Straddling the Tuscan-Romanian Apennines, in the province of Florence, in Mugello, the Giogo Casaglia Park extends for 6,240 hectares, between ridges and passes that descend towards Bologna and Romagna, in the upper part of the Santerno, Senio and Lamone basins to the north and the Sieve to the south.
In addition to the naturalistic aspects, the area of the Giogo-Casaglia was in the period of the Second World War crossed in the last century by the Gothic Line, the defensive line erected by the Germans to stop the advance of the allies from the south and of which numerous traces remain in future memory.
The ring hike leads us to the Giogo through paths in extensive beech forests, alternating with pastures and environments in transition or artificial origin such as American fir, silver fir and black pine, all the result of reforestation occurred in the last century.
We start from the small village of Grezzano to arrive, through dense forests of fir, at Pian del Giogo with its beautiful panoramic views of Mugello and then, once you pass some German stations of the Gothic Line, descend decisively, surrounded by woods, until a little busy paved road that we will walk for a short time to the starting point.
Duration: 5 hours (including stops)
Length: 13 km
Altitude difference: 600 mt
Difficulty: E (hikers)
Recommended season: spring, summer, autumn
You need: comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, rainproof equipment, water and packed lunch.
Admission fee per person: 12 € (free for children under 12 years old)