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BETWEEN HISTORY AND NATURE

Casentino is a river valley in the Tuscan Apennines, where the Arno flows in its first kilometers after its birth in Monte Falterona. The valley was inhabited since prehistory and the current name is often (though incorrectly) related to the presence of settlements of the Ligurian tribe of Casuentini. The region was a pivotal location in the clashes in central Italy during the Middle Ages and in this region took place the famous battle of Campaldino, which Dante Alighieri took part in as a cavalryman.
A valley located at the border between several of the Italian states, Casentino has been far too often theater for military contention and this is why there are so many castles and watch towers in the area. Among these fortifications, the best preserved are the ones in Poppi (a beautiful castle), Romena (another castle from the 11th century) and Porciano (a quadrangular tower built in the 11th century), all linked to the Aretine domination.
From the mid-15th century, the valley was conquered by Florence and this period is linked to the presence of numeros palaces and towers in the towns: the Palagio Fiorentino in Stia and the castle of Valenzano are two interesting examples. Another strong point of Casentino are the many churches ans shrines scattered throughout the valley: the most important is with no doubt the Franciscan Shrine of La Verna, followed by the Camaldoli Monastery and the Camaldoli Hermitage. From a naturalistic point of view, Casentino is covered in dense woodland, almost entirely included in the Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, interrupted by grazing and arable land.


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