Cutigliano has a dual soul, weaving together nature and culture. The village lies in the high Pistoia Apennines, at the foot of Abetone, in the Doganaccia ski resort, surrounded by chestnut and beech woods. In Cutigliano the green of the trees is intense and deep and the landscape can be discovered by following the ancient mule tracks. A very interesting figure lived here in the 19th century, who better than others knows how to recount this village identity made of earth and poetry: she was Beatrice Bugelli, a shepherdess poetess, who wanted to narrate to be the voice of nature. Also staying here were Giacomo Puccini and the painter Bastiano Vini, who, forced to stop due to heavy snowfall, repaid his hospitality by painting a picture depicting real-life characters from the village. Today, the painting hangs behind the main altar in the Church of San Bartolomeo.