Monte Amiata



Monte Amiata is a unique presence in the landscape of Maremma. It is the only mountain of the southern Tuscany and the highest Italian extinct volcano.
The summit of Monte Amiata is 1738 meters above sea level and this extinct volcano today marks the border between the provinces of Siena and Grosseto in southern Tuscany. This is where the territory of the Maremma meets the Val D’Orcia. The Etruscans considered Monte Amiata their Mount Olympus and the fertile land, mineral deposits and thickly forested slopes have been inhabited by a proud and independent people since prehistoric times. The volcanic eruptions finished 180 thousand years ago and many huge boulders still dot the slopes where they landed.
Monte Amiata offers one of the best-designed and well-kept circular itineraries in the South of Tuscany. The Anello dell'Amiata, indicated by the characteristic red and white signs, snakes along between 1000 and 1300 m. a.s.l. and can be reached from all the roads going up to the top of the mountain. About 12 hours are needed to complete the circle, but there is also a choice of stretches for shorter walks. The Anello dell'Amiata is connected to all the little towns in the bottom of the valley by a series of minor paths.

For mountain bikers the parks, nature reserves and routes through the great beech woods are especially satisfying, but traditional cyclists can enjoy the Strada della Castagna, Strada del Vino di Montecucco and the villages of the Val d’Orcia and the Valle d'Ombrone.

Beech and chestnut trees cover the lower slopes of Monte Amiata, and the higher slopes are covered with old growth forests that are spectacularly coloured in the autumn and make the mountain extremely popular among hikers. Both the flora and fauna of these forests are unusually diverse, with a number of endemic species. Even wolves were present until the end of the second world war. There is a now an excellent Parco Faunistico with marked paths that guide the visitor through the various habitats of the mountain. The paths of the Amiata Animal Park, on the western side of Monte Labbro, offer the chance to see deer and wolves. The extensive vegetation offered by the forest enables the wolf to survive, and many kinds of birds of prey at risk of extinction can nest there, while wild boar, roe deer and squirrels are the most common inhabitants of Mt. Amiata's thick woods. The typical animal species, especially those at the greatest risk of extinction, are adequately protected inside the Fauna Park situated in the commune of Arcidosso. This is a vast area where an ecosystem is kept up, which guarantees survival and reproduction for the wolf of the Apennines, various kinds of deer, moufflon, fox, buzzard, falcon, marten and weasel.

Castiglioncello Bandini is the perfect country base for discovering Monte Amiata. Let the magical atmosphere of those seemingly painted corners flow into into your soul. Immersed and surrounded by the green of the vegetation and by village traditions, one forgets the straining rhythm of daily activity.
Podere Santa Pia is within easy reach to the main attractions of the mountain. From Monticello Amiata you can continue to the medieval centres of Arcidosso, Seggiano, Vivo d’Orcia, Abbadia San Salvatore, Castel Azarra, Piancastagnaio, and more to the south to Roccalbegna.

The region is served by the Kompass map n.653, (Pienza-Montalcino-Monte Amiata, scale 1:50000), but several Hiking and cycling maps are available in Podere Santa Pia. Visit our selection of best gpx hiking trails:

Trekking Monte Amiata | Percorsi per scoprire le meraviglie del Monte Amiata

Monte Amiata

    The Monte Amiata

Monte Amiata   Monte Amiata is the tallest mountainous territory in the Tuscan Maremma at 1738 metres and is located between Siena and Grosseto. Monte Amiata has, is and always will be the rugged heart of the Maremma. Home to the territory’s most ancient roots and traditions, as well as its purest natural beauty.
Monte Amiataoffers a wide variety of history and culture, spectacular scenery and a fascinating history stretching back to the Etruscan civilisation before the arrival of the romans.
There aren’t many towns around Monte Amiata, but they’re all renowned for their extreme natural beauty and historical legacy: Arcidosso, Castell'Azzara, Castel del Piano, Cinigiano, Roccalbegna, Santa Fiora, Seggiano, Semproniano.


