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Moggiona

The village of Moggiona lies 700 metres above sea level in the Tuscan region Casentino, the beautiful and unspoilt upper valley of the River Arno.

Moggiona is a woodcraft centre, with a number of craft firms making wooden furniture and articles using wood from the surrounding forests.

The area around Moggiona was designated an Italian national park in 1991, because of its outstanding natural beauty. It includes a forest reserve with many attractive walks. Four kilometres above the village is the monastery of Camaldoli, founded in the 12th century.

Amenities

  • Two restaurants and bar
  • Comprehensive village shop
  • Outdoor swimming pool at the hotel I Tre Baroni, which Casa Teresina residents can use at a preferential rate

Restaurants

Moggiona has two excellent restaurants, both within easy walking distance of the cottage:

  • Il Cedro, run by the Tassini family, serves superb food including acqua cotta, tortelli di patate (delicious pasta squares filled with a potato filling), faraona in marsala (guinea-fowl in marsala wine), cinghiale in umido (wild boar stew) and various recipes with rabbit (coniglio). The restaurant was recommended in the Guardian and has had excellent reviews in Veronelli and Michelin
  • I Tre Baroni only opened a few years ago but has already established an excellent reputation. It offers a more modern take on Tuscan cuisine, but still prepared using fresh local ingredients. Has outdoor terrace for dining in the summer and a very comprehensive wine list

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Nearest towns with shops and services

  • Poppi (10 minutes by car)
  • Bibbiena (15 minutes by car)

Nearest mainline train station

  • Arezzo (1 hour by car)

Nearest airports

  • Florence (1½ hours by car)
  • Pisa (2½ hours by car)
  • Bologna (2½ hours by car)
  • Rome (3½ hours by car)
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Local sights of interest

  • Poppi. Only 10 minutes’ drive from Moggiona, Poppi has a full range of shops and services, some excellent restaurants, and an outdoor swimming pool. The actual town of Poppi on the hill has a very pretty old arcaded main street which leads up to the castle of the Counts Guidi (modelled on the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence), which is well worth a visit
  • Camaldoli. Situated above Moggiona, the eremo (hermitage) of Camaldoli, founded in the 12th century, features a Baroque church with a fine Della Robbia enamel. It is also an excellent starting point for forest walks
  • La Verna. A mountain-top monastery where St. Francis is said to have received the Stigmata. The Chapel of the Stigmata has some beautifully carved wooden choir stalls showing personalities of the time. Very atmospheric, especially the chapel where Christ is alleged to have appeared to Francis and the stone grotto where Francis prayed
  • Arezzo. Only an hour’s drive from Moggiona, the city of Arezzo is most famous for the (recently restored) Piero della Francesca frescos, telling the story of the Legend of the True Cross. Arezzo has a charming old quarter, which featured in Roberto Benigni’s Oscar-winning film La Vita e Bella
  • Sansepolcro, Monterchi. Birthplace of Piero della Francesca, Sansepolcro houses perhaps his greatest painting, the Resurrection, in the Museo Civico. Monterchi, not too far from Sansepolcro, is the home of another famous Piero della Francesca work, the Madonna del Parto

Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and other Tuscan towns are easily accessible for day trips.

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Moggiona
Poppi castle
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