Ring of Ruffoli

Municipality Greve in Chianti



The route starts from Greve's famous triangular market square and continues through the scenic area of Melazzano hill, a very important settlement in medieval times.

Passing the Richiari stream, after a wooded itinerary, you will come to Ruffoli, an ancient medieval settlement, where the center of Santa Lucia a Barbiano with its medieval church and 19th-century cemetery is recognizable above.

The road continues towards the locality of Masso Tondo to reach the municipal road of San Michele at Il Tiglio.

From here, it is possible to reach Monte San Michele or return to Greve along the same municipal road. Along the way, in the locality of Caprolo, we will meet the quarries of 'Pietraforte' which are still active today. The material is typical of the area and often used, even in antiquity, for buildings and decorations. 

Points of interest

  • Hamlet of Ruffoli
  • Ancient road with dry stone walls
Technical details:
  • Starting point: Greve in Chianti
  • How to get there: SR 222
  • Arrival locality: Greve in Chianti
  • Access: Capoluogo
  • Difficulty level: EE - Experts
  • Possible criticality: Guado borro Richiari, exposed stretches of path
  • Experience requirements: Experts
  • Walking time: 6 hours
  • Length: 14km (18km with the San Michele diversions)
  • Total ascent: 500m
  • Total descent: 500m
  • Maximum height: 730m above sea level
  • Minimum height: 230m above sea level
  • Signs: CAI Paths 24, 26 and 26A
  • Best time to tackle the route: spring, summer, autumn
  • Necessary equipment: clothing and walking shoes
  • Operators offering ancillary tourist services to the route: ND
Anello di ruffoli

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