In summer, the large meadow of Vallombrosa just a few meters from the Abbey, is filled with those looking for the respite from the heat that only a Biogenetic Nature Reserve can offer. In autumn, on the other hand, excursions to photograph the foliage are not to be missed. There are numerous hiking trails in the forest, many of which are also suitable for horseback riding or mountain biking. One of these trails leads to Italy’s tallest tree: a 62.45-meter tall Douglas fir called "The Italian Tree King”. If you love the history of plants and scientific research, don't miss a guided tour of the Arboreti Sperimentali during the summer months, where you can find a collection of plants that spans over 150 years. The Vallombrosa hiking trail network is also connected with the nearby Sant’Antonio Forest, which together with the Protected Nature Area of Balze forms a triptych that takes us back to Masaccio. From the humanity of its characters to the nature that awaits us outside, from the gold background of the painting to the green of the landscapes, a trip to Reggello is filled with history and color.