Nature and Wellness
Mount Amiata and its woods
Mount Amiata shows its unmistakable skyline even to those who observe it from afar: when the sky is clear you can also see it from the coast of Uccellina and the island of Giglio, from the Chianti hills and the rocks of Terminillo, from the waters of the Trasimeno Lake and those of the Bolsena Lake.
From its peak, which is up to 1,738 meters high, you can enjoy the view over a landscape that holds within itself the “great emotions” of Tuscany: the Sienesi Crete, the sea, the mountains around.
In a few minutes, you can dive into warm thermal waters, choosing from the impressive San Filippo Thermal spa, the elegant Baths of San Casciano, or the ancient Thermal Baths in Bagno Vignone that offers a stunning view.
Convento San Bartolomeo gives fine wine lovers the opportunity to discover the most popular wineries from Montepulciano and Montalcino, located about an hour’s drive away from the building. Also, on request, we can arrange tastings of fine wines and local products.
History and Culture
Rooting to south, after the Chianti area you can visit Siena and then get to the Val d’Orcia, following which you arrive to Pienza. From its belvedere you can see the skyline of Mount Amiata, which Pope Julius II called “an island of Switzerland in Italy”.
On Mount Amiata, at about 800 meters height you can find a picturesque crown of medieval villages, on the edge of the lava flow, including Piancastagnaio, where the Convento San Bartolomeo stands.