Madonna dei fornelli - San Piero a Sieve
Lenght: 42,50 Km
Duration: almost 4 hours
The Via degli Dei sign is in front of Madonna dei Fornelli Montevenere hotel and it takes you up to Cucchi Mount. Go on and you will pass through the forest and you will get to the four Pian di Balestra crossing traks where you will see the ancient roman street (Flaminia Militare) sign which takes you to the Emilia-Tuscany border. Continue to bike and after gardens, trees and an artificial lake you will get to Piana degli Ossi. Here you can see some Roman 2nd century b.C furnace ancient stones. This furnace was used to make the limestone become quicklime by the fire, for building use. Go on and you will arrive at Passeggere and at the next Bruscoli crossing you have to go up to Banditacce. This place is the highest place of the Via degli Dei track (about 1200 mt). After few metres you will arrive at "il Poggiaccio" which is the halfway between Bologna and Florence. In this part of Via degli Dei you can see some well preserved Roman Street's ancient stones called "Flaminia Militare" - 187 b.C. Follow the track and you will arrive at Passo della Futa. Here there is the Tuscany-Futa car street n° SS 65 On this street you will also see a very big building: the German graveyard, which has almost 30.000 german gravestones from the Second World War. Go on on Via degli Dei way and you will get to Monte di Fò.
Then you have to continue to bike and you will arrive near Monte Gazzaro (you can't go up to the Mountain by bike because it could be very dangerous). Down on the hill follow Osteria Bruciata sign. Long time ago in this place there was a very particular restaurant. The restaurant manager was used to welcome new people, to steal from them and...to cook them! Follow the Via degli Dei track and you will arrive at Sant'Agata del Mugello. This town is very old and its ancient Church is wonderful (Pieve di Sant'Agata). But your last arriving point is San Piero a Sieve. So, follow the white road CAI n°46 and you will get first to Gabbiano and then to San Piero a Sieve.