The area of Casole d’Elsa is spread over 148 km and is mainly featured by rolling hills, typical of Tuscany. The average altitude is about 415m above sea level reaching up to 600m. It is the ideal environment for walkers to regenerate the spirit and the body.
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From Casole d’Elsa you can go on three splendid Trekking Routes which link onto the official itinerary of the via Francigena, a well-traced and marked road. The via Francigena is the old route that during Middle age connected Canterbury to Rome and to the harbors of Apulia. It has been rediscovered by modern trekkers surprised and enchanted by the beautiful views and landscape of this route. Since 2001 the European association of vie Francigene coordinates the development and promotion of an itinerary that runs across Italy and Europe, retracing the history of our continent.
It is possible to go on seven other simple itineraries, still being in the area of Casole.
They are circular itineraries touching small villages and districts (Monteguidi, Pievescola, Mensano, Querceto, etc) where you can enjoy truly unexpected landscapes and see or visit places of a certain historic and archeological importance.
You can download the map for free here or buy the paper version by the local tourist point information in Casole d’elsa ( main square) for 3 Euros.
The map includes: a cartography of the historic center of Casole d’Elsa, useful for city trekking; a map of the trails outside the city walls and one of the footpaths in the communal territory that touch the Francigena track, which runs between the municipalities of Colle Val d’Elsa and Monteriggioni. For each itinerary are indicated the starting and arriving places with the respective geographic coordinates, the altitude chart, the length, the travel times , the difficulty depending on the type of users, the detailed description of the route and the list of sites of historical and artistic relevance.