Where we are

The strategic location of Casale Chiesina allows our guests to visit the best destinations in no time.

In the center of Tuscany, close to all the best places to visit.

At about 6 km from Casale Chiesina, we have the historic center of Bibbiena (Ar) equipped with the main services such as, shopping center, restaurants, shops, grocery, hospital, athletic track (two others are located within 10 km from Bibbiena) , a 25m indoor pool and an outdoor 25m outdoor pool, tennis courts, MTB trails and a bike path that runs along the entire Arno River.
Among the main tourist locations within easy reach, we have the castle of Poppi, the Parish Church of Romena, the Sanctuary of the Verna, the Hermitage of Camaldoli, Parish Church of Socana, and is a thirty-minute drive from Arezzo with its center historical and the Joust of Saracino.
Moving from Casale Chiesina, about an hour by car we have the main Tuscan cities of art such as Florence, Siena with its famous Palio di Siena and Pisa. While for those who want to make a trip to the sea, we have Cervia (Ra) with its clubs, the main beaches of the Romagna Riviera, the playground of Mirabilandia and San Marino, an hour and thirty minutes away.

Many activities and events during the year.

During the various periods of the year there are many events such as:

Casentino Rally, Casentino Bike, Straccabike, Casentino half marathon, numerous Trail Running competitions which was also the headquarters of the Trail World Championships in 2017, numerous running races and the Giro d’Italia passed several times on the road adjacent to Casale Chiesina.

For golf lovers, we have 10 km from the Casale, the Casentino Golf Club Arezzo, as well as numerous tennis courts (indoor and outdoor), spread over the territory.

During the winter, 45 minutes away by car, there are ski lifts and spas where you can spend your days in total relaxation.

How to reach the structure.

Highway A1:

  • From the South, exit at Arezzo, follow the directions for Casentino, for Bibbiena about 40 km
  • From the North, exit at Firenze Sud signs for Pontassieve-Passo Consuma, for Bibbiena about 60 km

E45 expressway

  • E45 Exit Bagno di Romagna directions Passo dei Mandrioli, Bibbiena.

Main Airports:

  • Florence 1 hour, Rome 3 hours, Bologna 2.5 hours, Pisa 1.5 hours, Forlì 1.5 hours.

Places to visit.

Camaldoli: The Monastery, founded in 980 by Count Ravenna Maldolo, residing in Arezzo, was donated to San Romualdo, a native of Ravenna. The Saint gathered some disciples there and gave life to one of the most important cenacles of the monastic life of Christendom, still the official seat of the Camaldolese congregation. Built to complete the Hermitage, which rises a few kilometers higher, the Monastery has gradually expanded over the centuries. It continues to be the prestigious home of a religious and cultural center of considerable importance, very active. It was the seat of a humanist academy in the 400s in which Lorenzo the Magnificent and Leon Battista Alberti participated. The monks, who live in the Monastery closely follow the contemporary social reality, respecting the spirit of their founder, in a continuous work of spiritual research and updating with respect to contemporary social and political problems. The sixteenth-century monastery rises to 818 m in height, wrapped in the forest of conifers, chestnut trees, larches and linden trees, near the active sources that gave the name of fontebona (good fountain) to the place, on the banks of one of the two branches of the Archian sung by Dante in Purgatory. In the library, open for consultation, more than 30,000 precious volumes are collected.

Hermitage: Two steep paved roads leading to the Hermitage leave from the Monastery of Camaldoli. The pedestrian path rises between the fir and beech forest up to 1111 m in height. Along it are the Chapel of the Madonna of the snow, that of San Romualdo, the three crosses that are reflected in a tiny excavated pond (first half of the 15th century) for the cultivation of fish. In the Church the monks gather in prayer four times a day, the faithful can also be present. Periodic meetings, under the guidance of the prior, for the verification of the journey of faith. Ecclesial and cultural animation, always together with the guests, the same as those of the Monastery of Camaldoli, celebrated in common. After the Vatican council, according to the Camaldolese community, it also developed here the traditional commitment to ecumenical and interreligious hospitality. Production of honey, herbal teas, beauty creams, jams.

Abazia San Fedele Poppi: The Badia (or Abbey) of San Fedele in Poppi with the adjoining Vallombrosan monastery dates back to the 12th century and is one of the most important architectural complexes in Poppi for the history and art of the place. From the monastery of San Fedele, adjacent to the church, suppressed during the nineteenth century, came San Torello da Poppi, a Vallombrosan monk and patron of Poppi, of which a precious reliquary bust in gold and silver is still preserved inside the Church,a masterpiece of sacred jewelry. For those who walk up to Poppi, through the ancient medieval climb, it will be impossible not to notice the Badia di San Fedele, a typical building of the Vallombrosan monks, with a Latin cross plan, a single nave, a wooden ceiling and three chapels. The works contained within the abbey of San Fedele form a small museum of sacred art, which houses a Madonna with Child and two angels of the so-called Master of the Magdalene, the Madonna with Child by Jacopo Ligozzi, a large Crucifix by Giotto style, tempera on wood of the XIV century, depicting the Christ with the bent head.

