Rural life in the Apennines Mountains and the return of Nature.
Self-guided path with 10 resting places.
The itinerary starts and finishes at Casale Camalda and goes mainly across the land that was once enclosed by the boundaries of this old and historic farm. It follows an underlying theme recalling how this land looked until the very recent past, the transformations of the landscape that took place after it was abandoned and the reestablishment of a small, organic farm, almost “on tiptoes”, inside the context of a National Park.
Various aspects are also taken into consideration concerning the flora and the fauna of the area, now part of a large protected zone encircling the crest of the Apennine Mountains on both sides from the Holy Mount of La Verna as far as Mount Falterona.
Botanical nametags are provided along the first part of the path, indicating both the common and scientific names of the main species of trees and shrubs encountered.
The path and the 10 observation points are also described in the book “Casale Camalda – Un antico podere della montagna casentinese tra passato e presente”, which is available for the visitors and the guests of the farm. (also in English).
UNDER THE AEGIS OF THE FORESTE CASENTINESI NATIONAL PARK AND THE RURAL MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY OF CASENTINO VALLEY