Located on a mountainside about 33 km south of Florence, the beautiful jewel of Tuscany, lies the town of Vallombrosa. Named "Valle umbroso" in Latin for "shaded valley", this town lives up to its name. Surrounded by large expanses of lush green forests, visitors might venture from their Vallombrosa hotels to refuel their batteries with a stroll through the woods. Naturally, there is also ample opportunity for day trips to other cities such as Siena, Lucca, and Pisa from your HRS hotel in Vallombrosa.
For history fans, ask your HRS Vallombrosa hotel about the monastery, which can attest to almost a millennium of events. Founded in the 11th Century, this Benedictine monastery grew and flourished through the 19th Century despite numerous political and religious upheavals over the ages. Mentioned by John Milton in his book, Paradise Lost, this monastery is a stunning collection of architecture and art, mostly from the 1600s. If you're craving something other than the fare at your hotel, Vallombrosa Monastery neighbours a restaurant with simple but good traditional Italian cuisine.
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