After you get to Montebeni, it is very mellow, and I continued up the road toward Fiesole, then turned right and climbed to Olmo. A great descent down Via Faentina all the way to Le Cure, then home. I felt pretty good, so I am believing I am ready for Sunday. Ciao.
Check out Climbing - Pian de Mugnone, Fiesole, Vincigliata, Settignano wall, Olmo, Firenze on Strava.com! It's a 41.7 km ride I did on Thursday, June 5, 2014.
Not the best photo, but through the trees you can see the belltower
in Settignano, but this road bypasses the town.
This beautiful little road is the start of the super difficult climb
on what I call the Settignano wall - steepest part is 32%!