The Cerreto area and the hilly ridge of Montalbano

The Cerreto area and the hilly ridge of Montalbano


A scenic area of great charm which is divided by the sweet hills of the Cerreto area and the wild and imposing nature of Montalbano


The Cerreto area and the hilly ridge of Montalbano

The Cerreto area and the hilly ridge of Montalbano
A scenic area of great charm which is divided by the sweet hills of the Cerreto area and the wild and imposing nature of Montalbano

A scenic area of great charm which crosses the provinces of Pistoia and Florence and is divided by the sweet hills of the Cerreto area cultivated with vineyards and olive groves and the wild and imposing nature of Montalbano.

This marvelous hill facing the sea spreads between the Florentine plain and the lower Valdarno; it is a narrow strip of sandstone covered by historic olive trees, vineyards, thick chestnut and conifer woods and Mediterranean bush with junipers, myrtle and arbutus. This is where the Medici’s created the “Barco Reale”, their hunting reserve. Going on a naturalistic path of rare charm on the oil and wine route of Montalbano and on other secondary roads, it is possible to go right up to the top of Montalbano (at 570-580 metres) entirely covered by the “Lecceta di Pietramarina" (about 5 hectares) and discover authentic jewels on the way such as “Faltognano”, a small hamlet near Vinci (home to Leonardo, it is possible to visit his birthplace which is near there at Anchiari).

An area rich in oenological culture and history as the five Medici villas which are spread around the district, give testimony of. An authentic pearl which we will discover is the Villa Medicea “La Ferdinanda” at Artimino, also known as, and not by chance,  the “Villa of a hundred chimneys”.

 
By Dinamo Cms