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Natural Landmark


  • Marvel at Italy’s tallest native tree, a 51.85-meter tall white fir
  • Visit the sacred forests of La Verna
  • Witness the rich biodiversity within Parco Nazionale Foreste Casentinesi
  • Explore the site where Alcide De Gasperi instituted the National Mountain Day in 1952
Sentiero CAI 051, 52010 Chiusi della Verna AR, Italy
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The Parco Nazionale Foreste Casentinesi is open all year round. However, it is advisable to check the local weather conditions and seasonal variations before planning your visit.


Discover the breathtaking beauty of Italy’s tallest native tree, a majestic white fir standing at 51.85 meters, nestled in the sacred forests of La Verna. Located within the Parco Nazionale Foreste Casentinesi, this awe-inspiring natural wonder is a testament to centuries of respectful forest management. Immerse yourself in the tranquil, spiritual ambiance and let the whispers of the ancient trees connect you to the rich history and heritage of this remarkable region.

The sacred forests of La Verna, where the tallest white fir is located, hold great significance for the followers of St. Francis. The Franciscan friars of the Santuario Francescano della Verna work tirelessly to preserve the natural beauty of the region and share the spiritual connection that St. Francis had with nature.

Visiting Italy’s tallest native tree offers pilgrims a unique opportunity to experience the profound connection between spirituality and nature. 

Culture & History

The Friars of the Sanctuary of La Verna pose in front of the tallest tree in Italy
The Friars of the Sanctuary of La Verna pose in front of the tallest tree in Italy

The enchanting forests of La Verna have been the subject of admiration and reverence for centuries. The rich biodiversity of the area is a result of diligent forest management and conservation efforts, ensuring the growth of healthy, magnificent trees. The Parco Nazionale Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna, where the tallest white fir is found, is a UNESCO heritage site and home to many natural treasures yet to be discovered.

In 1952, Italian statesman Alcide De Gasperi chose the valley now named after him as the location to establish National Mountain Day, commemorating the importance of Italy’s mountainous regions. The town of Chiusi della Verna is an essential part of the region’s forest heritage and continues to celebrate its natural wonders and promote conservation efforts.

National Mountain Day is celebrated every year in the De Gasperi valley to honor Italy’s mountains and their importance.

How to Get There

From Chiusi della Verna, follow the signs to the Santuario della Verna. Once there, take the Sentiero CAI 051 walking trail to reach the forest where Italy’s tallest native tree is located.

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