From ancient villages to the Val d'Orcia

Surroundings

Naturalistic and historical beauties

Discovering the area

The Mount Amiata area in Tuscany is located between the Maremma, the Val d’Orcia and the Val di Paglia and is included between the provinces of Grosseto and Siena. The Apparitoio Farmhouse is located on the Grosseto side, on the slopes of Monte Amiata which from its 1738 m dominates the entire valley. This area is unusual and precious, full of paths between chestnut and beech trees, it is ideal for trekking lovers, but also for thermal water enthusiasts. The ancient volcano in fact offers waters that we can appreciate in the spas of San Filippo, Bagno Vignoni and Saturnia.

The surrounding villages are rich in history and culture, corners to be discovered even during the many festivals that keep traditions alive and where you can taste typical local dishes. A few km away is the Tibetan center of Merigar, one of the points of reference for the International Dzogchen Community.

Montelaterone

Ancient medieval village located on a fortress at an altitude of 670 m. To visit in particular the Cassero and the Pieve di Santa Maria a Lamula.

Arcidosso

Medieval village dominated by the Aldobrandesco Castle, which is one of the oldest and best preserved castles in Europe. It is located just 4 km from the farmhouse.

Castel del Piano

Located on the west side of the mountain at 637 m asl, it is surrounded by chestnut and beech woods behind it, while in front dominates a splendid valley of vineyards and olive groves.

Santa Fiora

Listed among the most beautiful villages in Italy, the ancient town is famous for its Peschiera where the waters of the Fiora River flow. In the oldest part of the city is the Aldobrandeschi Castle. Also visit the Mercury Mines Museum of Mount Amiata.

Maremma

The Tuscan Maremma is located on the border with Lazio and is a wild land, which allows itself to be dominated by unspoiled nature. It is a perfect microcosm where it is possible to find mountains, hills and a crystal clear sea.

Val d’Orcia

Val d’Orcia is a large valley located in Tuscany, in the province of Siena, north and east of Mount Amiata. Crossed by the river Orcia in the center, which gives it its name, it is characterized by beautiful panoramas and medieval villages, including Pienza and Montalcino.

Merigar

Founded in 1981, it has become a point of reference for the study and practice of Dzogchen and various aspects of oriental culture. In Merigar you can attend yoga, dance, meditation lessons, or participate in cultural meetings and training courses.

Giardino Spoerri

Daniel Spoerri’s garden is an artistic park located in the municipality of Seggiano. The park-garden extends over a property of about 16 hectares between the village of Seggiano and the hamlet of Pescina.

Monte Labbro

It is a mountain (1,193 meters) which is located in the heart of the Monte Labbro Nature Reserve and the Monte Amiata Wildlife Park. The area, about 15 km from the farmhouse, is also known for the presence on its top of the Juridical Tower, linked to the figure of Davide Lazzaretti.

Trekking and outdoor activities

Mount Amiata for its natural characteristics is the ideal environment for lovers of trekking on foot, on horseback and by mountain bike. For the little ones we also recommend the Indiana Park, an adventure park immersed in a beech forest at 1400 m.