Fiesole Florence World Cycling Championship
A – From Fiesole to Florence
Following the footsteps of the 2013 World Cycling Championship.
…the street winds through splendid villas…just a few minutes away from the amazing sight of the Dome and Baptistery of Florence…
Visualizza From Fiesole to Florence following the footsteeps of the 2013 World Cycling Championship in una mappa di dimensioni maggiori
START Fiesole STOP Florence
Bus for the climBike for the down!
From the main square Mino da Fiesole following the path of the upcoming UCI world championship 2013, proceed in the direction of Caldine, leaving first the apses of the cathedral on your left, then the archaeological site and the Roman theatre on your right. In proximity of the first bend proceed straight, leaving the main road into Via Duprè (a downhill road with some rough parts!). The view over Fiesole countryside and the Mugnone valley shows itself in all its majesty. After surpassing one of the two hills of Fiesole you will reach the crossroad with Via di Fontelucente. Turn right into the descending road (before that, it is worth crossing Via Vecchia Fiesolana and going up for a few meters to reach the magnificent viewpoint which will delight you with a breathtaking view over Florence and the Chianti hills). Before the Church of Fontelucente turn left into Via delle Palazzine. Proceed on the narrow street until you reach Via Roccettini, in proximity of Badia Fiesolana and the European University. Turn left. From the large square opposite the Badia, on the side across Via Salviati, a steep ascending road marks the final circuit of the World Cycling Championship. Proceed on the uphill road until you reach the main road connecting Fiesole to Florence (in proximity of the village of San Domenico). Turn right in the direction of Florence, again along the circuit of the World championship, which you will leave after a few meters by turning right into Via Boccaccio.
The street winds through splendid villas all the way to the little neighborhood of Le Cure and its homonymous square. Use the underground passage (near the open market) to cross the railway and reach the cycle path of Viale don Giovanni Minzoni until Piazza della Libertà. Cross the junction alleys and keep going on the cycle path along via Cavour. Pass by Piazza San Marco. You are already in the historic centre of Florence and its pedestrian area, and just a few minutes away from the amazing sight of the Dome and Baptistery.
- One way!
- Distance: 9 Km
- Total vertical climb: ca. 30m
- Level of difficulty: Basic-map
- Surface: Paved
- Kind of bike: Race bike, Mountain bike