I rode up the back way to San Domenico, then took the main road up through Fiesole to the turn off for Vincigliata. I took this and went past Vincigliata to Montebeni, where I descended to Settignano. I had not been down here many times, and am looking for more close in climbs / riding. I found an excellent route down, and looking at the map, it appears that I have 3 options there. I then looked for the climb to Vincigliata, and ended up finding the road to Maiano. But a little ways up this road, it connects with my normal route to climb Vincigliata, but I checked out where the road hits the Settignano road, and connected it all in my head. Anyway, I then climbed the Vincigliata road, a standard for me, to the road over to Fiesole, then turned off there to descend to Pian de Mugnone, then took Via Faentina back to town. It will work well for the winter, no snow at these altitudes, lots of climbing and fun roads.
Check the link for the details, but the summary is: 19.5 miles in 1:48 for an average speed of 10.8, with 2400 vertical feet of climbing. Sweet!
With the grandkids staying with us for a day plus, this was a quick escape by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
What a beautiful day. These photos are on the Vincigliata climb.
Road, views, etc. Hope you all like it!