52014 Poppi - Arezzo
The Casentino is located in eastern Tuscany between Florence and Arezzo. Itßs a beautiful valley surrounded by impressive mountains like Mount Falterona, where the Arno springs, or the Pratomagno, from its 1500m altitude you can see up to Florence. It is surrounded by thousand-years old forests, which have become a National Park (Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinese) and are very nice to wander. The beautiful nature is of course the important aspect of Casentino, but Florence, Arezzo and Siena are all easily reached by car - Arezzo even more convenient by train!
These cultural centers are all worth a trip and in the evening you can remember your impressions sitting on our terrace with a glass of good wine. There are a number of cultural landmarks and treasures right in the Casentino ,too. Since the past the Casentino is a cradle of spiritual figures: think of Saint Francis of Assisi,who founded the Santuario de La Verna (Chiusi della Verna); San Romualdo, who lives in Santuario di Camaldoli (Poppi) or Dante Alighieri, whohas a memorial near the Castle of Poppi.
Yes, because there are a lot of Castles,too, in Casentino: the Castello dei Conti Guidi (Poppi), the Castello di Romena (PratovecchioStia), the Castello di Porciano (PratovecchioStia) and other more.
If you want to practice some sport in Casentino you will be content: hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, motorcycling, skiing, paragliding, fishing, golf.
During the summer months the Casentino then give its best: Each location offers music programs with or without dance, street theater, outdoor cinema, gastronomic specialties to name just some of what is available in the full program.
Who is a fungus-friend cannot miss the mushroom season in the Casentino, famous in all Italy for its porcini! Culinary delights are guaranteed !!
In general, the Casentino has many interesting features for all those who love Italian food! As everywhere in Tuscany, it is a simple kitchen in which the quality of the ingredients is the most important thing. And with whom Casentino is replete, it then remains only spoiled for choice where and what to eat !!
I hope that this brief description has made you curious and we can soon see us in Casa Le Rote!!!