"less than ninety minutes from Abetone"

Abetone is a village in Tuscany, around 80km from Florence. It has a population of 700 and was created as a custom post on the main road between Tuscany and Modena in 1732. The name means ‘large fir’ – the tree was cut down to allow the development of the village. Unusual for Italy, Abetone has been a popular ski resort since the early 20th century and was the birthplace of Zeno Colò, the famous Italian skier.