The beauty to be found in the woods of Monte Amiata is beyond compare. Numerous trekking paths wind first through huge chestnut woods, which stand up to 1000 metres above sea level, and then beech trees, which flourish in the crisp air. Their trunks stretch towards the sky, releasing showers of bright yellow leaves which redden on the ground, covering the tracks as if it were a fairy tale.
The chestnut trees date back centuries, while the beech trees make up the largest beechwood in Europe. Both are of great historical as well as ecological interest, and should be explored with a pair of walking boots and a good camera. Admiring Amiata's greenery is like stepping into a watercolour, where colours shade into each other, stirring and mixing, playing with tones and tints to draw the observer into nature itself. Those who love trail running can enjoy the area in an even more active way, by taking in the silvan colours while running along the paths.