Short version (for those who know the area already): take the A1 Autostrade (Highway) to the Chiusi-Chianciano exit. Before entering Chianciano, following signs for the SS2, passing through La Foce. 2 KM after La Foce, turn right on the dirt road, at the top of the hill take the third left and following until the sign for the hotel.
Full Directions – FROM FIUMICINO: leave the airport following signs for the A1 AUTOSTRADA. After 13KM out of the airport you’ll follow the A1 FIRENZE exit and enter the G.R.A. ring road that surrounds Rome, just keep following signs for A1 FIRENZE. After 38KM, exit for the A1 FIRENZE.
After another 21 KM you reach a toll both at the entrance to the A1 FIRENZE. After taking the ticket stay on this highway until the exit for CHIUSI-CHIANCIANO TERME (about 124KM). After paying the toll (the VIACARD lane takes all credit cards), follow signs for CHIANCIANO (a quick right then immediately left).
After 7.5km, just past an Esso gas station, turn left following signs for the SS2 CASSIA (Cassia is the name of the old Roman road that is also marked as SS2), and then immediately turn right up the hill (here also marked for GROSSETO and several other towns. Do NOT go straight towards Sarteano). This road goes up around the back of Chianciano. At the T-junction turn left, marked for SS2 CASSIA. Then very soon at another T-junction, again turn left following SS2 CASSIA sign.
In 4 km you’ll reach the villa of LA FOCE (behind trees off to the left), keeping straight at the crossroads as the road starts down the hill. After just under 2km there is a dirt road on your right with several large garbage bins here. Turn right here (There used to be green La Bandita signs here, but the Province has taken them down for the moment, grrr) But follow this famous, winding, rocky road lined on either side with cypress trees. Half way up you pass Agriturismo Casanova on your left. Keep going and as you crest the top of the hill, ignore the two smaller turns to the left as the main dirt road winds around right.
At the third dirt road to the left, you’ll see our green sign directing you left (do not go straight up to Agriturismo Lucciola Bella if you arrive at that house you have missed the turn). Stay on this road 1.5km as it winds down and then up again, until it crests at a little pond (surrounded by reeds) to your left. On your right you’ll see our green sign for the turn to La Bandita.
From Rome city center or Ciampino Airport:
Depending on where you are, find your way to A1 Autostrade, in the direction of FIRENZE, and follow the directions above.