Ring of the Pesa

Municipality Greve in Chianti


The route starts from the hamlet of Panzano, known for its Sunday morning market and its square with a fountain, which is exactly halfway between Florence and Siena (as indicated by the medallion on the ground around the fountain, created and casted by the judge’s foundry).

Along the itinerary is the chapel of the Madonna delle Grazie to which the local faithful turned for miraculous healings.

Afterward, the trail winds along the Pesa valley until it reaches the river of the same name, past farmhouses, farms, and beautiful vineyards.

Points of interest

  • panoramic view over the Pesa valley
  • Chapel of the Madonna delle Grazie
  • San Martino in Cecione
Technical details:
  • Starting point: Panzano
  • How to get there: ISR 22
  • Finish locality: Panzano
  • Access: Panzano
  • Difficulty level: T - Tourist, E - Hiking
  • Possible criticality: Guado
  • Experience requirements: Medium
  • Walking time: 3 hours
  • Length: 6.5 km
  • Total ascent: 260m
  • Total Descent: 260m
  • Maximum height: 500m above sea level
  • Minimum height: 240m above sea level
  • Signposts: CAI path 434
  • Best time to tackle the route: Spring, autumn
  • Equipment required: hiking clothing and shoes
  • Operators offering ancillary tourist services to the route: ND
Anello della Pesa

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