Fiesole, halfway between the city and the countryside
The city of Florence, the heart of this territory, lies along the course of river Arno, in the middle of a basin surrounded by beautiful hills, among which stands the Fiesole hill, representing one of the most characteristic and peculiar landscapes of Tuscany and one of the most renowned in the world.
Visiting this territory means travelling through time and space, and the bike (shortening and sweetening lengths) is the ideal means of transport to rejoin Fiesole and the adjacent countryside with the splendid streets and squares of Florence.
The hills of Fiesole, Settignano, Montemorello. Il Mugello.
The northern border of Florence is marked by Settignano, the half-moon shaped hills of Fiesole, Montececeri and Montemorello, which surround the city, separating it from the countryside. The sudden transition to countryside couldn’t be more unexpected, with Fiesole marking the crucial point of separation. In its proximity the land descends for 700 mt in just a few kilometers.
Thanks to a wide selection of off-road trails and singletracks, hikers and bikers are able to move in every season on itineraries of every kind and difficulty.
In the heart of Tuscany, a few steps away from Florence, travelling becomes an exciting and funny adventure in search for ancient memories and unforgettable scents and colors, through remote valleys and ancient roads.
Fiesole and surroundings by bike Report on the Official tourism site of Tuscany.