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The “Via Medicea” from Montelupo to Artimino

Hosted by the Consul of the Florence Hiking & Weekend Trips Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 15 Jan 09:30 - 17:30

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Happy new year to all! What's better than starting the year with a trek? This ring route take us to walk the "Via Medicea" (Medici road)a unique and original journey full of landscapes, works of art, architecture, nature and products that intertwine with the characters and stories of the Medici. We will start from Montelupo and cross a centuries-old forest of oaks, holm oaks and cypresses along the ancient road that led to the Medici villa "La Ferdinanda" or”Villa dei Cento Camini” located on top of the hill (we cannot visit it). Then we will reach the intact medieval village of Artimino (Here we will have the opportunity to have lunch in a typical restaurant ). Through historic villages and the harmonious landscape of vineyards and olive groves we will continue to “Pieve di San Leonardo" and we will return to Montelupo.
Characteristics of the hiking trail:Total length: about 16,5 km.
Total climb altitude: about Protected content . Difficulty level: medium
Actual travel time (without stops): approximately 4/5 hours.
Duration: daytrip (packed lunch by the participants).
COMPULSORY Equipment: hiking boots with carved sole,clothing suitable for the season and weather condition,water supply (1.5 liters minimum or hot tea) and packed lunch (or if you like you can book restaurant). Recommended gear: hiking poles,camera. Minimum participants : 8 people . Please wear an FFP2 mask during tranfer. Pls contact me privately to share your Whatsapp !!!