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Also known as Switzerland Pesciatina, attributed to it by the Genevan historian Jean Charles de Sismondi , this mountainous portion of Tuscany adorns the north of the town of Pescia in the province of Pistoia like a crown, enclosing historical, naturalistic and architectural that leave amazed the tourist and the shrewd hiker.

Always a borderland between the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the State of Lucca, its woods, the alleys of the villages, the thousand streams that cross it, tell the millennial history of the communities that created this territory.

The ancient roads that connect the 10 Castella are now paths to be tackled at the leisurely pace of walking or with adrenaline-pumping bike rides.

You know, physical activity makes you hungry, what better opportunity to taste the gastronomic specialties directly from those who produce them; tastings at farmhouses, farms and trattorias will be the ideal time to relax and let yourself be lulled by the stories of the guests.


6 proposed itineraries

Guided Tour of

1 Stiappa and Pontito in the upper valley of the Pescia stream, between ancient mills and today's pastoralism

2 Vellano, home of the famous Pietra Serena stonecutters

3 The ghost village of Lignana and the Rocca di Sorana, production area of the Bean of Sorana Igp

4 Aramo, Castelvecchio and San Quirico di Valleriana, where the border ran between the Pieve dei Pellegrini and the Walls of the armies

5 Pietrabuona, Medicina and Fibbialla , the art of handmade paper in the shade of olive and chestnut groves

6 Collodi, on the streets of Pinocchio


Each itinerary includes an excursion on foot or by bike, (possible ebike rental), visit of the villages, tasting.

Each proposal can be modeled on request to your liking.


The booking of the experience must be confirmed at least 2 days before the scheduled date.


Participation fee

Up to 4 people 

Half day  € 60

Family discount of 4 people (parents + children) 50 €

Full day 4 people 140 € 

Family discount (parents + children) € 100  


  From 4 to 10 people 

Half day 100 € 

full day 180 €

The fee includes the accompaniment with an Environmental Hiking Guide authorized pursuant to the Tuscany Region law 86/2016 and operating according to the law 4/2013, the guide's liability insurance.


Cost of Tasting, to be agreed before the excursion 

From € 15 to be paid directly on site

in partnership with

Azienda Agricola Luca Varini "Ti Garba" extra-virgin olive oil of superior quality San Quirico in Valleriana

Farmhouse La Valle dei Castagni Lanciole

"Albero e Foglia" Medicina Agritourism Company

Trattoria Restaurant Pizzeria La Pieve Castelvecchio

  To get all the info and to book  Call me or S crivimi 

Valleriana awaits you!