If you like wellness tourism you can head to Bagni San Filippo, Bagno Vignoni and San Casciano dei Bagni, where thermal springs flow endlessly from deep underground. Here, almost each village has developed a system to contain the thermal water giving birth to modern spas with pools, saunas, and massage therapy. If you prefer to indulge in the pleasures of food, Monte Amiata is the kingdom of chestnuts and mushrooms, so autumn is the perfect season to visit it.
Castel del Piano is one of the best places to taste the Tuscan chestnuts. There you can eat them roasted or try other specialities made of chestnut like polenta, jam, bread and honey. You can also take part in a chestnut harvest in the forests of Monte Amiata: just remember to bring a bucket and a pair gloves. But if you don’t want to pick them personally, don’t worry: you can easily find them on sale in supermarkets and greengrocers! Another good option is to take part in one of the events dedicated to the local food and traditions.
This article was written by Serena Puosi