WHAT IT IS A journey on foot around the Tuscan volcano discovering Monte Amiata, the green heart of Southern Tuscany, presiding over the Val d’Orcia and the Maremma. Monte Amiata, the holy mountain of the Etruscans, is home to an incredible landscape: at 1000 metres above sea level the beech trees grow in abundance around…Details
Immerse yourself in the largest beech wood in Italy. Be dazzled by the thousand colours of the forest. Go hunting for wild mushrooms, strawberries, and raspberries. Discover the “chestnut road” (IGP). In the parks and in the nature reserves our guides can bring you to discover flowers, plants and animals.
Because of its natural features, Amiata is really a huge open air museum, where nature, art and culture meet and happily merge. It is a place to experience, a place to breathe fresh air and enjoy the atmosphere of close contact between man and nature.
It is an ideal place for trekking enthusiasts. The woods are easily accessible for riding, walking and mountain biking, and a network of paths follows ancient tracks of mushrooms and fruit gatherers, linking the various villages round the mountain.
There is a total of 215 Kms of marked paths subdivided into two sections, with 19 main paths and other minor ones; there are also and 13 other protected areas managed in order to preserve their environment, flora and fauna.