I left from the apartment and rode directly up to Monte Scenario from here. It is a pretty direct climb with only a few spots that are flat or slightly descending. I am taking the training for the Firenze / Modena event a week from Sunday pretty seriously, and thought this climb would be better than a day off. I pushed it pretty hard and had personal bests on a few of the climbs. It is a really beautiful climb with wonderful roads, and I can make it into a reasonable loop. I climb up through Pian de San Barolo, Montorsoli, Pratolino (water), and then directly up to Monte Scenario. It is a really beautiful spot up there, and a true pleasure to have it so close by.
On the descent, you have to retrace a little of the climb, then can turn it into a loop by riding through Bivigliano, then over toward L'Olmo, and then I took the road above Fiesole back through Fiesole, turning off to descend to Pian de Mugnone, then through Piazza della Cure and home. A great, fun ride. Quick summary is: 26.1 miles in 1:52 rolling time for an average speed of 14 mph with 2695 vertical feet climbed at a sun effected temperature of 74. I love it here!
Monte Scenario training ride by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
Some great views on the climb to Montescenario - beautiful day.
Close to the same location, slightly different view.
At the top - my "arty" shot with the beautiful cross and
the beautiful bike below, with a beautiful panorama in the background.