The Botanical Garden of Mount Amiata hosts the most interesting and surprising floristic species of the Amiata volcano. In an area of about one hectare, surrounded by woods alternating with open spaces, there are herbaceous species from all over the territory, whose coexistence is made possible thanks to the particular geo-morphological and pedo-climatic conditions of the area in which the Garden Botanico is inserted.
Endemics are preserved, species that have taken on exclusive characteristics in the evolution of the area in which they grow, rare plants and new discoveries for Tuscan and local taxonomy. The idea, born from the collaboration with prof. Augusto De Bellis and with the La Pera Picciola Association, is aimed at keeping the species most at risk of extinction from their natural environment, in order to study their possible reintegration.
Since 2018, the Fonte Magrìa Botanical Garden has been a Naturalistic Refuge recognized by the Italian Parks Committee coordinated by Prof Franco Tassi. The scientific project is combined with educational activities and guided tours for schools and tourists who, along the 800-meter path, will be able to meet unusual encounters with the biodiversity of Monte Amiata, one of its greatest resources.
The species present are around 400, equipped with a descriptive card complete with essential information. In the perimeter of the company where the Garden is located there is a typical restaurant whose premises are used for related activities and services.