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Vallombrosa is a summer resort in the Province of Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany. It is 328 ft. above sea-level, on the northwest slope of the Pratomagno mountain chain.[1]

The village of Vallombrosa ("shaded valley") lies among forests, and was originally the location of a hermitage dedicated to Santa Maria d'Acquabella. Later, the large Benedictine Vallombrosa Abbey was built and remains a major landmark of the region.[2]


  1. ^ Public Domain One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Vallombrosa". Encyclopædia Britannica. 27 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 864.
  2. ^ "Vallombrosa". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica.

Coordinates: 43°44′N 11°32′E / 43.733°N 11.533°E / 43.733; 11.533