On the steps of Niccolò da Uzzano

Municipality Greve in Chianti


The path starts from Greve's famous triangular market square, of medieval origin and surrounded by typical porticoes and flower-decked terraces. Here you can see the monument dedicated to the Greve navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano, who discover the Hudson Bay, and the 'Winged Torso' by the artist Igor Mitoraj. Also, worth a visit is the church of S. Croce, which preserves some valuable artistic works.

The path is part of the ancient road that connected Greve with the Valle di Cintoia, which was particularly important in medieval times.

Along the way, you can admire the high medieval castle of the da Uzzano family and the village of Convertor. The latter was called Ripo Mortoia in ancient times, from the cliff used to execute prisoners; with the advent of the Lorena family and the change of function, the name became Convertor.

The last stretch follows the route of the old road to Valdarno. On the way back to Greve you will pass the statue of the 'Gallo', made by the sculptor Bino Bini, which commemorates the union and collaboration between the municipalities of the Chianti Classico area. 


Points of interest

  • Castle of Uzzano
  • Borgo delle Convertoie

Technical details
  • Starting point: Greve in Chianti
  • How to get there: SR222
  • Arrival locality: Greve in Chianti
  • Access: Capoluogo
  • Difficulty level: EE - Experts
  • Possible criticality: ford of the Borro Delle Convertoie in winter
  • Experience requirements: Medium
  • Time required: 3 hours
  • Length: 6.5 km
  • Total ascent: 200m
  • Total descent: 200m
  • Maximum height: 410m above sea level
  • Minimum height: 230m above sea level
  • Signposts: CAI Paths 22, 22A, 22B
  • Best time to tackle the route: spring, summer, autumn
  • Necessary equipment: clothing and walking shoes
  • Operators offering ancillary tourist services to the route: ND
Sui passi di Niccolò da Uzzano

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