Hiking on Mount Amiata

The Anello Monte Amiata



The desire to experience all things slowly is part of the very important and growing "Slow Movement" worldwide. The different aspects of southern Tuscany can be discovered during a long walk or hike. For people who enjoys hiking, Mount Amiata offers a large variety of paths. Monte Amiata is the largest beech wood in Italy. A network of paths follows ancient tracks of mushrooms and fruit gatherers, linking the various villages around the mountain.
Immerse yourself in the largest beech wood in Italy, Monte Amiata, be dazzled by the thousand colours of the forest. Discover the chestnut road, learn once again the names of the flowers, the trees, go hunting for wild mushrooms, strawberries, and raspberries.


    Anello Amiata Kompass map

The Ring of Amiata is a circuit with several paths to go walking, cycling or riding..
Kompass map n.653, (Pienza-Montalcino-Monte Amiata, scale 1:50000)



The mountain is an ideal place to discover on foot and the Agenzia per Il Turismo Monte Amiata proposes 34 itineraries of varying difficulty. This network of trails crisscrosses Amiata, uniting the mountain towns between themselves and the peak, and allowing the gathering together of an extraordinary natural and cultural patrimony.
At the same time, this network links up with the principle routes which pass through the rest of the Sienese and Grosseto provinces. The trails stretch to about 215 Km/134 miles, divided into two main routes linked to the great ring around the volcanic cone, for a total of 19 main trails which include circular paths.

The Monte Amiata area offers an extensive calendar of chestnut festivals and interesting chestnut trails. Local chestnuts are still used to make flour for delicious chestnut polenta or other dishes, such as castagnaccio or bread made with the chestnut flour, the traditional cake Poledina di Corsini or the Biscotto Salato di Vergari, the biscuits once carried by the miners as lunch. A chestnut festival takes place in Monticello Amiata on the second weekend of October.


Arcidosso-Anello Amiata | Itinerary 10

Monte Amita | Chesnut Trail


Trekking and hiking on Mount Amiata | Trails to discover the beauty of Mount Amiata





Abbadia di San Salvatore

Anello Monte Amiata | Monte Amiata Loop | 27 km | 8-9 ore| Download gpx

Abbadia di San Salvatore - Santa Fiora | 19,49 km | 4 hours | Download gpx

Abbadia San Salvatore – Vetta Monte Amiata | 20,92 km | 4h 11m | gpx


Sentieri della Macchia Faggeta

Sentiero Fosso di Rigale | Monte Amiata Vetta - Rifugio Anello |

Il sentiero del Capomacchia | Sentiero La Scalettaia | Sentiero Sasso de' Merchi


Arcidosso - Monte Labbro
| 10 km | 2 hours | Download gpx

Arcidosso - Monte Labbro - Roccalbegna | 17,83 km | 3,5 hours | Download  gpx

Anello Arcidosso - Parco Faunistico - Monte Labbro | 15.27 km |  3h 3m | Download gpx

Anello Parco Faunistico - Monte Labbro | 5,68 km | 1h 8m| gpx

Anello Monticello Amiata - Monte Labbro | 30.41 km | round trip  | 6h 4m |  Download gpx

Nei castagneti di Arcidosso | Da Tepolini attraverso i castagneti di Arcidosso | 4.2 Km circa | 1 ora e 1/4 


Da Roccalbegna a Monte Labbro
| 14,52 km | gpx

Da Roccalbegna a Semproniano | 12,25 km | gpx

Santa Fiora

Santa Fiora - Monte Amiata Vetta
 | 18,16 km | 3h 37m | gpx

Monte Amiata Vetta - Santa Fiora, Peschiera | 18,10 km | 3h 37m | Download gpx


Da Semproniano al piccolo borgo di Rocchette di Fazio
| 10,80 km | gpx




Trekking sul Monte Amiata | Sentieri per scoprire le meraviglie del Monte Amiata (It)

      Dal Vivo d'Orcia all'Eremo e all'Ermicciolo fino alle sorgenti del Vivo [LUNGHEZZA: 10 Km circa. DURATA: 3 ore circa]