The sanctuary of Chiusi della Verna: It is one of the most sacred places for world Christianity. It was in fact September of the year of the Lord 1224 when, at the beloved Shrine, St. Francis received the Gift of the Stigmata. This sacred place of the Casentino whose notoriety goes far beyond the narrow confines of this Tuscan valley and its surroundings since La Verna is visited every year by hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world. In this sacred mountain stands the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, the first church of the place erected in a rudimentary form by St. Francis and his first followers; the Basilica Maggiore built between the 15th and 16th centuries; the Corridor of the Stigmata where 22 frescoes by Baccio Maria Bacci portray the life of St. Francis and where the engaging Procession of the Hour IX takes place every day at 3 pm; the cave called “the bed of St. Francis”; the Chapel of the Stigmata built around 1260 by the Counts Guidi of Poppi on the exact spot where San Francesco had received the Stigmata; the short but spectacular passage on the cliff precipice; the evocative Sasso Spicco. La Verna, as already mentioned, is a place of art. In particular, it is rich in refined Della Robbia terracottas. One of Andrea Della Robbia’s masterpieces is preserved in the basilica, the Annunciation. In 2002 Il Museo della Verna was reopened. In seven splendid halls a great deal of sacred, cultural and scientific material is preserved and many objects of daily use in the life of the Franciscan monastery.

Sport: some MTB routes

Type of route: MTB
Route difficulty: Media
Journey time: 4:30 hours
Distance: 59 km, Height difference: 1440 m
Highest point: Altitude 1460 m
Departure: Piazza Ponte Poppi or Stia
Arrival: Ponte a Poppi or Stia

Type of route: MTB
Route difficulty: Media
Journey time: 3:30 hours
Distance: 57 km
Difference in altitude: 1280 m
Highest point: Altitude 1180 m
Departure: Piazza Ponte Poppi or Stia
Arrival: Ponte a Poppi or Stia
Main locations crossed:
Poppi – Stia – Romena Castle

Route name: La Via del Castagno
Type of route: MTB
Route difficulty: Low
Travel time: 2:00 hours
Distance: 29 km
Difference in height: 670 m
Highest point: Altitude 790 m
Departure: Piazza Ponte Poppi
Arrival: Ponte a Poppi
Main towns crossed: Poppi, Ortignano Raggiolo, Fronzola

Type of route: Mtb
Route difficulty: medium-low
Travel time: 4:00 hours
Distance: 49 km
Difference in altitude: 1239 m
Highest point: Capo d ‘Arno
Departure: Poppi or Montalto
Arrival: Poppi or Montalto
Main towns crossed: Poppi – Montalto – Montelleri – Lago degli Idoli – Monte Falterona (Capo d ’Arno) – Porciano

TType of route: MTB
Route difficulty: Media
Travel time: 3:00 hours
Distance: 31 km
Difference in height: 1040 m
Highest point: Camaldoli
Departure: Poppi
Arrival: Poppi
Main towns crossed: Poppi – Camaldoli – Poppi Zoo

Long path
Type of route: MTB
Route difficulty: medium / high
Journey time: 3:30 hours
Distance: 44 km
Difference in altitude: 1600 m
Highest point: Croce Pratomagno 1450 m
Departure: Poppi historical center
Arrival: Poppi
Main towns crossed: Poppi, – Castello di Fronzola – Pratomagno – San Torello

Type of route: MTB
Route difficulty: High
Travel time: 4:00 hours
Distance: 56 Km
Difference in altitude: 1800 m
Highest point: Path of the Fascists
Departure: Pratovecchio
Arrival: Pratovecchio
Main towns crossed: Castello di Romena – Castle of Porciano – Church of Montalto

Type of route: MTB
Route difficulty: High
Travel time: 4:00 hours
Distance: 56 km
Difference in altitude: 1740 m
Highest point: Santuario la Verna 1020 m
Departure: Bibbiena shopping center area
Arrival: Bibbiena shopping center area
Main towns crossed: La Verna Sanctuary


The Pratomagno massif, or low mountain range, with its green and windy meadows, is an excellent area for hiking and trekking in general.

Trails in the Casentino Park, which is characterized by the beautiful forests that make it one of the most beautiful wooded areas in all of Italy, but it is also a place where you can visit sacred places of considerable historical importance.

Alps of Catenaia, ddivides the Casentino from the Val Tiberina. The Alps are characterized by the rich vegetation of chestnut, oaks and beech trees; during the Second World War the area of Catenaia assumed a strategic role in the Gothic Line because it allowed the control of both the Valtiberina area and the Arezzo area. Several excursions allow you to see the trenches dug in the ground that remain from the Second World War.