Continuing along the path, you’ll reach the centuries-old settlement of Metato, where dried chestnuts and marroni originated. At the buildings, turn right to go down again along the CAI 8 and in roughly 15 minutes you’ll arrive at ‘La Casetta’. Past the building, turn right again and you will rejoin the tarmac road that takes you back to the starting point.
The length of the ring route is 3.5 km, with a 100 m difference in height, on tarmac roads, dirt roads and footpaths.
Source: “Guide to the trails of Vallombrosa. A thousand years of history and more” written by the Carabinieri Biodiversity Department of Vallombrosa.