Tana dell'Istrice
Tana dell'Istrice


Places and activities near La Tana dell'Istrice

Tana dell’Istrice is the ideal place for those who love living in contact with nature, for those who like to spend a holiday in the tranquillity of nature amidst breathtaking scenery and enchanting walks.

Excursions and Trekking

The Pistoia mountains offer a vast choice of hiking itineraries for lovers of trekking and mountain walks.
Simpler routes and more challenging paths that will take you to the top of the peaks where you can admire an unexpected and unique panorama.

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Canyon Park

Wild nature that takes us back in time. A canyon, an emerald green river and a pristine forest. All this is Canyon Park. A place where everyone can
be what they want: Adventurous, light, inspired or sporty. Slow or fast. Fascinated or excited. But always in a context where Nature is the real protagonist, with its still wild forests, colours, scents.

A spectacular river and a canyon with completely different habitats, like the ways of exploring it. A forest and a natural lagoon in which to let yourself go in an unconventional way.

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The Centro Ippico Pelliccia is on the Appennino tosco-emiliano in the Villaggio di Limestre, borough of San Marcello Pistoiese. (It is 20 minutes by car from Tana dell'istrice).

Here horse and horse-riding lovers can take their first steps and find their own pace in this sport in total serenity.

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Doganaccia 2000 - Summer

Doganaccia, the paradise of the Montagna Pistoiese, is situated on the border of Tuscany with Emilia on the mountainside of the Croce Arcana in the Borough of Cutigliano.

This splendid holiday location offers tourists numerous options including trekking, paragliding, down-hill, horse-riding, orienteering, fishing, bobsleigh on rail, adventure park and much more... In the summer period Doganaccia offers its best!!!.

See the site for further details doganaccia 2000

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Cutigliano is a delightful medieval village, considered the pearl of the Montagna Pistoiese, situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Italy and recognised as a tourist attraction and for its high quality of life. Through the year the town offers a packed programme of gastronomic, cultural, historic, and sports events as well as music, dance and theatre attractions. The country tradition also offers a variety of local products, all strictly organic and therefore healthy and genuine: cheeses and other dairy products made from sheep and cow’s milk, chestnuts, mushrooms, forest fruits and honey.
During your holiday you cannot miss a walk through the narrow streets of the town, where small picturesque corners are discovered among stone houses and floral balconies.

Doganaccia 2000 - Winter

In winter the Doganaccia is covered with a soft blanket of snow which changes the landscape from the beginning of December, offering lovers of winter sports: 15km of ski and snow slopes, an area dedicated to fun sledding.

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Abetone Multipass

Skiing in Abetone means sweeping over 50km of runs , unwinding down different slopes with very different characteristics, served by 21 fast, modern ski stations carrying an average of 25,000 people per hour.

The view from Monte Gomito, the highest part of the station is unique; where you can see as far as Corsica on a sunny day and to the north as far as the snowy peaks of the Alps and Alpine foothills.

See the site for further details abetone multipass

Botanical Garden

The Abetone Forest Botanical situated at about 1300 mt in Abetone is the ideal place for both those looking for a place to take a quiet walk and the botany enthusiast who can find what they are looking for. In 1.4 hectares we find the most characteristic environments of the Northern Apennines and around 300 labeled plant species (among these: gentians, saxifrages, lilies and orchids).
All organized in full respect of nature, enhancing the spontaneity of the environment as much as possible. You will appreciate the beauty of the beech and silver fir forest, the spectacular flowering of the cliff plants and the variety of wetlands represented by small lakes and streams.

The departure is at the picnic area called "Mandrini" where there is also a spring and, a little further down, the "Ponte della Sega", a beautiful stone bridge clearly visible on the left, coming from Pian di Novello. Follow the asphalt road on a slight slope towards the “Abetone Forest Botanical Garden”. Open from approximately mid-June to mid-September.


The observatory was built in 1991 by the Borough of San Marcello Pistoiese and is located on a plateau above Gavinana at about 950 metres, in an excellent position for star gazing. It has two hemispherical rotating domes of 5 metres in diameter and excellent amateur equipment.
The OBSERVATORY is open to the public by reservation only.

Tel 0573/621289 see the site for further details OSSERVATORIO MTM


The PONTE SOSPESO is in Mammiano Basso and is a footbridge which connects the two banks of the Lima stream. It is 227 metres long and since 1990 has been in the Guinness Book of Records as the longest footbridge in the world.

Fly fishing Alto Lima e Sestaione

In the heart of the Pistoia Apennines, where the Val di Lima fades into the enchantment of Abetone, there is the Alto Lima and Sestaione No Kill Fishing Reserve. An enchanting corner for nature-loving fly fishing enthusiasts.

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SNOW SHOEING An excursion with snow shoes on the Appennino tosco-emiliano is an experience not to be missed!
Accompanied by nature or alpine guides and wearing your snow shoes you’ll be able to explore the snowy expanses in every direction, free to walk in the incredible silence of the natural surroundings admiring breathtaking views of snowy peaks! Get your ears used to the silence...

For information:
I.A.T. ABETONE tel: 0039 057360231 I.A.T. CUTIGLIANO tel: 0039 0573 68029


You can practice downhill in both Abetone and Doganaccia on carefully designed breathtaking tracks.
In Doganaccia it’s possible to book a package with two experts of this specialty sport: Brook and Win.
For information, costs and booking phone Ronni on 3485828612 or visit the website DOGANACCIA 2000

There’s also a big mountain bike park in Abetone with tracks of 4 to 6 km.
Here both tried and tested gravity killers arriving already saddled and newcomers to the sport, who can try out the latest cycling technology, will be spoilt for choice.

For information visit the website GRAVIIY PARK ABETONE


Nearby, about 30 minutes' drive away, you can take guided quad biking and/or rafting trips...unique and unforgettable emotions.

In the Crode Arcana locality, there is a natural launching terrace for paragliding lovers...excitement and adrenaline for an unforgettable experience with a unique panorama!


See also Baita Blevedere

Your refuge in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines

Baita Belvedere welcomes you in the enchanting Pistoia mountains in the Sestaione Valley, a stone’s throw from the Abetone woods and the medieval alleys of Cutigliano. A fairytale setting where you can experience magic moments.

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See also Baita Blevedere
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