San Casciano (Tuscany)
The small town of San Casciano dei Bagni in the Province of Siena has just over 2,000 inhabitants, including those living in the farms scattered in the surrounding countryside. San Casciano is 582 meters above sea level and is surrounded by the Cetona, Amiata and Radicofani mountains. This little village which sits perched on a hill, as well as the surrounding natural environment that houses over 42 natural springs, is one of the most beautiful landscapes of southern Tuscany.
The farm that grows for MAIA covers a total area of 700 hectares, of which a large part is made up of woods. The farm is a wildlife reserve where deer, rabbits, pheasants, wild boars and other animals that are typically found in the Apennines, breed freely. The farmland exceeds 400 hectares, where cereal grains, fodder and legumes are cultivated. One of the farm’s specialties is flaxseed, which, during the flowering period, is an impressive sight to behold, because the hills turn blue.