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Val di Sieve, entirely covered by beech and chestnut woods, picture-postcard scenery. Is the territory that spans the province of Florence between the verdant Valley of the Sieve River, bordering the Mugello.

 

A LAND SUSPENDED BETWEEN HISTORY AND NATURE

It is an area that is characterized by being a mixture of colors and shapes: from the landscape dotted with vineyards and olive groves and fruit trees to landscape wilder and more rugged. The Sieve Valley never fails to be full of abbeys, churches, villages and places to explore. Is a sweet Valley populated by ancient castles are unique, such as the Castello di Sammezzano, which invokes an Oriental style, built in the 16th century.

The Castello di Nipozzano, historical and gastronomic attractions. Hosts the vineyards of one of the most important Italian wine producers, the Marchesi di Frescobaldi, who hold the greatest extension of vineyards in Tuscany with 1200 acres and five maintained.

Of particular interest is Strada dei vini Chianti Rufina e Pomino that intersects with the hills and old balls.

 

THE FORESTS OF VALDISIEVE

Val di Sieve holds what has been declared the Riserva Biogenetica Naturale with inside the Abbazia of Vallombrosa and the Parco nazionale delle foreste casentinese and the forest of Sant'Antonio. For nature and sports lovers, this valley is well suited to long walks and throughout the year you can hike with courses organized in the area of Rufina.

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Traditions and typical products

Attending village fairs you can taste typical products and get even more into the atmosphere of these places. Toscanello d'Oro is the Wine Festival and the local culture in the historic centre of Pontassieve and the Sagra del Tortello, salsiccia e bardiccio in Pelago.

There are many typical products offered to visitors as the bardiccio of Val di Sieve (a pork sausage), the juicy peach regina of Londa and some duck summer dishes.

 

Municipalities

The territory of the Val di Sieve municipalities: Londa, Pelago, Pontassieve, Reggello, Rignano sull'Arno, Rufina.

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Typicality and traditions

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