Italia Food & Travel Experiences in Tuscany: You will be traveling, dining, wining, relaxing, having fun and lodging at the lovely Borgo Corsignano in the Casentino region about 1 ½ hours west of Florence under the Apennines Mountains. You will be immersed into the true Tuscan lifestyle, landscape, cuisine and history. But above all you will also make friends for life. It’s the perfect way to have fun in a relaxing atmosphere in private surroundings and retreat. Situated in Tuscany's east and bordered by the Apennines, the Province of Arezzo encompasses the areas of Casentino, Valdarno, Valtiberina and Val di Chiana. Each of these, comprising unique landscapes where natural beauty blends harmoniously with historic heritage and masterpieces of art. The Casentino Valley is surrounded by high hills with ancient woods. Along the Tosco-Emiliano Apennine is the Casentino Forests, Monte Falterona and Campigna National Park, where among steep cliffs and thick vegetation two important spiritual locations are well worth a visit: the Sanctuary of La Verna and the Monastery of Camaldoli. The Valdarno Natural Reserve holds many surprises; its characteristic landscape is dominated by the spectacular Balze, yellow rock formations made of stratified clay, gravel and sand that rise up in diverse shapes.
The Val di Chiana landscape is a breathtaking succession of hills and valleys that are home to fine jewels of art, particularly Monte San Savino, Lucignano and Cortona. Situated near the border of Tuscany, the Valtiberina preserves an untouched environment otherwise sprinkled with castles, parish churches and historic villages such as Anghiari, Caprese Michelangelo and Sansepolcro. A number of spots are, as yet, unexplored, including the forests of the Pratomagno Range and numerous protected areas of local interest. The great Italian poet Petrarch was born in Arezzo, in addition to outstanding artists the likes of Piero della Francesca, Masaccio, Michelangelo, Luca Signorelli, Pietro da Cortona and Vasari. They all left signs of their creativity and genius in Arezzo and in other nearby towns. A blend of artistic itineraries, ranging from Piero della Francesca to the Della Robbia Family, offer a chance to admire the paintings, sculptures and architecture that make even the smallest hamlets of this region unique. Here, nature and a thousand years of man’s labor come together to create a millenary masterpiece that never ceases to astonish and enchant.