To visit
THE THRILL OF ALONG THE VIA FRANCIGENA
DISTANCE FROM FARM 100 METERS (ideal on foot and on horse)

A few meters from the Farm it is an ancient artery of the Via Francigena which crosses all the Conca D'Oro, and a part of Val'd'Orcia coming to the foot of Castle Velona.
This ancient road was in the past an artery of the famous Via Francigena which linked countries of the mountain until a San Quirico D'Orcia and then from there you could get to Rome "caput mundi"  and the north europe..
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THE UNCONTAMINATED NATURAL POOLS OF PUNTONE
DISTANCE FROM FARM 3 KM (ideal on foot, on horse and by bike)

THE LIVE CREEK, THAT FLOWING AT THE FOOT OF MONTEGIOVI, IN THIS MAGICAL PLACE, MAKE SPECTACULAR NATURAL POOLS CHARACTERIZED BY A HIGH LEVEL OF BIODIVERSITY HABITAT.
The area is beautiful and the environment is pristine.



MONTEGIOVI THE TERRACE ON VAL D'ORCIA
DISTANCE FROM FARM 3 KM (ideal on foot, on horse and by bike)

It is located on a rocky hill between the rivers of the Lente and the Zancona. If you have news since the thirteenth century. In 1368 it became the property of the Salimbeni of Siena, in fact the emblem of the Salimbeni, three yellow rhombus on a red field, parades in the parade of the Palio di Castel del Piano as a banner of the community. In 1377, as remembered by a plaque,  and although there are conflicting opinions on the date, have a break in Montegiovi Santa Caterina da Siena. Few traces remain of the ancient castle: a polygonal tower and a door to arc, near there is the church of St. Helena (XI century), where there is a painting depicting "Sant'Elena e il ritrovamento della vera croce", which local tradition attributes to the school nasiniana, although the recent criticism is of a different opinion. In the church of San Martino (XIII century), between the various paintings we see: a "Santa Caterina" seventeenth perhaps of Vanni and the "Madonna del Rosario" of Francesco Nasini. Suggestive l'Oratorio della Madonna degli Schiavi, entrance to the village, where it is preserved a fresco represent the Madonna col Bambino considered by some critics of the school of Simone Martini. The view from the terrace of Montegiovi, especially at sunset, it is incomparable.

 
THE RUINS OF THE CONVENT OF COLOMBAIO
DISTANCE FROM FARM 3 KM (ideal on foot, on horse and by bike)
Today in ruins, it was abandoned since 1784 following the deletions sought by the Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo even though it was one of the first hermitages of the Franciscan Friars Minor, who settled there since 1251, when the saint was still alive. The monastery itself was built in the fourteenth century; the church was very simple, to single hall, covered by a pointed arch.
In the fifteenth century the Colombaio became a nerve center in the spread of the rule of Observant, 
so who he lived there for a long time San Bernardino da Siena, whose relics, first kept here, there are now at the Church of the Society in Seggiano.






