Montieri and the Tuscan Mining Geopark

The territory of Montieri is part of the Tuscan Mining Geopark. This area presents a verdant vegetation, breath-taking landscapes and evidences of geological, mining and metallurgical activities from remote to modern age. The park covers six municipalities of the Colline Metallifere. Visiting the most important places, you can experience the…

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Hiking in Montieri

The CAI trail network embraces the wohle territory of Montieri and crosses the trails of the Geopark. Maps of the trails are available at the tourist office of Montieri or in Massa Marittima. The area is perfect for trekking and outdoor activities!

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Archaeological site: Canonica di San Niccoló

Deep in the wilderness resides an ancient flower-shaped church, the “Canonica di San Niccolo”. The church is considered to be one for its six petal shape. For this reason, the “Canonica di San Niccolo” is taken to be one of the most unique churches of Italy and one of the…

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Natural Park “Cornate e Fosini”

The Natural Reserve “Cornate e Fosini” (www.riserva-cornate-fosini.com)is easily accessible on foot directly from the Town of Gerfalco. You can enjoy hikes or horseback rides on this area and experience the geological and naturalistic features of the reserve, such as the castle of Fosini (in Siena district) and the red cave…

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Geosite “Le Roste”

Clear proof of the mining activity are the red badlands on the river Merse, called “Roste”. These red mountains are the result of the mineral process and the activity of the atmospheric agent occurred during the 19th century. Such process gave life to a unique Geosite.

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The lake of Montieri

Few minutes away from Montieri (direction Massa Marittima/Monterotondo) you can reach the small lake of Montieri. Deep in the wilderness, this wetland serves as home to rare aquatic plants such as the Hottonia palustris, Veronica utellata, Gnaphalium uliginosum, Lythrum portula, Corrigiola litoralis and Cyperus fuscus. (www.maremmariservadinatura.it) (www.maremmariservadinatura.it)

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Surroundings

You can reach many spectacular destinations in less than half an hour by car : 1- Saint galgano abbey :in ca. 20 minutes you can reach by car the the gothic abbey of Saint Galgano and the Montesiepi hermitage which encloses, beyond to the tomb of the saint, the famous…

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