Mon, Oct 19|
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!
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
Altitude: 415 m
What to Bring: water, hiking boots, polls , snacks