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Trekking in Tuscany


The breathtaking beauties of Pratomagno

The National Park of the Casentino Forests

The pedestrian cycle path in the Casentino valley floor

The beautiful landscapes that the Casentino offers us

Walk in the footsteps of great characters of the Tuscan Middle Ages

The Casentino, a territory of eastern Tuscany, is marked by the course of the Arno which has its source on Mount Falterona, in the northern part of this valley which is enclosed by the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines and two of its buttresses: the Pratomagno massif and the Alpe di Catenaia. With these geographical characteristics, it is clear that the Casentino is within a large green lung represented by thousands of hectares of woods.Trekking in Casentino, Tuscany In this natural environment there is a grid made up of hundreds of kilometers of paths able to satisfy every desire for trekking or relaxing walks.
The valley floor, crossed by the Arno and many of its tributaries, is mainly agricultural land. This determines a great change of colors over the seasons. This beautiful choreography is crossed by many paths where you can take pleasant walks. Among these are the cycle and pedestrian paths that flank the course of the Arno, the Archiano stream (towards Camaldoli) and the Teggina stream (towards Pratomagno). These paths give the opportunity to move between the characteristic villages of the valley, almost all of medieval origin.
Another reason makes it interesting to walk in this Tuscan land. In the Middle Ages, between the early years of the 1000s and the beginning of the 14th century, the Casentino area met world famous personalities: Guido Monaco (inventor of musical notation), San Francesco, Dante Alighieri. It is possible to hypothesize, with limited possibility of error, on which paths these great figures have moved. Walking in their footsteps will certainly be a thing of great charm.
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Capo d'Arno excursionCastagno Miraglia excursion
Itinerary 1, Falterona area, Tuscany: Church of Montalto, Bocca Pecorina, source of the Arno, Lago degli Idoli, Montelleri meadows, chestnut grove of Montalto, Church of Montalto. Approximately 15 kilometres, overall height difference almost 1200 metres.
Itinerary 2, Camaldoli Monastery area, Tuscany: chestnut groves and Camaldoli monastery, visitor center of the National Park, Nature Trail up to the Miraglia chestnut, return to the monastery. About 4 kilometres, total height difference 250 metres.

path of GhiacciaiaFalterona excursion
Itinerary 3, Verna area: route known as the lower ring of Verna. Pass under the suggestive cliff and the "Ghiacciaia". We can also climb Monte Calvano. In this case it has a length of 10 kilometers and a total height difference of 700 meters..
Itinerary 4, Falterona area: Passo di Piancancelli, Monte Falco, Monte Falterona, source of the Arno, Lago degli Idoli, Montelleri meadows, Monte Falco, Piancancelli. Approximately 15 kilometres, overall height difference almost 1200 metres.

La Lama excursionwalk in the Fairy Wood
Itinerary 5, Camaldoli area, Badia Prataglia: Aia di Guerrino, Poggio Spillo, Crocina Pass, Bertesca Pass, Forconali Valley, La Lama, Scalandrini Path. Approximately 12 kilometres, total height difference 1450 metres.
Itinerary 6, Verna area, Tuscany: Chiusi della Verna, Orti della Verna, Scogliera delle Stimmate, Sanctuary of La Verna, Cappella di Fondo, Bosco delle Fate, Chiusi della Verna. About 5 kilometers, almost 400 meters of total altitude difference.

route of the Via Romea ascent to Monte Penna
Itinerary 7, Via Romea Germanica area between Bagno di Romagna and Vallesanta: Bagno di Romagna, Gualchiere, Nasseto, Passo di Serra, Serra, Corezzo. About 11 kilometers. 720 meters of active altitude difference, 460 of negative altitude difference
Itinerary 8, Camaldoli area, Badia Prataglia: Visit to Badia Prataglia, by car up to Aia di Guerrino, on foot on Monte Penna. Round trip on a single path. About 3 kilometres. 230 meters of total height difference.

ascent to La Pennaascent to La Penna
Itinerary 9, Verna area, Tuscany: Sanctuary of La Verna, Masso di Fra' Agnello, La Penna (top of the Sacro Monte), return along the opposite path passing by the small cemetery. About 3.5 kilometers. 320 meters of total height difference.
Itinerary 10, Badia Prataglia area, Tuscany: Il Capanno restaurant, Devil's bridge, Buca delle Fate, Crocina pass, Monte Penna, Aia di Guerrino, Fangacci pass, Il Capanno. About 10.5 kilometers. 1100 meters of total height difference.

Percorso del LupoFrom Calla to Poggio Scali
Itinerary 11, Camaldoli area: Camaldoli Hermitage, Gioghetto Pass, Poggio Scali, Porcareccio Pass, Capanna La Maremmana, Giogo Seccheta, Camaldoli Hermitage. 16.5 kilometres. 1500 meters of total height difference. It can be reduced.
Itinerary 12, Passo della Calla area: Calla, Il Poggione, Poggio Scali, Passo Porcareccio, Aia di Dorino, La Pietra Nature Reserve, Aia delle Guardie, Fonte di Calcedonia, Calla. About 16 kilometers. 850 meters of total altitude difference.

