The Cinigiano area spreads across hills that slope from the extremities of Monte Amiata, where thanks to its fitting position you can marvel at the typical scenery of the Maremma hinterland. Once a land ruled by the Aldobrandeschi family, the village was later governed by Siena and in 1381 by the counts of Battifolle.
Many of the village’s ancient features have not been preserved, with exception of the Clock Tower, restored in the mid 19th century, and the remains of a medieval fortress. Forests, natural pastures and inviting chestnut groves, like the one in Monticello, typify this land, providing variety with the continuous switching between woodland, vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees from Monte Amiata to the Ombrone river bed.
In the Cinigiano area there is also the Poggio all’Olmo Nature Reserve, a perfect place for hiking enthusiasts. Also worth visiting are hamlets like Porrona, with its beautiful castle, parish church and two noble villas; Monticello Amiata, home to the House Museum that gathers testimonies and popular traditions of the region; Sasso d’Ombrone, whose actual name is Sasso di Maremma; and Colle Massari is of particular architectural and panoramic interest. The area also amazes travellers who are able to discover the Aldobrandeschi Fortresses of Castiglioncello Bandini, Vicarello, Poggio del Sasso and Santa Rita.