The spring is located in Cerro del Tasca, at 860 metres above sea level, within the municipality of Piancastagnaio. Since its discovery, this rich spring is at the service of the inhabitants of Piancastagnaio, one of the largest and most important centres of Mount Amiata.
The project “Le Vie dell’Acqua” is dedicated to the water resource and the rediscovery of the natural springs of Mount Amiata. On this ancient quiescent volcano the abundant presence of natural springs that gush out in considerable quantities constitute an immeasurable water reserve for a large part of the Region. From spring to spring, the paths identified and traced by professional environmental guides allow you to discover the vital importance of the Amiata waters and to be fascinated by their impetuous descent: from the springs at the top to the taps of the inhabitants of the provinces of Grosseto and Siena. In order to reach the gushing springs you have to cross medieval villages, centuries-old chestnut groves, silver fir woods and finally follow the traces that history and culture have carved in the past of this mountain. Le Vie dell’Acqua is a project that helps to discover the springs of Mount Amiata, promoting a slow and zero impact tourism. It is financed by AdF and Acea and supported by the municipalities of Arcidosso, Abbadia San Salvatore, Castel del Piano, Castiglione d’Orcia, Santa Fiora, Seggiano and Piancastagnaio.