I started by going toward Bagno a Ripoli, turning off to Ponte a Ema, then taking Via Carota up toward Osteria Nuova. I finished the climb to Osteria Nuova on the main road and turned off to descend to Antella. In Antella, I found the road over to Capanuccia. It is steep in places while climbing, but not too much vertical, around 500 feet. It is a beautiful little road with little to no traffic. On the other side you connect with the main road from Grassina to Capanuccia and San Polo. I rode through Capanuccia, then did the climb to the little pass before descending to San Polo. More water in San Polo, then the really fun, very gentle descent toward Strada before the last kilometer or two of climbing. I rode though Strada, then turned off to cut over to Impruneta. A little climbing here, then mostly a descent toward Galluzzo, and I turned off before the town to cut around through Cinque Vie.
On the climb to Osteria Nuova, I estimated the total vertical for the day, then adjusted my estimate just after Capanuccia. I was within 3 meters, which I like. Fun ride and really a great day to be out. The average temperature of 55 was real as there was no sun to push the average up. 35.1 miles in 2:35 rolling time for an average speed of 13.6 mph with 2795 vertical feet climbed at an average temperature of 55. Loved it.
Osteria Nuova, Antella, Capanuccia, San Polo, Strada, Impruneta, Cinque Vie by ridingwithcosimo at Garmin Connect - Details
Yes, it was a pretty gray day.
A couple of shots of the beautiful road between Antella and Capanuccia.
This view is on the final push on the climb before the descent into San Polo.