Mount St. Michael is on the panoramic range of Chianti’s mountains on an height of 892 metres and falls in the hydrographic basin of river Greve. From farm and forest land it has become today an area used by the community for recreational aims.
The area is mainly covered by woods, both spontaneous (coppice chestnut tree, downy oak) and human made (black and woodland pine, white fir). To the rich vegetation alternate wide open meadow spaces and shrubbery areas that form an important reference habitat for the avifauna in this area. The fauna is very large too; amongst the mammals there are hares, squirrels, foxes, hedgehogs, wild boars , roes, porcupines and fallow deers; as to the avian species are notable kestrels, buzzards , tawny owls, owls, pheasants, turtledoves, passerines and similar. Many are the natural springs and the area of the little lake of St. Michael is one of the most picturesque points of the park.
A thick net of wooden ways, recovered using natural materials only, makes all the park easily travelable and the homonymous accommodation complex inside the area offers visitors possibilities of lodging and refreshment.
On the top of the mount there is the ancient Vallombrosian church of St. Michael which preserves a fresco representing the Madonna with the Infant and the Saints ascribed to Paolo Schiavo.