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Val di Chiana

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Walking in Tuscany

Brief itinerary exploring the Mediterranean macchia and calanchi in the valley between Podere Santa Pia and Cinigiano [1]

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Trekking in southern Tuscany | Brief itinerary exploring the Mediterranean macchia and calanchi in the unspoilt valley below Castiglioncello Bandini

   
   

This brief itinerary starts and ends at the gate of the castle in Castiglioncello Bandini. It explores the Mediterranean macchia and calanchi in the valley below the borgo and Podere Santa Pia. Old ruins, a particular hunting chair and the impressive declining grounds of the calanchi, it all offers a great experience. The roads and the paths going through this wild area give the visitor the opportunity to see sceneries of unexpected beauty.
The tour is not difficult except for the last track (just before half way) where you leave the road towards the hunting chair, continuing on a small ridge of red grounds. 


Lenghth: 9.31 km, 2 hours

Easy, except for the track halfway

Lunghezza sentiero 9,31 km - ↑ Total climb 376 m ↓ Total descent 376 m

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The property of Podere Santa Pia lies on a hill overlooking the Valle d’Ombrone, a beautiful and miraculously intact valley. This part of southern Tuscany, known as the Maremma, is a wonderfully peaceful and very beautiful unspoiled area, ideal for a quiet holiday. Castiglioncello Bandini is a small borgo on the edge of the Poggio all'Olmo Nature Reserve. Several itineraries in the area make this village a good starting point to explore hills and valleys between Monte Amiata and the Valle d'Ombrone.

This brief itinerary is not difficult except for the track just before halfway, where you leave the road towards the hunting chair, continuing on a small ridge of red grounds. 

Before taking off we walk around the village. La Rosa dei Venti is an excellent osteria to have lunch.

 

Starting point Castle of Castiglioncello Bandini

 

Castiglioncello Bandini, the castle Castiglion del Torto

 

   
   
 

The cypresses of Podere Santa Pia

 

The gate and cypress trees at Podere Santa Pia (3,8 km) [1]

 

 
   

You can divide this itinerary into two tracks.


Through the woods to Castiglioncello Bandini
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Starting Point, the cypresses of Podere Santa Pia or the Castle of Castiglioncello Bandini

Lenghth: 6 km, 1 hour 55 minutes

Easy | 227 m upwards, 227 m downwards

 

Brief itinerary exploring the Mediterranean macchia and calanchi in the valley between Podere Santa Pia and Cinigiano | gpx

Circular Trail | Starting Point, the cypresses of Podere Santa Pia

Lenghth: 3,85 km, 1 hour 20 minutes

 

From Castiglioncello Bandini through the woods to Podere Santa Pia

 

 

 

Itinerary exploring the Mediterranean macchia and calanchi in the valley between Podere Santa Pia and Cinigiano

 

More details here

 

 

Album Sovana, Sovana Photo Gallery

Castiglioncello Bandini album

 

 

   
Castiglioncello Bandini, Castiglion del Torto  
Celebrare il dolce far niente
 

Castiglioncello Bandini, Castiglion del Torto

 

  Casa Vacanze Podere Santa Pia

  Cinigiano, view from Castiglioncello Bandini
    Castiglioncello Bandini, Calanchi in the valleybeween Podere Santa Pia, Federano and the torrent Rancida

Castiglioncello Bandini album

 

  Castiglioncello Bandini  

Castiglioncello Bandini, Calanchi in the valleybeween Podere Santa Pia, Federano and the torrent Rancida

Calanchi

 

       
   
 

Calanchi in the valley below Santa Pia

  Calanchi nella valle sotto Podere Santa
       
       
   

 

 

   

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Una lenta passeggiata lungo le strade bianche. Podere Santa Pia si trova vicino a Castiglioncello Bandini,
immersi nella campagna Toscana.

 

Tuscany | Calanchi e biancane | Un tesoro della natura


Walking in southern Tuscany | Itineraries exploring Castiglioncello Bandini and the Mediterranean macchia in the valleys around the village

Brief itinerary exploring the Mediterranean macchia and calanchi in the valley between Podere Santa Pia and Cinigiano

Circular Trail | Starting Point, the cypresses of Podere Santa Pia

Lenghth: 3,85 km, 1 hour 20 minutes

Easy, except for the track halfway

Through the woods to Castiglioncello Bandini

Starting Point, the cypresses of Podere Santa Pia or the Castle of Castiglioncello Bandini

Lenghth: 6 km, 1 hour 55 minutes

Easy | 227 m upwards, 227 m downwards

From Podere Santa Pia (Castiglioncello Bandini) to Cinigiano

Lenghth: 8,34 km

Easy

Hiking along the Rancioa riverbed, in the hidden valleys below Castiglioncello Bandini

Circular Trail | Starting Point, the cypresses of Podere Santa Pia

Lenghth: 4,42 km, 1 hour 31 minutes

Easy, except for the essential part of the track beyond Podere Federano, where you reach and follow the Rancioa riverbed


 


[1] Photo by Rein Ergo