Through the Plains and the Hills: Castello and the Medici Villas
For Covid rules (orange zone),our activity takes place inside the Florence border.
This ring trail is packed full of art and beautiful landscape, featuring many suburban Medici villas: Castello, Petraia, Corsini, La Quiete alle Montalve (for Covid we cannot visit Villas and gardens).
This area gets his name from the ancient Etruscan and Roman village:” Castellum” that means " water tank", used to send water towards Florence.
The hills still maintain the same extraordinary history with old roads, olive groves, and farmsteads.
Characteristics of the trial:
Total length: about 8,5 km.
Total climb altitude: about Protected content . Protected content
Difficulty level: Easy.
Actual travel time (without stops): approximately 2,5 hours. Protected content
Duration: only afternoon
COMPULSORY Equipment: face mask for Covid rules, hiking boots or sport shoes with treaded sole, (the route is mainly on an asphalted road), clothing suitable for the season and weather condition, water supply.
Recommended gear: hand sanitizer, camera.
Minimum participants required: 8 people.
IMPORTANT NOTE: according to Covid rules (orange zone) this tour is only for 15 residents of Florence, not other municipalities.
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