Abbadia San Salvatore

Abbey of Sant'Antimo

Albarese

Acquapendente


anghiari

Archipelago Toscano


Arcidosso


Arezzo


Asciano


Badia di Coltibuono


Bagni San Filippo

Bagno Vignoni

Barberino Val d'Elsa

Beaches

Bolsena Lake


Bomarzo

Brunello di Montalcino

Buenconvento

Campagnatico


Capalbio


Castel del Piano


Castelfiorentino

Castell'Azarra

Castellina in Chianti


Castelmuzio


Castelnuovo Bererdenga


Castiglioncello Bandini


Castiglione della Pescaia


Castiglione d'Orcia


Castiglion Fiorentino


Celleno


Certaldo


Chinaciano Terme


Chianti


Chiusi


Cinigiano


Città di Castello

CivitÀ di Bagnoregio


Colle Val d'Elsa


Cortona


Crete Senesi


Diaccia Botrona

Isola d'Elba

Firenze


Follonica


Gaiole in Chianti


Gavorrano

Gerfalco


Greve in Chianti


Grosseto


Lago Trasimeno


La Foce


Manciano


Maremma


Massa Marittima


Montagnola Senese


Montalcino


Monte Amiata


Monte Argentario

montecalvello

Montefalco


Montemassi


Montemerano


Monte Oliveto Maggiore


Montepulciano


Monteriggioni


Monticchiello


Monticiano


Orbetello


Orvieto


Paganico


Parco Naturale della Maremma


Perugia


Piancastagnaio


Pienza


Pisa


Pitigliano

Prato

Radda in Chianti


Roccalbegna


Roccastrada


San Bruzio


San Casciano dei Bagni


San Galgano


San Gimignano


San Giovanni d'Asso


San Quirico d'Orcia


Sansepolcro


Santa Fiora


Sant'Antimo


Sarteano


Saturnia


Scansano


Scarlino


Seggiano


Siena


Sinalunga


Sorano


Sovana


Sovicille

Talamone

Tarquinia


Tavernelle Val di Pesa


Torrita di Siena


Trequanda


Tuscania


Umbria


Val d'Elsa


Val di Merse


Val d'Orcia


Valle d'Ombrone


Vetulonia


Viterbo

Volterra




 
Walking in Tuscany
             
 
San Gusmè, Piazza Castello
 

San Gusmè, Piazza Castello[1]

 

album Surroundings
       
   

San Gusmè


   
   

San Gusmè is a small walled village just a few kilometers from Castelnuovo Berardenga. The Ombrone, the biggest river of southern Tuscany, has its main source in San Gusmé, on the south east slope of Monti del Chianti.


Sorgente ombrone

Cippo posto alla nascita del fiume Ombrone- San Gusmè- Siena[1]

 

   
   
     
   

 

 

The Ombrone

 

   

The Ombrone, the biggest river of southern Tuscany, originates on the south east slope of Monti del Chianti near San Gusmè. The banks of the river are characterised by the presence of woods and thick vegetation; its flow is determined both by rain and its tributaries, which are the Arbia stream and the Merse river on the right side, and Orcia river and other more minor ones (such as the Melacce and Trasubbie streams on the left side.
The river finishes its 161-kilometre journey in the Tyrrhenian Sea with a wide delta that descends into the Natural Park of the Maremma. Currently, the mouth of the Ombrone is affected by a dire erosion process, which began in the second half of the nineteenth century after a century-long period of growth. The advancement of the sea is causing the infiltration of salt water into its water. This process began due to the reclamation works which employed a method that led to a reduction in the sediments deposited along the shore. This erosion is still continuing today, caused by the scarce solid transport of the river and also by the extraction of sediments from the channel itself. Near the river’s mouth, you’ll see a Hydraulic Booth and the San Paolo Water-scooping Machine, which bear witness to the reclamation work carried out in the Maremma during the first decades of the 20th Century.

 

   
     

 

 
   

   


Hidden secrets in Tuscany | Holiday house Podere Santa Pia

 

   
Montecristo and Corsica, view from Podere Santa Pia


[1] Photo by Vignaccia76, licensed, licenziato in base ai termini della licenza Creative Commons Attribuzione 3.0 Unported
[2] Source: www.parcodeglietruschi.it