I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Welcoming forests, which enable the visitor to experience vivid and deep sensations; full of meditative silences that can turn in an instant into fascinating sounds, providing tales and encounters to tell.
The park surrounds a precious treasure: the ‘Nature Reserve of Sasso Fratino’
The Ecomuseum of Casentino is organised as a network of exhibition spaces, cultural testimonies and experiences, which are dispersed throughout the valley, maintaining strong links with the local community. Each ecomuseum in the network has its own role to play, and individual characteristics, which also reflect diverse times, spaces and ways of doing things.
Casentino is a small, precious jewel in Tuscany: atmospheric and rich with history. The valley is in the province of Arezzo, a few kilometres from Florence; the first section of the river Arno flows through it, starting at Mount Falterona (1654m above sea level). Mount Falterona, together with Mount Falco (1658m above sea level), makes up the northern border of the valley, at the boundary with Romagna. In the east, the Alps of Serra and the Alps of Catenaia separate Casentino from the higher Tiber valley. In the west, the Pratomagno Massif separates it from the higher Valdarno. Finally, the western reliefs of Mount Falterona separate the valley from Mugello.
Many activities to suit all tastes and ages; a day at the zoo, a walk in the shade of the beech woods, surround yourself with colour, a walk in the snow, a game of golf, an excursion and so much more….
"Travelling is like dreaming: the only difference is that not everyone, once awake, can recall their dream. Whereas, everyone has a vivid memory of the trip from which he has returned. "
Edgar Allan Poe
Enjoy the sunset accompanied by the sound of music, a view of Casentino in front of a plate of steaming ‘tortelli’ pasta and a glass of red wine, a concert lit by starlight, a walk in the shade of the beech trees, and so much more…
The planetarium has been reconstructed inside a room with a purpose-built dome, with a celestial blue ceiling just like the night sky when seen far away from the imposing lights of the city. By playing with the celestial sphere and simulating movements in space –synchronized to uncover the northern sky in its various stages - you can get to know the constellations, the movement of the stars, moon, sun and planets and learn how to orientate yourself using the stars.
The 1st ‘PARCO ZOO della FAUNA EUROPEA’ (Zoo Park of European Wildlife) in Poppi is spread over almost 50 hectares of land. You can only visit the park on foot. Along the path, which stretches almost 2km, and is shaded by oak, chestnut and pine trees, you will find some of the most interesting European plant species within their natural habitat. The path is also accessible to pushchairs and people with disabilities.
Registration is now officially open for te now traditional autumn census of Red Deer (CERVO AL BRAMITO), planned this year from 24 to 26 September in the National Park of the Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona and Campigna. As with every year, hundreds of passionate people, students and the simply curious from all over Italy, as well as guests from abroad, arrive for the event in the protected area of the Tuscan-Roman Appennines. Volunteers will be involved over the whole weekend taking turns in the nightwatch, accompanied by expert personelof the National Park and State Forestry Commission.
9 bus routes, with a tour guide on board, and excursions to explore the Casentino Forest park
They pass through sites of natural and historical beauty – educating you about the protected areas, with various sustainable routes recommended for getting to know the area with minimal impact on the environment.
Because the future is not a place where new things appear, it is an amalgamation of consequences from the present. So any theory about action is actually a theory about perspective. Perspective and action are resolutely bound together.