Valle Inferno and Bandella

Tourists who chose Arezzo for his holidays, we recommend a visit to the reserve Valdarno The Valley dell'Inferno: This nature reserve protects 531 acres of marsh land along the Valdarno dell'Arno. This is an area formed in the'50s to the edges of lakes formed by dams. Throughout the area hunting and fishing are subject to specific rules, not to unbalance the environment negatively.

Dell'Arno water, clean in this stretch, they form the so-called Lake Levane, who joins the area Bandella, formed by the flooding of the valley of the river Ascione. In this focus many species of birds, which enrich the fauna typical of the area: the kite Brown, the kingfisher, the Trj?l?virki small and aviation, which for years now have chosen these places for their reproduction. Other species of birds that tourists can spot are the cormorant, the heron and red The official, visible in their brief stops.

In the innermost zone of the reserve, tourists can go into the woods to find various species of animals that populate these magnificent places, like the hare, the pheasant, the porcupine, the deer and wild boar.

Getting there

To visit the Nature Reserve is advisable to reach Monticello, home of the Visitor Center of the Natural Reserve, which will depart from the majority Part of the itineraries.

  • Coming from Florence exit should be "Valdarno" dell'A1 and take the SP No 11 "Along Arno" in the direction of Arezzo, arrived at Water Borra, sull'Arno before the bridge, turn left and follow signs to the Visitor Center.
  • From Arezzo take the SR No 69 in Montevarchi and direction, arrived for habitation Levane, turn right in Terranuova direction Bracciolini (SP 11); just crossed the bridge should be sull'Arno turn right and follow signs to the Visitor Center. Or, again from Arezzo, you can reach Pian Chen, taking the SP 1 "Setteponti" direction Castiglion Fibocchi direction across Laterina and follow the signs to Montalto, just before the bridge Romito take the road on the right until you reach the locality Pian di Chen, from where, around restaurant, you can take some trails of access.

Those who prefer to reach the Nature Reserve by public transport can take advantage of the extra lines of company SITA and Fabbri, linking Arezzo in Montevarchi moving from SP 1 "Setteponti" (via Castiglion Fibocchi-Laterina), using the stop at Ponte Romito. By train, the closest station is to Montalto (Laterina Scalo).

In all locations beginning of itineraries are panels showing the characteristics of the protected area and the direction of hiking paths.