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Area naturale protetta a interesse locale Torrente Mensola

Torrente Mensola Nature Reserve

An itinerary among the Valdarno's natural richness

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The Torrente Mensola nature reserve runs over 300 hectares from Montececeri, to the Fiesole hills, through Settignano to Guarlone. It is located between the cities of Fiesole and Florence and shares a border with the Montececeri nature reserve. The hilltop landscape is characterized by terraced olive groves, woods, medieval castles (like the Castello di Vincigliata and Castel di Poggi), small villages, Renaissance villas, churches and farm houses. The area is characterized by an environmental mosaic which makes up the quintessential Tuscan landscape. Numerous bird and mammal species are also present in the area, including squirrels, wolves, hedgehogs and pheasants.

Disabled access: partial
Transportation: no
Particular trails: no
Altitude characteristics: 0
Visitors’ center accessibility: N/A
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