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  • The route:
    San Piero a Sieve - Castello del Trebbio - San Piero a Sieve
  • Distance run: 12,5 km
  • Uphill climb: 245 m
  • Trails: part of the SO.F.T. trail no. 8
  • Difficulty: A fairly easy route of particular historical and architectural interest.

 In vista del Castello del Trebbio

The trail sets off from Colonna Square in San Piero a Sieve (205 metres above sea level), and climbs up along the ancient Via Medici road. The trail leaves the paved road and moves towards the outer limits of the campsite (283 m). It bypasses the road heading for the Medici Fortress of San Martino on the right, and goes left continuing along the campsite fence for 1.5 km. where it crosses the very busy SR ( Regional Road) 65, the road that heads to the Futa Pass (252 m) following the Path of the Gods.

Once on the other side, the trail descends right for some metres and then turns left onto a road that goes to Trebbio Castle.

At the locality named “Gli Ischieti” (271 m), the first path on the right leads through the woods and to the hamlet of “Fornace” (228 m).

Following the SO.F.T. 08, after having reached Doccioli, you turn left and the road stretches directly to Trebbio Castle (450 m). From the Castle, the trail of the Path of the Gods passes in front of a 17th century chapel and begins its descent, coasting the wall of the castle garden on the left. After a rapid fall, a distance of about 2 km, on a cypress tree lined road, the trail leads back to SR 65 and, from there, onto the same trail - in the opposite direction - to San Piero a Sieve.

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