The temperature is slowly going down as December arrives and the top of Monte Amiata is covered with snow. Not much yet, but there is hope for more in the coming months.

 

The snow on the mountain is of great importance for the many springs in the valley; unlike the rain, that disappears quite fast down the mountain, the snow slowly melts in spring, allowing the water to penetrate deep into the soil, to the many underground streams that feed the sources.