Castles, villages and hermitages of Appennines
Casentino is a small valley, surrounded by mountains from where the Arno river starts. Casentino is rich with medieval castles, breathtaking sights and millennial forests, and it was a place of exile for the poet Dante Alighieri. We offer you a trekking with donkeys in the National Park of Casentino Forests and in the millennial forests surrounding Camaldoli’s Monastery. Our tour will be an approach to the park’s protected areas and the very rich wildlife.
Duration: 6 days
Departure: may - october, except august 10 - 23
Price: from 620,00 eur p.p. in dbl room / july - august from 645,00 eur p.p. in dbl room; discounts for children
- accommodation (5 nights) in local B&B or country farm
- breakfasts, 4 dinners
- half day with a professional mountain guide
- donkeys and equipment to bring your bags
- the costs of transportation for getting to the destination
- lunches, dinner on arrival day
- anything not mentioned under ” the price includes”
arrival in Stia
Individual arrival in Stia, free time for visiting the village, overnight at the B&B
Donkey stables / Campolombardo – Romena
The first walk is easy and it will bring you to Romena castle – a fort located in the municipality of Pratovecchio, it is located on top of a hill at 621 meters above sea level and it overlooks Casentino valley and the village of Pieve. Dinner and overnight in local B&B or country farm.
Romana - Rifugio di Asqua
Today you will enter in the National parkof Casentino forests to admire the park’s broadleaf and coniferous forests. You will end the walk at Rifugio in Asqua surrounded by the forests; this is a place with a high concentration of deer, wolf, roe deer and other wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Rifugio Asqua.
Visit of the Monastery of Camaldoli (without donkeys)
Today you will leave the donkeys and you will visit one of the two important religious sites of Italy: the Hermitage and the Monastery of Camaldoli, embedded in hectares and hectares of silver fir forests, we will discover how ideas and religious precepts can create one of the most beautiful forests in Italy. Dinner and overnight in Rifugio Asqua.
Rifugio Asqua - Valagnesi
Today you will walk in the direction of Valagnesi – a small, charming mountain village built entirely of “serene” stone and surrounded by flocks of sheep, and from which you can enjoy a picturesque view over the valley. Dinner and overnight at local country farm.