The Casentino is the first valley formed by the Arno river; it is a land of natural beauty, ancient country churches, castles and sanctuaries.
Many small hill towns, known for their beauty and history, are very close to each other like Poppi, Bibbiena, Anghiari and many others.
Florence and Arezzo are only just over one hour away. Siena and Cortona are lovely day trips from Porciano.
The Casentino is an area which maintains the appeal of a lesser-known Tuscany where the sense of tradition is still strong.
The wish of its inhabitants of not loosing their bond with past history is felt everywhere.