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Val d'Orcia - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Corso Rossellino, 53026 Pienza SI, Italy

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About Val d'Orcia

The Val d'Orcia is a large countryside located in Tuscany, in the province of Siena, north, and east of Mount Amiata and close to the border with Umbria. Crossed by the river Orcia in the center, which gives it its name, it is characterized by pleasant landscape views and by various centers of medieval origin, two of which are well known as Pienza and Montalcino. Characteristic tree the cypress, typical foods and wines Pici, Cinta Senese cured meats, Pecorino di Pienza, Brunello di Montalcino an

Attractions Near Val d'Orcia

Abbey of Sant'Antimo
Abbey of Sant'Antimo16.13km from Val d'Orcia

The abbey of Sant'Antimo is a formerly Benedictine monastic complex, located at Castelnuovo dell'Abate, within the municipality of Montalcino, in the province of Siena. It is one of the most important architectures of the Tuscan Romanesque. It is one of the most beautiful monuments in an ancient Roman style, which also has elements of the French and Lombardy styles.

Valdichiana18.48km from Val d'Orcia

The Val di Chiana or Valdichiana, formerly the Clanis Valley, is a valley of tectonic origin, whose lakes are remnants of the Pliocene and whose valley floor consists of important alluvial residues from the 11th century, located in the ' central Italy , included among the provinces of Arezzo and Siena, in Tuscany, and among those of Perugia and Terni, in Umbria.

Mount Amiata
Mount Amiata19.61km from Val d'Orcia

The Mount Amiata is a mountain group of origin volcanic, located in ' Tuscan Antiappennino, between the Maremma, the Val d'Orcia and Val di Paglia, between the province of Grosseto and that of Siena. The origin of the toponym Amiata has been identified by some in the Latin ad meata , ie "at the springs". Other hypotheses on the etymology of the toponym Amiata have been represented in a local historical-cultural magazine.

Lago di Chiusi
Lago di Chiusi21.73km from Val d'Orcia

The Lake Chiusi is a lake basin located in the Val di Chiana near Siena, a few kilometers north-east of the town from which it takes its name, not far from Lake Montepulciano with respect to which it is located a few kilometers to the south-east, to which it is hydraulically connected by a connecting channel inside which, near Passo alla Querce and Poggio Falcone, there is a mechanized guillotine dam. It is the second-largest lake in Tuscany , after the lake of Massaciuccoli.

Avignonesi Winery Fattoria Le Capezzine

A unique and organic wine estate based in the heart of the Nobile appellation. Offering an array of varied experiences there is something for everyone! Join us and enjoy life through a glass. Named after the original founders of the estate, the Avignonesi family, the winery has undergone an exciting journey since it was first established. Acquired by Virginie Saverys in 2009, Avignonesi has grown in size and at the same time has become a leader in biodynamic viticulture in Italy.

Palazzo della Corgna
Palazzo della Corgna29.92km from Val d'Orcia

The Palazzo della Corgna, also known as the ducal palace, is located near the Rocca del Leone and was the main residence of the della Corgna family who ruled the marquisate of Castiglione del Lago from 1563 to 1647, then duchy from 1617. Conceived as a small "palace", it was separated from the town and surrounded by a flourishing garden, celebrated by the court poet Cesare Caporali and by the political adviser Scipione Tolomei.

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Tuscany is known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contains well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany is also known for its wines.