Our itinerary begins at the castle of Monsummano Alto, the oldest nucleus of Monsummano Terme. From the castle, you can enjoy a unique view across the Valdinievole all the way to the Fucecchio Marsh.
It is thought that the castle is of Lombard origin, although perhaps another town existed during the Middle Ages. The valley floor, which today has most of the houses, was practically uninhabited throughout the Middle Ages because of the swamps.
In addition to admiring the tower and the beautiful church, you can take advantage of your visit to Monsummano to have a good breakfast. In fact, you find yourself in what is called the Chocolate Valley of Tuscany, an area famous for chocolatiers and companies specialized in pairing food and chocolate.