• Imposing Poppi Castle with stunning courtyard
  • Rilliana Library: ancient manuscripts collection
  • Remarkable Chapel of Counts Guidi and Taddeo Gaddi frescoes
  • Hexagonal-shaped Oratorio della Madonna del Morbo


Discover the enchanting town of Poppi, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Casentino region, just 35 km from Arezzo. Wander through the medieval porticos and admire the breathtaking view of the Casentino Valley. Explore the 13th-century Poppi Castle, where St. Francis himself once found refuge, and immerse yourself in the history and spiritual connection of this captivating Tuscan town.

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Culture & History

As you stroll through the quaint streets of Poppi, you’ll find a town rich in both ancient and modern history. Poppi Castle, one of the town’s main attractions, is said to have inspired the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. It once provided shelter to St. Francis of Assisi during his travels and even hosted the famous Italian poet, Dante Alighieri. The castle now houses the Rilliana Library, a remarkable collection of manuscripts and ancient volumes.

Poppi’s deeply rooted traditions include its cuisine, with mouthwatering dishes such as “acquacotta stiana” and the region’s famous pecorino cheese. The town’s charming arcaded buildings offer a glimpse into the past, while the Oratorio della Madonna del Morbo, a hexagonal-shaped church built to ward off the plague, showcases the town’s resilience in the face of adversity.

Events & Festivals

Don’t miss the local fairs during autumn, where you can indulge in delicious roasted chestnuts and regional cheeses. Keep in mind that accommodations can fill up quickly during these popular events, so be sure to book early to secure your stay.

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