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23 May

Vallombrosa forest

Vallombrosa Forest and Abbey The Forest of Vallombrosa is one of the most famous parks of Italy: under the vaults of its majestic trees many people search a refreshing break and shelter from the summer heat, coming here from near and far. When the monks settled in Vallombrosa in the eleventh century, large forests of […]

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23 May

Buriano Bridge

Nature Reserve of Buriano bridge and Penna This magnificent natural reserve was one of the first protected areas established in the province of Arezzo, specially created to safeguard the proliferation of birds that nest in this part dell’Arno. The reserve covers the stretch dell’Arno ranging from Buriano bridge to the dam of Penna. Keep walking […]

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23 May

Inferno Valley

Nature Reserve of Inferno valley and Bandella This nature reserve protects 1300 acres of marshland along the Valdarno the Arno River, which was formed in the 50s around the lakes formed by the dams built for power stations. The water of the Arno, which is very clear here, forms the so-called Levane lake, which is […]

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23 May

The “Balze” of the Valdarno

The “Balze” of the Valdarno Following the ancient Cassia Vetus road, today Setteponti, through small villages of Piantravigne, Persignano, Poggitazzi, Penna and Loro Ciuffenna, you will come across fascinating geological formations called “Balze” (cliffs) that somewhere give this land the unusual appearance of small canyons. The origin of these formations is prehistoric: in the Pliocene, about […]

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23 May

Casentino Forests

National Park of the Casentino Forests A natural paradise between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna, with an extraordinary wealth of wildlife and floral where the wolf is back to hunt deer, roe deer and wild boar. A green oasis, where for centuries monastic orders cultivate silence and preserve the natural heritage. This is the largest park […]

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4 Apr

Casentino Forest

National Park of the Casentino Forests, A natural paradise between Tuscany and Emilia Romagna.

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