Between the Maremma and Siena, it rises a majestic old extinct volcano of Monte Amiata. A ‘block’ that reaches 1738 meters above sea level.
An area full of imposing woods with interesting examples of flora and fauna, and a multitude of important historic testaments. Where volcanic rock takes turns at small lakes.
A succession of suggestive views that go from the Apennines to Lago Trasimeno in the Est; from the Tirreno to the island of the Tuscan archipelago in the Ovest; from Siena to the metalliferous hills in the Nord; and the Lago di Bolsena in the Sud.
For hikers and trekking lovers, it is a place still not really known and has enough secret that is surely worth being discovered. At the center, there is a way called “L’Anello della Montagna”, around 28km, intersected by other paths which allow reaching residential zones.
One of the most characteristic places is the Faggeta. It is the biggest wood in Europa with centennial trees. The beech forests, with their high and dense foliage and their grey areas, don’t allow the vegetation growth. Walk through it become a unique experience.
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