Near the village of Quarciglione are two deep emerald pools surrounded by a lush green forest. The first is surrounded by small beaches.
The book Wild Swimming in Italy suggests walking 100 metres further a long the river to find more pools with wider beaches, enclosed by large rocks.
Where to eat
Not far off the SS223, in Orgia, about halfway between Quarciglione and Siena. A small, family-run restaurant serves delicious food.