Touristic itinerary in Tuscany: Eremi and Casentino’s Abbeys

Route map: daily tourist journey of about 70 km 

Departure and arrival: " Podere La Villetta " farm house with children's playground

The itinerary offers both extraordinary natural contexts, which, not at random, appear to be tentative ideals of meditation and prayer, and an artistic and cultural heritage focused precisely on the fascination of these religious settlements.

For a daily excursion, the "Podere La Villetta", Toscano tourism, suggests heading towards Arezzo and continuing in Casentino. Arrived in Bibbiena it is easy to take the road of La Verna to the Franciscan sanctuary or continue towards the Castle of Poppi and the Pieve of Romena, from which it is convenient to go to the woods of Camaldoli.

The National Park of the Casentinese is a great protected area in which you can see the forests and woods best preserved in Italy, in line with the historical structures that mark the millennial presence of man in these areas. The sacred Eremo of Camaldoli's spiritual place, as well as artistic and within the Pharmacia, they admire carved walnuts wood cabinets, maiolica vases and ancient pharmaceutical tools, as well as products prepared by monks according to the recipes of once upon a time

The Monastery of Verna is a magical place where meet spirituality, history and art. On this "naked rock" in 1224 St Francis of Assisi received the stigmata; It is inevitable that the monastery would become half of continuous pilgrimages, but without losing its evocative and conspicuous atmosphere.

After a very interesting and intense day of emotion, the ideal is to go back to the "La Villetta", a very welcoming farm house. The ideal conclusion after finding out how much Tuscany can offer in terms of natural, artistic and historical beauty.
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