Casteldelpiano|Mount Amiata|Arcidosso|Santa Fiora|Saturnia Hot Springs|Sovana|Baths of S.Filippo|Siena Area


S. Antimo Abbey

On Amiata area it's possible to do too many excursions all around South Tuscany, untill Siena area, drive along long or short distance. There are Medieval Towns lik Pienza, waterfall and hot springs, like Saturnia or Etruscan and Romans sites, but, a little bit so far there is seaside (Argentario or Tirrenian Coast). This a historical-cultural zone, wonderful and really intresting site for a holiday.
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Stemma della cittą di Casteldelpianoveduta di Casteldelpiano, con il Camping Residence Amiata in primo piano Casteldelpiano, renowned health resort of Central Italy, has about 5.000 residents and lies at 650 mt. of altitude. The name is derived by the Latin Castrum plani for its enviable position on the edge of a charming plateau surrounded by woods which cover the Monte Amiata; downhill the country opens on the valleys of the rivers Ombrone and Orcia degrading towards the Maremma.The beginning of the village is very old, as it is proved by finds dating back to Paleolithic, discovered in the excavation of fossil flour nearby the village. The prehistoric finds are visible in the Municipal Antiquarium. It is famous for centuries: already in 1462 the Pope Pius II Piccolomini, during his stay on Amiata, exalted its  pleasantness and the beauty.Last century the urbanisation of Casteldelpiano was drawn again by the architect Orazio Imberciadori, with wide avenues and beautiful squares outside the historical centre.The village is provided with all needed services and with sports and entertainment equipment.The 8 September, in Garibaldi Square, there is the famous horse-racing of the PALIO OF CASTELDELPIANO. Montenero and Montegiovi are two outlying wards of the Commune of Casteldelpiano built on the top of two hills. For lovers of winter sports, in few Km. from the village there is the reascending installation from Prato delle Macinaie to the top of Monte Amiata with 15 Km. of ski-slopes and ways for long-distance ski sunk in the centuries-old beech-wood.

 Madonna delle Grazie

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INFO: c.a.p. 58033 - prefisso tel. 0564
Municipal Police 0564956257 - City Hall 0564975311 - Cinema Roma 0564955592 - Theatre Amiatino 0564955323
Comunale Stadium 0564957182 - Swimming Pool 0564955228 - Tourism Office 0564973534

DISTANCE FROM THE CAMPING: t is set at the entrance of the village coming from Arcidosso.

Mount Amiata

Croce sulla Vetta AmiataThe Amiata is the highest mountain in the south of Tuscany with its 1738 mt. on the top. The administration is divided between the province of Siena and of Grosseto. Casteldelpiano, Arcidosso, S. Fiora in province of Grosseto and Abbadia San Salvatore in province of Siena are the more important towns. Mount Amiata is a very old extinct volcan: for that  the presence of several soffiones used for the production of geothermal power, and of hot water springs all around the mountain, employed in several baths. The whole mountain is covered by a thick wood of beechs, chestnuts, conifers, and it is an important skistation for all central Italy. On the top, from where you can enjoy a lovely view from the Tyrrheanian Sea to the Apennines, there is a beautiful iron Cross high 22 metres, built on 1800. On the slopes of Mount Amiata there is an important Faunistic Park, where is present a lot of protected animal species: deers, fallow deers,   foxes, wild boars, wolves, roebucks, mouflons, chamois and birds.Daini al Parco Faunistico (foto Ars Fotografica)



DISTANCE FROM THE CAMPING: 15 Km. from the top

Arcidosso and Mount Labbro

Arcidosso is a very functional small town with many services. Particularly pleasant is the historical centre, to which the entrance is by the charming Gate of the Clock, with its small roads and alleies degrading down to the stream. The medieval castle of Aldobrandeschi is now seat for important exibitions, cultural entertainments and scientific congress.


La Torre Giusdavica su Monte Labbro Few kilometres outside Arcidosso there is Mount Labbro (1193 mt.), to which it is possible to arrive by car till few hundreds metres from the top. The environment is rocky and bleak with a nearly moon-atmosphere. From here, in a clear day, it is possible to admire the all Maremma and the Islands of the Tuscan Archipelago. In the second half of the 19th century David Lazzaretti, the Prophet of Amiata, created the movement Giurisdavidic, and settled in this mountain, where he built a tower (see photo) and a Chapel excavated inside the rock.

DISTANCE FROM THE CAMPING: Arcidosso 3 Km. - Monte Labbro 8 Km.

Santa Fiora

Cigni nella Peschiera di S.Fiora Placed at the spring of Fiora river, Santa Fiora, with its historical centre perfectly preserved, is a well kept example of medieval town. Santa Fiora was the capital of the dominion of Aldobrandeschi (XI - XIII centuries). Renowned is the Church of Saints Flora and Lucilla with the pottery of Andrea della Robbia. Symbol of the village is the Peschiera, interesting monument of XVIII century, where the waters of Fiora river are received before to go down towards the Maremma.