Nei castagneti di Arcidosso [LUNGHEZZA: 6.2 Km. DURATA: 3 ore circa]

      Da Tepolini attraverso i castagneti de.."la strada della castagna" [ LUNGHEZZA: 4.2 Km circa. DURATA: 1 ora e 1/4 ]

      Da Abbadia San Salvatore a Piancastagnaio [LUNGHEZZA: 13 Km circa. DURATA: 3 ore 1/2 circa ]

      Attraverso la riserva naturale de "il Pigelleto" [LUNGHEZZA: circa 10 Km. DURATA: 3 ore 1/2 circa ]

      Dal parco faunistico del Monte Amiata alla cima del Monte Labbro [LUNGHEZZA: circa 6,5 Km. DURATA: 3 ore circa]

      Da Bagno Vignoni, un'immersione nella Val d'Orcia [LUNGHEZZA: circa 12 Km. DURATA: 4 ore circa ]

      Da Semproniano al piccolo borgo di Rocchette di Fazio [LUNGHEZZA: circa 10 Km. DURATA: 3 ore e 1/2 circa ]

      Da Seggiano al castello di Potentino [LUNGHEZZA: circa 13 Km. DURATA: 3 ore e 1/2 circa ]

      Dal Prato delle macinaie alla vetta del Monte Amiata [LUNGHEZZA: circa 7 Km. DURATA: circa 2 ore e 1/2 ]

Walking in the Riserva Naturale del Pigoletto | Between Saragiolo, Miniera del Siele, Castell'Azzara, Podere La Roccaccia and Castell'Azzara

There are many excurursion paths that run through the Nature Reserve of Pigelleto. Some paths are part of the marked trail n° 16 (Saragiolo - Miniera del Siele - Castell'Azzara) and n° 17 (Pod. La Roccaccia - Castell'Azzara) created by the Town of Monte Amiata.



Rising at the feet of Monte Amiata, in the province of Grosseto, the town is famous for the extraordinary beauty of its zone, characteristic for ancient structures and for the great fascination of its panorama and scenery, which offer views of the mountains, the hills and the countryside.
The historic center of Arcidosso, one of the most striking of Amiata, develops in a long pyramid shape along the plateau dominated by the Aldobrandesca Fortress. From here, one can have a breathtaking view of the surrounding region and one can reach the villages Castel del Piano, Roccalbegna, Santa Fiora, Piancastagnaio and Abbadia San Salvatore.

There are a lot of hiking and mountain-biking trails around Arcidosso. Walking the undulating hilltops overlooking medieval villagers, past vineyards and olive groves to the magnificent open vistas and sun splashed landscapes of southern Tuscany.

Similarly solitary parishes, churches and natural spots evoke a large number of saints and hermits who lived in Maremma. The tower, hermitage and church on Monte Labro, for instance, evoke the extraordinary life lived by David Lazzaretti, the so-called Mount Amiata’s Prophet.

Monte Labbro and Monte Amiata Fauna Park

The park is located inside the Natural Reserve of Monte Labbro. It occupies about 200 hectares and is a facility dedicated to the study, protection and preservation of some animal species that live inside large semi-free areas. The park is divided into a series of paths and nature trails created for educational purposes and education, and provides the environmental guides to accompany visitors. Among the animals in the park there are the Apennine wolf , which can be seen from a roof terraces spread along the route of the visit, the Sorcino crusader, the Egyptian vulture, wild boar and ungulates such as deer, chamois, roe deer and mouflon. This is not our favorite place for hiking.

From Arcidosso to Monte Labbro and Roccalbegna
 - 13 km

The mountain crossing that flanks the south of Mount Amiata offers broad views of the landscape and a Giurisdavidian temple built at 1193m. Pass the Capanne estate and descend to the historic centre and lime towers of Roccalbegna.

