Monte Amiata (1738m), the highest mountain in southern Tuscany, is one of the most popular excursion destinations in the famous Italian province in every season.
Monte Amiata is located in the heart of southern Tuscany, about 50 kilometers south of Siena. The mountain with its surrounding massif is of volcanic origin, but is now extinct and ideal for various activities and tours. In contrast to the typical Tuscan hills in the Chianti Monte Amiata clearly protrudes from the lovely landscape of southern Tuscany, and when the weather is clear it can be easily recognized from the hills of Siena.
The gently rising slopes are densely forested with deciduous trees and form a harmonious contrast to the surrounding Mediterranean landscape of the valleys and the nearby coastal plain of the Maremma. The many small places at the foot of the mountain are still very original and look almost alpine in their appearance.
Tours on Monta Amiata
The mountain range is popular for excursions for hiking or skiing. Especially the spring and autumn are suitable for Hiking tours on Monte Amiata along the paths on the slopes and up to the summit, in summer a mountain tour offers ideal refreshment in the hot weather. In the winter months there is enough snow at peaks of up to 1738 meters Winter sports, there are several lifts and slopes for skiing with different levels of difficulty.
Arrival to Monte Amiata
Monte Amiata is very centrally located to the important Tuscan holiday centers and is accessible via well-developed roads from Siena, Montepulciano or Grosseto to reach. Coming from the north, the SR2 expressway leads right up to the mountain, the last section runs on well-developed side roads. The area is very rural and offers visitors a lot of original nature and thus a change from the year-round much visited Tuscan cities.
Last updated: 07.02.2024