If you want to learn about the local cuisine of times past, which was defined by its spareness and by its exclusive use of what nature provided, why not go in search of woodland herbs, maybe in the company of a guide? You can also gaze over the wheat fields and ponder the old Grifoni mill in Pagliericcio, which for centuries has turned this natural bounty into flour for the Casentino villages.
But don't stop here. Step outside in the evening and see the sky as you have never seen it before, speckled with stars, backdropped by the silence of nature. And in July, you can have fun by running after the fireflies.