The days are getting longer and the first pale sunshine brings the spring air and the desire to get back outdoors.
In the Serchio Valley, the Renaissance Tuscany il Ciocco Resort & Spa, immersed in a 600-hectare park, is the ideal retreat for a getaway in the verdant Garfagnana. For the season, the Resort proposes Home Away Home, the ideal offer for a staycation to discover the territory, among forests and peaks that exceed 2,000 metres, as well as artistic, cultural and gastronomic excellences.
The resort is the perfect starting point for exploring the area as well as trying out the adrenalin-packed activities offered by the partner Raftingh2o-E20 Avventure, established over 25 years ago and the first rafting company to be set up in this region.
Rafting is certainly one of the most fun ways to get in touch with nature and guests of Renaissance Tuscany il Ciocco can try this adrenaline experience along the River Lima, near Bagni di Lucca until they reach Ponte a Diana.
Another itinerary starts from Torrino Santa Rosa through the Parco delle Cascine, which allows you to immerse yourself in nature with a descent suitable for everyone and of an easy level.
Have you ever tried urban rafting? Raftingh2o-E20 Adventures also offers this variant that will allow participants to enjoy the magic of Florence from a whole new perspective. The panoramic route involves descending the city’s section of the Arno, passing under the city’s four main bridges.
The calm river is ideal for taking photographs and enjoying the architectural beauties: from the river, in fact, you can admire the Biblioteca Nazionale, the Uffizi, the famous Pontevecchio with the Corridoio Vasariano and the elegant Ponte di Santa Trinità. The descent of the pescaia S. Niccolò is adrenalin-pumping and the arrival under the arches of Pontevecchio with the goldsmiths’ shops as a backdrop is particularly fascinating.