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Monte Amiata Villages Montenero
Val D'Orcia from Montenero
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Montenero

Montenero

(The country close to Montenero)

 

On one of the trachyte knolls far from the volcano, as a balcony on the Orcia, Montenero is another not well known Amiata village. It was an estate shared by the Aldobrandeschi family and the abbots of the Holy Redeemer, later passed to the Salimbeni family and to the Republic of Siena, it keeps ruins of fortresses ans aXVII century well. Among churches, considerable are the church of the Virgin , at the village gate, and the parish church of St. Lucy. The remaining villages that crown the mountain lead back to the Sienese side, approaching the Orcia valley and the first soft undulations of the "Crete".