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Reggello

Reggello, which is situated at the easternmost tip of the Province of Florence, extends over an area of about 122 km2 that from the bottom of the Arno valley ascends along the slopes of Pratomagno .


Reggello : Pieve di San Pietro a CasciaReggello and its landscape
Reggello, which is situated at the easternmost tip of the Province of Florence, extends over an area of about 122 km2 that from the bottom of the Arno valley ascends along the slopes of Pratomagno (maximum altitude: 1,537 m), which divide it from the Casentino. Above the valley crossed by the Arno river, the hills of Chianti separate the upper Valdarno from the territory of Siena.
The territory is varied, with even very abrupt changes at the different altitudes. Downhill, the Pliocene balze, which are particularly evocative and beautiful, fl ank cultivated areas, towns, and industrial and commercial settlements. The hill zone, which is cultivated on terraces, is crossed by the Strada dei Sette Ponti, the road that goes to Arezzo, passing through evocative small historic centres abounding in points of artistic interest. Among these are the Romanesque parish churches of Cascia, near Reggello, and of Pian di Scò and Gropina (Loro Ciuffenna). Along the route a magnifi cent panorama consisting of well-tended cultivations of vines and olive trees can be admired, together with characteristic farm houses, many of which are active agricultural estates or farm-holiday facilities. Then there are woods of broadleaved trees and, at the higher altitudes, of beech and coniferous trees.
Worthy of note is the Forest of Sant'Antonio, the Protected Nature Area of Local Interest situated on the western slope of the Pratomagno chain. Also important is the Forest of Vallombrosa, a biogenetic nature reserve that abounds in conifer woods, whose history is linked to the presence of the monks of the homonymous Abbey. Inside the reserve is an experimental arboretum containing 3200 exemplars of 1200 different species coming from all over the world. The zone is rich in streams and springs, and there are numerous marked hiking paths and nature itineraries that can be travelled on mountain bike, on foot, or on horseback.


Reggello: discover the surroundings

  • Abbey of Vallombrosa Abbey of Vallombrosa
    The abbey of Vallombrosa is situated really in the splendid created Forest and taken care of in the centuries by the monks and declared in the 1973 Reserve Biogenetica Naturale.
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  • Castelfranco di Sopra Castelfranco di Sopra (7 km)
    Castelfranco di Sopra is located between Florence and Arezzo attracted attention of scientists such as Leonardo da Vinci.
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  • The Valdarno The Valdarno (9 km)
    The territory of the Valdarno is singular and picturesque and begins from the point at which, near Arezzo, the river changes direction and heads north.
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  • Discover Fiesole villas Discover Fiesole villas (9 km)
    Discover Fiesole Villas in Florence: VILLA PEYRON AL BOSCO DI FONTELUCENTE,VILLA I TATTI,VILLA LE BALZE,VILLA IL RIPOSO DEI VESCOVI,VILLA MEDICI o Palagio,VILLA DI MAIANO.
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  • Loro Ciuffenna Loro Ciuffenna (13 km)
    The town of Loro Ciuffenna conserves intact parts of its medieval architecture such as the bridge and the old mill which are attractions of the small town.
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  • Terranuova Bracciolini Terranuova Bracciolini (15 km)
    Terranuova Bracciolini is the last of the terra murata, built by Florence, still conserves the old wall and the towers from its foundation.
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  • Stia Stia (19 km)
    The Municipal territory of Stia extends in the Casentino for an area of 62,71 square kilometres at the foot of Monte Falterona, and is crossed by the high course of the Arno.
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  • Poppi and Poppi Castle Poppi and Poppi Castle (19 km)
    The Municipal territory of Poppi in the Valdarno Casentinese, extends for 97,03 square kilometres from the ridge of the Tosco-Romagnolo Apennines to the valley bottom crossed by the Arno.
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  • Bagno a Ripoli Bagno a Ripoli (19 km)
    Bagno a Ripoli rises in the south-eastern part of Florence, along the area extending between the Arno and the Ema rivers.
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  • Greve in Chianti Greve in Chianti (21 km)
    In the ancient times, Greve in Chianti was a small built-up area of the territory called "Agro di Florentia", even if expert and researchers of the Etruscan civilization claim that it can date back to a previous century.
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  • Casentino Casentino (23 km)
    Casentino area lies along the Apennine ridge in Toscana and Romagna. Its woods are considered among the largest and the best preserved in Italy.
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  • Bibbiena Bibbiena (23 km)
    Bibbiena was an important Etruscan town then a Medieval castle whose Torre dei Tarlati and the Porta dei Fabbri still exist.
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  • Impruneta Impruneta (23 km)
    The territory of Impruneta is included in the system of lower hills between the Greve River and the Ema River. This territory slowly slopes down to Florence.
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  • Terracotta of Impruneta Terracotta of Impruneta (23 km)
    For Impruneta the art of terracotta is both an important heritage of great value and a primary element of its cultural identity.
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  • Fiesole Fiesole (24 km)
    Fiesole, 300 m. in altitude in the main Piazza Mino, is not far from the centre of Florence only 5 Km. The landscape is dotted with olive trees, cypresses, from spots of forest and from houses and villas.
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  • Meleto castle Meleto castle (25 km)
    Like in a fairytale, the Castle of Meleto stands out in the enchanting Chianti landscape at the end of a nice avenue lined with cypress-trees and junipers, in the middle of sun-kissed fields and vineyards.
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