Legend has it that at the Meadow of the Countess, where among the foliage of the beech trees, there are enchanted woods that tell stories of historic competitions and love trysts of two well-known lovers: Adalberto and Gherarda.
Gherarda Aldobrandeschi was a gentle girl, the Countess of Cana, a small town near Roccalbegna, who lived as a guest at the Abbey of San Salvatore. Here the monks of the monastery gave her a cell that was above the courtyard where the Re Ratchis well was located. The girl after frequent and long rides in the woods of Amiata, loved to stop at the monastery. Lord of Chiusi, Adalberto's first meeting with Gherarda took place in Buonconvento. The knight was immediately struck by Gherarda's beauty and he fell in love deeply with her; it was a reciprocated love. So one day, while Gherarda was riding in the woods of Mont'Amiata, she was struck by the beautiful greenery of the Meadow of the Countess and ordered the loggers to expand the clearing and create a large meadow surrounded by beech trees so she could go there with her lover Adalberto. In the meantime, her family, the Aldobrandeschi, forced her to marry Orsino, Count of Pitigliano, so they could consolidate their power. Gherarda suffered greatly as a result, and asked Adalberto to meet her for the last time in the picturesque meadow where they had spent such enchanting and happy moments. Since then, this meadow has been called the "Lawn of the Countess." Meanwhile Adalberto, in despair at having lost Gherarda and went into hidding in the monastery of San Salvatore Abbey, where, according to legend, he met Gherarda again, who was allowed to go there in the month of September. So she met Adalberto once again to exchange their last kisses.