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Pienza, Bagno Vignoni, Montepulciano and Montalcino

Discover what to see in Val d’Orcia: in the heart of Tuscany there is a magical place made of hills and cypresses, breathtaking sunsets and sunrises that will leave you speechless.

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World Heritage Site by UNESCO
When you think about Tuscany, so many things comes to your mind: amazing medieval towns and villages, lush green hills, wheat fields, wonderful tree-lined avenues and beautiful panoramas! But there is a place that enclose all this beauty, and it’s the Val d’Orcia, a beautiful valley in the province of Siena that has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since July 2, 2004!
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Hills, vineyards and olive groves
This wonderful place contains unspoiled nature and beautiful farmhouses, medieval villages, vineyards and olive groves and every year it’s visited by thousands of tourists who reach this place to find some peace and tranquility, enjoying one of the most beautiful places that Tuscany can offer! It’s no coincidence that these places have inspired many Renaissance artists who have found ideas in this lands to create paintings, books, poems and much more!
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Thermal baths
The Val d’Orcia also offers wonderful medieval villages such as Bagno Vignoni, which in the center of the village still retains a beautiful Renaissance swimming pool with hot water! Both here and in Bagni di San Filippo it’s possible to relax in thermal baths, for an unforgettable holiday away from the bustle of the cities and immersed in unspoiled nature!
Medieval villages
Other wonderful medieval villages can be found nearby such as Pienza, a small Tuscan jewel mainly famous for the “Pecorino di Pienza”, a famous cheese, and the “Via dell’Amore”, a panoramic walk on the ancient walls of the village! Other visits definitely not to be missed are the two medieval villages of Montalcino, where you can enjoy the renowned Brunello, a delicious red wine famous in the area and Montepulciano, where in 2009 some scenes of the film New Moon, the vampire saga by Stephenie Meyers, were shot! And then we find Radicofani with its wonderful tower, Abbadia San Salvatore with the beautiful abbey and Castiglione d’Orcia with its fortress! As you can see there are many places to visit, such as products to taste ranging from delicious wine, fine oil, truffles, mushrooms, saffron, cheeses, salami, honey, and much more!
Movies sets
The magnificent panoramas of the Val d’Orcia have also been the backdrop for many films but what is most remembered is “The Gladiator”, when the commander Massimo Decimo Meridio walks in the Elysian fields immersed in the ears of wheat to reach his family. Other directors have chosen these beautiful locations for their movie scenes such as Franco Zeffirelli, Bernardo Bertolucci and Anthony Minghella.
Photo Tour
The Val d’Orcia can be visited at any time of the year because its views are always wonderful: from the beautiful autumn colors, to the cold shades of winter, to the beautiful emerald colors that in summer become gold!
This wonderful natural area is one of the most beautiful places that Tuscany can offer and if you are planning an holiday in these areas, we will be happy to accompany you with a photo tour to discover these wonderful places! We are available for any information and reservations, to make your holiday unforgetteable!

What to see in Val d’Orcia

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Pienza in Val d'Orcia
Vitaleta Chapel in Val d'Orcia, Siena
Val d'Orcia hills during wheat harvesting
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Pienza cypress tree in Val d'Orcia
Madonna di Vitaleta Chapel in Val d'Orcia
San Quirico cypress tree in Val d'Orcia
The Thermal Baths of Bagno Vignoni in Val d'Orcia

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