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Siena and Val d'Orcia

The most romantic side of Tuscany

If you think that the harmonious landscapes of gentle hills and romantic rows of cypress trees depicted in some iconic postcards from Tuscany do not exist for real, then you will definitely change your mind by visiting the Val d'Orcia.

Fairytale villages such as Castiglion d'Orcia, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani and San Quirico d'Orcia, as well as the thermal springs of Bagno Vignoni and Bagni San Filippo, which lap and dot the slopes of Monte Amiata, are all protected by a Natural, Artistic and Cultural Park recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The landscapes of Val d'Orcia are in fact the result of the harmonious intertwining of nature and human hand, a powerful source of inspiration for the artists of the Sienese School and perfect places to regenerate both the eye and the spirit to this day. Pienza, the ideal city designed from scratch by Pope Pius II, is a unique jewel that is definitely worth visiting.

Speaking of Val d'Orcia, it would be impossible not to mention its gastronomic delicacies, and above all the oenological excellences of this wonderful area. With its Brunello, Montalcino is guaranteed to offer you one of the most prestigious and appreciated DOCG wines in the world. However, it is also worth discovering and savouring local delights such as Cinta Senese cured meats, Pecorino di Pienza, saffron, extra virgin olive oil, honey and cereals.

With Siena as your starting point, an excursion to Val d'Orcia is super easy to plan: the staff of Villa del Sole is at your full disposal for any further information.