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Casentino, Collodi, Marble quarry

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CASENTINO is the land of castles, Romanesque Pievi (Parish Churches), Della Robbia terra-cottas, Dantesque places and spiritual spots. Casentino boasts a long artisan tradition within the fields of woodwork, wrought-iron work, stonework and "woollen cloth"; there is a special blend of charm and values in which mankind still maintains its harmonic relationship with the environment. Casentino is considered by right one of the most beautiful valleys of Tuscany. So many Casentino sites have been important to famous men such as Dante and D'Annunzio and to saints such as St. Francis and St. Romuald. Not to lose:

La Verna Sanctuary, Camaldoli Monastery,
San Pietro Church to Romena
Poppi: Conti Guidi Castle and the Borgo (village)
The place where Roberto Benigni played the film "la vita è bella"
To walk in the Casentinesi Forest National Park , Falterona Mountain, sacred place for Etruscans people (where rises the Arno).

Distance h. 0,25

Pinocchio is the most popular Italian fable based on the book by Carlo Collodi.
Collodi is country of fables.
visit PInocchio's Park, Butterfly's House and
Villa Garzoni and its garden.

Distance h. 1,00

Marble of Carrara

The stone the most famous in the world is
In the Apuan Alps the spectacular marble quarries offer an evocative sight. Here this precious white stone has been excavated since Roman times.
In the art laboratories of Carrara , at the Marble Museum and at open exhibitions, it is possible to see the history and the working of the marble.

Distance h. 1,20

Bed & breakfast, affittacamere, guest house, casa vacanze, home holiday LEONARDO'S ROOMS - LOCANDA NOVA Via Piave 7 Pontassieve Florence Italy TEL. +39 0558368192-360923824 |

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