An invigorating walk among the stunning views of the Chianti Classico area, to admire the sculptures of American artist Leo Lionni and reach the archaeological site of Cetamura: this is the charming itinerary that winds through the territory of Radda in Chianti.
The hiking-type path is passable all year round and does not present any particular criticality. Between round trip, it takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
It starts from Pescinale, about 5 kilometers from the town of Radda in Chianti.
The first part of the route alternates between oak and chestnut woods and the splendid views of the ridges of the hills that characterize the area, until you reach the Le Campora farm.
A little further on, along the path in the locality of Porcignano, some strange sculptures are encountered: they are the works of the American artist Leo Lionni, created about 30 years ago.
An American painter, sculptor and illustrator, Leo Lionni settled in Italy in the 1960s, in Porcignano, a hamlet of Radda in Chianti, and left evidence of his work here.
Continuing through woods of large chestnut trees, we reach the end of the trail, near the paved road and trail 308.
Not far away, there is also the archaeological site of Cetamura, an ancient Etruscan-Roman settlement, which has yielded important finds, some of which are still on display at the Sienese Chianti Archaeological Museum in Castellina in Chianti.
The "On the Trails of Leo Lionni" trail is part of the Chianti Classico Hiking Network, which brings together trails and itineraries of the Chianti municipalities.