From Rignano to Pontassieve :one of “The Renaissance Ring”trails
This path is a part of “The Renaissance Ring”( Anello del Rinascimento) that is a Protected content excursion itinerary for getting to know the surroundings of Florence by public transport, fascinating for their landscape and nature as well as for the art and history they contain.
From the railway station of Protected content
we head for the Pieve di San Leolino, which dates from the early 11th century and seems to have existed before the town and containing valuable works of art.
After visiting it we continue towards the cemetery, leaving the asphalt for a dirt road and climb still further into a wood, but soon arrive at the fields and olive groves surrounding the scattered farmhouses of the Fattoria di Pagnana. From here we come to the road for pretty and little village Bombone and then we enter an old path that seems to have been an ancient Roman road and we reach the Fattoria di Moriano , Casignano( ruins of a convent of Benedictine nuns of the Protected content ) until Poggio dell’Incontro ( Monastery of Franciscan friars from where we can see a beautiful view of the Valdarno and Florence). Leaving the monastery, go down along a forest path that reaches the ridge of the Florentine beginning of the Chianti mountains up to Rosano Monastery. From this point, we reach Pontassieve and return by train to Florence.
Here's some characteristics of the excursion:
Total length: about 15 km
Total climb altitude: about Protected content
Actual travel time (without stops): Approximately 7 hours
Difficulty level: Medium
Strictly required equipment:
trekking boots (NO gym shoes allowed)+
packed lunch +water supply 1 liter minimum ,we don’t have the possibility to buy water and food.
Recommended Equipment: Trekking sticks, clothing suitable for the season and weather Protected content will take place ONLY if a minimum number of participants, i.e. 8 people, is reached.
-Excursion will take place in EVERY kind of weather condition, whenever safety is guaranteed.
-We will be together with an environmental and touristic guide, who will explain more about the history, the flora and the geology that characterize the area we've visiting.
If you like to spend a day by walking through the nature of the Florence countryside and encountering the many examples of its art and history, this is your opportunity!
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