336 - The Castle of Rencine

Municipality Castellina in Chianti


The trail starts from the hamlet of Lornano, an ancient post office of the Republic of Siena, and follows a road of ancient origin leading to the Castle of Rencine, an ancient Florentine outpost of the Castle of Monteriggioni, where, in addition to the remains of the ancient walls destroyed by the Aragonese allies of Siena, there is the ancient Church of Saint Michael, formerly a hospital on one of the routes upstream of the Francigena.

The path descending into the valley and enjoying a beautiful panorama of vineyards can end at the Castellina Scalo railway station.

Points of interest

  • Trasqua swimming pool and campsite
  • Church of St. Michael in Rencine as well as Hostel (for visits and accommodation contact the Parish of King Christ of Castellina Scalo)
Technical details:
  • Starting point: Lornano (Monteriggioni) 2km from Badesse railway station
  • How to get there: by car (Lornano) by train (Badesse)
  • Arrival locality: Castellina Scalo
  • Access: location on municipal roads
  • Difficulty level: T - Tourist
  • Any critical points: last 600 m on the asphalt road
  • Experience requirements: Minimum
  • Travelling time: 3 hours and 15 minutes
  • Length: 9.4 km
  • Total ascent: 147m
  • Total descent: 249 m
  • Maximum height: 319m above sea level
  • Minimum height: 173m above sea level
  • Signposting: signs on natural features
  • Best time to tackle the route: spring - summer
  • Equipment required: at least gym shoes - recommended for trekking
  • Operators offering accessory tourist services along the route:
    - Camping Luxor Trasqua: Refreshment and welcome
    - St. Michael in Rencine: pilgrim reception
    - Rencine farm: wine and oil for sale

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