Escaping city life became possible for many following the expansion of train travel in the early 1900s. This poster promotes travel from bustling Florence, Italy to the close spa area of Vallombrosa which is in the Saltino region. Vallombrosa is a forested park area that was home to many resorts in the first half of the 20th century. Use of the bucolic land goes back as far as the 15th century, when a Benedictine Abbey was built; it still stands to this day. The abbey can be seen through the trees of this poster.
ENIT, The Italian National Tourist Board, was founded in 1919 with the objective of attracting visitors to Italy from around the globe. In this case, ENIT was likely promoting travel to the outer countryside to locals that lived in Florence.
Unfortunately, we know little about the artist of this appealing image.
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