- Category Environment and Nature
The Monte Labbro (or Labro) is located on the south-west side of the Monte Amiata and the Nature Reserve extends over 650 hectares in the municipality of Arcidosso, between the Zancona torrent and its left tributary Fosso Onazio, to the north, and the Albegna river to the south. The whole territory is of medium mountain, with reliefs such as the homonymous mountain, which reaches 1190 meters.
The Reserve is characterized by a scarce presence of arboreal vegetation, limited to the Onazio stream area, with Turkey oaks, chestnut trees , elms, hazelnuts and maples. The chestnut groves are found mainly on the northern side of Monte Labbro, where they occupy an area of about 60 hectares.
The fauna is represented by countless species, including mammals such as the wild cat, skunk, stone marten, marten and badger. Here it is possible to admire the biancone, the honey buzzard, the buzzard, the harriers and the lanner. To the birds of prey are added the blue rock thrush, the black redstart, the wheatear and the deaf.