Natural Pools in Casentino

Water is an essential element of the timeless charm with which Casentino welcomes you. This valley in the province of Arezzo is a travel destination suitable for all types of tourism. There are fantastic villages to visit, churches and monasteries in which to meditate, museums and historical places to visit… In addition to the exceptional gastronomic specialties to taste! 

Among all the attractions, however, mountains and woods are the cornerstone of the Upper Arno Valley. Here there is the National Park of the Casentino Forests, one of the most important in Italy.  You will come across the source of the Arno that, after Arezzo, also bathes Florence and Pisa before diving into the Tyrrhenian Sea with an excursion on the Arezzo side of Mount Falterona.

There are many waterways that inhabit the valley. Take a look at the geographical map of the area: you will immediately find the river Corsalone, which crosses the territory of Chiusi della Verna before jumping into the Arno. The waterways of the Casentino have different flow rates and slopes, but what unites them are the truly unique views that characterize their course

Casentino Pools, the Sea of Arezzo

Sometimes man has had a hand in it by creating artificial waterfalls to control the flows. Others, however, are only the work of nature. You cannot say that you know this valley if you have never seen its extraordinary natural pools. Embark on an adventure to discover the so-called Casentino pools. Locals have always used them in the summer to regenerate with baths and dives. In fact, it is hard to resist the temptation to at least dip your feet in the fresh incredibly crystalline waters you will encounter in the valley. 

Do you like the sea in winter? Then evaluate these locations in the green to take a break, give oxygen to your mind and relax just by listening to the sound of the water flowing.

Casentino Pools, the Sea of Arezzo

Sometimes man has had a hand in it by creating artificial waterfalls to control the flows. Others, however, are only the work of nature. You cannot say that you know this valley if you have never seen its extraordinary natural pools. Embark on an adventure to discover the so-called Casentino pools. Locals have always used them in the summer to regenerate with baths and dives. In fact, it is hard to resist the temptation to at least dip your feet in the fresh incredibly crystalline waters you will encounter in the valley. 

Do you like the sea in winter? Then evaluate these locations in the green to take a break, give oxygen to your mind and relax just by listening to the sound of the water flowing.

Between waterfalls and crystal clear waters, three fabulous proposals.

Canto alla Rana

It is easily accessible and surrounded by a large lawn. Go to Canto alla Rana to make friends with the Arno, not far from its source. Stia is the closest town to this corner of Casentino, frequented by the inhabitants of the valley.

You decide whether to lie in the sun like a lizard or keep away from the heat, in the shade of the large trees that rise near the clean and emerald pools of water. In some places the seabed is child-friendly, in others it becomes higher.

In addition to the space to lay the towel on the grass, here you will have at your disposal equipped fireplaces for barbecue, a small adventure park and sports facilities. Many tempting possibilities for the entertainment of young and old.

Le pozze del Corsalone

In Chiusi della Verna, about twenty minutes by car from Canto alla Rana you can bathe in Corsalone. When it gets here, the water is cool but not frigid because the spring is quite far away and during the journey it gets a little warm.

The “plus” of Corsalone is that there are many points from which to reach it to access the water. One of the most famous is located in Bocca di Lupo. Another key glimpse is Ponte Rosso where young people love to experience creative dives.

Bagno di Cetica

Fancy a cold spa? The destination you are looking for is Bagno di Cetica which is located in the mountain area of Pratomagno. Here you can immerse yourself in the pools of pure and icy waters, used for centuries as spa treatments. We talk about 5-6 degrees, no kidding! It seems that  Romans already frequented this place for healing stays, appreciated by those who suffered from rheumatism. 

Will you find the courage to measure yourself with the low temperature of the beneficial waters of Bagno di Cetica? Do not worry because even the cold ones can take advantage of the fresh air of this small natural Eden with the chance of having a pleasant picnic on the wooden tables that you will find on the spot.

Casentino is the Arezzo valley where water becomes the spectacular setting of diving in nature. For a relaxing holiday or for a hike at a high rate of wonder, the streams of this corner of Tuscany are ready to embrace you!

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