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San Godenzo
Event tags:
hiking San Godenzo

2nd/06 - Spring Ecstasy: The Toschi Hermitage / Hiking

Sunday, 02 June 2024

Guided visit, excursion,workshop

San Godenzo: In Dante's Footsteps Between Tuscany and Romagna

From the village of San Godenzo, at the foot of Mount Falterona, an harmonious valley of pastures and chestnut groves opens up, leading to the Apennine ridges bordering Romagna. These were the landscapes that accompanied Dante during his exile from Florence, narrated and described in his works.

We will start from the small village of Castagneto and climb the panoramic ridges to the Colla della Maestà. Then, we will descend along a forest road to reach the picturesque Hermitage of Santa Maria. From here, the view stretches over Romagna and much of the Falterona massif.

On the way back, we will make a short stop at the enchanting Doccione waterfall, nestled between majestic rock walls and centuries-old chestnut trees, before returning to Castagneto. Here, we can enjoy a small snack at the historic village shop.

For those who wish, a brief stop to visit the ancient Benedictine Abbey of San Gaudenzio, famous for the meeting between Ghibellines and White Guelphs, attended by the exiled Dante.

Meeting place: Dicomano (Florence), 8:45 AM.

Guided by: Filippo Bravetti, Environmental Hiking Guide.

Route characteristics:
- Length: approximately 12 km
- Elevation gain: 500 m
- Route type: forest road and trail. Mostly in the woods, with some open sections.
- Physical difficulty: Medium.

Food and drink: packed lunch.

Mandatory equipment: trekking shoes, suitable clothing for the season and for windy conditions, raincoat, plenty of water (at least 1.5 liters).
Recommended equipment: trekking poles.

Children: 8 years and older, accustomed to walking.

Dogs: yes, on a leash.

Registration fee: €20. Those who are not yet members of L’Erba Canta must subscribe to the membership card for €10.

Cancellation policies:
The hike will be confirmed on May 31, upon receiving all confirmations and verifying suitable weather conditions for the day. The guide reserves the right to cancel the hike if weather conditions do not allow for a normal and pleasant day, or if the minimum number of participants is not reached.

Info: escursionismo@erbacanta.it / 333 2148283

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