A cosy hill town with so much history and stunning views at Amiata mountain, in the Southern Tuscany. Santa Fiora rises on the top of a hill of the Amiata region, between Siena and Grosseto. It is a typical medieval hill town with very remote origins: there are evidences that state Neolithic, Etruscan and Roman origins.
Once called Castle “San Flore”, in the 11th and 12th centuries has been an independent town like the other Tuscan villages, usually called “borgo”. It has been promoted to a Shire in the 14th century, when became very important in the area, and has been even cited in Dante’s Divine Comedy “… e vedrai Santafior com’è oscura”(Purgatory – Canto VI).
Peschiera: the park of the town that holds the old water dam, that has always supplied the village, which now offers a beautiful landscape and shady area where to seat down and relax or streets where to make a nice walk.
Santa Fiora offers not only a historic approach but also many events that take place all year long. The most important event of Santa Fiore is the International Festival of Music, that takes place in the park of Peschiera or inside the innumerable churches of the village, during the whole months of July and August.
This Music Festival is very suggestive because of the locations where the concerts are organized, but also because important musicians are invited to come and present their work in each sector of music, like jazz, classic, etc.