Not far from Agriturismo Saragiolo, you can visit towns of typical Tuscan beauty, surrounded by a landscape that will leave you speechless.
MANCIANO and SATURNIA
Are about 7 km from the farm Saragiolo. Manciano in ancient times was a town of some commercial importance,
with an important trade area in the Fiora and Albegna Valleys; the fortress dates back to the twelfth century. A
brief occupation of Siena (1419-1455) has left the town an imposing fortress wall built around 1424.
From a tourist point of view, the main point of interest is Saturnia, an ancient Etruscan town with medieval walls and the remains of an ancient Roman road, well known for its thermal springs of sulphurous water at 37 ° which date back to Roman times and are still in use today.
Montemerano Located on a hill and dominating a typical Tuscan landscape, Montemerano is certainly one of the most
beautiful and special villages in Maremma. The oldest part of the village, rich in medieval architecture, is one of the most
interesting in the surroundings.
St. George’s Church best represents the architectural style of the town: dedicated to the patron saint of the village, it was built during the Middle Ages and today houses important works of art, mainly paintings and frescoes from the Renaissance. Just outside the village of Montemerano there is the church of “Madonna del Cavalluzzo”, surrounded by many olive groves typical of the Tuscan Maremma.
A beautiful Etruscan village, Sovana is a place of considerable artistic importance both for its archaeological park
(which includes the Etruscan necropolis of Sovana and the cave art in San Roque and Vitozza) and the perfectly preserved medieval town centre.
You must visit the square “piazza del Pretorio”, which offers a splendid medieval setting, the town hall, the master’s balcony or "Loggia del Capitano"
and the praetorian palace.
Important from an artistic point of view is also S. Mary’s church, built on the structure of a pre-existing Romanesque temple. The "ciborium", a pre-Romanesque and unique piece in Tuscany, is undoubtedly the jewel of Sovana, probably dating from the period between the 'eighth and ninth centuries B. C. Inside you can admire its frescoes of the early 1500s. Other highlights include the Etruscan necropolis, the famous tomb of Debra, the way leading to Saturnia and the road to Pitigliano.
SIENA and its surroundings
The province of Siena can be easily reached, travelling along the Val d'Orcia senese and passing through the town of Montalcino,
the medieval town of Buonconvento and Monteroni d'Arbia. Unique feature of this street are the old houses, which can be seen on the Sienese hills.
You can also reach Siena passing through the road SS 223 from Paganico. Choose this road if you want to admire the beauty of this area, the undisputed home of international tourism, rich artistic and historical sites like Siena, Pienza, San Gimignano. Continuing after Siena the road leads to the "pearl of Tuscany”, the city of Florence.
The Tuscan territory is rich in products known worldwide for its refinement and goodness.
You can admire beautiful natural landscapes visiting the Maremma around Grosseto and the city itself, which can be reached following the SS 223
towards Grosseto, from there reach the Tyrrhenian Sea where you can swim or sunbathe on beautiful beaches, such as those in Castiglione della Pescaia,
Punta Ala and Follonica, visit the Natural Park of Maremma and other nature reserves in the surroundings.
In the inner parts of Maremma there are thermal centres and Spas such as Saturnia, Pitigliano, Petriolo and Osa, cemeteries and archaeological Etruscan cities, such as Roselle Vetulonia and Saturnia. Obviously in this area there are also typical products known for their delicacy, like wine Morellino di Scansano and the wine of the “Colli di Maremma ", olive oil and cheese, and the cuisine typical of Maremma.
For those who love the mountains, Mount Amiata is a wonderful place where to spend a holiday, enjoying enchanting medieval villages,
towns rich in history, tradition and popular appeal, such as Castel del Piano, Arcidosso, Santa Fiora on the side towards Grosseto,
Abbadia San Salvatore and Piancastagnaio on the side towards Siena. You will be amazed by the kindness of people and the welcoming places.
The highest part of the mountain is ideal for winter sports where the enthusiasts of snow will spend unforgettable days. In the summer this is the ideal place where you can play, hike or simply relax under the shade of trees. One of the must-do’s is climbing to the summit and admire from there the huge view of the surrounding landscape. There is a wildlife park "Parco di Mont Labbro” whose aim is to protect and look after wildlife. Mount Amiata is an ideal place to experience a deep connection with nature and the animals living in this ecosystem.