Monte Amiata is an ancient volcano in southern Tuscany with a height of 1738 meters.

John Evelyn describes Monte Pientio – now called Monte Amiata — during his visit to Tuscany:

Next morning, we rode by Monte Pientio, or, as vulgarly called, Monte Mantumiato, which is of an excessive height, ever and anon peeping above any clouds with its snowy head, till we had climbed to the inn at Radicofani,

Thursday 3 November 1644

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Further reading


  • Diary,
  • Wikipedia.