Hotel Rifugio Prategiano is situated on a large property of meadows and woods, 750 meters above sea-level on the slopes of the "Poggio di Montieri". At this altitude the air is fresh and pleasant even in the hottest summer months. The medieval village of Montieri is a ten minute walk from the hotel.
From Hotel Prategiano there is a panoramic view of the seemingly endless, natural, and hilly landscape of the Alta Maremma. The variety of animal and plant life is extensive. There are many different landscapes including the thick native chestnut and oak forests, typical Tuscan olive groves, vineyards, pine and cypress trees, and the Mediterranean evergreens. The hotel is situated in the middle of a vast and well-signed network of footpaths. It is a paradise for horseback riders, mountain bikers, cyclists or for walking holidays. Even on the shorter walks, there are always beautiful views of the area.
The region around medieval Montieri is not only an oasis for nature lovers, but also for those interested in culture and history. One will find this an ideal base for exciting outings to the most beautiful historical landmarks in Tuscany. From our location between three Tuscan provinces, it is not far to the famous towns of Florence (95 km), Volterra (65 km), Massa Marittima (22 km), San Gimignano (55 km), Castiglione della Pescaia (50 km) or Siena (50 km). In addition, the Etruscan excavation sites and ruins, and the numerous small medieval villages in the immediate vicinity (like Chiusino 12 km, or Radicondoli 15 km), are particularly fascinating.
You will also find deserted white sand beaches in the natural park near Follonica - enticing to those looking for rest and relaxation after day-long visits to Roman churches, abbeys, noble estates, archeological sites and museums.
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