If you are looking for a trekking path not far from Florence you must take the Renaissance Ring (Anello del Rinascimento), a 170 kilometers long route divided into 13 stages. It is ideal for walking or mountain biking and each section of the Ring has a public transport link with Florence, so you can also choose to cover just one portion.
You will come across monasteries, castles, hospices to welcome pilgrims, ancient walled communities, country churches and sections of paved roads that go back to Roman or Medieval times.
Florence Tourism office has created a map-guide that describes the following 13 Renaissance Ring steps: Calenzano-Vaglia; Vaglia – Alberaccio – Fiesole; Impruneta – La Certosa; La Certosa- Firenze; Certosa Signa; Signa – Campi Bisenzio – Calenzano; Pontassieve – Montecucco – S. Donato; San Donato in Collina – Impruneta; Rignano sull’Arno – Montecucco – Bagno a Ripoli ; Vaglia – Alberaccio – Santa Brigida; Santa Brigida Pontassieve; Signa – Firenze.
For getting a map-guide write or call: +39 05523320, email@example.com or download the description of each stage here.