A walk through evocative paths to the foot of the Valdarno flounces. Spectacular spiers, high pinnacles and majestic cathedrals of sand built by nature. An easy path for everyone. I will tell you the story of this territory and the characters connected to it, like Dante Alighieri and the genius Leonardo Da Vinci, who they were inspired by this landscapes and its events.
I'm an Environmental Guide Hiker for over 3 years, I love this land and I know its history, culture and traditions. The Balze del Valdarno have fascinated me since I was a child, I grew up in the middle, seeing them has always evoked images from prehistory and ancestral stories of men who populated these lands thousands of years ago. Growing up, I learned to appreciate their historical and geological side, documenting on their origin and their relationship with man, now I am ready to share my experience with those who, like me, love to walk in nature trying to always understand a little more.
The beautiful “città murata” of Castelfranco di Sopra, founded in 1299, is fulcrum of our path. Our path winds through one of the most spectacular parts of ANPIL Le Balze: Located on the slopes of the Pratomagno. we will descend to the base of the flounces through a gorge, we will visit the small village of Piantravigne perched on a pinnacle like an eagle's nest, we will return to the starting point through another path surrounded by greenery.
Walking into the flounces