THE GARDEN OF DANIEL SPOERRI - HIC TERMINUS HAERET
DISTANCE FROM FARM ABOUT 5 KM

In the early 90s, the Swiss artist Daniel Spoerri has begun to install a sculpture park in southern Tuscany, about 80km south of Siena. 1997 "The Garden of Daniel Spoerri" has been open to the public, and now it can be visited from Easter to October. Currently there are 103 works by 50 different artists, to discover in a land of about 16 hectares. In 1997 "The Garden of Daniel Spoerri” it is recognized and officially inaugurated as Foundation from the Italian Ministry of Culture. His name "Il Giardino" is a geographical name. In older maps you can find it under the name "Paradise". You could then, with good reason, talk about a “giardino del paradiso”. From the environmental point of view this area of Southern Tuscany is more lush, greener the surroundings of Siena with its lonely cypress hills. The slopes of Monte Amiata, the highest mountain in Tuscany, they are covered with thick forests. Nearby restaurants they eat mushrooms and wild boar. Tuscany here is different from what we all know from the photographs of the calendar. In winter the snow falls, and on Amiata you can ski. During the summer, however, especially in August, the heat and the drought are being felt here too..
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LA PIEVE DI LAMULA RESTORED BY THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR - DISTANCE FROM FARM  5 KM
The 'Pieve di Lamula' is located on the western side of Monte Amiata not far from the country's Montelaterone on the edge of a chestnut grove that already in the year 892 was the scene of a flourishing market sabatino then suppressed in 1264. The church is mentioned for the first time in a copy of a Privilege Emperor Ludovico II, as “cellam S.Mariae ad Lamulas”. In 1027 Corrado II confirmed to the Monastery of the S.Salvadore “curtem et plebem S. Mariae in Lamula cum castrum in Montelatronum”. In 1264 a fire destroyed the building which was reconstructed in 1268, perhaps by the “Paganuccius” which mentions the Latin inscription placed on a column in the Church. Some historians argue that in Lamula between the year 1267 and the year 1270, they stopped the Knights Templar who worked for the restoration of the Church devastated by fire.
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CASTEL DEL PIANO AND ITS ANCIENT PALIO - DISTANCE FROM FARM  6 KM
From 1431, every September 8, in Castel del Piano it runs the long run, the round, with horses or donkeys, they are locals or those who brought animals and other goods for the fair on 9 September. Since the XVII century began to find evidence racing 'alla tonda' in 'Storte',
now Piazza Garibaldi, but it is only since 1771 that they have clear information on the operation of careers. In that year, with the permission of the Grand Duke Leopold II of Tuscany, later to the Coronation of the effigy of Madonna of Grace, it could continue with the traditional fair of 9 September preceded,  in the days of 6-7-8 from various careers, in the long run and  ran to round. But 1771 is a crucial date because this is where you have the first description of a certain stake in the round, racing in 'Storte' between various communities Amiatine and which provided a prize: they participated Castel del Piano, Seggiano, Montelaterone, Montegiovi e Montenero, the prize was won by the latter community. From this date it will be raced, all years, excluding the years of world wars, the careers in those days of September (6-7-8) in honor of Madonna of Grace. The effigy of the Madonna delle Grazie stored at Castel del Piano and in whose honor we run the Palio September 8. In 1968, the Committee for the celebrations in honor of Madonna of Grace of Castel del Piano, with a bold initiative, it decided to organize, changing, the careers and the stake that ran for three days before the fair on 9 September. Always the country had been divided into zones: Il Poggio, the medieval center of the country, Il Borgo, the ancient path of the moat, Le Storte, the area beyond the Madonna square and Il Monumento, I Campi di San Giovanni, named for the ancient presence of the parish of St. John the Beheaded. The Committee decided to take effect these decisions and divided the country into four districts, exactly Poggio, Borgo, Storte e Monumento, each district were assigned two colors chosen by lot who, in the nineties, it was joined with the color of the stature historical companies lay, one for the district and with an ancient history behind. In 2011, to commemorate the first prize of 1771 was the race of 'Carriera del Carro Trionfante', they attended by those who in 1771 were the community that ran the career (Seggiano, Castel del Piano, Montenero, Montegiovi e Montelaterone).
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The Beautiful and mystical Nature Reserve Of Monte Labbro
DISTANCE FROM FARM  15 KM


Is a protected natural area of Tuscany, located south-west of Mount Amiata, in the municipality of Arcidosso, and in an area of great landscape value, environmental and historical. It is accessed from the hamlet of Zancona. The area of the Nature Reserve (616 ha) includes within it both the wildlife park of Monte Amiata, that the summit of Monte Labbro (height m. 1193), with the Torre Giurisdavidica, linked to the historical memory of David Lazzaretti. A substantial portion of the surface of the Reserve is public property. It's very high value for birds tied to rocky environments, the rocky grasslands, and traditional agro-pastoral environments.
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THE TOP OF MONTE AMIATA "THE NAVEL OF THE WORLD"
DISTANCE FROM FARM  20 KM

