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The Valdarno Superiore is in the heart of Tuscany  and is a large natural area located halfway between Firenze and Arezzo.

 

LAND IN THE HEART OF TUSCANY FROM THE GREAT HISTORY PRESTIGE

The origin of this land, nestled between two mountains and two tributaries of the River Arno, dates back five million years ago. The Valley has a great landscape variety and adjoins the Aretino, Val di Chiana, Val di Sieve, the Chianti mountains, the Pratomagno and the Florence area. Is an area of great prestige as a bucolic picture sprinkled with medieval towns and fortresses including: San Giovanni Valdarno, Figline Valdarno. These villages are rich in traditions and fairs, just think of the Palio di San Rocco di Figline.

This Valley, one of the oldest formed in Toscana was House of Etruscans, Romans and ligurians. During the middle ages the Valdarno was the scene of clashes in the battles between Arezzo, Florence and Siena, before being annexed to the Republic of Florence. Legend has it that mystical tale of Valdarno and places would have inspired Dante in the conception of the Divine Comedy.

 

A VALLEY BETWEEN THE RIVER ARNO AND THE HILLS OF CHIANTI

This area, which can be considered the heart of Tuscany, was for centuries the agricultural reserve of the commune of Florence junction and very important. Starting from the 19th century, due to this strategic position, begin to get numerous industrial developments which affect profoundly the landscape. Today theold charm is preserved especially on hills and in the historic centre of several villages.

 

Valdarno Superiore

Traditions

The Feasts of forgiveness are one of the most famous traditions of Valdarno Superiore. These occurrences have medieval origins, period of intense infighting to Valdarno and Tuscany in General. In contrast to these stirrings of widespread violence came to life a movement of penitents who undertook to promote the ideals of peace and forgiveness. Today the feasts of forgiveness, which take place every year during the month of September, are very expectations and they see a great popular participation. During the holidays it paid tribute to the riches that are typical ofagriculture and valdarnese such asfood and wine.

 

Typical Products

The Valdarno Superiore is an interesting gastronomic pole and many are typical. The most important are: the stew to Sangiovannese, wine Barrica product in Bucine, "nana" Figline Valdarno with celery dish featuring the duck.

 

Municipalities

Valdarno Superiore's municipalities are: Bucine, Castelfranco Piandiscò, Cavriglia, Reggello, Rignano sull'Arno, Figline and Incisa Valdarno, Reggello, Rignano sull'Arno, San Giovanni Valdarno.

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