From Arcidosso to the Fonte alle Monache and Santa Fiora -14 km
One of the most interesting paths on Mount Amiata. It ascends through beautiful chestnut groves to reach the Mountain ring which it follows to Fonte delle Monache. The descent passes the Poggio Trauzzolo and Le Mura

Castel del Piano - Arcidosso (± 55 minutes) | Map - download pdf

More hiking trails


Arcidosso, Rocca Aldobrandesca


Pieve di Santa Maria ad Làmulas, Montelaterone
Santa Pieve ad Lamulas, Montelaterone

Castel del Piano  

Though Castel Del Piano is the main commercial center of this area, this town also has an interesting cultural heritage.
Castel del Piano is the largest and main administrative town of the territory. The origins are very ancient - archeological finds date back to Paleolithic, Neolithic, Etruscan and Roman periods. Known as Casale Plana when under the control of the Benedictine-Cistercian Abbadia San Salvatore, it very much followed the fortunes of Siena until the Republic fell in 1555 passing into the hands of the Medici of Florence.Protected on one side by the imposing slopes of Monte Amiata, it looks out north over the Val D'Orcia towards Montalcino and Siena.
Castel del Piano hosts one of the country's oldest horse-race events, dating back to the 15th century. The Palio delle Contrade is a three-day event accompanied by colourful festivities. The palio was raced for the first time in 1402. Launched in its present form in the late 1960's the Palio has become something of a find for aficionados. The four competing ‘contrade’ are Borgo, Storte, Monumento and Poggio.

The Ring of Amiata is a circuit with several paths to go walking, cycling or riding.

The n° 4 is a trip of 6,5 Km.: it connects Casteldelpiano and Seggiano going under Montegiovi and by some small churches.
The n° 5 is shorter, only 2,5 Km.: it connects Casteldelpiano and Arcidosso going By cloister of Capuchins and by Le Fornaci.


Castel del Piano


  Seggiano rises on a buttress placed along the north-western side of the Amiata mount. It was founded at the time of the Etruscans and it is set amidst beautiful landscapes.
Among the most important monuments to see in Seggiano we point out here the Santuario della Madonna della Carità, the Chiesa di San Rocco, the Parrocchiale di San Bartolomeo and the Castello di Potentino.

Santuario della Madonna della Carità

The Santuario was built between 1589 and 1603 is important for the trachyte façade in Baroque-style and is characteristic for its Dome in red bricks. On the principal wall, the church has a fresco representing the Annunciazione and the interior hosts seven different kinds of altars.

Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri.

At the beginning of the Nineties the Swiss Artist Daniel Spoerri established a sculpture garden in the South of Tuscany, Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri. It has been opened for the public in 1997 and can be visited from Easter until October. There are 87 installations by 42 artists in an area of about 16 ha.

Castello di Potentino

The castle of Potentino was the protagonist of Seggiano's medieval history. It was built around the year 1000. At the beginning, this fortress belonged to the Abbey of San Salvatore, before Siena took it in the XIII century. The Castle of Potentino is situated on the right hand side of the Vivo River, about 1,5 km from the centre of Seggiano, direction Montegiovi.

From Seggiano to Castel del Piano and Arcidosso  |  9 km

This comfortable itinerary connects the towns on the Grosseto side of Amiata descending to the Castle of Potentino and the Vivo River before heading back up to Castel del Piano and Arcidosso.



Castello di Potentino

Vivo d'Orcia   Vivo d'Orcia is a splendid outlying district of Castiglion d'Orcia, set in a valley outside time. At the foot of the castle, the river Vivo runs whose sources rise in the locality of Ermicciolo. Starting in the middle ages flour-mills, paper-mills and ironworks were built along the torrent and, in the 1920’s, one of the first hydroelectric power stations. Traces of these old buildings, covered with climbing plants, may still be seen here in one of the area’s most beautiful and evocative landscapes.
Vivo d'Orcia preserves a marvelous hermitage, the Palazzo Cervini and the Romanesque Chapel dell'Ermicciolo. A short way from the centre is the Eremo del Vivo (or County), a palazzo of late Renaissance form designed by Antonio da Sangallo the younger. From the sources of the Vivo reservoir, which supplies Siena and Val di Chiana, an ascent road among beech and chestnut trees leads to the little church of Ermicciolo and the characteristic drying rooms or, as some experts put it, the first inhabited nucleus of Vivo d'Orcia.

