Arno, Pisa

Valdarno Inferiore

Characteristic villages surrounded by countryside

The Valdarno offers a landscape in which the typically Tuscan surrounding San Miniato, covered with olive groves and dotted with medieval villages, contrast with the valley’s lively production and commercial nature thanks to some of the main craft and industrial zones in Tuscany.

The area, with its wealth of history and tradition, still has traces of battle-weary history of Pisa and Florence for the ownership of these lands as well as the old Via Francigena.

The area has a varied landscape of verdant hills with wooded areas and hills dotted with farms and old houses as well as monumental buildings resembling basilicas called "tabaccaie", where tobacco was processed up until the Sixties.

Of particular natural importance are the Cerbaie hills, the Bientina Lake wetlands and the Riserva Naturale di Montefalcone.

Cover image credit: Fabrizio Angius