The Tuscan Valtiberina is a place rich in nature and art history. In the valley, through which the the river Tiber flows and nature is varied and unspoilt, towns such as Sansepolcro pop up unexpectedly, the birth town of Piero della Francesca and Luca Pacioli, or Anghiari, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, famous for its battle painted by Leonardo da Vinci.
In Caprese Michelangelo, Michelangelo Buonarroti was born and it is here in the Tuscan Valtiberina that we find an important part of the San Francesco trail, the route along which the Saint travelled from Assisi to La Verna. For these reasons, the Tuscan Valtiberina is a place where you’ll find many routes to explore and learn from, full of surprises for all age groups, perfect for families with children and for young people. The surroundings are stimulating and create a greater understanding of artworks, from the historic objects or from the nature itself which surrounds you, you can gain a greater understanding of the history. The sensory experiences are unique to each individual through the use of real materials, encouraging creativity.
The experiences on offer for families with children and for young people are varied in the Tuscan Valtiberina. From guided tours and workshops, mainly taking part inside the museums, to trips, which take place outdoors in the heart of nature and in the midst of the Riserve Naturali in the area.
More specifically, as far as the museums are concerned, you can take part in art history workshops in order to discover more about the Battaglia di Anghiari mystery and Leonardo’s artwork, or take part in the interesting workshops which explain the techniques used in fresco work in order to follow in the footsteps of Piero della Francesca.
The outdoors activities consist of trips and small workshops, for those with a curious mind, to discover the natural areas of the Tuscan Valtiberina. Families can also enjoy activities with farmyard animals, cooking courses for children, wickerwork workshops and workshops to learn how cheese is made, as well as an introduction to medicinal plants.
For information about all the activities for families available in the Tuscan Valtiberina:
Valtiberina Toscana tourist info office
Tel. +39 0575 – 740536
(Source: Valtiberina Toscana )