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Walk from Monte Oliveto Maggiore Monastery to Fattoria Pieve a Salti Agriturismo

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  • Watch Tower at the monastery and your start point
    Watch Tower at the monastery and your start point
    Foto: Sally Thompson, Macs Adventure
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Walk from the impressive Monte Oliveto Maggiore Monastery on a variety of different terrain with fantastic views everywhere you turn.

Afstand 9,5 km
3:25 u
232 m
314 m
379 m
163 m

Starting with a short transfer to the monastery at 9am to visit before the crowds arrive. After time to explore begin the walk back to Fattoria Pieve a Salti Agriturismo at the watchtower. Walk through the little village of Chiusure. Follow a gravel road up and down over the rolling terrain before taking a dirt trail through a wooded area with pines and reeds (providing much needed shade on hot days). Pass farmhouses along the way and once more this walk provides great views of the Crete Senesi landscape. When nearing Pieve a Salti it’s possible to spot it to the right of the ridge. Save some energy for the last kilometre as there’s a steep climb to get back to the agriturismo.

Tip van de auteur

As today's walk is fairly short it is recommended to spend time visiting the Monte Oliveto Monastery before beginning the walk. Please check opening/closing hours.

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Laatste wijziging op: 11.11.2022
Hoogste punt
379 m
Laagste punt
163 m
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There are a few sections of the walk on small country roads and along pavements of busier roads today. Where there is no pavement or grass verge, please take extra care. The general rule is to walk on the same side of the road as oncoming traffic, in order to avoid having your back directly to oncoming traffic. Be prepared to walk in single file and to stay as close to the side of the road as possible.


There may be sections where you will be walking through fields containing livestock.  Be vigilant and respectful of all animals. At times it’s possible to encounter barking dogs. Most dogs on farms and in the countryside are very territorial so they begin to bark when they hear you coming and do not stop until you are past the property. We recommend just keeping your head down and walking at a normal pace past the house. They were behind a fence, so there was no risk they could escape.


July and August are the hottest months. At that time of year, the temperatures can rise into the 30 degrees Celsius during the day. Always make sure to stay hydrated and carry plenty of water. There aren’t many water fill points along the way. It is also advisable to wear skin protecting clothing and use sun cream/screen. We recommend starting the walk very early in the morning to arrive at the abbey before the heat of the day. We recommend inquiring about the day’s forecasted weather before setting out on the walk. A useful website for climate information specific to towns and countries is or

Tips en hints

Food & Drink

It is possible to buy lunch at the cafe just outside the abbey. There is pleasant outside seating here. There is also a cafe/food store in Chiusure to purchase a picnic lunch and eat it on route. Alternatively, ask the agriturismo the evening prior to make a panini to take away for lunch.

Included Transfer

Please make your transfer arrangements for the walk tomorrow, this evening.


Monte Oliveto Maggiore Monastery Watch Tower (305 m)
43.177485, 11.547382
43°10'38.9"N 11°32'50.6"E
32T 707038 4783674
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Fattoria Pieve a Salti Agriturismo


*** To help you follow the route with confidence we have provided these route notes. The route is mostly waymarked, but we strongly suggest following the GPS tracks in the Macs Adventure smartphone app to have a safe, enjoyable, and problem-free day.  The daily maps can also be printed from the web version of the app should paper copies be preferred. ***

0.0km – With your back to the monastery’s watchtower (and a car park above you and on your right) go STRAIGHT ON down the road in front of you. Then in 100m BEAR RIGHT at the fork following the signs to Siena, Pienza, Arezzo, etc.

0.2km – At the junction with the main road, BEAR RIGHT following the signs to Siena, Arezzo, etc. Walk down this road for 600m taking care of any traffic.

0.8km – TURN RIGHT when you see a little brown hut on your right and a sign saying “Sentiero Le Piaggiarelle". Then walk up the stairs in front of you and keep ascending until you reach the top and some wooden posts. Walk past the posts to the road.

1.0km – When you reach the road TURN RIGHT and walk down it into the village of Chiusure.

1.4km – Once in the village and at the junction go STRAIGHT ON between the old brick houses. When you come to a small piazza/square with a well on your left go STRAIGHT ON walking through the piazza on its right hand side. This road then bears slightly right (towards some green benches), then keep STRAIGHT ON with the views to your right. Keep walking down this road.

