Monte Amiata

Roccalbegna is the municipality of reference for the Aia della Colonna, it is a village perched on the slopes of the Amiata, dominated by the “Sasso” a huge rock that overlooks the town and from which the Albegna river, the largest in the area, is born. The village is delightful with its medieval remains and the Romanesque Church of San Pietro (12th century).

Amiata is the mountain that dominates the entire Maremma, with its 1738 m.s.l., divided between the provinces of Grosseto and Siena, it is rich in charm and history. Equipped with excellent winter facilities, very suitable for a day of skiing without necessarily having to reach the Alps. But equally attractive in summer for long walks in the woods in search of mushrooms and quiet.

The capital of the Amiata is Arcidosso, a very functional center with a lovely old town to visit. A few kilometers away, however, is Santa Fiora with its Peschiera and the source of the Fiora river, the largest in the area. Also interesting are Casteldelpiano and Abbadia San Salvadore (Sienese side).

For beautiful naturalistic excursions around Monte Amiata it is advisable to visit the Pescinello Nature Reserve (near Roccalbegna), the WWF Oasis of Bosco dei Rocconi (near Semproniano) and the Monte Amiata Wildlife Park.