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Walking amidst parks, hermitages and parish churches that have fascinating stories to tell about Tuscany

Trekking through history: 10 places to discover Tuscany

San Viviano Hermitage

San Viviano Hermitage
San Viviano Hermitage - Credit: Stefano Marchi - Archivio Unione Comuni Garfagnana

The Parish Church of San Giovanni and the Tower of Galatrona

Tower of Galatrona
Tower of Galatrona - Credit: Archivio Comune di Bucine

San Salvatore Crypt in Giugnano

The mysterious and evocative San Salvatore Crypt
The mysterious and evocative San Salvatore Crypt - Credit: Archivio QuiMaremmaToscana

Vallombrosa and the foundations of Florence

Abbey of Vallombrosa
Abbey of Vallombrosa - Credit: Shutterstock.com / marcociannarel

Volterraio Castle on Elba Island

Volterraio Castle
Volterraio Castle - Credit: Shutterstock.com / Luciano Mortula – LGM

In the valley of marble

View of the village of Colonnata
View of the village of Colonnata - Credit: Shutterstock.com / InnocentiGia

Rocca della Verruca

Rocca della Verruca sits atop the hills that dominate the Arno valley
Rocca della Verruca sits atop the hills that dominate the Arno valley - Credit: Taccolamat CC BY-SA 2.5 it

The bridges over the Lima

The spectacular pedestrian bridge in San Marcello Pistoiese, suspended over the Lima stream
The spectacular pedestrian bridge in San Marcello Pistoiese, suspended over the Lima stream - Credit: Shutterstock.com / Marco Taliani de Marchio

Valibona and the Trail of Peace

The small hamlet of Valibona, a destination along the Trail of Peace
The small hamlet of Valibona, a destination along the Trail of Peace - Credit: Lmagnolfi - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Castiglion Che Dio Sol Sa

The walls of the castle of the noble Balzetti family, hidden within the forest in the Alto Merse
The walls of the castle of the noble Balzetti family, hidden within the forest in the Alto Merse - Credit: Stefano Tolari, CC BY 3.0
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