Once in Piazza della Libertà, take a left and then an immediate right onto via Ponte del Vescovo. You pass a small bridge and then find yourself in via dell’Uva: you immediately face a difficult uphill section, but the remaining 3 kilometres are easier. There is a restaurant, and the gravel road begins a kilometre further on. After 800 metres, you take the right-hand turn at a fork in the road, and proceed for 3 km before reaching via Foce, which curves right on the home stretch to Massa.
Here, you can allow yourself a pause for a snack and sample some of the area's traditional recipes. The torta cybea that one finds in Massa, for example, is a chestnut-based cake, while the torta di riso is instead based on egg, rice, milk and alcohol.