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Mount Amiata

Listed under Dormant Volcanoes in Tuscany, Italy.

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Mount, or Monte Amiata, is actually a dome of lava – and one of several – but it's also thought of as the highest point, or 'mount' in Tuscany. Nothing volcanic has happened her for the last 300,000 years, though there's still some thermal activity going on in the little spa towns of Bagno Vignoni and Bagni San Filippo. These days as well as the slopes growing a lush cornucopia of produce, including olive groves, chestnut trees and grape vines, the slopes are also skied down. They're also covered by several nature reserves, home to a more varied family of creatures than most people would expect from Tuscany – they have eagles and buzzards here!

Written by  AndyinItaly.

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