The Arnaione farm estate is located in the Metallifere (‘metal-bearing’) hills, surrounded by nature reserves and little medieval towns, all of which you can explore on horseback, on foot or by mountain bike to discover the hidden gems of this rugged landscape, which offers some truly spectacular views.
A memorable holiday, at any time of year.
Walking and MTB trails around Arnaione
Peace and tranquillity among the fragrant flowers and plants of the Tuscan scrub. As you walk along the paths of the Metallifere Hills, on foot or by mountain bike, you'll discover a hidden natural world, where you'll encounter the birds and wildlife that inhabit this peaceful haven. From Arnaione, you can easily reach the medieval town of Sticciano, which offers fabulous panoramic views of the surrounding countryside with the blue sea in the distance. On the clearest days, you can even see the island of Giglio and the Argentario promontory.
On the coast
The most characteristic coastal resorts are all within easy reach, about 30 minutes away. They include Castiglione della Pescaia, Punta Ala, Cala Violina, Follonica and Marina di Grosseto, but also the Maremma Natural Park, the Orbetello Wildlife Reserve, the Argentario (from where you can take boat trips to the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, Giglio and Giannutri).
The Metallifere Hills are home to unique places, rich in history and traditions. Destinations include Massa Marittima and the health-giving waters at the spas of Saturnia and Petriolo. The Abbeys of Sant'Antimo and San Galgano. A little further away are Italy's famous cities of art: Siena, Florence and Pisa.
Wine is undoubtedly one of the biggest draws for visitors. From Arnaione, following the Wine Trails, you can visit the vineyard estates that produce Monteregio, Brunello and Montecucco - or call in at one of the traditional wineries or cellars, where quality wines are still made according to the methods used centuries ago. From spring to autumn, there is also a vibrant folk and cultural scene, with food fairs, medieval festivals and performances by Tuscany's famous horsemen, the 'butteri'.