Pisa airport is 40 minutes away and is a hub for Tuscany. British airways, Easyjet and Ryanair all provide daily flights from the UK. We can arrange transport from / to Pisa airport for you, please contact us for more info.
Nearest train and bus stations
Casa Berti is marked on google maps. The journey is more direct and free if the SS12 is taken, although journey time is the same (45 mins).
Directions from Pisa
Step 1: Pisa Airport to Lucca
Follow the green signs for the autostrade A11/12: LIVORNO, GENOVA.
Turn north (right) towards Genova on the A12
After nearly 10 kilometres the autostrada divides.
Take the right fork, A11, signed PISA NORD, FIRENZE. Keep on the A11, direction FIRENZE, LUCCA, heading east towards the mountains.
The LUCCA EST* exit is about 16 kilometres. Current autostrada charges are about €2.40.
Follow signs to Centro.
[*There are two Lucca exits, Est and Ovest. In our view ‘Est is Best’, but either will do.]
Step 2: Lucca to Ponte Moriano
At the ring road, circling the city walls, turn left (clockwise); follow signs to ABETONE on theSS.12.
Keep following the ABETONE directions. These will lead you round Lucca, and then away from the city heading north-east up the valley of the Serchio.
The small town of Ponte a Moriano is about 8 kilometres up the SS.12, just past the big supermarket, ‘Esselunga’.
Step 3: Ponte Moriano to Gugliano
At the complex roundabout by Esselunga, continue straight on to Ponte a Moriano. [Do NOT take the by-pass.]
Just past the main square turn left over the bridge across the Serchio. At the far side turn right.
Then take the left fork towards MASTIANO and GUGLIANO, passing under the by-pass.
After nearly 2 kilometres there is an unmarked divide. You can go either way, but on the first attempt the left or lower road is easier. It sign posts MASTIANO at junctions, and takes you through this long straggly village. (The alternative road is narrow and twisting, but also arrives at Mastiano.)
After MASTIANO go on up hill to GUGLIANO, keeping left at the AQUILEA fork.
In GUGLIANO the road forks at a small war memorial. Keep left, towards the Church.
At the Church turn hard left, and follow the zigzag track up through the olives, turning right at the first fork.
Casa Berti, is the big house directly above the Church.
The driveway to the house turns sharp left, rising steeply to a car park under the big oak trees.