Tuscany is a continuous surprise! When you think of Tuscany, the first picture that comes into your mind are the green and smooth hills of Val D'Orcia, next you might think of the lovely promenades along the seaside but you probably won't imagine that this region can also turn into a fun snowy winter-sport area!
Yes , that's right! In Tuscany you can actually ski! At the top of the Apennines, in Pistoia there is the closest ski resort to Firenze, it's called Abetone.
Abetone is in the Pistoia mountains, about an hour and a half drive from the center of Firenze and its skiing resort are made up of two main ski runs, seventy kilometers of downhill runs,about fifty cross country ski runs and21 ski lifts for all the alpine lovers out there! This resort is the top skiing destination in the Apennines, the downhill runs include Cutigliano, Pian di Novello and Doganaccia. The slopes themselves are situated between four well-linked valleys: Val di Luce, Valle dello Scoltenna, Valle del Sestalone and Valle di Lima.