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Walking increases your appetite! Sign up has started for the Gastronomarcia, third edition of the walk through the Chianti hills organized by the Compagnia di Monsanto, in program for Sunday, June 19: 15 kilometers of itinerary to get to know and discover the tastes and colors of the Florentine Chianti territory.

Departure is scheduled from 8 to 9am, a few groups at a time, from the church of San Ruffignano a Monsanto, suburb of Barberino Val d’Elsa.

During the race, of medium difficulty and adapted to families, the participants will arrive at stands where they can taste local food, thus completing a “lunch in stages”.

This year the race will end at Castello di Cepparello, also known as “i Casaloni” where a guide will narrate the history of this magical place. The doors of the marvelous wine cellars of the Fattoria Isole e Olena and the Castello di Monsanto will be opened.

In addition to the normal 15 kilometer course, an alternative and shorter race along the paved road will be offered. Strollers will be able to go along this route.

For entry and information, contact number 0558059029 or ask for information directly from the organizers at the Church of San Ruffignano a Monsanto. You can also visit or email

The cost is as follows: adults – 20 euros, children from 6-14  10 euros, under 6 free. Proceeds will go entirely to the Parish of San Ruffignano a Monsanto to contribute to restoration. We thank the sponsors and the Town of Barberino Val d’Elsa for their support.