The journey continues in the direction of the small towns and old castles that stipple the Valdarno hills. Among these, a small village called Il Borro is worth a visit, sitting 20 km from Arezzo on the slopes of Pratomagno and an ancient Roman road, the via Cassia.
Il Borro, which takes its name from the castle that stands 275 metres above sea level, is perched on the top of a peak, one of many on the Valdarno plateau. Today the town, being owned by the Ferragamo family, has been completely restored and has hotels, restaurants and spas. The church of San Biagio is home to a copy of the Holy Shroud, identical in detail and grandeur of that on display in the Turin cathedral.
This itinerary is part of the Valdarno Bike Road project.