Where we are

Half-way from Siena and the coast, the region of Montieri is easy to reach both by car and with public transportation. Along the coast-side: By car: E80 up to Follonica Est, then SR439 until Montieri. By train: travel up to the station of Follonica, continue by car or bus. By…

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Montieri: the Green-Hamlet

The glorious past of Montieri is due to the incredible wealth of its subsoil; the village was a medieval minig castle where silver and copper were extracted. The town conserves to this day the medieval atmosphere; the narrow “via della ruga” head up towards the beautiful Romanesque Church of St.…

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Travale, the town of the italian language

The historical archive in Volterra still conserves the old parchment called “La Guaita di Travale”, a 1158 document which contains one of the first statements of the italian vernacular. In the old town a plaque celebrates the birth of the Italian Language. Nearby you may visit a botanical wonder: the…

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Gerfalco: The Wonder of Geology

Gerfalco is a charming village at the foot of the mountain Cornate. Its name comes from the medieval german words “ger-Falke”: “bearer of the hawk”. In the past it was also an important mining seat. The built-up area conserves to this day the medieval atmosphere; the church of St. Biagio…

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Boccheggiano: The 1900 Mines

The unique heart-shaped town of Boccheggiano rises up on a hill ca. 675m a.s.l.. Its history is also deeply linked with the mining activity: untill 1994 was active one of the biggest pyrite-mine in Europe. During the 19th and the 20th century the mining finding in this area was so…

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