CASTELLO ITINERARY #slowflorence

  • Comply with health safety regulations for the covid-19 emergency

What you will find

THE TERRITORY
This route presents aspects of absolute historical, artistic and landscape interest, in which the suburban villas of leisure and delight stand out for their beauty, importance and monumentality: the Medici villas of Castello and Petraia, with their marvelous Italian gardens (not only adapted nature to the perspective geometry of the green, but a metaphorical and symbolic program of the power and prestige of the Prince) and those that belonged to the Medici, such as Villa Corsini, but also Villa La Quiete to Montalve (also belonged to the Medici) where, from 1724, resided Anna Maria Luisa de 'Medici, elect Palatina, last descendant of the family...

VISITABLE PLACES:

    1. Villa Reale di Castello Free admission.
    2. Accademia della Crusca Limited access.
    3. Villa La Petraia Free admission. Villa and garden open every day (except second and third Monday of the month)
    4. Villa Corsini Free admission.
    5. Church of S. Michele in Castello Feriali

    • SUITABLE: To walkers with a good level of training, to runners with a good level of training who can run the entire course, the "beginners" are advised to walk the first uphill section (1 km) while walking

    • BASIC ROUTE: Viottolone del Vivaio - Piazza delle Lingue d’Europa - Via Accademici della Crusca - Via di Castello - Via della Petraia - Via Giuliano Ricci - Via dell’Osservatorio - Via di Boldrone - Via della Quiete - Via Dazzi - Via del Gioiello - Via dell’Osservatorio - Via di Boldrone - Via della Petraia - Via S. Michele a Castello - Viuzzo del Gondo - Via del Gondo - Via Giovanni da San Giovanni - Via di Castello - Via degli Accademici della Crusca - Piazza delle Lingue d’Europa - Viottolone del Vivaio 
    • ROUTE AND ROAD VENUE: The route is almost entirely devoid of sidewalk (except the stretch of Via di Soffiano) and has challenging slopes. The road, in asphalt, is mainly narrow and closed between the boundary walls of the properties. Be careful and always stay on the opposite side of the direction of travel of the vehicles.
    • TRAINING TYPE: Due to its characteristics, this type of track allows you to train specific strength thanks to the continuous alternation of ascents and descents.

    • CONNECTED ROUTE:  Via di San Michele a Castello - Via della Covacchia - Via della Fonte (strada bianca) - Via della Topaia - Via Pietro Dazzi - Via dell’Osservatorio (all’incrocio con Via di Boldrone)
    • ROUTE AND ROAD VENUE: The first part of the route is devoid of sidewalk and has a descent of about 1 km. Via di S. Vito is narrow and steep. The road, in asphalt (except inside the park of Villa Strozzi), is mainly closed between the boundary walls. Be careful and always keep to the side opposite the direction of travel of the vehicles.
    • TRAINING TYPE: Due to its characteristics, this type of track allows you to train the lactic acid power, or produce a conspicuous percentage of lactic acid and dispose of it at the same time. 

    • FOOTWEAR: walking or running

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    PLEASE NOTE: THE FACILITIES HAVE BEEN ENTIRELY SANITIZED AND THE VISITS WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE REGULATIONS STATED BY THE HEALTH EMERGENCY.
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    Where / Meeting point

    Via di S. Michele a Castello - 50141 Firenze (FI)

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