Located within the boundaries of the municipality of Arcidosso, the Faunistic Park of Monte Amiata is a novelty in the gamut of national parks in Italy. Inspired by the Wild Parks in Germany, in beautiful surroundings the park proposes a series of extensive integrated faunistic areas. Inside the park, a network of paths which must be strictly followed and specific structures such as platforms permit visitors to observe without physical barriers many species that are naturally present in the central Apennines. The park hosts a wealth of wild fauna which plays, or has played in the past, an important role in the ecological equilibrium of the Apennines. The Nature Footpath, a little more difficult compared to other paths, runs through a splendid gorge full of water; following this route it is possible to observe and catalogue numerous vegetable species, often endemic to the place or rare.
The area is characterised by many forest specimens, among the broad-leaved species the following have been catalogued: white hornbeam, hornbeam, maple, field maple, hazel, willow, wild cherry, beech, chestnut, white oak, Turkey oak and holly. The conifers include (in almost all cases not growing naturally but planted) Austrian pine Douglas fir, Arizona cypress, Greek fir from Cefalonia, larch and cedar. Making use of the specifically provided network of paths, roe and red deer, mouflon, and chamois can all easily be observed as well as other mammals in their natural habitat, such as porcupines, foxes, badgers, weasels, skunks, hares, squirrels, dormice and wild boar amongst many others. None however guarantee a sense of excitement quite like that of seeing an Apennine wolf in its vast mountain habitat. There are not many opportunities, even on a worldwide level, of walking among red deer and roebuck and sighting at the same time the Italian breed of Apennine wolf.