A large, natural oasis between Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna
Centuries-old forests, waterfalls and pilgrimage sites are among the highlights of one of Italy’s most renowned forests. We’re talking about the huge National Park of the Casentino Forests, Monte Falterona and Campigna, extending over 36,000 hectares between the provinces of Forlì-Cesena, Arezzo and Florence. This place of rare beauty set among the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines offers visitors a variety of environments and landscapes, from the woods and chestnut groves of the Tuscan side to the steep slopes with dense wooded areas on the Emilia Romagna side.
Within the park you can find hidden gems like the Acquacheta waterfall, a stone’s throw from the small village of Romiti, the ancient Camaldoli Monastery, and the splendid Campigna forest surrounding the Grand Ducal Palace used in the 18th century by the Lorena family as a hunting lodge.
The quickest way to explore this vast territory is to board the LFI train that makes it way along the Casentino valley, through part of this natural paradise. Or for a unique experience, you can take an electric boat ride on Lake Ridracoli or zip around on an electric bicycle.