Val d'Orcia

The Val d’Orcia is a hilly area characterized by different types of landscapes. It is bordered to the northwest by the Crete Senesi, to the east by the Val di Chiana and on the south by Mount Amiata , including within its territory of Montalcino, Pienza , Radicofani , San Quirico d’Orcia and Castiglione .

the valley is crossed by the river Orcia and is dotted with many villages surrounded by greenery, a land in the middle of the Tuscan medieval history whose origins have strongly influenced his nature. The medieval villages and abbeys, forts or born as a simple bastions , are now really wonderful to do. Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani , San Quirico d’ Orcia , Bagno Vignoni and Castiglione d’ Orcia goal of absolute beauty and importance.

The Val d’Orcia , however, has not lost its agricultural nature . The wine , olive oil and pecorino cheese are just the major productions that bring to the fore these territories throughout Italy and the world. The absolute gem is the Brunello di Montalcino , one of the most appreciated wines in the wine scene .

From 2 July 2004, the UNESCO declared this territory around Siena Unesco world heritage.