Mount Amiata is an ancient Volcano that stands lonely in Southern Tuscany surrounded by some of the most beautiful valleys such as Orcia and Maremma.
Because of its unique position and geological features, Amiata has always been a special place already at the time of the Etruscans that used to worship it as the Mother Mountain, source of wealth and wellness. Nowadays Mount Amiata is a precious place, a huge open air museum, where nature, art and culture meet and happily merge.
In fact, there are 13 areas that are protected in order to preserve their environment, flora and fauna such as the Pigelleto Park and the Monte Labbro Reserve.
It is worthy the visit to the Monte Amiata Wildlife Park, inside the Monte Labro Reverse. The Park offers an exclusive window to the wild life and nature of the Mountain: it is crossed by paths where animals can be observed in their genuine aptitudes. It extends over 200 hectares and it is used for studying the protection and preservation of several local species such as the wolf and some ungulates which live in semi liberty within the park.
It is possible to visit parks and reserves autonomously or with the guidance of an expert that will tell you about the history and culture of Amiata.
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