Calstate Outdoor trips

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2022
Sat. Oct. 8th
Fiesole and the Da Vinci’s Dream
Highlights Monte Ceceri and Leonardo’s flying man experiments
The Pietra Serena (sandstone) quarries
Visiting Fiesole: Etruscan, Roman and Medieval traces
Incredible views of Florence and its hills
Meeting Place 9am at Stazione Nazionale bus stop (click for gmap)
Distance 3.5 miles
Difficulty easy to moderate
Elevation gain 750 feet
Hiking time 3 hours
Fee 12€ (half-day activity)
Transportation City bus (25′ ride, one way) – 2 bus tickets needed
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Sat. Nov. 5th
Hills with a view: the best way to see Florence
Highlights Amazing panoramas over Florence and its surroundings
The old country churches of Pieve a Ripoli and Santa Maria a Quarto
Walking on a paved ancient Roman road!
A taste of classic Tuscan countryside
Meeting Place 9am in front of Calstate building
Distance 4 miles
Difficulty easy
Elevation gain 500 feet
Hiking time 3 hours
Fee 12€ (half-day activity)
Transportation City bus (20′ ride, one way) – 2 bus tickets needed
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Sat. Dec. 3th
From the river to the hills – Around Piazzale Michelangelo + Sunset
Highlights The San Niccolò tower, gate and neighborhood
The Belvedere Fortress
Arcetri and Galileo’s house
San Miniato al Monte church
Le Rampe descent
The best sunset overlooking the city!
Meeting Place 2pm at Torre San Niccolò (click for gmap)
Distance 4 miles
Difficulty easy
Elevation gain 550 feet
Hiking time 3 hours
Fee 12€ (half-day activity)
Transportation None
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2023
Sat. Feb. 11th
Let’s meet the Medici’s.. in the Cascine Park!
Highlights Guided tour of the most beautiful (and old) Florentine park
Finding Medici family traces hidden among the trees
The Indian Prince funeral monument
Old trees, river walk, WW2 stories and more..
Meeting Place 9:30am at Vittorio Emanuele monument (click for gmap)
Distance 4.5 miles
Difficulty super easy
Elevation gain 130 feet
Hiking time 3 hours
Fee 12€ (half-day activity)
Transportation None
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Sat. Mar. 18th
The Man and the Land: From the Middle ages up today
Highlights A medieval scouting tower hidden in the middle of the countryside
Rimaggio and Rimaggino villages
San Lorenzo country church
A once-upon-a-time water-mill
The oldest cypress tree of the area
Meeting Place 9am in front of Calstate building
Distance 5 miles
Difficulty easy to moderate
Elevation gain 750 feet
Hiking time 3.5 hours
Fee 12€ (half-day activity)
Transportation City bus (20′ ride) – 2 tickets needed
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Sat. Apr. 15th
This is Tuscany! A walk surrounded by olive groves and vineyards
Highlights Lappeggi and Mondeggi Renaissance villas
The Cerreto woods
Learning about olive oil and wine production in the fields!
Beautiful views of the countryside
The little town of Grassina and Antella
Meeting Place 9am in front of Calstate building
Distance 4.6 miles
Difficulty easy
Elevation gain 550 feet
Hiking time 3 hours
Fee 12€ (half-day activity)
Transportation City bus (35′ ride) – 2 tickets needed


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