The peace of silence that only nature can offer, beautiful landscapes, incredible natural reserves, suggestive medieval villages and the spectacular Mount Amiata, an old volcano that enriches all of its area of ​​hot springs. Are you ready to discover this magical corner of Tuscany during a sustainable mini-holiday?

Between abbeys and hot springs: tips for a green weekend in Tuscany
Photo by To Tuscany via Flickr

Our starting point will be the village of Santa Fiora, perched on a cliff cliff and dominating the source of the Fiora. In this mountain village rich in charm and history we find the farmhouse Podere di Maggio that has comfortable rooms, organic garden, garden and swimming pool.

Weekend in Tuscany: between nature and abbeys

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On the first day of our mini-holiday in Tuscany we devote ourselves to exploration, between wildlife and ancient places of worship. So here we come to the Bosco Rocconi that offers ancient forests and incredible canyon . It takes 4 hours to explore this area, so we will spend the morning surrounded by greenery, looking for wildlife trails, lulled by the sound of water. In the afternoon we will move to discover two of the most beautiful abbeys in Tuscany: we can not miss a visit to the Sant’Antimo abbey, where we can listen to Gregorian chants at every hour, and the abbey of Abbadia San Salvatore with a very particular crypt.

Sant'Antimo abbey, Tuscany
Sant’Antimo abbey – Photo by Maurizio Abbiateci via Flickr

Sant’Antimo abbey is about 18 km from Montalcino and is built in travertine, surrounded by a beautiful landscape. What is most surprising is the interior, which with the play of light, colors and elegance is capable of creating an intense atmosphere of spirituality. At this point we can go back to Podere di Maggio, maybe to sip a glass of wine by the pool.

Natural hot springs

Natural hot springs in Tuscany
Photo by Jarle Refsnes via Flickr

The second day is dedicated to our well-being: many natural and free hot springs are waiting for us! From the most famous Terme di Saturnia to those of Bagno Vignoni, read our article on the most beautiful hot springs of Tuscany!

Are you ready to experience a magical mini-holiday and enjoy the typical and unique atmosphere of Tuscany?

 

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