ROCCHETTE DI FAZIOGoing down towards Saturnia, shortly outside of Semproniano up on a rock along the Albegna river, we find Rocchette di Fazio, a medieval centre perfectly preserved, which in the past was an alive feud placed in dominating position on all Maremma. (25 Km. from the Camping).
(25 km from
the Camping).

Veduta di RoccalbegnaROCCALBEGNA: It is very suggestive village with a rock called Sasso, sheer above the Albegna river, up on which the old castle of Aldobrandeschi rises. Attractive is also the Church of Saints Peter and Paul with an Altar-Piece of Ambrogio Lorenzetti. Roccalbegna is in province of Grosseto descending towards Scansano.
(20 Km. from the camping).

Saturnia Hot Springs

By now famous in all the world Saturnia and its baths of sulphurous water at 37,5°, represent a fixed stop for visitors  of Maremma. Both the thermal Centre, with modern constructions and equipment for several types of treatments, and the Mill Fall, municipal property and so free, are very fascinating. These waters are exploited from over 2000 years, since the Etruscans. Only few centuries ago there was a spring also in the town of Saturnia. Saturnia is placed on a bloch of travertin which towers above the Albegna river and was inhabited at the beginning by the PELASGIANS, civilization pre-Etruscan, later was an important town both Etruscan and Roman. It is said that Saturnia was the first town in Italy. In the Middle Ages it lived a moment of decline under the dominion of Aldobrandeschi. Now it is possible to visit the ruins of Etrusco-Roman walls, the Roman Gate, under that passes the Via Clodia (important imperial road) and the Castle of Counts Ciacci. Saturnia is much visited by Tourists and it is pleasant to spend an evening in the typic restaurants of the large square Vittorio Veneto


Sovana and his Etruscan Sites

Delightful medieval centre perfectly preserved Sovana was an important town of Etruscans, Longobards and Aldobrandeschi. It is rich in suggestive monuments, that is, for example, the Palazzo Pretorio, the Loggia of Captain and the Church of S. Maria. The Pope Gregory VII (Ildebrando da Sovana) was born there in the Middle Ages. Now it is very nice to walk among the old alleys till the Castle of Aldobrandeschi or to dine in the exellent restaurants. Very important is the Etruscan Necropolis, which is placed just outside of Sovana, with the tombs dug out in the tuff, like that of the Mermaid, of the Typhon or the Ildebranda, dated back to the IV and III centuries B.C. Not very far from Sovana there are PITIGLIANO and SORANO, suggestive and interessant medieval towns.


Baths of S.Filippo e Baths of Bagno Vignoni

Cascata dei Bagni di S.Filippo (foto Ars Fotografica)            BAGNI DI SAN FILIPPO
thermal Centre on the slopes of M. Amiata towards Siena. There is a suggestive natural fall of sulphureous warm water sunk in the Mediterranean Maquis. Bagni San Filippo lies some kilometres from Abbadia San Salvatore: it was know since Middle Ages, when it was a point of rest for wayfarers in search of a moment of refreshment. The waters were considered miraculous and with therapeutic properties.


                           BAGNO VIGNONI
Enchanting medieval village close to S. Quirico d'Orcia in province of Siena. It is very characteristic to visit, and more it is an important thermal centre of sulphureous water.


Siena's Area

MONTALCINO: Centre of international fame thanks to the famous WINE BRUNELLO, but also charming medieval town of Siena hills
(32 Km. from the Camping)

PIENZA: Model of Renaissance town practically intact, wanted by Pope Pius II.
(35 Km. from the Camping)

ABBADIA SAN SALVATORE: The greatest centre of Sienese Amiata, and one of the most important centres of the medieval Tuscany, thanks to the Abbey, which influenced also the great Germanic Emperors.Abbadia S. Salvatore"Cripta" of Abbadia S.Salvatore
(22 Km. from the Camping)








ABBAZIA DI S.ANTIMO: Close to Castelnuovo dell'Abate, suggestive centre surrounded by a centuries-old olive-grove. The Abbey is, now, a community of French Cistercian Monks, who celebrate the liturgy in Latin and they are renowned for the Gregorian chants, which it is possible to attend during the week at the followingAbbazia di S.Antimo (foto Ars Fotografica) schedule:
LAUDS:             h.        7,00 (week-days)            7,30 (feast days)
 h.        9,00 (week-days)            11,00 (feast days)
SEXT:               h.       12,45 (all days)
NONES:             h.       14,45 (all days)
VESPERS:          h.       19,00 (week-days)            18,30 (feast days)
COMPLINE:        h.       20,30 (all days)
The schedule may be subject to change

(20 Km. from the Camping)



In the Amiata area, for trekking's lovers there are so many  mountain's paths around all territory, in a natural atmosphere. It's possible walk along them by foot, by mountain bike or by horse. You can choise between too many paths all around Amiata, with start from Casteldelpiano. To visit Paths page click here.