This is dedicated to a visit to Abbadia San Salvatore with its Benedectine
Abbey which made history in Southern Tuscany from the VIII to the XII
centuries (the architecture a rare example of Germanic Style in Italy
is being studied by several German universities). From Abbadia you can
go up to Pian della Piscina to Prato della Contessa and then to Prato
delle Macinaie. The itinerary then descends toward Castel Del Piano.
A visit to the 17th century building that houses the source of the Flora
River is highly recommended. A visit to the wildlife park of Monte Amiata
is also recommended where deer mountain goats and wolves live within a
great fenced-in area: Through the Park a gently sloping path rises to
the top of Monte Labbro where an interesting visit may be made to the
chapel and tower that recall the Giurisdavidic community established by
Davide Lazzaretti, known as the Prophet of Monte Amiata. After a stop
at Roccalbegna on to Saturnia.
A whole day should be spent immersed in the natural waterfall of hot
sulfur water at Saturnia. And the experience will be so pleasant that
one day will seem only too little. From Saturnia the road rises and descends
to Scansano and then to Albinia from where you can return by train.