Amiata is surrounded by between 500 and 1000 meters of chestnut groves and coppice woods, a natural treasure protected since the 14th century when the local communities established strict rules for the protection of vegetation, with well-defined times and methods for the production of wood and the harvest of fruit.
Today, the Amiata chestnut has been awarded IGP status and is the star of recipes, festivals and itineraries. A network of paths winds through the wooded areas along the numerous and characteristics villages that must be seen.
The actual cultivation of chestnuts can begin around 350 meters above sea level, slightly lower than the natural woodland that is bound by strict production and harvesting rules aimed at preserving the natural qualities of the product and the health of the soil.
During the harvest period which takes place from mid-September to mid-November, some producers open their chestnut groves to visitors who want to try their hand at this activity and spend time outdoors, allowing you to get away from the routine or spend a day with the whole family bringing home, literally, the fruits of your work.