7 - When entering a field, turn left, following the edge until you cross the road
8 - Turn right, following the road uphill
9 - Turn right, following the road uphill. The road on your left leads to Cinigiano
Old tree on your left (probably a Downey oak) that was hit by lightning When a tree is struck by lightning the liquids inside the trunk turn to gas instantly, leading to an explosion of bark.
Not all trees are equally vulnerable to lightning. Species of trees most commonly struck by lightning include oak, elm, maple, poplar, ash,
spruce, fir, pine, and tulip tree.
10 - Podere Federano appears again. The ruins of Podere Federano. This was one of the 17 poderi or farms belonging to the castle in Castiglioncello Bandini, Castiglion del Torto.
Above the old buildings, you see the silhouette of Castiglioncello Bandini and Poggio all’Olmo.
11 - We suggest to turn right, steeply uphill. This is a shortcut to Podere Santa Pia.
Going straight ahead is the same track we used in the beginning, and also leads you first to La Dimora Podere Santa Margherita and later, following the road on your right to Podere Santa Pia.
12 - Turn left, to cross the hill towards Podere Santa Pia, hidden between olive and oak trees. A beautiful view on this holiday resort and its grounds open up.
13 - Here we hit the road again. Turn right for a final short stretch towards Podere Santa Pia.