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Vallombrosa, the wood of the monks


A full immersion to discover the most fascinating places of the Vallombrosa biogenetic reserve

We will walk the beautiful circuit of chapels in the silence of the woods of the Reserve. We will admire the extraordinary view from the Paradisino, and we will visit places such as John Gualbert's Spring, the cross of the plague and the devil's rock. We will marvel at the monumental kitchens of the Abbey, and we will see lesser-known places such as Acquabella Castle for a complete natural history experience, in the mysticism of the Monaci forest.

The Paradisino is a place linked to the beginnings of monastic life at Vallombosa, when it was the hermitage of monks particularly eager for solitude and intimacy with God. Today it is a teaching site for students of Forestry science of the University of Florence.

The highlights we will visit in this proposal: the Vallombrosa Biogenetic Reserve, the Chapel Circuit, the Castle of Acquabella, the Monumental Kitchens

Il tour will take place on Sunday 3 September at 09.30.


  • Length: 9 kilometers
  • Difficulty: easy hiking
  • Height difference: 400 meters positive
  • Route type: loop, scenic, historical and naturalistic interests
  • The tour will be conducted upon reaching a minimum of eight individual participants or private group
  • What to bring: packed lunch, water 1.5 liter each, mandatory waterproof hiking or trail shoes, long pants, layered clothing (micro fleece, windproof, shell or k-way), optional trekking poles, backpack and phone battery charger

Prices include

  • Organization
  • Assistance of legally qualified environmental hiking guide in accordance with Law 04/2013 and L.R. 86/2016
  • RCT policy: does not cover damages from random accidents derived only as a non-exhaustive example, trips, slips or falls from overcoming obstacles

Supplemental charges

Anything not mentioned under "Prices include"


Meeting point

Parcheggio Vallombrosa




and no-show policies

  • The guide reserves the right to make changes to the excursion to ensure the safety of the group or to cancel the excursion in case of bad weather and/or alertness
  • The tour will be conducted upon reaching a minimum of four individual participants or private group or otherwise upon request upon reaching the minimum number of eight people




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