Colle val d'elsa
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The natural beauty along the Elsa River

Discover the Colle Val d'Elsa and its natural riches

Colle di Val d'Elsa

Inside the residential area of Colle Val d'Elsa is a historic and natural landscape of enormous value thanks to the Elsa River which crosses the Val d'Elsa creating a unique territory. The river creates enchanting corners for hiking and observing: the engineering works for gathering water, the artifical canal system for carrying the water to the city, the caves. A particularly suggestive point is the Diborrato water falls, a 15m jump which is more than 10m deep, a sort of small lake where the locals used to go to cool off. Other places not to miss are the Grotta dell'Orso, the Conchina, the Masso Bianco, the Nicchia and the Spianata dei Falchi, each with its own particularities. This natural richness has been recognized with the institution of a protected area in the River Park of the Upper Val d'Elsa which includes the path of the river from the city of Colle Val d'Elsa which stretches from Ponte Santa Giulia to Ponte di Spugna and includes the Caldane, thermal springs which were known to the Etruscans and Romans.

 

Colle di Val d'Elsa
Ancient village, home to a famous Archaeological Museum and the Art Museum "Complesso di San Pietro"
Colle Val d’Elsa is a centre for art and culture near Siena with a population of over twenty thousand inhabitants. It sits between the hills and the river Elsa. Colle di Val d’Elsa is home to the ‘Bianchi Bandin’ Archaeological Museum, the Civic Museum of Sacred Art, Palazzo Campana and Palazzo Pretorio. ...
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