Its forest extending over 1,279 hectares and ranging from 450 and 1,450 metres above sea level, is a Biogenetic Nature Reserve where visitors can observe some of the tallest trees in Italy, like a silver fir that stands at over 60 meters tall. In this forest there's an oasis of peace abd faith, surveyed by the cross of Pratomagno: the Abbey of Vallombrosa, founded by the Benedectine monk St Giovanni Gualberto. The Abbey is home to important artistic heritage including paintings, frescoes and the extravagant reliquary containing Saint Giovanni Gualberto’s arm.
At this point of our trip we would find ourselves in the municipality of Reggello, famous for its excellent extravirgin olive oil production and for the Masaccio Museum. This treasure trove showcase paintings by the Ghirlandaio school, Santi di Tito and other important artists, as well as a series of beautiful gold-work and liturgical objects.