The best location at Maremma – Toscana
Imagine an ancient village perched 470 m above sea level, nearby the lovely village of Pari.
This village, called Monte Acuto, boasts ancient traditions. Known by the name of “Montegutolo” owes its fame to the Count of Ardenghesca, under whose lordship between the 12th and 13th century expanded the community. Soon Siena, given the strategic location of Ardenghesca, overtook the territory, referred to as Montegutolo and became the stronghold. The complex organization of the community brought it to have its own Statute, dating all the way back to 1280, today the oldest in the vernacular. Thus, this is how the legend of Monte Acuto began…Would you like to be part of it too?
Staying at the Poggio alla Rocca a gaze at the breathtaking panorama is dominate, from the hills of Siena to Montalcino, from the Val d’Orcia to Monte Amiata up until sliding into the lower Maremma. One may enjoy an immaculate nature, a sky filled with stars and discover the advantages of the thermal waters just 5km away (Terme of Petriolo).
Poggio alla Rocca is considered the best location of Maremma:
Poggio alla Rocca is committed to promoting sustainable tourism that respects the environment with the guest integrated into the resident community.
Poggio alla Rocca has received the recognition” The Most Beautiful Skies of Italy – GOLD level”, as the destination of excellence and among the best places to observe the Stars and the Milky Way: Astronomitaly- Poggio alla Rocca
Abbey of San Galgano (hermitage of Montesiepi with the famous sword in the stone) and Mulino delle Pile (advertising of Mulino Bianco) – distance 45 km
Ancient Terme of Petriolo with torrent Farma – distance 5 km
Walks in the reserves of Belagaio to Casal di Pari – distance 3,5 km
Etruscan ruins of Murlo – -distance 26 km
Parco dell’Uccellina (Alberese-Gr) – distance 55 km
Sovana (Etruscan cave routes) – distance 89 km
Pitigliano (ancient ghetto and synagogue) – distance 123 km
Visit to Monte Amiata – distance 55 km
Visit the seaside Castiglione della Pescaia (distance 66km) or Punta Ala (Cala Violina – distance 85 km) or Argentario (Feniglia beach – distance 90 km)
Visit to Val d’Orcia and Montalcino – distance 50 km
Abbey of Monte Oliveto – distance 55 km
Pienza – distance 98 km
Montepulciano – distance 92 km
Visit to Siena – distance 39 km
Visit to Monteriggioni (recommended in the first two weekends of July for
medieval events that take place) – distance 53 km
Visit to San Gimignano and Voltera – distance 90 km
Chianti – distance 60 km
Visit to Cortona – distance 104 km
Visit to Florence – distance 104 km
Visit to Lucca – distance 176 km
Visit to Pisa – distance 200 km
Visit to Gubbio – distance 170 km
Visit to Assisi – distance 158 km
Visit to Orvieto – distance 155 km
Visit to Todi – distance 178 km
Visit to Spoleto – distance 200 km
ROME - distance 232 km
HOW TO ARRIVE:
From the AURELIA SS1:
Near Grosseto, exit for Siena, drive about 45km on the SS223/E78 and exit at Pari, at the first intersection turn right and then at the next intersection turn left. After about 300 meters, after the Ferraiola sign, take the road on the right in front of the religious wooden cross that is on the left. Once you arrive to the houses of the village, continue for another 100 meters up to the wooden gate of Poggio alla Rocca.
From the HIGHWAY A1:
from the NORTH: Exit Firenze Impruneta/from the SOUTH exit Valdichiana Betolle and take the parkway for Siena: near Siena, exit towards Grosseto and drive for about 30km. Exit at Pari and at the first intersection turn right and then at the next intersection turn left. After about 300 meters, after the Ferraiola sign, take the road on the right in front of the religious wooden cross that is on the left. At the first intersection, turn left for Monte Acuto. Once you arrive to the village, continue for 100 meters until you reach the wooden gate of Poggio alla Rocca.