Turn after turn start to come at you thick fast, enough to make you want to have another go. At the sign for Rifredo, look out for the right hand turn off, going down toward Osteto-Moscheta. The road, now single track, snakes through the forest until it comes to Badia di Moscheta and its hotel restaurant: after the triumph of the tortello mugellano and/or the tagliatella ai funghi, here the menu has a clear message: “we don’t serve well done steak here, we respect our traditions”.
As a treat, once back on course, follow signs for Firenzuola which offers you lovely hairpin bends to get back to the SS503 and finish the trip with a smile across your chinstrap. One last suggestion: the Giogo mountain pass should be travelled in both directions.