THE FORTIFIED HAMLET
Discover the medieval treasures of Italy in the Casentino Valley: the fortified town of Raggiolo.
Explore the small cobbled streets, flanked by houses and tiny allotments bound by traditional dry-stonework walls. Here you can admire the ancient fortifications and original elements that define this town, perfectly conserved to this day.
Spend your holiday at the foot of the Pratomagno Mountains in the Casentino Valley, between the traditional monasteries of La Verna and Camaldoli; the medieval town centre of Poppi and the splendid city of Arezzo, which you can easily reach by car for a day trip.
Take your time especially with Arezzo (located 40km away) for a thorough visit, ending with a delicious ice cream in the impressive Piazza Grande. As well as admiring the ancient and medieval history of the region, take advantage of the splendid surroundings with their breath-taking panoramas.
In our inns and restaurants you must sample the famous Florentine style steak or bistecca, possibly even in the beating heart of our region, Florence (60km away), while appreciating the works of art that made the city the centre of the Renaissance.
The city of Siena (90km away) also deserves a visit: it is considered by many to be the most beautiful city in Tuscany, so we recommend taking this chance to experience the atmosphere of Piazza del Campo and the surrounding roads, which are mostly downhill when not uphill.