Rincine forest – Tuscany hills
Forty kilometers from the historic center of Florence, in a secondary valley of the massif of Mount Falterona, there is an Apennine forest of rare beauty, an exemplary beauty both in terms of landscape and for the social and natural vicissitudes that have affected the central Apennines. The Forest of Rincine is easily accessible but still unknown to mass tourism: you can spend time there in more or less challenging routes for hikers, comforted by bivouacs, lakes, dedicated paths and even a forest totally left to its dynamics of increasing complexity as the Forest of St. Helena.
The Rincine Forest is part of the network “Foreste Modello delle Montagne Fiorentine”, a voluntary association made up of partners from all over the world who work for the diffusion of the management and sustainable use of forests and forest landscapes. The forest is a model of sustainable management because it strongly pursues aspects of biological diversity protection in all fields of forest management, collaborating for decades with those who make the study of forest systems their profession. These are therefore forest territories administered according to the principles of sustainable forest management which, together with 60 others around the world, seeks to share good practices of sustainability, even beyond the forest, a new pact between the human species and our planet.
The Rincine Forest is the Apennines that you do not expect, a discovery, a glimpse that gives a vision of the blue mountains of the Apennines opening to visitors endless views to enjoy, share and preserve, all just one hour’s drive from Florence.
This is a FSC®certified area: FSC forest management certification confirms that the forest is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity and benefits the lives of local people and workers, while ensuring it sustains economic viability.