A monumental iron Cross, 22 meters high, due Sienese craftsman Zalaffi, is the reference point of the Vetta Amiata, visible from the plains and the valleys to the Tyrrhenian Sea, to Umbria and Val di Chiana. It hump higher installed a statue of the Madonna of the "scouts", while it not far away is the statue of S. Giovanni Gualberto. The view can be seen from up here it is remarkable, especially if the atmosphere is sufficiently clear. You can see the lakes of Bolsena and Trasimeno, some islands of the Toscany's archipelago, the plain of Maremma, the hills Metallifere and those of the Chianti, to the hills of Umbria, of Sabina and, in particularly favorable conditions, also the city of Rome. N.B. During winter Monte Amiata offers tourists who enjoy skiing well 12 downhill ski slopes (for a total of 10 km) and four rings for the bottom for a total of 12 Km.


THE FASCINATING ABBEY OF SANT'ANTIMO (MONTALCINO SI) - DISTANCE FROM FARM ABOUT 7 KM
The abbey of Sant'Antimo is one of the most significant architectural remains of the Romanesque and an important example of monastic building from the XII century. The magnificence of the church is enhanced by the surrounding landscape on which the presence of the olive constitutes the characterizing element.
According to tradition it was founded by Carlo Magno, but certainly the first document dates back to 814, at the time of the child Ludovico il Pio. It was originally a powerful Benedictine abbey, so much so that in medieval times the abbot was one of the major landowners in the area. In 1291 it passed to Guglielmiti and in 1462 was suppressed by Pope Pio II, annexing it to Montalcino, who it was elevated to the diocese thanks to encapsulation of the same Abbey. The monastery is now the seat of the Canonici Regolari Premostratensi. The community currently has eight monks, of different nationalities, mostly Italian and French. The community is very active and lively, and it continues for several years, in addition to the traditional monastic life, an intense pastoral activity aimed primarily at families and young people. The community is involved in pastoral communities of the neighboring parish. Not only it is there between them and the abbey intense collaboration, but some monks are also pastors of some neighboring parishes. Every day the community gathers in the church to celebrate the functions dictated by the monastic rule. All functions are sung in Gregorian and in the original Latin. In recent years the community of Sant'Antimo has also recorded several CDs of Gregorian chant, that accompanies the liturgies.
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ONE STEP FROM PARADISE, SANT'ANGELO IN COLLE
DISTANCE FROM FARM 10 KM

Sant'Angelo in Colle is a small village located in the municipality of Montalcino (SI) to 440 meters high,  in an area that contains all the classic themes landscape of Tuscany. We are located on the southern slope of the hill of Montalcino, in the vineyards of the famous Brunello, in a setting dotted with farms, castles, ville, avenues cypresses and ubiquitous rows of vines, which opens to the Monte Amiata and the underlying Val'd'Orcia.







