Sant'Antimo - facciata

Abbey of Sant’Antimo

The Abbey of Sant’Antimo is a monastic complex located in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, part of the municipality of Montalcino. Inhabited for centuries by Benedictine monks who following the monastic rule ” ora et labora ” mark the times inside the Abbey. The origins are very ancient, the legend tells that at the time of the holy…

Santuario della Madonna del Soccorso - Montalcino

Sanctuary of Madonna of Rescue

On the way to Montalcino is the Sanctuary of Madonna of rescue. A stop at the Sanctuary to invoke the Madonna of rescue is a must for all pilgrims visiting the Val d’Orcia. The building was built in 1330 in place of the small church of Porta al Corniolo where an ancient panel depicting the…

Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta

Chapel of Madonna of Vitaleta

The most visited and photographed church in the Val d’Orcia is undoubtedly the Chapel of Madonna di Vitaleta which is nestled in the Tuscan countryside on a hill surrounded by cypress trees a stone’s throw from San Quirico d’Orcia . We recommend that you visit the evocative Chapel in different seasons of the year to…

Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista Bagno Vignoni

Church of San Giovanni Battista

The church of San Giovanni Battista is located in the historic center of Bagno Vignoni in front of the large thermal water pool. The ancient parish church has a very simple facade and the interior is composed of a single nave. In the church are preserved: a painting of the Sienese school of the XVIII…

Chiesa della Madonna del Castagno

Church of the Madonna dei Remedi

Continuing our itinerary outside the village of Abbadia San Salvatore is the small church of the Madonna dei Remedi built in 1602. It might seem like a small church on the outskirts of the town and instead worth a visit to admire the beautiful frescoes by Francesco and Giuseppe Nicola Nasini. In the chapel on…

Chiesa della Madonna del castagno

Church of the Madonna del Castagno

The Church of the Madonna del Castagno is located in Abbadia San Salvatore and is located in the place where, according to tradition, an image of the Virgin Mary was found painted on a tile hanging from a chestnut tree. In front of the church a small clearing hosts a piece of land with a…

Piancastagnaio - Santuario della Madonna di San Pietro

Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Pietro

The Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Pietro is located in the town of Piancastagnaio and stands in place of a previous church built in Romanesque style. A great peace envelops the Sanctuary, reminding the traveler that only in God can he find true rest and serenity. According to the legend, around 1500, a young…

Giardino di Piero Bonacina

The best museums to visit

If you are passionate about art and culture, the areas of Mount Amiata and Val d’Orcia certainly have a lot to offer. There are in fact many museums, traditional or not, that you can visit. For convenience, in this article we will divide the museums among those found in the province of Grosseto and those…

La fortezza di Montalcino-fortress of Montalcino

Fortress of Montalcino

Moving away a few kilometers from Mount Amiata and plunging into the splendid setting of the Val d’Orcia, the Fortress di Montalcino is definitely worth a visit. Built around 1300, incorporating the ancient city walls, the history of the Rocca is closely connected with the Abbey of Sant ‘Antimo first, and with the wars that…

La fortezza di Radicofani

Fortress of Radicofani

One of the places that we definitely recommend to visit if you are spending a few days on Mount Amiata is the fortress of Radicofani. Located about 30 kilometers from the top of the mountain, the fortress, or Rocca, dominates the homonymous village of Radicofani and the Val d’Orcia itself. The origin of the fortress…

Fortress of Tentennano

Not far from Monte Amiata, about 30 kilometers away, in the middle of the Val d’Orcia, the fortress of Tentennano, in the town of Castiglione d’Orcia, is certainly worth seeing. The fortress, which rises on a rocky spur, has origins that date back to the year 850 and for centuries was one of the most…

Giardino di Daniel Spoerri

Garden of Daniel Spoerri

If the combination of contemporary art and nature fascinates you, one of the places that we definitely suggest you visit is the Garden of Daniel Spoerri, located in Seggiano about 20 kilometers from Monte Amiata and not far from the Val d’Orcia. The garden The garden of Daniel Spoerri owes its name to the homonymous…

Situazione neve sul Monte Amiata

Snow situation on the Mount Amiata

The high temperatures of the month of February contributed not a little to the lowering of the snowpack. In any case, some ski slopes are open and the lifts are in operation. The snow situation on Valdorciamiata is updated every three days. To know the data in real time on the amount of snow available…

Abbadia San Salvatore Mining Museum Park

Abbadia San Salvatore Museum Mining Park

When you arrive in Abbadia San Salvatore, whether for a holiday or a business trip, one of the destinations that should not be missed is the Mining Museum Park. A unique experience that leaves its mark to those who have no knowledge of the underground life that led the inhabitants of the place until the…