Cutigliano, Italy

The Abetone is a col with a length of 13.1 kilometer. This is a category 1 col. It is located in Cutigliano, Toscana, Italy. The average grade of this col is 5.9% with a maximum of 8.1%. The Abetone ascents from 587 meter at the start, to 1.377 meter at the top, with a total of 780 ascending meters.


Abetone Profile


Distance 13.1 km
Elevation gain 780 m
Average grade 5.9 %
Maximum grade 8.1 %
Climb category 1
Minimum elevation 587 m
Maximum elevation 1377 m

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In the summer of 1903, while he was in the process of writing Madama Butterfly, Giacomo Puccini spent part of the summer in the quiet mountain village of Boscolungo ( 1 km from the top of the Abetone). He had purchased a small villa there, which he owned until 1909, and frequently sought the peace and quiet offered by the area. Because of the beautiful forests in these Lucchese hills, Boscolungo was always a popular hiking destination, and the unequaled hiking remains a major attraction throughout most of the year.

- Giro d'Italia 2000 - Stage 10