This moderately difficult route leads us to the Svizzera Pesciatina, It is located in the Valleriana area, north of Pescia (Pistoia Province) and it’s called “Svizzera Pesciatina” (Swiss Pescia).
Jean Charles Léonard Simonde de Sismondi, who was born in Geneva and lived there in the late eighteenth century, named the area “Svizzera Pesciatina” because he found many similarities with the alpine landscapes of his native country in this area of Tuscany.
It includes medieval hamlets, known as “castella”. The hamlets are Pietrabuona, Medicina, Aramo, Sorana, San Quirico, Castelvecchio, Stiappa, Pontito and Vellano.
Starting from Montecatini Terme you‘ll reach Pescia and Pietrabuona. Continue on to the medieval of Aramo, San Quirico , Pontito and Stiappa.
The tour ends with a fast descent before returning to Montecatini Terme.