Walking in Tuscany | Val d'Orcia [1]

Walking in Tuscany | Val d'Orcia [2]



Borgo dell'Eremo
and Chiesa di San Marcello

Radicofani   Radicofani is characterized by the presence of the Rocca, which dominates the Orcia valley from south. The tower that can be seen from everywhere in the valley, has been rebuilt in the XIX century. The Rocca is rich of historical and literary memories concentrated on the figure of the legendary master Ghino di Tacco whose life was described by Dante and Boccaccio.
The village of Radicofani maintains the original structure and keeps nearly intact its architectural characteristics of the thirteenth century. In the Romanic Chiesa di San Pietro you can find a precious collection of glazed earth ware and some beautiful wooden statues.
Outside the built up area rises the Palazzo della Posta, an ancient shooting lodge of Ferdinando I, built in the sixteenth century.



San Casciano dei Bagni   San Casciano dei Bagni is a tiny village near Siena, situated between the Paglia and Chiana valleys and surrounded by the Cetona, Amiata and Radicofani mountains. The origins of the village of San Casciano dei Bagni go back to the Etruscan and Roman Ages, when the first thermal baths were built.

At the foot of Monte Cetona, amidst oak and chestnut forests, there are forty-two springs, with 42 springs, a mean temperature of 42°C, rich in mineral salts, sulphate, calcium, magnesium and fluoride and a daily delivery of 5.5 millions litre.
Apart from the Terme, the most important monuments to see in San Casciano dei Bagni are the Chiesa Basilicale, the Collegiata di San Casciano and the Oratorio di Sant'Antonio.


San Casciano dei Bagni

Villa La Foce
  Iris Origo (1902-1988), the Marchesa Origo, was an Anglo-Irish-American writer, who devoted much of her life to the improvement of the Tuscan estate at La Foce, near Montepulciano, that she purchased with her husband in 1924.
The gardens and estate of La Foce constitute one of the most important and best kept early twentieth-century gardens in Italy.
Passionate about the order and symmetry of Florentine gardens, she and her husband employed the English architect and family friend Cecil Pinsent, who had designed the gardens at Villa Medici, to reawaken the natural magic of the property.

Gardens in Tuscany | Villa La Foce


Villa La Foce

Abbadia San Salvatore   Abbadia San Salvatore lies on the edge of extensive chestnut woods covering the eastern side of Monte Amiata and is one of the oldest monasteries in Tuscany. In the mediaeval period, it was an important station on the Via Francigena, the pilgrim route from northern Europe to Rome. The picturesque medieval borgo or village round the monastery has one of the best preserved mediaeval centres of Tuscany. It preserves its outer walls and streets intact, with medieval and Renaissance houses of locai grey stone.

Bagni San Filippo is an enchanting small town, situated in a splendid position between the woods of Monte Amiata and the wonderful countryside of Val D'Orcia.
In this small hamlet huddled around its hot springs, even the eye gets relief from looking at the imposing calcareous formations of the Fosso Bianco, some sort of petrified cascade that, immersed in the forest, will leave you filled with wonder.

Abbadia San Salvatore

Bagni San Filippo   Monte Amiata is endowed with sulfur-rich springs thanks to the volcanic activity.
One of the most beautiful and lesser known hot springs in Tuscany, Bagni San Filippo is located at the foot of Monte Amiata.
Bagni San Filippo is a village within the municipality of Castiglione d'Orcia in the Val d'Orcia. This enchanting corner of Tuscany takes its name from the hermit saint who chose to live his solitary life here at the end of the 13th century, and owes its fame to the beneficial properties of its five hot springs with a temperature of 52°C.
The symbol of Bagni San Filippo is the Balena Bianca (or White Whale), the name of the most suggestive and evocative of the waterfalls here. The Balena Bianca seems but a large mass with a crustacean's mouth, a form that arose from the thermal water's sediments.
San Filippo is only half an hour away from Bagno Vignoni and it has a similar past: the waters of San Filippo were known by Romans, became famous in Middle Ages, treated famous people like Lorenzo il Magnificio and other princes of the Medici family.


