The History


Valnera” is situated on  the last strip of Tuscan Land  Considered to be once a place of Prayer for an order of monks called Camaldolesi  and Vallombrosiani a place of rest.

During the second world war Valnera”was used by farmers families  as a secure bomb shelter, until  the end of the 1950’s Valnera was used as a family home by a Farmer.

Right up until the 1960’s it was used as a school for the inhabitants who lived in the valley

It was also rumoured by the local inhabitants of  San Martino in Gattara that “Valnera” was haunted , at  the end of the 1970’s “Val Nera” began to be restored and used as a refuge for travellers.

Today we want the people to re-discover this environment where the silent ruins of Val Nera stand and the stones gently speak of the fatigue endured over the generations past.

The aroma of the old recipes that reveals to us the wisdom of the people that from a chesnut was able to create their bread and butter.

Here the mooon and the stars creates lots of light in the sky which peeps through the many trails to  the peaks of the Appenine mountain, allowing you to enter woodland to observe the beautiful flowers and hear the small streams that flows through the Valley.