Hiking from San Giuliano Terme to Calci

From the beautiful village of San Giuliano Terme, we will climb the Monte Pisani on the path behind the open air theatre to the ridge line going from NW to SE.

Following the ridge, hopefully enjoying a good view of the plain between moutains and sea we shall travel SE to the beautiful valley of Calci.

In order to get from Pisa to San Giuliano Terme and from Calci to Pisa, we will take the bus. Timetables are referenced below.

Important information

Saturday March 9, 2013
Meeting point and time
At 9:00 CET near Porta a Lucca at the bus stop (outside the wall).
Current forecast is not looking so bad anymore, it looks like there will be only slight rain and maybe even some sun.

Useful information

Estimated distance
10-12 km
Estimated elevation
400-600 m
Estimated duration
End is hard to predict, most likely we will take 4-5 hours, not counting breaks.
Google maps view of the general area
Note that we will of course take a different route, through the mountains.
Bing maps view of the general area
VaiBus from Porta a Lucca to San Giuliano Terme, departing hourly 
CPT Bus from Calci to Pisa, departing mostly hourly 
Shoes: Hiking boots, preferably covering the ankles, or the next best thing availabe(good running shoes)
Clothes: Raincoat
Food: bring food for picknick around lunchtime
Drink: around 1.5-2 liters per person