Between nature and history in the National Park

in Casentino, a Tuscan valley with which you can get familiar in every detail through this site

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Walks in the Pratomagno Massif

Itinerari Pratomagno

The Franciscan Sanctuary in La Verna

Santuario della Verna

The monastery and the sacred hermitage in Camaldoli

Eremo di Camaldoli

Art in the National Park of the Casentinesi Forests

Arte nel Parco

Historical naturalistic itineraries in the Casentino Forests Park

Monte Falco, Lake of Idols, Capo d’Arno, Black Gorga. Fascinating excursion destinations on Falterona, the mountain where Dante Alighieri walked

Monte Falterona trekking

Campigna and its forest have had great historical importance since the Middle Ages. Trekking to get to know the wonderful nature of this place

Campigna Forest Trekking

The Hermitage of Camaldoli was founded by San Romualdo in the 11th century. Trekking to walk on the probable paths of this monk

Trekking in Camaldoli

Badia Prataglia originated from an abbey founded at the end of the 10th century. The itineraries for trekking in the forests of this town

Trekking in Badia Prataglia

The Via Romea Germanica, a road used in the Middle Ages by pilgrims who went to Rome. His crossing of the Apennines.

Via Romea Germanica

Mount La Verna was particularly dear to San Francesco. The itineraries that make us retrace the probable paths of the saint of Assisi.

Trekking in La Verna

Pratomagno, the mountain that divides and unites Casentino and Valdarno. The itineraries that make us walk in its woods and on large meadows.

Trekking in Pratomagno

Trekking nel ParcoThe National Park of the Casentinesi Forests, Monte Falterona and Campigna is a vast mountainous area of almost 37,000 hectares located on the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines. An area where we can "invent" numerous itineraries to try out walks and hikes of all lengths and degrees of difficulty. The paths in the National Park take us through various types of woods, but we will walk mostly through beech and fir woods. We will meet many streams and some spectacular waterfalls. We will walk on meadows and clearings that will offer us beautiful landscape views. The Apennine ridge is usually covered by vegetation, in the points where this is missing we will have breathtaking views, both over Tuscany and Romagna. These itineraries can combine the naturalistic aspect with the historical one because within the Parco delle Foreste Casentinesi there is no shortage of places with an important history that can be Etruscan, medieval or just a few decades ago. On the Tuscan side of the Apennines there are two well-known spiritual poles in Italy and beyond: the Hermitage and the Monastery of Camaldoli and the Franciscan Sanctuary of La Verna. Therefore discounted the possibility of being able to create paths that combine the naturalistic cut with the spiritual one.
Great characters of the Middle Ages walked on the mountains that today make up the National Park. The first was San Romualdo, founder of Camaldoli in the second decade of the 11th century. Then came San Francesco who in the first and second decade of the thirteenth century frequented La Verna and certainly walked on this mountain and in the surrounding areas. Finally, at the beginning of the fourteenth century, the exiled Dante Alighieri arrived. The Supreme Poet, in his movements between Casentino and Mugello and between Casentino and Romagna, necessarily walked on Mount Falterona and in the Campigna area. Trekking in the paths of the National Park of the Casentinesi Forests, Monte Falterona and Campigna means, therefore, walking in the footsteps of great figures in Italian history, religion and literature.

Below are the areas where you will find itineraries described in detail.

ITINERARIES FOR EXCURSIONS ON MONTE FALTERONA

ITINERARIES FOR TREKKING IN CAMPIGNA FOREST

ITINERARIES FOR WALKS AND TREKKING IN CAMALDOLI

ITINERARIES FOR WALKS AND TREKKING IN BADIA PRATAGIA

THE SPECTACULAR ROUTE OF THE VIA ROMEA
IN ITS CROSSING THE APENNINES


ITINERARIES FOR EXCURSIONS AND WALKS IN LA VERNA

ITINERARIES FOR EXCURSIONS AND TREKKING IN PRATOMAGNO











ROUTES FOR TREKKING IN THE NATIONAL PARK
escursione Capo d'Arno escursione Castagno Miraglia percorso della Ghiacciaia escursione sul Falterona escursione a La Lama passeggiata nel Bosco delle Fate percorso della Via Romea salita sul Monte Penna salita a La Penna salita a La Penna Percorso del Lupo Dalla Calla a Poggio Scali Percorso del Lupo Dalla Calla a Monte Falco Dalla Calla a Monte Falco
ROUTES FOR TREKKING IN THE PRATOMAGNO MASSIF

Buite Casetta, Duca Fonte, Pratomagno Cross, monument to Hinkler.
An itinerary of ten or sixteen kilometers in the woods and meadows of Pratomagno.

Monte Lori, The sword in the Stone, Conforto Casetta, Teoni Casetta, Cima Bottigliana, Le Tre Punte
An itinerary with many views of nine or fourteen kilometers in the woods and meadows of Pratomagno

Easy walk of four kilometers, and an altitude difference of two hundred meters, to the cross of Pratomagno
Trekking in the snow and in the last light of the day to understand what beauties this mountain can offer us

Monte Falco, Lake of Idols, Capo d’Arno, Black Gorga. Fascinating excursion destinations on Falterona, the mountain where Dante Alighieri walked

Monte Falterona trekking

Campigna and its forest have had great historical importance since the Middle Ages. Trekking to get to know the wonderful nature of this place

Campigna Forest Trekking

The Hermitage of Camaldoli was founded by San Romualdo in the 11th century. Trekking to walk on the probable paths of this monk

Trekking in Camaldoli

Badia Prataglia originated from an abbey founded at the end of the 10th century. The itineraries for trekking in the forests of this town

Trekking in Badia Prataglia

The Via Romea Germanica, a road used in the Middle Ages by pilgrims who went to Rome. His crossing of the Apennines.

Via Romea Germanica

Mount La Verna was particularly dear to San Francesco. The itineraries that make us retrace the probable paths of the saint of Assisi.

Trekking in La Verna

Pratomagno, the mountain that divides and unites Casentino and Valdarno. The itineraries that make us walk in its woods and on large meadows.

Trekking in Pratomagno


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