Close to the town of Montieri is a picturesque archaeological site known as La Canonica, which can be reached by follwing a path before arriving at Il Piano Municipal Park. The rest of the complex demonstrates the links between the area and its minerals, which made Montieri an important mining centre between the 11th and 14th centuries.
Everywhere around Montieri is linked in some way to mining; the landscape is particularly striking with its silver rocks, as is seen in the Cornate (a rocky mountain) whose appearance is similar to the moon.
The town of Boccheggiano is also found here, which has long defended its mining vocation, and whose landscape is enriched with the Roste, impressive stacks of red scoria. The two villages of Travale and Gerfalco are well also worth visiting; the latter is fascinating for its mainly intact medieval layout. This area is beloved by hikers, thanks to its proximity to a series of trails that wind through the Park of the Metalliferous Hills, which harmoniously surrounds these hamlets.