Bagni San Filippo

Piancastagnaio   Piancastagnaio has a circular form, once had surrounding wall enclosure with alternating square towers and four gates. The walls and the gates have been almost entirely demolished, with the exception of few lines, but in the highest point of the inhabited area rises still today the mighty Fortress Aldobrandesca.
An old miners’ path leads to Abbadia San Salvatore.

La Riserva del Pigelleto | Pigelleto Natural Reserve Piancastagnaio

The Pigelleto Nature Reserve in Piancastagnaio, between Siena and Grosseto, extends over a territory of 862 hectares. There are many excursion paths that run through the Nature Reserve of Pigelleto. Some paths are part of the marked trail n° 16 (Saragiolo - Miniera del Siele - Castell'Azzara) and n° 17 (Pod. La Roccaccia - Castell'Azzara) created by the Town of Monte Amiata.
The Nature Reserve used to host one of the most important quicksilver mines of Monte Amiata, the Siele Mine, today completely abandoned.

Walking in the Riserva Naturale del Pigoletto | Between Saragiolo, Miniera del Siele, Castell'Azzara, Podere La Roccaccia and Castell'Azzara


Santa Fiora   Santa Fiora, a medieval town at an altitude of 800 metres, is situated at the foot of Monte Amiata, and is regarded as one of the most beautiful natural environments in Italy.

The imposing Palazzo Sforza Cesarini was built in 1575 over the Aldob randeschi Castle, of which two medieval towers can be still seen.
The village has some fine churches. The Pieve delle Sante Flora e Lucilla, reached on Via Carolina from the square, was named after two local saints whose relics were brought here in the eleventh century. A steep lane leads to the Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, which possesses a fine painted wooden image of the Madonna and Child, attributed to Jacopo della Quercia. Down the road you come to gardens and the oratory of Chiesa della Madonna della Neve and then to the village's nicest feature, the Peschiera, a spring-fed lake and 18th-century garden surrounded by woodland and gurgling brooks.

Santa Fiora was chosen as the ideal location for the International Festival Santa Fiora in Musica

From Santa Fiora to Selva  | 9 km

The first part of the mountain crossing from the summits of Amiata to Mount Civitella and Castell' Azzara includes long sections on asphalted roads. It descends to the valley of the Fiora River and rises again along the Scabbia River Valley before arriving at the Convent of Santissima Trinita.


  Castell'Azzara is a splendid and animated town. It sits on the feet of the famous Tuscan mountains, in the southern territory of the Maremma. The ancient village is situated in the northern part of the Area dell'Tufo (Tuff Area) and is one of the most fascinating and interesting locations the Maremma.

The Monte Penna Nature Reserve and the Pigelleto Nature Park are must-see stops for nature lovers who want to know more about the territory’s unique geological characteristics

In Siele, the mining village located in the National Mining Park of the Amiata, you can learn all about the area’s old-time industries. Travelling by bike along the trails of Lunigiana, make your way amidst castles and Romanic churches, located on the Via Francigena or cycle along the Via del Volto Santo link, where you can follow the footsteps of ancient pilgrims during their spiritual journeys throughout the area.
Castell'Azzara borders Piancastagnaio, Proceno, Santa Fiora, Semproniano en Sorano.

Walking in the Riserva Naturale del Pigoletto | Between Saragiolo, Miniera del Siele, Castell'Azzara, Podere La Roccaccia and Castell'Azzara

From Selvena to Castell'Azzara  | 7 km
The mountain crossing of Monte Penna and Monte Civitella begins with a steep clim and continues past Poggio della Vecchia and the Fossatelle spring.



