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The area of Santa Brigida is an ANPIL (protected natural area) that extends for about 800 hectares above the village of Santa Brigida, within the municipal territory of Pontassieve.
In this section you can find a list of accommodation in Florence and its area that have a friendly attitude towards the environment and have adopted a number of measurements to lower consumption of waste, energy and water and to raising the awareness of their guests.
From the naturalistic point of view, the Foreste Casentinesi National Park stands out as one of the most important forested areas of Europe. The heart of the park is the State Casentino Forest, which includes the Sasso Fratino Nature Reserve.
In this section you will find indications where to get high-quality drinking water for free.
A new 12 km loop hiking trail runs along the old local road that connected the hamlets of Caiano, Fornace, Rincine and Petroio until Londa.
In terms of responsible and sustainable tourism, it is preferable to use public transport to reach Florence and get around the city.
The Park of Poggio Valicaia is set in the hills to the south west of Florence in the municipality of Scandicci. It was once an extensive, privately-owned farm but when it was donated to the town, it was turned into a public park.
The regional government of Tuscany has been working on sustainability and responsible attitude to environment for a long time. It's an active partner of two important European projects:
The municipality of Reggello is worth a visit for its historic, artistic and natural beauties. The area was already inhabited in very ancient times, but the earliest vestiges date back to the tenth century.
The Renaissance Ring is a hiking and mountain bike proposal 178 km around Florence, focussing on Filippo Brunelleschi's Dome, which is the Cathedral's Dome, through woodland and cultivated country.
In the Middle Ages the Francigena was described by Sigeric, the Archbishop of Canterbury coming back from Rome between 990 and 994.