Itineraries and Excursions

From Casale Camalda several old and historical paths lead to the Monastery of Camaldoli and are connected to the whole path network of the Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona and Campigna National Park (Unesco Heritage).

Three paths, all smooth, are extremely interesting from a natural and historical point of view, and because of the landscape you can enjoy walking.
Advice and assistance for other interesting excursions to the wildest and secluded spots of the National Park are offered by the owner of Casale Camalda, Ennio Dallari, Guide of the Park.

THE CAMALDA PATH : Rural life in the Appennines Mountains and the return of Nature. Self-guided path with 10 resting places.

Casale Camalda is near to:

  • Thematic Visitor’s Centres of the National Park.The nearest are at Badia Prataglia (8 km) and Camaldoli (6,5 km)-
  • Stream with falls and bathing pools 15 minute walking.
  • The Hermitage and Monastery of Camaldoli (founded in XI cent.) with the Ancient Chemistry (6,5 km) –
  • The Franciscan Sanctuary and Convent of “La Verna” (XIII-XVI cent.) (28 km).
  • Medieval castles in Poppi, Romena, Porciano, San Niccolò, Gressa, Montemignaio.
  • Romanic churches in Romena, Strada, Socana, Stia, Montemignaio.
  • Sanctuaries of the Reinassance of Santa Maria del Sasso (12 km) and Santa Maria delle Grazie (22 km).
  • Abbey and Forest of Vallombrosa ( where J. Milton wrote his “Paradise Lost” (35 km).
  • Very interesting historical villages: Poppi, Strada, San Niccolò, Sarna, Stia, Pratovecchio, Quota, Raggiolo and many Others-
  • Nearby artistic towns: Florence, Arezzo, San Sepolcro, Cortona, Siena, Ravenna, Urbino, Perugia, Assisi