Monte Amiata

Monte Amiata, Tuscany: Address, Phone Number, Monte Amiata Reviews: 4.5/5

Monte Amiata
4.5

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4.5
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5

Jennifer W
6 contributions
Communication Masts and Dishes!!!!
Sep 2021
A total delusion.....some folk may enjoy the short walk to La Vetta....once at the top
a slither of panorama can be viewed from a pay binocular!! Loud modern music is played by the Rifugio Vetta " bar.No peace and quiet here....if you wish to purchase a trashy souvenir a shed shop is open for punters!!! Thank goodness we had not booked a nearby hotel or B&B as it would have been a complete waste of money. Tele communication masts and dishes are abundant...a total waste of time. That is unless you are of mass/popular culture!!
Written 7 September 2021
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Cocciolino2015
Perugia, Italy456 contributions
Centrally located with good hotels and roads
Dec 2017
We stayed here during the Xmas holidays. Even though there wasn't enough snow for skiing we toured the nearby towns and thoroughly enjoyed the region.
Written 4 August 2018
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Damiano C
Castiglione del Lago, Italy133 contributions
Lunchtime treat
Oct 2017 • Friends
Excellent meal in a stunning location. Bar La Vetta. Polenta with mushrooms, Italian sausage with oven roasted potatoes. Great little trattoria with fast, friendly service. The walk up the ski slope, no snow at this time of year, is well worth it for the views from the highest peak in Tuscany.
Written 13 November 2017
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Jan V
Tielt Winge, Belgium97 contributions
Monte Amiata & the Indiana Adventure Park
Aug 2017 • Family
Whilst cycling up the monte Amiata, we discovered the Indiana Adventure Park.
Even though it was a 1.5 hour drive from Cortona, we decided to visit both the top and the Adventure park with our teenage kids a few days thereafter.

The park is great and one of the best organised and safest we have visited. There are challenges for all levels with one short but spectacular difficult (red) trail. The kids loved it.

The peak was a welcome addition with an alpine character. The views aren't as spectacular as they could be due to the trees but still, a welcome alternative at moderate temperatures away from the blistering heat in the lower hills.

Written 29 August 2017
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Evgenyr1981
Israel688 contributions
A bit of Tyrol in Tuscany
Jun 2017 • Family
We had really strange feelings approaching alpine woods in the middle of Tuscany.
I mean, few kilometers of ascend can make such a big difference in terms of environment and geology. From the distant and endless tuscan hills you are suddenly entering mountain range with pines, oaks, wooden houses and even a ski during winter.
But, our visit was in June, so no snow was involved and all restaurants were closed during off season. We managed to get to the panorama spot and even enjoy some coffee in Bar La Vetta Di Landi Luigi which doesn't appear in Tripadvisor for some reason.
Be ready to do some ascend, not suitable for non healthy people.
It is worth the visit, just to change the picture for a bit before returning to your tuscan retreat.
Written 28 June 2017
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Elena C
Zurich, Switzerland119 contributions
Amazing view and beautiful landscapes, in the heart of Toscana
Sep 2014 • Family
The Monte Amiata is a mountain between Grosseto and Siena, about 1700 m high. It is a very good place for hiking in summer, with numerous paths through woods. Once you reach the top you can enjoy the wonderful landscapes which are unique and characteristic of the region Toscana. Beautiful are the woods of chestnuts (private properties) and beeches - when altitude increases progressively you will only find beeches, which create a wonderful landscape.
From M. Amiata you can visit lots of beautiful areas nearby, including small towns on the slope of the mountain, like Castel del Piano, Arcidosso, S. Fiora, Abbadia S. Salvatore but also Vivo d'Orcia, 20 min far from it, which offer a beautiful waterfall. Of course if you are more interested in cities rather than in nature, Siena and Grosseto are reachable in an hour, whereas in two hours you are in Florence or Pisa. Very peculiar are also the towns Montalcino (famous for the wine worldwide), Pienza and Montepulciano, which deserve a visit.
Moreover, M. Amiata is covered with snow in winter, therefore there is also the opportunity to ski in really nice tracks in which you can find different degrees of difficulty.
Written 5 November 2014
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castillobjoneberg
Jönköping, Sweden41 contributions
Monte Amiata
Nov 2014 • Family
We were at the montain 14 years ago and still it is a very nice experience to go there. The view this time of the year from the mountain-top is amazing (no leafes on the trees). After walking the few metres to the top we had a well-cooked 3-course meal at Ristorante Albergo Sella down at the parking lot. Local dishes and plenty of mushroom in the recipes = umami! Don't forget to finish the dinner with their own "Grappa di Brunello Riserva".
Written 3 November 2014
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Torsten W
2 contributions
What a beautiful place
Oct 2014 • Family
The courses are great, the staff is super friendly and the landscape is just incredible. If you have a day to spare during your vacation in Tuscany take the road to the mountains and spend a day in the forrest.
Written 29 October 2014
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zimiuno
Lucignano AR29 contributions
A mountain without view, a pile of antennas, basta!
Jun 2013 • Solo
I was very much disappointed to take the trouble to go up (on a good road!) to Monte Amiata. There is no view at all, except for maybe a pie of 15 degrees. Awfull high-tech, antennas, outdated chairlifts, rocked down hotels and restaurants, souvenir baracks. It is definitely not worth the trip, nearby villages Abbadia San Salvatore, Pitigliano, Radicofani are far more enjoyable. On top, on my visit June 8 the only open, run-down restaurant at ***Albergo La Croce, the only food available were Panini with prosciutto III classe and broken chairs and tables.
Written 18 June 2013
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Alethea16
Omaha, NE317 contributions
Beautiful Drive up the Mountain
Oct 2012 • Couples
We had a beautiful day driving up the mountain to reach Mount Amiata cross. The forest is pretty and relaxing. The roads are well maintained and we saw many cars parked along the way as people hiked the hills looking for porcini mushrooms. The forest is full of chestnut trees and we could actually hear them falling off the trees. We stopped on the side of the road and picked chestnuts. The mountain attraction is popular in the winter during skiing season. We hiked up to reach the cross and there was a beautiful view of mountains and the clouds. The locals were opening the vending stores where snacks and souveniers are available for purchase. There is also a statue of a madona a little passed the cross that will require some minor rock climbing but sure why not?! Nice relaxing day, beautiful drive during the fall season.
Written 11 November 2012
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