Mountain lovers will certainly enjoy the cone of Monte Amiata, an evocative landscape with forests made of precious woods like beeches, firs, chestnuts and rich of edible mushrooms like porcini growing in the summer.
In the winter skiing is possible in the major resorts of Monte Amiata, Vetta, Prato della Macinaie, Prato della Contessa, Rifugio Cantore and Pian della Marsiliana.
There are also historical sites dating back to VI century B.C. , still visible in the towns of Monte Amiata.
Middle Age castles (Arcidosso, Montelaterone, Piancastagnaio), the abbeys of the Norman and Longobard period (Abbadia San Salvatore, S. Antimo), the Sforza villa of Castell’Azzara, the Bourbon del Monte palace in Piancastagnaio, renaissance and baroque churches in Castel del Piano witness that different civilizations and cultures met in this territory during the surprising history of southern Tuscany, at the borders between Tuscia and the Papal State.