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MONTE AMIATA

If you want to spend a few hours or a day in the cool air of the woods, then you should definitely make a trip to the Monte Amiata. Enjoy your walk in the shade of the woods; admire the beautiful sight from this 1738 m high mountain.
S. Fiora was the most important towns of the Aldobrandeschi, afterwards in 1439 it passed to the hands of Senese people (the Sforza family) and returned property of Florence in 1633. For visiting the garden Peschiera di Santa Fiora contact the 0564 977571. Market the 1° and the 3° Thursday of the month.
Montenero and Montegiovi: facing to the Val d’Orcia. Here you see the landscape changing from the green Amiata zone into the clays of Siena.
Who likes art goes to Seggiano where you have the Garden of Daniel Spoerri: sculptures in a 15 Ha domain. tel. 0564 950457.
Castell’ Azzara: The oldest built over area. The Etruscan people from Sovana came over here to extract the cinnabar of the mines. In the Middle Ages it was part of Florence posses. Vitozza is an old fortress of the 12° century inhabited until the 18th century. A real fortified village; inside the walls you have the castle, a church and a lot of typical houses excavated in the stone.
For visiting the natural Monte Penna Park on the Civitella hill (1107 m.) contact 0564 951032.
Triana, Castle and village dated 1388 constructed by the Aldobrandeschi became Senese posses of the Piccolomini family.

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