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Orsigna, in the Terzani mountains


Daily excursion to the enchanted valley on the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines

We will discover the mystical Orsigna Valley, one of the most emblematic and unspoiled places in our Apennines. It is a timeless place characterized by numerous stone hamlets, the "Case," once inhabited by proud mountain workers. The valley is surrounded by the high peaks of Monte Gennaio and Poggio delle Ignude; it is rich in popular stories handed down from generation to generation, among fears and "Devil's Footprints." In the past, smugglers bypassed the official customs of the Grand Duchy through the rugged trans-Apennine mule tracks of the area. 

The valley was also chosen by the popular journalist and writer Tiziano Terzani as his residence during the years of illness, after his Himalayan hermitages. Our itinerary will retrace the most representative places among incredible forests and landscapes. We will reach the summit of the legendary Poggio delle Ignude, follow the ridge of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, and be captivated by the beauty of the places.

The highlights we will visit in this tour: 

  • Orsigna
  • Giamba's Mill and the Charcoal Pit
  • Rifugio Porta Franca
  • Poggio delle Ignude
  • Passo della Pedata del Diavolo
  • Viewpoint on Tiziano Terzani

The tour will take place on Sunday, September 8, starting at 9:00 AM.


Prices include

  • Organization
  • Assistance of legally licensed environmental hiking guide under L.R. 86/2016 with RCT policy

Supplemental charges

Everything not included under "Prices include" section


Meeting point

For Florence and surrounding areas: Prato, Q8 Prato Est


  • Length: 13 kilometers
  • Difficulty: Hiking
  • Height difference: 1000 meters positive
  • Trail type: loop, historical and scenic interests
  • What to bring: packed lunch, water 1 liter each, waterproof hiking or trail shoes mandatory, long pants, layered clothing (micro fleece, windproof, shell or k-way) backpack and battery charger
  • Dogs allowed

and no-show policies

The guide reserves the right to make changes to the hike to ensure the safety of the group, or to cancel the hike in case of bad weather and/or alertness.



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