Culture

Places that tell stories

In the Montagna Fiorentina, you can find numerous testimonies of a millenary history interwoven with the territory’s natural beauty.
Among the many medieval churches and parish churches, the Abbey of San Godenzo, one of Tuscany’s most important examples of Romanesque architecture, is significant and contains artistic treasures such as the wooden sculpture of Saint Sebastian by Baccio da Montelupo. Among the artistic personalities linked to these places is Andrea del Castagno, one of the protagonists of 15th-century Florentine painting, after whom the hamlet of Castagno d’Andrea, where he was born, is named. However, the most crucial figure is undoubtedly Dante, whose passage through these lands is commemorated with a special itinerary. It seems that the woods of these mountains inspired his famous Selva Oscura (the ‘Dark Wood’ at the beginning of the Divine Comedy).

Mappa di Montagna Fiorentina

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Regeneration Project

Learn about the Montagna Fiorentina Regeneration Project, which aims to promote this splendid territory’s sustainable and lasting development by enhancing its natural and cultural heritage.

Progetto di Rigenerazione -  Montagna Fiorentina

Experiences

Draw the spirit of the trees

from 1 to 3 hours

Londa and San Godenzo

Oil tasting at the oil mill

da 1 a 3 ore

Londa

A day on a Tuscan agricultural farm

half-day

San Godenzo

Fresh Pasta Cooking Class and tasting

from 1 to 3 hours

San Godenzo

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Meet Alessandra

Meet Alessandra

For Alessandra, life in the mountains is a necessity. Despite the challenges, she runs the family business with dedication, following in her father’s footsteps.

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