This mountain takes its name from the fact that in the past it was populated by swans (in Italian cigni), defined by the Florentines "ceceri" due to the black bump on the beak, which, according to the hunters of the time, resembles a chick-pea.
The itinerary that we propose starts from the slopes of the mountain and leads to Piazzale Leonardo along the path 7 of the CAI, following a short stretch of the Via Degli Dei. The route starts from the Cave di Maiano, you can get by car and leave it in the parking lot or by public transport taking the Ataf buses. Near the bus stop, climbing enthusiasts can enjoy a large rock gym on the wall of the old quarry, marked by more than 40 climbing routes reaching up to 25 meters.
After a few tens of meters of asphalt road and then dirt road, the walk continues along an undergrowth path. The CAI road signs will take you to the highest peaks of Monte Ceceri passing by some historical quarries, such as the Cava Sarti, a former open air excavation area located right under the Piazzale Leonardo.