  Roccalbegna dominates the valley of the river Albegna at the slopes of mount Labbro, south of the Mount Amiata.
The Chiesa Maggiore dei Santi Pietro e Paolo dating back to the XIII century, is in Romanic style and conserves an altar piece considered to be one of the most significant masterpieces of Ambrogio Lorenzetti.

The Castello di Triana, 6 kms from the town of Roccalbegna, sits on a rocky promontory and is enclosed by medieval stone walls
South of Roccalbegna, the centre of Semproniano still maintains this charming medieval feel with its quaint alleyways and picturesque stone houses. Going down towards Saturnia, shortly outside of Semproniano up on a rock along the Albegna river, rises the medieval village of Rocchette di Fazio, dominated by the ruins of the Rocca Aldobrandesca.

The area around Roccalbegna offers some interesting walks among the various nature reserves.

From Roccalbegna to Rocchette di Fazio    
Horse, bike and foot trail - 10 km

This pleasant itinerary leads half way along the solitary valley of the Albegna River, crossing many valleys to arrive at the picturesque village of Rocchette. The first two kilometres are on an asphalt road, the resst along a tranquil gravel road, arriving at Semproniano (another 3km).

From Roccalbegna to the WWF Oasis at Rocconi    
Horse, bike and foot trail - 16 km
Along the heights at the orographic right of Albegna, it reaches Fosso il Rigo and heads back up towards the forest and the farm house “dei Rocconi”, at the heart of the eponymous WWF protected area.

From Rocchette di Fazio to Semproniano and San Martino sul Fiora   
Horse, bike and foot trail -  14 km

This itinerary leads to the area of the Tufi di Sovana, Pitigliano and Sorano. After arriving at the capital it continues south towards Catabbio and San Martino.




Rocchette di Fazio



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Cinigiano - Castiglioncello Bandini  

The fraction of Castiglioncello Bandini, only 2,5 km away from Podere Santa Pia, belongs to the municipality of Cinigiano, at the foot of Poggio all'Olmo Nature Reserve, and is dominated by a splendid castle.
The castle complex was developed during the Middle Ages and was in possession of the family Aldobrandeschi.

Walking in southern Tuscany | Itineraries exploring Castiglioncello Bandini and the Mediterranean macchia in the valleys around the village

Brief itinerary exploring the Mediterranean macchia and calanchi in the valley between Podere Santa Pia and Cinigiano

Circular Trail | Starting Point, the cypresses of Podere Santa Pia

Lenghth: 3,85 km, 1 hour 20 minutes

Easy, except for the track halfway

Through the woods to Castiglioncello Bandini

Starting Point, the cypresses of Podere Santa Pia or the Castle of Castiglioncello Bandini

Lenghth: 6 km, 1 hour 55 minutes

Easy | 227 m upwards, 227 m downwards

From Podere Santa Pia (Castiglioncello Bandini) to Cinigiano

Lenghth: 8,34 km


Hiking along the Rancioa riverbed, in the hidden valleys below Castiglioncello Bandini

Circular Trail | Starting Point, the cypresses of Podere Santa Pia

Lenghth: 4,42 km, 1 hour 31 minutes

Easy, except for the essential part of the track beyond Podere Federano, where you reach and follow the Rancioa riverbed


Castiglioncello Bandini



Castiglioncello Bandini, Calanchi in the valleybeween Podere Santa Pia, Federano and the torrent Rancida


La Via Francigena | Da Radicofani a Acquapendente | Road Book (pdf)

Walking in Tuscany, by Gillian Price. Sheet 40/41.Monte Amiata, Val d'Orcia. Castel del Piano, Arcidosso, S. Fiora, Abbadia s. Salvatore, Piancastagnaio, Roccalbegna, Seggiano, Radicofani, Castiglione d'Orcia, Bagno Vignoni.




ature reserves and beaches | The Tuscan and Etruscan coast



Radicofani, vista panoramica su Monte Amiata e sulla Val di Chiana




Sentieri Monte Amiata | map |