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Fattoria di Maiano car park

Fattoria di Maiano

Our hike brings us through the quarries of Maiano with wonderful views of Florence just 15 minutes from the city!

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Fattoria di Maiano
Fattoria di Maiano

Time & Location

Oct 19, 2020, 8:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Fattoria di Maiano car park, Via Cave di Maiano 2, Via Benedetto da Maiano, 11, 50014 Fiesole FI, Italy

About the Event

The quarries of Maiano represent only a part of the vast complex of extraction of ornamental stones that extends throughout the area between Maiano and Settignano. Our hike brings us through the quarries of Maiano, now abandoned and in complete disuse, where the excavations of the precious varieties of "pietra forte" and "pietra serena" (otherwise called "gray stone") were obtained. What's wonderful about this walk is it is just 15 minutes outside of the city centre and we get a fabulous view of Florence and arrive at the point where Leonardo da Vinci took flight from his flight machine.

Length: 4 miles

Level: Moderate

Altitude: 415 m

What to Bring: water, hiking boots, polls , snacks

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