This medieval jewel is located very near Peteglia, our host home in Tuscany. The village was first mentioned in documentation in the year 860. Located at the foot of Monte Amiata, the village has its own castle, Aldobrandeschi. Three out of four of the original gates to the city still stand: Porta dell’Orologio (Clock Gate), Porta del Castello (Castle Gate) and Porta Talassese.
There are many churches in Arcidosso which contain original medieval frescoes, paintings, and icons. Among the more popular are the church of the Madonna dell'Incoronata, where pilgrims journeyed to pray for the end of the great plague; the church of San Niccolò, patron saint of Arcidosso, and the church of San Leonardo.
Arcidosso is also home of one of the best Chestnut Festivals in the area, where you can find many types of food made from chestnuts as well as beer! This village is a favorite among the guests of Tuscan Muse workshops and tours of Tuscany.