Monte Amiata unveiled

Located in the area where the Maremma and the Val D’Orcia Nature Park meet, Mount Amiata is an ancient volcano (1774 m.) with an abundance of underground thermal waters. People can ski at the top of the mountain whose slopes reach down to the outskirts of the Argento coast.Skiing: the ski slopes are about 10 minutes by car from the farm. In winter there are several kilometers of slopes equipped with two chair lifts and ski lifts. Many routes to visit ,enjoy and discover the area: from swimming in mountain rivers to the free thermal pool in the woods, where regenerate our self . The walks on the Vetta Amiata or in to the Wildlife Park of Monte Labro, with its breathtaking view that sweeps up the Argentario and the Costa D’ Argento, achievable, in turn, for daily trips . The area of Pitigliano, Sorano, Sovana, then to enjoy a bath in Saturnia, not forgetting Montalcino, Brunello’s mecca, and the Abbey of San Antimo. Dozens of medieval villages with preserved architectural systems as only happens in Tuscany.

Thermal baths

A short distance away are the baths of San Filippo with its spectacular limestone formations and its natural pools of warm water, a little further BagniVignone with the beautiful central square with a large ancient thermal pool, also famous for the film Nostalgia made here by Tarkovsky . In addition, San Casciano with its luxurious spa, and on the other sides of the mountain Petriolo to Siena, with its miraculous water and its river Farma, pristine and curves where swim in pleasant places, and Saturnia that don’t need any introduction because of  his  international  fame.

Sacred places

Mount Amiata has always been a crossroads of intense spiritual activity thanks to its churches and to the Via Francigena which flanks it in the north. At the beginning of the 19th century it witnessed the rise of David Lazzaretti‘s social-Christian community on Mount Labro. At the moment it is home to Merigar, the seat of the Dzogchen Community, one of the biggest Tibetan Buddhist centres in Italy whose monuments attract tourists from all over the world every year.On the road to Montalcino we find the Abbey of  St. Antimowhere all functions are sung in Gregorian chant in Latin by the resident group of Benedictine monks.

Cities of art

And right here, in Pescina Seggiano, the Garden of Spoerri, museum of contemporary art created by Daniel Spoerri also a destination for an international audience. Enchanting the Diocesan Museum of Pienza, which houses Pale and paintings of the Sienese school of two hundred and Buonconvento, to visit the Abbey of Monte Oliveto. By S. Fiora and Arcidosso,Monticchiello and Montepulciano is a succession of medieval towns and Renaissance cities. Countless appointments in any season