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Montieri is a small town situated on the metalliferous hills (Colline Metallifere) in Maremma, in the heart of Tuscany. It is in a strategic location for its proximity to Siena, Florence and the Tuscan coast. Here you can taste typical Tuscan recipes and wild nature to discover thanks to interesting day trips and activities. Montieri is also rich in history and science, thanks to the geological characteristics of the area, rich in minerals containing silver and copper. Montieri is the center of the municipality, which is also made up of other three towns:
Travale: the country of the Italian language. The village is well known because of its guaita, a phrase reported in a document of 1158 («guaita guaita male, non mangiai ma’ mezo pane»), said by the keeper of the castle, complaining about the bad treatment of the guards, who were deprived even of bread. The sentence is considered one of the very first evidences of Italian vernacular language (linguaggio volgare).
The pretty village of Gerfalco, perfect subject for fans of photography and painting. The Mining Research Center, which is located within the beautiful nature reserve of Cornate and Fosini, is the ideal starting point for hikers and all sorts of excursions.
Boccheggiano is the country of mines. The mining history of the ‘900 here is the master, but not all. Going down a few kilometers from the village, you will be enchanted by the majestic ‘Roste’. These fascinating formations are the result of the massive processing of copper-containing minerals excavation during the 19th century. The weather conditions did the rest, sculpt and shape these red mountains until they become a unique geological site. Moreover, thanks to the massive presence of chestnut, has returned to produce chestnut flour.