Even the identification of the landscape behind Gioconda was not easy. One of the most plausible hypotheses connects the background bridge with that of Buriano, on the Arno river, near Arezzo. The mountains in the back could instead have been inspired by the ravines of the Valdarno, in the Reggello area, or even from the alpine area.
Leonardo da Vinci knew well the area of the Val di Chiana and it is thought that, on the left side of the Gioconda, he has depicted the Gola di Pratantico, not far from the bridge.
Thanks to the various elements recognized, some researchers have been able to study the point of view of Leonardo, which corresponds to the village of Quarata (near Arezzo) and is located along Via Setteponti, towards Castiglion Fibocchi.