Monte Amiata

Spas and the mountains around Siena

An Autumn of relaxation and colour

Fall is in the air, and there is a festival at Amiata every weekend, full of the rich scents of mushrooms and chestnuts. Come to the medieval town rich with history, visit the restaurants offering tasty menus and superb wines, and enjoy the many festivals livening up the area.

Another way to enjoy the area is through a weekend at the Terme San Filippo, in the Val d'Orcia, which is within the site belonging to the UNESCO World Heritage and is one of the most spectacular spa resorts in Tuscany.

The place is characterized by the striking limestone deposits formed by hot sulphurous thermal waters and, since the Middle Ages, has hosted many famous people, including Lorenzo the Magnificent. The Terme San Filippo, just 60 km from Siena, combines in a single complex a hotel, restaurant, wellness area, and a spa pool. Here perhaps at sunset, the Bagno Vignoni is a must. It is in the center of the village, in the "Square of the springs", a rectangular, sixteenth century pool which contains a source of thermal water, hot and steaming, which leaves the underground volcanic aquifer.

Nearby you can also visit the medieval village of Radicofani, the Rocca dei Cavalieri or the Rocca di Ghino di Tacco. Another attractive place is Abbadia where you can descend into a mine, accompanied by former miners, or visit the mining museum or the Abbey of San Salvatore, which was consecrated in 1035. Two more places not to miss are the Rocca a Tintinnano and the Castiglione d’Orcia, offering panoramic views and artistic treasures.

A stay at Terme San Filippo also offers the opportunity to get in touch with nature through physical activities, such as numerous trails for walking, cycling, horseback riding or, in winter, skiing.

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