Sienese woodland

Sienese woodland


One of the main hilly areas in the province of Siena, it is mainly coppice woods


Sienese woodland

Sienese woodland
One of the main hilly areas in the province of Siena, it is mainly coppice woods

One of the main hilly areas in the province of Siena spreading from the Municipalities of Casola d’Elsa, Monteriggioni, Siena and Sovicille. It is mainly coppice woods where the holm-oak, oak and maple trees stand out as well as the chestnut trees on the higher areas. The underwood is rich with junipers, honeysuckle, cistus, arbutus and holly.

The subsoil is rich in marble (including the famous yellow marble used in the past for the Duomo of Florence) and it is full of karst caves (there are over 80) and aquifers. The “Montagnola” area is part of the Via Francigena which, in this part, led to Siena. Witness of this are the beautiful parish churches found there such as the complex of Abbadia a Isola in the municipality of Monteriggioni.

 
By Dinamo Cms