Mount Amiata - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Mt Amiata, 53021 Abbadia San Salvatore, Province of Siena, Italy
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About Mount Amiata
The Mount Amiata is a mountain group of origin volcanic, located in ' Tuscan Antiappennino, between the Maremma, the Val d'Orcia and Val di Paglia, between the province of Grosseto and that of Siena. The origin of the toponym Amiata has been identified by some in the Latin ad meata , ie "at the springs". Other hypotheses on the etymology of the toponym Amiata have been represented in a local historical-cultural magazine.
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The abbey of Sant'Antimo is a formerly Benedictine monastic complex, located at Castelnuovo dell'Abate, within the municipality of Montalcino, in the province of Siena. It is one of the most important architectures of the Tuscan Romanesque. It is one of the most beautiful monuments in an ancient Roman style, which also has elements of the French and Lombardy styles.
The Val d'Orcia is a large countryside located in Tuscany, in the province of Siena, north, and east of Mount Amiata and close to the border with Umbria. Crossed by the river Orcia in the center, which gives it its name, it is characterized by pleasant landscape views and by various centers of medieval origin, two of which are well known as Pienza and Montalcino. Characteristic tree the cypress, typical foods and wines Pici, Cinta Senese cured meats, Pecorino di Pienza, Brunello di Montalcino an
The Monte Rufeno nature reserve is a protected natural area located in the municipality of Acquapendente , in the province of Viterbo . The risera extends for 2893 hectares in a north-northeast position in the Aquesian territory. The inhabited centers of Trevinano and Torre Alfina , very close to the reserve, are ideal starting points for excursions and visits within the protected area.
The Museo del Fiore is a small interactive and multimedia museum immersed in the woods of the Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve, which is located 10 km from the town of Acquapendente and 2 km from the medieval village of Torre Alfina. An old rural building was built inside the Giardino farmhouse. With over 1,000 species of plants recognized in its territory and rare animals, the Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve, on the border with Umbria and Tuscany, is an area with a very high variety of flora and fauna.
The Monte Cetona is a mountain located in the southern Tuscany region of Italy. The mountain stands near the SE border of the province of Siena, and closes the long, hilly ridge which divides val d'Orcia from val di Chiana. Not far from the summit there are several transission masts whose broadcasts, due to prominence and isolation of the mountain, can reach the areas of Perugia, Orvieto, and Arezzo. The Monte Cetona belongs to an S.C.I. also named Monte Cetona, which covers an area of 1604 ha.
The Lake Chiusi is a lake basin located in the Val di Chiana near Siena, a few kilometers north-east of the town from which it takes its name, not far from Lake Montepulciano with respect to which it is located a few kilometers to the south-east, to which it is hydraulically connected by a connecting channel inside which, near Passo alla Querce and Poggio Falcone, there is a mechanized guillotine dam. It is the second-largest lake in Tuscany , after the lake of Massaciuccoli.
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Tuscany is known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contains well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany is also known for its wines.