Sant'Ilario - San Piero

Distance of approximately 3 km  - Route of medium difficulty

Starting point: Piazza della Fontana a Sant’Ilario

This route starts from the village square of Sant’Ilario, near the car park of the ancient village. We pass in front of a well-equipped public garden and we put on the highway road that leads from Sant'Ilario to San Piero in Campo, therefore you have to remember to pay special attention to the car in transit and to continue along the way according to the ends of the road.

After about 100 meters to the height of some road signs, we are able to see on the left a dirt road that descends into the countryside below the village of Sant’Ilario, from here the route is divided dirt paths therefore we recommend the use of appropriate shoes.

In a point of the cart road, we take a wooden bridge that crosses a stream and will lead us on the path that connects the countries of Sant'Ilario and San Piero. The route winds through the deep woods of oak and then goes back under pines and cork trees where it continues on the flat up to a picnic area where you can have picnics.

This is also a panoramic place where you can gaze out over the village of Sant’Ilario on the left, on the beautiful Gulf of Marina di Campo in front of us and on the promontory of Monte Perone behind us. From this point we take a small uphill path that leads on to the road, after a few meters we take again a dirt track that descends from some cultivated terraces and among large granite boulders.

Later the route runs on a flat stretch, and then it starts to climb towards San Piero in Campo, now visible above us. Finally, the path leads on a cart track dirt which in turn leads onto a road from Marina di Campo. Follow the paved road and go up reaching the historic centre of San Piero and the wonderful Belvedere panoramic square. After a visit to the ancient village where you can depart for Sant’Ilario wanting to choose a route that follows the road.

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