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Medici Route

The Medici Route is an evocative route that extends between history and legend for 78.3 km, with a medium difficulty level, which can be completed in 4 or more days. Along the route, specially signposted, you will mainly walk along local roads and CAI paths (CAI - Italian Alpine Club).

The adventure begins at the Medici Cascine park in Prato and ends in Fucecchio.

During the route, you will have the opportunity to visit four Medici Villas, recognized today as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In addition to these splendid homes, you will also find ancient historic villages, panoramic ridges and valleys, natural parks, archaeological sites and numerous historical-artistic testimonies. Each step will lead you to discover a story full of charm and beauty.

The Medici Route is also of strategic importance as a connection between the and the famous .This will allow you to connect the Po Valley and Northern European spaces with the spirituality of the Eternal City, Rome.

Let yourself be won over by the charm of this route which will lead you on an unforgettable journey through history, culture and breathtaking landscapes. Walk in the footsteps of the Medici and discover the wonders that shaped these places. The Medici Route awaits you to let you live a unique experience that will enchant you.

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Total length: 78.3 km
Total height difference uphill: 2,145 m
Difficulty: medium/low
Total duration: 4 days
Stages 4; Rings 2; Municipalities 9; Provinces 3
Medici Villas Unesco Heritage: 4
  • Wool and Silk Route
  • Francigena Route
Tourist guide and hiking map
The hiking map of the route at 1:25,000 scale, combined with the guide with all the information useful to the walker, can be purchased online and in the bookstores indicated on the site:
Tracciato in kml della via Medicea (KML, 92.2 kB)

Along the route