Monte Amiata, a protected volcano today by the Tuscan Region, was the Etruscan’s sacred mountain.
Between the mountain and its surrounding land there has always been a strong bond, not only with geographical nature, but also its historical and social characteristics that are deeply rooted from ancient times. A magical attraction, between its neighbouring valleys and its resources, that the great volcano nurtures its warm welcome. A mystical energy that leaves the area and its population that live here in a state of reliance towards the Mount and its wealth it has to offer.
The Etruscans called the Amiatina mountain ‘Mons Tuniatua’, hence, putting in evidence a clear sacred designation: Tinia, or Tunia was in fact the principal Etruscan god, and a devotional attribution was very usual at the mountain summit, which were to appear as hypothetical residences of the gods object of the cult: a Sacred Mountain.
The heights represented by the peak of Amiata and the mountainous and hilly landscape of the Val d’Orcia have always represented privileged places of worship and places of divinity, for the sacredness of the woods, proximity to the celestial sphere of the high and often snowy peaks, the many springs of water that flow from them, like the Fiora, creating navigable and productive waterways, the warm of the volcano that today still lives on under the mountain.
This, then, is what we propose, a journey through these mystic lands, discovering the mountain resources of woods, minerals, the water, so that you can perceive the spirituality and the sacredness of these antique places.
- 2 nights half board in one of our hotels in Mount Amiata with dinner based on typical products and drinks (including water and ¼ of wine)
- Pick-up from the station Chiusi Chianciano Terme Station to the hotel and back
- Pick-up at Abbadia San Salvatore to return to the hotel (Day 2)
- 3 HD Environmental hiking guides
- 2 lunches in typical restaurants
- All the guided tours mentioned in the program and entrance fees to museums and parks