Surrounding Countryside of Borgo La Casa in Tuscany & Tourist Tips
The surrounding countryside of Borgo “La Casa” in Casentino (Tuscany) consists of beautiful nature, especially the forests of Pratomagno, the Casentino National Park, and the historic sites of Poppi, Bibbiena, Arezzo and Florence. In addition, the monasteries of La Verna and Camaldoli are well-known attractions.
The Casentino Valley has a rich history in arts, fine dining and outdoor activities in the national park. This isolated valley is located about 50 km east of Florence and offers plenty of opportunities for visitors of all ages to visit castles, to walk through ancient forests, or to visit a (wine) tasting.
Some of the sights are: the Poppi castles, Romena and Porciano, La Verna Franciscan sanctuary, Camaldoli monastery, Poppi zoo and the small towns of Stia, Pratovecchio and Castel San Niccolò.
In short, ingredients for a wonderful holiday in Tuscany, for both young and old.
The Casentino is a valley in the Italian province of Arrezo in Tuscany, where the Arno river starts and finds its way through Florence up to Pisa.
The valley has an oval shape with a length of about 60 km, a maximum width of approximately 30 km. The valley is closed by the 1,654 m high Monte Falterona on the flanks of which the Arno originates. The access to the valley is the place of Subbiano after which the valley opens.
Places to visit in Casentino Valley are Capolona, Subbiano, Castel Focognano, Bibbiena, Poppi, Chiusi della Verna, Pratovecchio, and Stia.