Path of the WolfFrom Calla to Monte Falco
Itinerary 13, Poppi Camaldoli area, Tuscany: Path of the Wolf in Moggiona, short and easy educational itinerary to learn about the habits of this predator present in the National Park as well as in the other mountains surrounding the Casentino.
Itinerary 14, Passo della Calla area, Romagna and Tuscany: Calla, Burraia, Prati della Burraia, Monte Gabrendo, Poggio Sodo dei Conti, Monte Falco, return to Calla by CAI 86 and CAI 82. About 12 kilometres. 900 meters of total altitude difference.

From Calla to Monte FalcoCamaldoli and Cotozzo
Itinerary 15, Falterona area: Monte Falco, Monte Falterona, Lago degli Idoli, Capo d'Arno, Gorga Nera, Fonte del Borbotto. hike of 13 or 16 kilometers and an altitude variation of 1100 meters to get to know the most famous places on the mountain.
Itinerary 16, Camaldoli area. Paths to get to know the Hermitage and the Monastery, Gioghetto Pass, Prato alla Penna, Poggio Tre Confini, the Cotozzo Refuge. Routes from 5 to 11 kilometres. From 600 to 1200 meters of altitude variation.

Campo dell'AgioCatenaia Casella
Itinerary 17, Badia Prataglia area, Tuscany. The most popular trekking itineraries in the forest of Badia Prataglia. Routes that have Campo dell'Agio as their starting point. Lengths vary between five and fourteen kilometers. Medium difficulty.
Itinerary 18, Alpe di Catenaia area. A path, in the footsteps of St. Francis, in the mountain that separates the Casentino from the upper Valtiberina. From the Prati della Regina to the Hermitage of Casella. Seventeen kilometers, but even shorter.

From Chitignano to La CasellaTo Ferruginous Water
Itinerary 19, Alpe di Catenaia area, Arezzo. A route that from Chitignano leads us to the ridge of Catenaia and to the Casella Hermitage, a Franciscan place. Seven kilometers and 660 meters of active elevation gain, but with the possibility of shortening it
Itinerary 20, Alpe di Catenaia area, Tuscay, Arezzo. A short journey of less than half an hour (one way) which through a luxuriant forest leads us to the bank of a beautiful stream where there is a thermal spring: the Ferruginous Water of Chitignano.

Guido Monaco, creator of modern musical notation, certainly walked on the southern slopes of Pratomagno between 1025 and 1030. He will ideally guide us on some routes in this area immersed in beautiful nature and rich in history.

Route 1 Pratomagno: itinerary of 10 or 16 km. Active height difference of 320 or 500 meters. Area of the cross and in the nearby woods.
Route 2 Pratomagno: 9 kilometer itinerary. Active height difference of 500 metres. In the area between Monte di Loro and Cima Bottigliana.

Gastra Man Stone
Route 3 Pratomagno: 4 kilometer walk in the snow and in the last light of the day. From the Ristorante da Giocondo to the large cross.
Route 4 Pratomagno: 11 kilometer itinerary in the Uomo di Sasso area, Varco di Gastra. Total altitude difference 760 metres.

Valleombrosa SecchietaPratomagno and fog
Route 5 Pratomagno: 10 or 14 kilometer itinerary in Vallombrosa and Monte Secchieta. Total difference in altitude 950 or 1100 metres.
Route 6 Pratomagno: 4 kilometer walk to enjoy the charm of this mountain when the fog covers Casentino and Valdarno.

Buite and Pozza NeraRocca Ricciarda and Pratomagno
Route 7 Pratomagno: 10 kilometer hike that will take us past the Casetta di Buite, the Pozza Nera and the large cross at 1592 metres.
Route 8 Pratomagno: 13 kilometer itinerary of medium-high physical effort starting from Rocca Ricciarda and climbing to the large cross.

Trappola and PratomagnoTrappola and Santa Trinita
Route 9 Pratomagno: 11 or 14 kilometer itinerary from Trappola to Cima Bottigliana on CAI 22, to Casetta Teoni and Pozza Nera.
Route 10 Pratomagno: itinerary of 13.5 or 21 kilometer from Trappola to the Le Tre Punte cliff, Cima Bottigliana and Santa Trinita.

transhumance routePontenano Santa Trinita
Route 11 Pratomagno: 12 kilometer itinerary starting from Pontenano towards La Crocina on an ancient iron and transhumance route.
Route 12 Pratomagno: the itinerary that starts from Pontenano, arrives at Badia Santa Trinita and goes up to Poggio la Cesta. 12.5 km.

Itinerario Capraia Santa TrinitaFaltona Trekking
Route 13 Pratomagno: hike that goes from Capraia to Badia Santa Trinita and returns from Ponte di Sasso or Passo alla Forca. 10,5 km.
Route 14 Pratomagno: some paths of various lengths in the Faltona area to get to know the characteristic villages of this mountainous area.

Route 15 Pratomagno: 5.5 kilometer itinerary on the border between Casentino and Valdarno which will show us Byzantine evidence. is a realization of:
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