Camaldoli - The Monastery I
While the hermitage is located on the Appennine (1100 mt), the monastery is 3 km away, but they're both surrounded by a big wonderful forest.
If the hermitage is the place of silence, the monastery has always been "open" to the world.
Car sickness? Stop and take a picture! :)
If you suffer from car sickness, then don't forget to take some pills or chewing-gum. There are sharp bends all the way, so... be careful!!! I've taken this picture as we stopped because of my car sickness... :-)
Poppi's ancient castle is one of Tuscany's best preserved buildings and a pure example of medieval art.
The must-see-places of Romena are the Castle and the Pieve.
The Castle of Romena was one of the most famous in Casentino and it was mentioned even by Dante; the Pieve of Romena is one of the best examples of the sacred medieval architecture.
The monastery of Camaldoli, founded in the 11th century by Saint Romualdo is located inside the old forests of Casentino.
Apart from the monastery, there's a church, a lodge and an ancient pharmacy.