Montieri is located halfway from Siena and the southern coast, in the Maremma area of Tuscany. The territory of Montieri is characterized by large wooded areas, which in the past have been the main source of supply for fuel and raw materials necessary to the mining activity (mainly pyrite, lead, silver). This, in fact, has always been the main wealth of the village. Since the Middle Ages, Montieri was a mining castle where silver and copper were extracted. The town preserves a medieval atmospheres and the narrow street called la Ruga leads to the beautiful Romanesque church of St. James located in an upper position overlooking the area. The town conserves also numerous medieval remains such as three towers along the fortified city walls, originally part of the castle, and the typical tower-houses from the 13th century. One of the most important attractions of Montieri is its ancient flower-shaped church, the “Canonica di San Niccolò”. The church is considered unique in Italy for the six-petal shape of the rectory. Montieri is home to a chestnut park with barbecues and tables into the nature at Il Piano and to the Nature Parks Cornate e Fosini, and is part of the Tuscan Mining Geopark. In 2014 Montieri became a “Green Village” for its environmental development: private and public buildings, in fact, use renewable energy and are warmed up through a geothermal heat. For the many activities that can be done in Montieri and its surroundings visit the official website.