The small town of Moggiona stands on a rocky spur in the middle of a closed valley, at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level. The origins of Moggiona are similar to those of other pre-Roman centres, characterized by an inhabited nucleus located on a hill and located along the main communication routes to defend mountain pastures. There are the remains of one of these centres, called Il Poggio, a few kilometres from Moggiona along an ancient road that leads from Pratovecchio to the ridge of the Apennines. Another ancient way of communication is the one that from the bottom of the valley rises along the course of the Sova torrent, which originates at the foot of the village. The history of Moggiona is closely linked to that of Camaldoli since 1012, when the monk Romualdo founded the Hermitage of Camaldoli, a few kilometres away from this small village.