This novel is also set on Mount Amiata, the Enchanted Mountain, which continues to involve the lawyer Anna Donati in strange and mysterious adventures.

The crazy story focuses and develops on the night of the 31st of October. This is the day when the living approach the dead, this is the day when Anna and Leonardo see death close up.

The alchemical recipe of “The night of madness” is once again Mount Amiata, that with its magical flavours gives taste to the events of the small villages that animate its slopes.


A good dose of mercury with a handful of philosopher’s stone immersed in a bath of madness: these are the elements of the alchemical formula to live an unforgettable night, the only night in which science joins the occult in the search for the divine.
It is the 31st of October 2018: the lawyer Anna Donati, directly involved in the strange events that hit her beloved Mount Amiata, collaborates with the commissioner Conti in the search for the clues necessary to solve mysterious crimes. It will be the setting of real affections and small daily gestures that will help the young woman in her investigations, thus revealing the true essence of the divine.

Three key places:

Pieve Santa Maria della Mula

Pieve Santa Maria della Mula

Simplicity and greatness at the same time: you are in the purest faith.
It is a country parish church, where a mule bowed in front of the Virgin Mary and the sign of its knees remains as a symbol for the worshipper who enters. The statue of Holy Mary is gilded, but it is made of wood: greatness and simplicity are just a few steps from the top of the Enchanted Mountain.

La Balena Bianca

The White Whale

The Enchanted Mountain is alive!
Immerse yourself in the warm waters of the White Whale in Bagni San Filippo, the natural pools dug in the white rock will make you feel part of nature, part of the whole.

Museo delle Miniere di Mercurio del Monte Amiata

Museum of Mercury Mines of Mount Amiata

Cinnabar, once a great resource for the people of Amiata, is the mineral of the good volcano.
It is the symbol of the power of the mountain. Its shades of red are the mark of the power of fire, the mercury that is extracted from it is the true gift.

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