On leaving Seravezza you take the scenic road for Azzano – La Capella (452m), and head upwards on an asphalt road until you reach a crossroads after the village of Giustagnana (345m). After a little more than a kilometre, you will pass the thirteenth-century Romanesque San Martino Chapel on your left (452m), which has a beautiful bell tower possibly dating back to the year 1000, as well as a gorgeous rose window known as the “Eye of Michelangelo”. Taking a right, you climb towards Minazzana (465m). Not far from the crossroads starts a mule track, which begins on a compacted gravel road, and soon presents some demanding, tight, rocky turns. Following that, the slope becomes less steep and you reach the village of Minazzana, where the mule track continues as cement through the residential area as far as the wash house. From there, bending to the left, the path once again begins to climb.