he landscape is the undisputed protagonist of Val D’Orcia. With its sinuous hills, medieval villages, art cities, farmhouses, and valleys enriched by olive groves and vineyards, nature and history alternate continuously to form an unparalleled landscape in the world, lost in the horizon, and which – since 2004 – has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Nature remains, in many places, still uncontaminated and wild, and this sun-kissed land, with a mild and temperate climate, is able to donate many quality products, such as fine oil and wine, with mushrooms, saffron, game, truffles, and much more.
Here there is in fact the famous Orcia wine road and the Via Francigena, which connects many Italian villages.
The most relevant cities in the vicinity are Grosseto and Pienza, the famous city of Pope Pius II, known as the humanist Pope, and where the Piccolomini Palace is located. To the east of Pienza lies Montepulciano, a splendid and unmissable Renaissance city. Even the magnificent Siena is not far from Val D’Orcia, and it is possible to visit it or watch the famous Palio. Starting from Val D’Orcia, not even the wonderful Florence is very far away.
Val d’Orcia, with its landscape, has entered the imagination of many, thanks to scenes from great films shot in these places, such as the famous ones in the Gladiator movie or the romantic movie Under the Tuscan Sun.
Val D’Orcia even has the sea! From here you can in fact reach the Tyrrhenian beaches of Marina di Grosseto. It is easy to reach Val d’Orcia, whether by plane, car, or train, thanks to its central location.