italy.

Bus and train connections are also available, especially if you are coming from a neighbouring country. Please check with your local railway company or with Trenitalia. The same applies to the various long-distance bus companies. Travelling by car with colleagues can also make for a pleasant journey.

Get to Siena

In Italy, “all roads lead to Rome” – but there are not so many ways to get to Siena. In general, once you have landed at the airport of your choice, the first thing to do is get to the train station of that city. Not only do regional trains depart from there, but most regional buses also depart from there in the direction of Siena.

For example: From Pisa Airport you can either take the bus Pisa Airport – Firenze Autostazione and then change to Siena or you can take the train: First get to Pisa Centrale train station, look for a train to Empoli and then change for Empoli – Siena.

Once in Siena

The Certosa di Pontignano is located just a few kilometres from Siena, in the world-famous Chianti hills of Tuscany. From Siena, take the S34 bus from Piazza Gramsci. By taxi it takes about 20 minutes. The telephone number of the radio taxi is +39 (0)577 49222.

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