It is difficult to get to Mount Amiata and not be amazed by its grandeur. Already from the curves that follow one another along the access roads, the ancient volcano 1734 meters high shows itself in all its original nobility. Nature colours its sinuous sides from season to season, offering a spectacular view. From the Paleozoic-Quaternary to today, the Sacred Mountain – as the Etruscans defined it – proudly shows how trachyte rocks and mountain vegetation have been able to meet and coexist over the centuries. For centuries, woods, olive groves, vineyards, chestnut groves and fruit trees have been the elderly guardians of the passing of time that leaves its traces in the narrow and delightful streets that characterize the mountain villages and in the stories of women and men who have lived in this land.

Discovering Mount Amiata is a unique experience because it means coming into contact with many small communities that have been able to treasure the teachings of the past and that, thanks to their daily actions, contribute to a sustainable development of the place, very attentive to the environment and respectful of traditions.

Visiting this mountain is also a dip in the most authentic flavours, discovering the fruits of local agriculture and therefore tasting unique gastronomic excellences, such as the DOCG wines produced from local vineyards, the different types of cheese of small and virtuous mountain dairies, the Olivastra Seggianese PDO oils and the superb PGI chestnuts.

As an ideal destination for lovers of winter sports, trekking and “slow and conscious” tourism, today this mountain combines agri-food products with outdoor activities, offering visitors a wide range of outdoor activities.

The villages, overflowing with history, are places of discovery and exceptional cultural treasures. Finally, besides being a vital element thanks to the enhancement of the extraordinary springs, water represents a gateway to discover this green mountain, with a thousand scents and infinite wonders.