The centre of Seggiano was built in the early 10th century as a possession of the abbey of Abbadia San Salvatore, on the slopes of Mount Amiata. The characteristic and charming village is one of the most ancient settlement in the area, perched above the hills surrounded by marvellous olive groves.
The area is perfectly suited for a pleasant stroll up to the hill, surrounded by noble olive trees and enriched by the open air contemporary exhibition by the artist Daniel Spoerri.
Because of its particular location, Seggiano embodies the successful combination of mountain vigor and the essence of the valley; where you can experience wide views of smooth Orcia hills at regular intervals of fascinating glimpses of the elegant mountain nearby. The territory is reach of local production of certain varietis such as “Cultivar” Olivastra Seggianese and typical wine from Monte Amiata, Montecucco.
We warmly suggest a visit of the famous garden of Spoerri, realized by the homonymous owner in 1992. It is a museum in an environmental park of sculptures and various installations distributed over an area of 8 hectares (19 acres). The museum features artwork from numerous famous artists from all over the world. The area donates to visitors special awareness of the surrounding nature, which contributes in creating a unique atmosphere. Everything combined with stunning landscapes alternating to beautiful views of Maremma.
It is for sure worth a visit of this charming and immaculate Mediaval village.