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A trip through a land rich in natural beauty

As with the river Era, the Valdera valley begins at the foot of the Volterra hills and runs to the town of Pontedera. Located in the center of the crossroads between Florence, Pisa and Volterra, this green territory rich in water has been inhabited since the Etruscan period. Numerous artefacts attest to the ancient civilization’s presence. 

Four rivers run through the Valdera: the Era, Cascina, Roglio and Arno. Each unwinds among the cypress groves and hillsides, creating a lush landscape where nature lovers can take advantage of lovely panoramic trails by foot, horseback or by bike.

Visitors looking for a relaxing spa vacation need to look no farther than Casciana Terme, a beautiful thermal spa where they can enjoy various treatments guaranteed to work wonders for their well  being. Casciana was at the heart of an ancient church dedicated to Santa Maria delle Acque and during Roman times was known for its healing and relaxing thermal waters.