The area surrounding the Fonte Malerba reservoir offers a breathtaking view of the rolling hills at the foot of Mount Amiata. Located at about 890 metres above sea level and built in 1982, this reservoir supplies the village of Pescina, a mountain hamlet in the municipality of Seggiano.

The work represented a turning point in the life and habits of the inhabitants of the small mountain hamlet. Today, to demonstrate that the water resource is a source of development also for sport, Pescina has a lake dedicated to fishing. It is an artificial reservoir powered by spring water.


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.