MONTALCINO "THE HOME OF BRUNELLO"
DISTANCE FROM FARM 20 KM

Montalcino is a town known for the production of Brunello wine. It ranks in the area north-west of Monte Amiata, at the end of the Val d'Orcia, on the administrative border with the province of Grosseto. How many of the medieval towns of Tuscany, Montalcino experienced long periods of peace and that have allowed the residents some prosperity. This peace and prosperity, however, it was interrupted by a series of episodes extremely violent. During the late Middle Ages it was still an independent municipality of considerable importance due to its location on the ancient Via Francigena, the main road between France and Rome, but over time Montalcino became part of the powerful Siena. As a satellite of Siena, at the time of the Battle of Montaperti in 1260, Montalcino was deeply involved in the conflicts in which Siena was also involved, particularly those with the city of Florence during the XIV and XV century. Like many other cities in central and northern Italy, the city was also involved in the struggles between the Ghibellines (supporters of the Holy Roman Empire) and the Guelfi (supporters the papacy). Factions of the two sides control the city at different times of the late medieval period. After the fall of Siena, 1555, the noble Sienese castled in town for four years with the hope of one day returning to Siena, giving life to the Republic of Siena in Montalcino repaired. But eventually Montalcino became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany until the unification of Italy in 1861.
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THE HIDDEN PEARL OF MAREMMA: ROCCHETTE DI FAZIO - DISTANCE FROM FARM 26 KM
The ancient village traits enchanted, apparently one of the amazing places elven sprung from the imagination of Tolkien. Rocchette di Fazio is a historical and archaeological gem set in the wild landscape of the gorges of the river Albegna. Destination of visit, more and more frequent, by a qualified tourism, which finds gratification in the particularity of the place, Rocchette di Fazio is a medieval willing overlooking a mighty rocky outcrop, on top of which are the remains of a castle Aldobrandesco and further down the Praetorian Palace and the Hospital of St. Bartholomew, in testimony of an ancient prestige. Spectacular views of the limestone cliffs of the nature reserve of Bosco Rocconi.



THE SPOOKY  BOSCO ROCCONI
DISTANCE FROM FARM 26 KM

High pinnacles of rock overlooking two rivers, whose pure waters with their millennial work have created the spectacular canyons of the Oasi of the WWF Bosco Rocconi. Is an oasis of over 130 acres wild and rugged and at the same time sweet and hospitable where you can discover spectacular canyons and explore a Mediterranean forest with some trees of impressive size.
It is the kingdom of the rare Lanner.


OUT OF THIS WORLD, THE NATURE RESERVE OF MONTE PENNA - DISTANCE FROM FARM 28 KM
It occupies an area of 1,050 ha, including a mountain range of mainly calcareous, on the south-east of Monte Amiata, near Castell'Azzara. The highest peaks are represented by Monte Civitella (1107),  from Poggio della Vecchia or Monte Penna (1.086m) and Monte Nebbiaio (1.086m). The area is characterized by outcrop formations of facies ligure and by evident karstic (sinkholes, depressions in the trenches and caves) that affect the Monte Civitella and Poggio della Vecchia near which is a sinkhole with an active sinkhole. Within the reserve it is also a habitat of the forest of maple, called Fonte Penna, protected by the Società Botanica Italiana. The Monte Penna is also protected as a site of Community interest in the pSIC "Monte Penna, Bosco della Fonte e M.te Civitella", and as a site of regional interest, the latter in part included in the Nature Reserve. The latter is due to the emergence of special protection karst areas of natural interest, with cave systems are characterized by populations of several species of bats.



THE OLD BATHS OF BAGNO VIGNONI - DISTANCE FROM FARM 15 KM
The village is in the heart of Tuscany, inside the Natural Artistic Park of Val d'Orcia and thanks to its proximity to the Via Francigena (the main route followed in ancient times by pilgrims who came to Rome) the waters that flow into this place were used since Roman times for thermal purposes. At the center of the settlement, the "Piazza delle sorgenti", a rectangular pool, source sixteenth century, which contains a source of hot spring water and steaming that comes out of the underground aquifer of volcanic origins.
Since the time of the Etruscans and then the Romans - as evidenced by the numerous archaeological finds - the thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni were frequented by famous people, as Papa Pio II, Caterina da Siena, Lorenzo de' Medici and many artists who had chosen the village as a place of recreation. Characteristic of Bagno Vignoni, in addition to the thermal waters, is its structure which, despite numerous incidents of war, devastation and fires that involved the Val d'Orcia in the Middle Ages, since then it has remained essentially unchanged over time..
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BATHS OF SAN FILIPPO
DISTANCE FROM FARM 30 KM

Place thermal frequented since the time of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. On the road that leads to the Abbadia from Cassia. It is part of the municipality of Castiglione d'Orcia. Alkaline-sulphurous waters that flow in abundance at a temperature of 52 °. Systems and equipment for thermal (baths, mud baths, thermal pool, inhalations, physiotherapy massages, spa).



