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The Great Traverse

Length: km 10

Consigliato: individuals, small groups

Note: height difference of 398 m and 300 m

Type: Itineraries on foot

This is a tour of great environmental, natural, and historical interest. You will cross the central part of the Montagnola from north-west to south-east, thus ideally connecting two territories, Pian del Casone and Pian del Lago, that share the same geological and water origin. Start off at Castel Petraia and hike constantly uphill as you pass Montauto and Casa Giubileo, as far as the Castellare. You will then walk slightly downhill part of the Round Tour of History and Memory until you reach Fungaia and, shortly after, the Villa of S. Colomba, a work by Baldassarre Peruzzi. The tour then continues towards the Hermitage of S. Leonardo al Lago and ends at the Piramide, built by the Great Duke Leopoldo to celebrate the draining of the lake.

Castel Petraia - 103 - 100 - 106 - 113 -116 - Piramide

Route courtesy of coopertiva Opus

Where to sleep nearby

Castelbigozzi Strada di Bigozzi, loc. Strove, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None Castel Pietraio Strada di Strove 33, loc. Strove,53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None Casalta Via Matteotti 22, loc. Strove, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None Le Parate di Castel Pietraio Strada di Strove 33, loc. Strove,53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None La Canonica di Fungaia Loc. Fungaia 11-13, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
Il Casale Strada di S. Colomba 9, loc. S. Colomba, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
Villa I Cedri Strada della Carpineta 2, Loc. S. Colomba, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None San Luigi e tre Madonne Strada di Bellaria 5-6, loc. S. Colomba, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None Casa Giubileo-Centro culturale ricreativo Strada del Giubileo, Loc. Abbadia Isola - 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
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