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>>>Guided walks in Casentino

Tuscookany offers guided hikes for select weeks during the Italian cookery course at Casa Ombuto 

For selected weeks at the Italian cookery course at Casa Ombuto  we offer two morning hikes with a local guide from In Quiete www.cooperativainquiete.it in the famous Casentino valley

These hikes are given by professional english speaking guides and are E catergory hikes which means they are easy for persons who do some physical activity.  The hikes are about 5 - 6 kilometers and its about 2 - 2.5 hours of walking each.

The first hike will be in the suroundings of Casa Ombuto from Quota to Raggiolo.  This is on a pretty newly recovered trekking path discovering the two most beautiful villages on the Casentino side of Pratomagno between chestnuts, wild rivers and historical signs of the past human life on those mountains. 

The second hike will be in the national park of Casentino www.parcoforestecasentinesi.it.  It will take you on the Ring of La Verna sanctuary: around the most famous sacred San Francis forests of all the Apennines, preserved inside the Foreste Casentinesi national park (Unesco site) with centuries-old beeches, maples and stones. 

 
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More info about The National Park of Casentino

The landscape is characterised by sedimentary rock, predominantly sandstone intercalated with marl, which in Romagna frequently appears with characteristic stratified escarpments or with bare ridges. The structure of the South-East area of the park is different: here the distinctive feature of Mount La Verna rises up with its calcareous crags from a landscape of broad, rolling hills interrupted by badland erosions, revealing the presence of clay. From a naturalist viewpoint, the Park stands out as one of the most prized forest areas in Europe. At the heart of the park are the Foreste Demaniali Casentinesi [State Casentino forests], within which can be found the Riserva Naturale Integrale (Integral Nature Reserve) of Sasso Fratino, founded in 1959. The territory also has towns and villages rich in history and artistic and architectural heritage, which present themselves to the visitor in a wonderful natural frame, rich in flora and fauna, including the most important population of the Apennine wolf, as well as the exceptional presence of five species of ungulates (mammals with hooves): wild boar, roe deer, fallow deer, common deer, and mouflon (mountain sheep). Inside the park there are two points of great interest and spiritual importance: the Sanctuary of La Verna and the Hermitage of Camaldoli. This forest has also represented the only true wealth of this territory, since it provided wood of the best quality and thus gave the mountain people a means of living. The Park includes an area in which people have always lived and worked, and this is the reason for the presence of many ruins and abandoned villages within the park territory. As a result of the mass exodus that took place starting from the Second World War, the number of actual inhabitants of the Park has dwindled to about 1,500. The protected area can be visited by pleasant excursions on foot, mountain bike, horseback or, in winter, on cross-country skis along a path network of approximately 600 kilometres.

At Casa Ombuto for selective weeks we offer the cooking and hiking program which weeks we are offering these special cooking and hiking weeks and for more information of click on the links for available dates or the itinerary details.