PIENZA THE CITY OF ENEA SILVIO PICCOLOMINI - DISTANCE FROM FARM 44 KM
Pienza born from a dream realized. The dream was to Enea Silvio Piccolomini, became Pope with the name of Pio II, he took one of the best architects of the Renaissance – Il Rossellino - to design and build the prototype of the universal ideal city. Here is the explanation of the elegance of the urban plan, the presence of a cathedral so lavish, bright and elegant, the undeniable beauty of the palaces that overlook the very short course. An act of love rehearsed to desk, the perfect union between the desire of a loving devoted son and the work of a great architect enlightened.
Walking through the narrow streets, look out on the streets, is a unique emotion continues that will remain long in the eye and even more in the heart. Pienza the ideal 'city', a terrace that opens on the Val d'Orcia where the eye chases a sea of wheat in a live fresco of infinite perceptions.



MONTEPULCIANO THE LAND OF THE NOBLE WINE- DISTANCE FROM FARM 50 KM
It is the largest municipality in ten of the Sienese Valdichiana.
It stands on a hill 605 meters above sea level and from it you can sweep the valleys and the areas of this town; the landscape is made even more enjoyable by olive groves and vineyards and multi-faceted nature of the area as the chalky hills and cypresses that shape the landscape vertically.
From the Tower of the Renaissance Palace of the City hall one can see the Sibillini mountains and the Cimone and with an exceptionally clear the Gran Sasso of Italy in Abruzzo.




RETURN TO THE CITY - GROSSETO
DISTANCE FROM FARM 50 KM

"Grosseto is a city of the plain. The marine light, clear and parlacea, misses obstacles shadow, ranges in the open sky to the ends of the horizon. The gloomy "tino" of Moscona monitors behind him like a sentinel in the overcoat closed steely, guarding the plain. And towards the sea the Uccellina mountains fade into the horizon of other distant skies. »
(Geno Pampaloni, Fedele alle amicizie)



YOUR MAJESTY SIENA, NOBLE CITY
DISTANCE FROM FARM 65 KM

The city is universally known for its enormous historic, artistic, landscape and for its substantial stylistic unity of the urban medieval, as well as for the famous Palio. For these merits, in 1995 its historic center was awarded the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In the town the seat of the Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, founded in 1472 and therefore the oldest bank in assets, and the longest in the world.


THE BEAUTIFUL AND WILD BEACHES OF PRINCIPINA A MARE - DISTANCE FROM FARM 68 KM
The coast south of Principina a Mare is characterized by the classic wild beaches of Maremma, that penetrate in territories still marshy towards the river Ombrone.
This area, called "Marshes of the Trap", it is ideal for bird watching, given the large number of marsh birds that come to winter in this area; it was recently opened the route P1, which runs through the area located within the boundaries of the Natural Park of Maremma.


THE "VIP" PREFER CASTIGLIONE DELLA PESCAIA
DISTANCE FROM FARM 70 KM

For the quality of the sea and beaches, environmental care and equipment is considered an exclusive tourist destination, rewarded in 2005 with 5 sails of Legambiente positioning the first resort for environmental quality and tourism in the annual ranking of Legambiente and Touring Club; for the same reason, the territory of Castiglione della Pescaia is also known as "little Switzerland" or "the Switzerland of Maremma."



THE ABBEY OF SAN GALGANO AND THE SWORD IN THE STONE
DISTANCE FROM FARM 70 KM

The Abbey of San Galgano dates back to 1218 is an imposing Gothic style and it's really a glance who meets her for the first time, both for the isolation, and then the sanctity that emanates, both for the particularity not have coverage, what makes it even more similar to pagan temples (even if the cover was removed later) because sacred element in contact with the surrounding nature.
It transmits a unique feeling for those who had the good fortune to stay the night (ticket office closes for that reason very late, around 23:00), being in a church and have as a starry sky coverage is not something that is found in every corner of the earth. It is really worth.