1.8km – When the road bends to the left you BEAR RIGHT down a smaller gravel trail with houses to your left and a metal sign on your right. After 10m at the T-Junction TURN RIGHT, ignoring a gravel track off to your left. Continue along the same gravel road for 500m until you come to a junction.

2.3km – At the junction BEAR RIGHT on the Strada del Fornacino ignoring the narrower track to the left. Stay on the same main road for 800m ignoring a trail off to the right at another sign for Strada del Fornacino.

3.1km – At this junction where there is another sign for Strada del Fornacino, BEAR RIGHT ignoring the track ascending left. Stay on the same gravel road for a further 1km, ignoring other tracks on the left.

4.1km – With a Do Not Enter sign (red, round and with a horizontal white stripe) in front of you and houses to your left and right, TURN LEFT down the smaller dirt trail. (You will also see a red and white waymarker (#5) on a small wooden post to your right. Follow the same main dirt trail through the woods for almost 1km.

5.0km – After you come out of the pine woods and about 100m later where there is a fork, BEAR RIGHT and ignore trail ascending left.

5.4km – At the ruined red brick house BEAR RIGHT walking to the right of the house. Here you can also spot a red and white waymarker painted on the wall of the house. The trail has now become quite grassy. Keep walking along it for a further 700m.

6.1km – At the junction and coming to the end of the dirt trail, TURN LEFT onto the gravel track ascending and signposted to San Carlo.

6.6km – Just before a row of cypress trees lining the road in front of you and ignoring a gravel track to your left go STRAIGHT ON towards the house. Walk past the gates of the house on your right and BEAR LEFT onto the dirt trail, descending. Continue on the same trail for a further 1.5km.

8.1km – When you come to farm buildings on your right go STRAIGHT ON towards the house and bear left in front of it. Keep walking down the same main trail. After 400m ignore a dirt trail off to your left. The Pieve a Salti is now visible on a ridge to your left. Keep descending for a few 100m more until you reach a junction.

8.9km – At the junction with a large house off to the left in the distance (and a sign post for Il Casale directly to your left), BEAR LEFT down a smaller gravel road which runs parallel to the road you were just on and which circles around behind the house which will be on your left (Podere Villa Casale). Keep walking past the house (where there is a no through road sign) and behind it and almost immediately you will see another house on your right. Then BEAR LEFT descending down the grassy/dirt trail for a further 700m.

9.6km – At the junction of pathways go STRAIGHT ON, ignoring the paths off to the right and left and crossing a stream bed. Walk on this dirt/gravel trail uphill. It is a short steep ascent here.

When you come to the road TURN RIGHT and walk up the driveway of the Agriturismo Pieve a Salti.

10.4km – Your walk finishes at the entrance of the agriturismo.


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43.177485, 11.547382
43°10'38.9"N 11°32'50.6"E
32T 707038 4783674
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This depends on the time of year; if traveling in the spring or autumn it can be cool in the morning, but it soon heats up in the late morning and afternoon so make sure to bring some layers. During the summer months, the area can be prone to afternoon thunderstorms, so waterproofs or a rain poncho are also essential in case of heavy showers. In the heat of the day, sun cream is essential, and a sunhat is highly recommended.  Otherwise, normal hiking gear in a 25-litre rucksack will suit.


A sturdy pair of well broken-in walking boots are recommended.  Most of today's walk is along gravel roads, which can be tough on the feet.


Walking poles will be a big advantage on the ascents and descents.


A fully charged phone is essential; if in doubt that the battery will last throughout the hike, it might be beneficial to bring a power bank.


There are opportunities to buy food, and snacks today, but it's always best to be prepared and bring some supplies just in case. It is recommended to drink 0.75 litres of water per hour of walking, so refill filtration bottle/s along the way.


Other essential items are blister treatments and a first aid kit, insect repellent, biodegradable toilet tissue, and a whistle and torch.

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Roslyn Owen
18.10.2019 · Community
Beautiful hike, wonderful experience.
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Friday, October 18, 2019 9:27:48 PM
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3:25 u
232 m
314 m
Hoogste punt
379 m
Laagste punt
163 m
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