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Monte Amiata, Tuscany
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Mount Amiata is the largest of the lava domes in the Amiata lava dome complex located about 20 km northwest of Lake Bolsena in the southern Tuscany region of Italy.GeologyMount Amiata is a compound lava dome with a trachytic lava flow that extends to the east. It is part of the larger Amiata complex volcano. A massive viscous trachydacitic lava flow, 5 km long and 4 km wide, is part of the basal complex and extends from beneath the southern base of Corno de Bellaria dome. Radiometric dates indicate that the Amiata complex had a major eruptive episode about 300,000 years ago. No eruptive activity has occurred at Amiata during the Holocene, but thermal activity including cinnabar mineralization continues at a geothermal field near the town of Bagnore, at the SW end of the dome complex.EconomyThe main economical resources of the Amiata region are chestnuts, timber and, increasingly, tourism . The lower areas are characterized by olive trees and vines. Other vegetation include beech and fir. In ancient times cinnabar was extracted here.The region is included in the comuni of Abbadia San Salvatore, Arcidosso, Castel del Piano, Piancastagnaio, Santa Fiora and Seggiano, all located between 600 and 800 metres of altitude.
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  • Day tascorsa. Beautiful landscape also given by the scenario. Great for excursions suitable for every age.
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  • After an initial visit is impossible not to schedule a return you get right under the Hill of snow (winter open) and climb up to the top you can eat and drink in the shelters at the top the view is amazing!!
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  • three autumn days wrapped in nature, clean air, a road to get to the top that looks like a painting full of beautiful colors, it seems that time has stood still, punctuated only by the falling of the leaves
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  • Nice x a day, long and slow chairlift. When there is plenty of fresh snow is spectacular x snow
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