It was built between the end of the 12th century and the beginning of the 14th by the Guidi noble family. The Castle is the symbol of the Casentino valley. A bust of Dante Alighieri, located in the adjacent square, reminds us of the bond between the supreme poet and this historic building.
Rilliana library • ‘300 frescos • Reconstruction of the Campaldino Battle • prison • ball room • tower
A very anchient Castle. Dante was a guest of Romena Castle and so was Gabriele Dannunzio. Gabriele D’Annuzio saty at the Castle was an ispiration of one of his operas: L’Alcione.
Porciano was owned by the Guidi family from XI century (1017). Currently is possibe to visit 3 floors of the building. The other part of the Castle is still inahbited by its owners. Porciano castle is included in the cuircuit of Casentino’s museums.
Between the 1800s and early1900s Stia woolen mill was one of the most important industries in Tuscany. Now the factory is a museum where large textile machines and documents from the period are displayed.
The cross, 19m high, was built in iron in 1928. It is sited at 1592 m. This is a perfect site to enjoy a beautiful view all over the valley.
San Fedele Abbey – XIII century (San Torello statue, crocifisso giottesco)
Oratorio della Madonna del Morbo
Pieve of Santa Maria Assunta in Stia (Terracotta robbiana)
Woolen Museum, ancient factory now woolen and textile machines exibition
Piazza San Michele
Wall of the forgotten words
Old family stories
Ancient Farmacy -1500
Fra’ Romualdo cell, founder of the Benedettini community
San Francesco church
San Francesco cell
Monte Penna itinerary where San Francesco received stigmata in 1224.