Excursion to the incredible Jerusalem of San Vivaldo
Disscovering the area where the sacred tradition meets the folk tradition of the nativity scenes of Iano village

An itinerary of rare suggestion where the sacred tradition, the incredible Jerusalem of San Vivaldo with its chapels, meets the popular tradition of Iano and its cribs, until we reach the panoramic Sanctuary of the Pietrina that stands on a spur of Verrucano, all around the silences and endless views of the Pisan hills, former mines, sulfur springs and limestone outcrops. 

We will set off for Iano, which at this time of year is dressed in cribs that color every corner of the village. We will continue toward amazing outcrops with characteristic purplish-red coloring indicative of an abundance of minerals, nearby we also find a former cinnabar mine.

We will pass through the characteristic rural agglomeration of Palagio and then climb to the top of the Sanctuary of Pietrina, an extraordinary place with its small crib in the cave and a panoramic terrace with a view that alone is worth the hike.

We will go into wooded cart tracks used by lumberjacks until we reach the locality of Marrado, from which we will continue to the Jerusalem of San Vivaldo, a magical place with its complex of chapels with polychrome terracottas built in the 15th century to reproduce the plan of Jerusalem, so much so that Pope Leo X granted an indulgence to visitors to this place that will not fail to leave us with indelible memories.

In this proposal we will have the opportunity to visit:

The tour will take place on Sunday, December 11, departing at 9:00 am.

Prices starting from

Parcheggio Hecce Homo, Via dell'Ecce Homo, Montaione, FI, Italia
Sunday 11 december 2022
start 09:00  end  15:00 

Tel.: +39 348 0359096
Per prenotare
Prices include
  • Organization
  • Assistance of legally qualified environmental hiking guide in accordance with L. 04/2013 and L.R. 86/2016
  • RCT policy: it does not cover casual accident damage derived only as a non-exhaustive example, trips, slips or falls from overcoming obstacles
Supplemental charges

Anything not mentioned under "Prices Include" section

Meeting point
San Vivaldo (Montaione)
  • Distance: 13 kilometers
  • Difficulty: hiking
  • Height difference: 420 meters positive
  • Trail type: loop, scenic, geological and historical interests
  • Dogs allowed: yes, to be communicated at the time of booking to verify the achievement of the maximum number recommended for the hike
  • What to bring: packed lunch, snacks, water 1 liter each, packed lunch, hiking or trail shoes mandatory, layered clothing (micro fleece, windproof, shell or k-way), trekking poles (optional), backpack, battery charger
  • The hike will be confirmed upon reaching a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of 25
Cancellation and no-show policies

The guide reserves the right to make changes to the excursion to ensure the safety of the group, or to cancel the excursion in case of bad weather and/or alerts

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Landscape Walking Tours
P.IVA: 02514110978
Via Tommaso Cortesi, 8
Tel: +39-3480359096