The hills where the genius of Leonardo da Vinci was born are part of a unique landscape that identifies Tuscany around the world.
The Montalbano area extends for 16,000 hectares in the area straddling the provinces of Florence, Pistoia, and Prato. Centrally located, it is the ideal place from which to visit all of Tuscany and is close to Florence, Pisa, Lucca, and Siena – the major cities of art – as well as near the mountains and the sea.
Between the 16th and 17th centuries, the Medici family designated about 4,000 hectares to build the Barco Reale, a vast area used as a hunting reserve
Today, the Montalbano area is a tourism destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The dense network of hiking and cycling paths reach the ridge 600 meters above sea level, letting you explore every corner of this extraordinary natural area in the heart of Tuscany.