Do not miss the Prati della Regina, a vast meadow surrounded by beech trees, which grow on Monte Castello up to 1414 metres above sea level. This is the perfect place for a sun-kissed picnic; and in quieter moments you can listen to the music of the wind as it rustles the branches of the trees.
A particularly striking vantage point can be found on Monte Altuccia (1407 metres high), from where, on the clearest days, you can see as far as the Adriatic and make out the Cesenatico skyscraper. The view will leave you speechless, stretching as it does from the towns of the Valtiberina to the upper Arno valley and the Aretine plains.
Meeting animals is par for the course for anyone walking the Catenaia Alps: wild boar, horses and sheep, to say nothing of eagles, falcons and migratory birds. Coming down from the ridge, you will also come across a small lake between the fields and the Casetta del Vaccaio: once a shelter for the local cowherds and now home to rings and drinking troughs for the cattle, the latter's ancient charm is undiminished. The casetta (literally, small house) was also used for centuries as a stop for pilgrims, and is so used even today.