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In this page you will find tips and ideas to begin to organize your excursions: no claim to make an exhaustive list because of the infinite variety of possible itineraries and personal preferences.

Abbadia San Salvatore

We begin with a series of itineraries, with departures from the campsite, you can discover directly from the pages of our site by clicking here .
To get an idea of the main distances in kilometers to go to visit towns and cities from the campsite, it could be useful to consult this table.

PUBLICATIONS, GUIDES, MAPS FROM THE WEB

If you want to deepen your knowledge of the area both from a cultural and a naturalistic point of view and easily plan your excursions, you will probably find useful publications, guides and maps that you can download for free from some website of touristic promotion of this beautiful area located between the provinces of Grosseto and Siena.
We suggest that, as far as the territory that falls within the province of Grosseto, to use the information material for download in this section of the website Maremma Toscana.

versante grossetano

In the guides of this website you will find valuable information about the history, the landscape and the artistic heritage of the territory of the municipalities of Cinigiano, Arcidosso, Castel del Piano, Seggiano, Roccalbegna, Santa Fiora, Semproniano, Castell’Azzara and Pitigliano and Sorano with Sovana.

Sorano
You will also find information about the splendid coast with its villages as well as about the islands of Giglio and Giannutri.
Moving instead to the province of Siena you may find useful information and publications on the website Terre di Siena.

versante senese

here and the other one, concerning the villages around Monte Amiata including Abbadia San Salvatore and Piancastagnaio, downloadable

In particular, we point out two brochures: the first dedicated to Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani, San Quirico and other villages of the nearby Val d’Orcia directly downloadable from here and the other one, concerning the villages around Monte Amiata including Abbadia San Salvatore and Piancastagnaio, downloadable here.

ABBEYS
Do not miss a visit to some abbeys which are among the most striking and significant examples of the role played in the past by these religious architecture in the organization of a territory that was the crossroads of pilgrims along the Via Francigena.

The first abbey, Sant’Antimo, is situated in an isolated position on the road that from Montalcino reaches Castelnuovo dell’Abate. The present structure dates from the twelfth century, but tradition says that arose on the basis of an earlier church built by Charlemagne in 781, returning from Rome, along the Francigena road. L ‘Antimo Abbey is an important testimony of the feudal organization of the Sienese territory and one of the most impressive Romanesque monuments in Italy.

San Galgano

Abbazia S. Galgano

The Abbey of San Galgano is situated in the town of Chiusdino (SI) and was built in 1218 by the Cistercian monks, to accommodate the many pilgrims who came to the nearby Hermitage of Montesiepi. The monastery is famous throughout the world for his church without the roof, in the Gothic style.

The third abbey, that of Monte Oliveto Maggiore stands on a domain of the Crete Senesi near the town of Asciano (SI). It was founded in 1313 by John Tolomei, a law professor belonging to an important family of Siena who became monk of the Benedictine order with the name of Berardo. The abbey still encloses within many masterpieces of art, a library with numerous ancient books and scrolls and a well-known laboratory of restoration of antique books.

Abbazia S. Salvatore - interno cattedrale

Abbazia di San Salvatore – Interno

The Abbey of San Salvatore is the sacred building which gives its name to the town of Abbadia San Salvatore (SI). According to tradition, the Benedictine complex was founded in 762 by the Lombard Duke Ratchis. This abbey was the moment of greatest splendor from the tenth to the twelfth century during the period of greatest use of the via Francigena that passed in the Val d’Orcia.
For further informations:
Itinerari turistico culturali in Toscana;
Sito ufficiale dell’Abbazia del S.S. Salvatore;
Sito ufficiale dell’Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore;
Sito ufficiale dell’Abbazia di S. Antimo;
Comune di Chiusdino-VISITA ABBAZIA DI SAN GALGANO – ORARI DI APERTURA E PREZZI.

THERMAL WATERS
Tuscany, a sulphurous land of ancient volcanoes, is rich in small and large hot springs surrounded by beautiful landscapes. We particularly recommend some open air, referring to the areas in which you can get for free and without driving too far from the campsite:

Il Fosso Bianco di Bagni San Filippo;
Terme libere di Bagno Vignoni;
Terme libere di Petriolo;
Le Cascate del Mulino di Saturnia

petriolo-springs

PARKS, RESERVES AND GARDENS

From a naturalistic and cultural point of view there are many possible excursions among parks, natural reserves and artistic gardens:
La Riserva Naturale di Monte Labbro ed il Parco Faunistico del Monte Amiata;
Alta Valle dell’Albegna, Riserve Naturali di Pescinello e Bosco Rocconi ;
Parco Regionale della Maremma;
La Riserva Naturale di Poggio all’Olmo ;
Il Parco artistico naturale e culturale della Val D’Orcia;
Riserva Naturale della Diaccia Botrona;
Il Giardino di Daniel Spoerri ;
Il Giardino dei Tarocchi .

Gorges of Albegna river

MUSEUMS

Finally, we conclude with a reference to the main museum systems and we invite you to consult their web sites to check location, opening hours and upcoming events:
Musei di Maremma – Il Monte Amiata e la sua rete museale;
Fondazione Musei Senesi .

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