Riserva Naturale Poggio All'Olmo

Address: VF94+VC Castiglioncello Bandini, Provincia di Grosseto, Italia (0)
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Riserva Naturale Poggio All'Olmo


The nature reserve, located in the eastern part of the province of Grosseto , is bordered to the north by the village of Monticello Amiata , to the west by the town of Castiglioncello Bandini , to the south by the relief of Mount Aquilaia and to the east by the western slopes of the volcanic cone of the Mount Amiata : in total, it covers about 434 total hectares. The altitudes, generally between 800 and 1000 meters above sea level [1] , reach the 1,011 meters at the top of Poggio all'Olmo. From various points of the protected area panoramic landscapes open up to the hills of the Valle dell'Ombrone , towards the volcanic massif of Mount Amiata and towards the undulations of the Val d'Orcia .

The climate falls into the sub-humid type, with average rainfall between 1,000-1,100 mm. From the phyto-climatic point of view, according to Pavari, the Reserve is part of the Castanetum .


Really a gigantic slice of perfectly preserved Tuscan countryside, the reserve is a lovely place for an afternoon stroll, and the ideal place for anyone looking to get up close and personal with Monte Amiata’s famed flora and fauna.

The dense forests are crisscrossed by walking and biking trails, and home to foxes, wild boar, owls and the odd badger.

Chestnuts (free for anyone looking for an afternoon snack) and oaks grow side by side brambles of wild roses and orchids, as well as local varieties of rosemary and pine.

In the summertime, the silence is broken by the sound of bees and, funnily enough, wild cats in search of rabbits and hares.

The nature park is open all year round and is truly a bike rider’s, picnicker’s and bird watcher’s paradise.

There are signs that lead you to the entrance of the nature reserve, which is to the left just before you turn into Cinigiano. If you have any problems finding it, pop into the tourist information centre in town and they should be able to help.

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