Casentino is an isolated valley located at about 50 km from Florence, in the province of Arezzo. Virtually unknown to the tourist masses, it’s perfect for enjoying the golden light and magic atmosphere of that territory, as well as its long lasting traditions. You can hop from castle to castle , take long promenades in the woods, enjoy special tastings of local products and much more.
We start our journey in the heart of the Casentinesi Forests National Park, one of the largest areas of forest in Europe and extraordinarily rich in flora and fauna. During autumn, Casentino forests are the most colourful in Italy and here you can admire the foliage, where leaves change their colour, from bright yellow to purple, from deep green to orange. In order to make optimal use of this incredible natural heritage, the Casentinesi Forests National Park organizes "Autunno Slow", a rich program of events including hiking in the woods, photography workshops, festivals dedicated to local products such as chestnuts and cheese, mushroom picking or educational hikes to learn and recognize trees. For information, please visit Autunno Slow website.