The barouche-driver David Lazzaretti was born in 1834 to an Arcidosso family of modest means, yet it was he who founded Giurisdavidism in the 1870s, after experiencing prophetic visions. Uniting religious with social agenda, the charismatic "Prophet of Amiata" welcomed a diverse spread of peasant disciples into his movement. Lazzaretti and his community lived together on top of Monte Labbro, which came to be known as the "New Sion". They built the Giurisdavidica Tower and named it after the movement; they built the little church and the hermitage, of which only ruins remain, lending the surroundings a mystical aura. The Giurisdavidica Tower, however, can still be seen and visited, despite its roof caving in at the end of the nineteenth century, not long after its construction. From the top of the tower you can drink in a boundless, breathtaking view. Sometimes the sun hides itself behind the clouds and leaves the air grey: seeing the tower and the ruins emerge from the mist is a captivating experience.