Activities in Tuscany

Besides hiking, walking and moutainbiking, there are many activities to occupy the days Ö visiting the weekly markets in the local towns, tours of the panoramic surroundings, medieval churches (Romena), castles (Poppi) and monasteries (Chiusi della Verna, Camaldoli) to explore. Day tours to the art centres of Arezzo (1 h), Florence (2 h), Perugia (1,5 h), Assisi (2 h) Orvieto (2 h) or to the Adriatic coast, e.g. Cesenatico or Rimini (2 h) or the independent state of San Marino.

Within the summer months there are many regional cultural events like food specialities, open air cinema, concerts, theatre, expositions, circus.

A wonderful refreshing swimming hole in the local river is only 10 min. by car. Situated at the foot of Monte Penna lies the village of Chiusi della Verna; at a distance of 14 km by foot or a 30 minute drive by car. On the south side of the mountain you will find the monastery of La Verna where, according to legend, St Francis of Assisi communed with the birds and received his stigmata. Itís part of the Pilgrimís way Camaldoli-LaVerna-Assisi.

At Poppi you will find a language school offering Italian lessons during the summer season and an excellent golf course.

Antique market at Arezzo (every 1st Sunday of the month and preceding Saturday). In autumn you can find mushrooms (e.g. porcini) and chestnuts.