You'll come across a farm and after a couple of kilometres, near a junction marked by a gate and a bay hedge, turn left for a short yet steep climb. Monteloro is on your right, it's worth a visit, and a couple of kilometres further down the dirt track, surrounded by vines, you'll meet the asphalt road. Turn left for San Clemente valley; home to unique scenery, a harmonious example of Florentine countryside with farmhouses, old farms and Renaissance villas, tower houses, olive groves, vines and cypress trees. This is where Dante Alighieri spent his summers in the company of Beatrice Portinari, and where poet Hermann Hesse fell in love with Italy.
Turn right along the track for Casale San Vincenzo, surrounded by vines, that leads to the wonderful Villa il Poggiolo. At the main road turn left, heading uphill slightly. You'll soon come across the church of Pagnolle on your left and, on the opposite side of the road, after a series of stone arches, hidden among the olive trees, the Renaissance Villa le Fonti. At the next crossroads with signposts, carry straight on slightly uphill along via San Clemente in the opposite direction to Fiesole. Continue for about 5 km along this panoramic road, surrounded by nature and far away from traffic. You'll meet the main road again. Take the road that quickly leads to Fiesole.