The Vallombrosa forest is a great attraction for its natural environment,
but the most unique impressive aspect is the presence of historical and
architectural evidence of the Vallombrosiani Monk's community. This community
had lived in these woods for centuries. Still, it is easy to find incredible
traces of their stay. The tour will feature a visit of the Vallombrosa
Abbey, an adventure to discover the so-called Saints' Chapels, and a lunch
in the Pensione Medici.
- 10:00 am - 11:30 am Meeting at the Bar Pensione Medici
in front of the Abbey of Vallombrosa. Then, the tour will start with
a visit of the Abbey of Vallombrosa, located in a dense forest of oak,
pine, beech and chestnut.
- 11:30 am - 1:00 pm After having visited the Abbey,
the guide will escort participants towards the Noviziato, along a path
that was built by the monks of the Vallombrosa Order. Guided visit of
the botanical garden.
- 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm The itinerary now features a lunch
in the Pensione Medici, a building dated back in the late 1800, beginning
- 2:30 pm 4:00 pm The itinerary will follow tracing
the Chapels of the Saints. Participants will follow a path made of stones
carefully prepared by the monks. This path was built to easily reach