Which is the best way to learn about Casentino valley? Walking across it on foot, because only then you can enter the "mood" of a valley that has always lived at a slow pace. Slow rythms like those of nature, and like those typical of Tuscan cuisine.
Recently, the Casentino has been acknowledged of a primary role in the identification of some routes for travelers and walkers; a role given by History, ‘cause it has as its center the sanctuary of La Verna, founded by Saint Francis on the "Raw stone" where the beggar from Assisi knew the trial of the Stigmata.
The Walk of Francis, starting from Florence, Piazza Santa Croce, crosses almost the whole valley touching the towns of Stia, Pratovecchio, Castel San Niccolò, Poppi, before climbing to the Sacred Mountain. A journey into your own soul, the best way to "live" the Casentino valley through its most beautiful places, its thousand stories, its typical dishes season by season. To feel the breath of our forests or reach the heights of La Verna you need to come to Casentino. But to appreciate the goodness of this land there is Edi, who brings them at the comfort of your home, now just one click away.