The village of Scorgiano, of which the estate village is part, is surrounded by a thick wood populated by holm-oaks, downy oaks, oaks and Mediterranean scrub, which form the magnificent flora of the Montagnola Senese, an area of considerable landscape and naturalistic interest. Every now and then, there are clearings among the trees, where you can see the gently sloping Tuscan hills, often surmounted by farmhouses built by Cardinal Bichi in the 17th century. These areas have been travelled by men since ancient times. Many of the pathways have been identified and signalled by the “Club Alpino Italiano”, but some are known only by specialised guides. The Via Francigena, which is still travelled by modern-day pilgrims with the latest technology, passes through Abbadia Isola (about 10 km from here).