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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 medievalChurch of San Pietro a Cascia, for example, was on the ancient Cassia Vetus.
It is a particularly beautiful building, dating back to the tenth century and erected over earlier pagan buildings. The sandstone façade is embellished by a portico – added during the Renaissance – and the austere, linear interior is divided into a nave and two aisles. The church’s most valuable work of art is theTriptych of San Giovenale, St Juvenal, an early work by Masaccio, now housed in theMasaccio Museumnext to the church. Even the small town of Reggello is very pretty. It was first established as the market place for Cascia, as can be seen in the trapezoidal square with porticoes.
The municipality is vast and covers an area extending from the valley of the Arno River to the Pratomagno. It includes numerous natural sights, such as theBalze and the century-oldForest of Vallombrosa.
Reggello also stands out for the Forest of Sant’Antonio, classified as an ANPIL (a protected natural area of local interest), a vast area above the town, with thick vegetation and many streams.
The forest presents a variety of plants, according to the altitude they grow at. The plants in the lower areas are broad-leaved, whereas in the higher areas beeches predominate.

The ANPIL is crisscrossed by trails for hikers. For further information contact the Comune di Reggello – Piazza Roosevelt 1.

Ph.+3905586691
Fax+390558669266
info@comune.reggello.fi.i

 

Published: 1/3/2014

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