The mystical Vallombrosa and the Forest of S.Antonio

The mystical Vallombrosa and the Forest of S.Antonio

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Abbazia di Vallombrosa (fi)

2 Via San Benedetto

50066 Vallombrosa


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Panoramic trekking in the suggesrtivo scenery of Pratomagno

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On the slopes of the Pratomagno Massif at about 1000 meters above sea level rises Vallombrosa, a beautiful and pristine wooded area home to the great Abbey of Vallombrosa, a large monastery where a small community of monks still keeps alive the Benedictine spirit of the founder San Giovanni Gualberto. Vallombrosa is a Biogenetic Natural Reserve, an ideal place to walk immersed in nature and spirituality away from noise and confusion. From the mystical atmosphere of the Abbey of Vallombrosa we will enter the woods of the Nature Reserve, retracing the history of the order founded by St. John Gualberto. We will follow a fantastic educational trail to the Forest of St. Anthony, and then continue the trek with a succession of emotions up to Mount Secchieta!

Curiosity: The Paradisino is a place related to the beginnings of monastic life in Vallombosa, when it was the hermitage of monks particularly eager for solitude and intimacy with God. Today it is a didactic seat for the students of Forest Sciences of the University of Florence.

Highlights of this proposal:

The Abbey of Vallombrosa

The arboreal giants and the forestry science of the Vallombrosians

The Forest of S.Antonio

The Mount Secchieta

The "Paradisino

The Chapel of the Rock of San Giovanni Gualberto


Length: 16 km

Difficulty: excursionist

Difference in height: 700 meters positive

Route type: ring, naturalistic and historical interests

Beginning: 09.300

Meeting point: Via San Benedetto Vallombrosa (Reggello) FI

The tour will be carried out at the achievement of a minimum of four individual participants or private group or on request at the achievement of the minimum number of four people

What to bring: packed lunch, 1 litre of water per person, compulsory waterproof trekking or trail shoes, long pants, layered clothing (microfleece, windproof, shell or k-way), cap, backpack and charger.

The guide reserves the right to make changes to the excursion to ensure the safety of the group or to cancel the excursion in case of bad weather and/or alerts.

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Assistance of environmental hiking guide legally qualified under L.04/2013 and L.R. 86/2016

Third-party liability policy Note: the assurance does not cover damage from accidental injuries derived from the only non-exhaustive example, stumbles, slips or falls from overcoming obstacles. With the registration, the participant took vision of the program and the regulation, which form a single object inseparable takes note implicitly to be aware with express waiver of recourse.

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