10 must-see places in Tuscany

11/05/2015


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The eighth wonder of the world is located in Tuscany . The Val d'Orcia is a land of rare beauty, where history, nature and tradition intertwine: medieval villages, abbeys and castles surrounded by a unique landscape of rolling hills alternating fields, vineyards and olive groves. Our farm is located in the heart of Val d'Orcia and is a strategic point from which you can easly reach so many places! Here are some tips to build your itinerary in Val d'Orcia Tuscany!

Here are 10 things not to be missed during a trip to Val d'Orcia, all easily accessible from our farm ...

Pienza Piazza PioII

1. PIENZA
The ideal city really exist! Pienza is a small jewel set in the rolling hills of the Val d'Orcia, with its beautiful square, its palaces full of history, the alleys and views full of romanticism. The terraces, the alleys, the famous cheese and many other surprises to be discovered ...
Just 10 km from our farmhouse Castello di Spedaletto

VITALETA

2. LA CAPPELLA DI VITALETA
Do you want to take a dip in a postcard? Ok so you just need to reach the Chapel of Our Lady of Vitaleta, one of the most famous Val d'Orcia shot. You will find it between Pienza and San Quirico d'Orcia along the Provincial Road 146 of Chianciano, here GPS coordinates 43.070869, 11.634348
Just 16 km from our farmhouse Castello di Spedaletto

CASTIGLIONE D’ORCIA

3. CASTIGLIONE D’ORCIA E ROCCA D’ORCIA
One of the "proud" medieval villages all gathered around the splendid fourteenth-century Rocca Salimbeni. At Rocca d'Orcia you can visit the ancient tower of Tentennano and climb it to admire the entire Val d'Orcia from the top: one of the most beautiful views.
Just 9 km from our farmhouse Castello di Spedaletto

HORTI LEONINI

4. SAN QUIRICO D’ORCIA
One of the best places to visit, village of ancient origins, probably even Etruscan. The beautiful castles, the Collegiate and Pieve are some of the sights to visit in San Quirico, worth a visit especially the ancient tower the and Horti Leonini, typical italian garden of XV century accesible from the main square.
Only 8 Km from our farmhouse Castello di Spedaletto

sant_antimo

5. ABBAZIA DI SANT’ANTIMO
Near Montalcino one of the most beautiful Romanesque churches of Tuscany. The origin of the abbey is lost in legend, at the time of Charlemagne: Sant'Antimo is a magical place where you can still hear the beautiful Gregorian chants ...
24 Km from our farmhouse Castello di Spedaletto

bagno_vignoni

6. BAGNO VIGNONI
No doubt this is one of the most charming corner of all the Val d'Orcia, on the Francigena Route, the waters that flow in Bagno Vignoni were used since Roman times: kings and popes stopped here to enjoy the benefits of thermal waters.
The village of Bagno Vignoni remained unchanged over time and when you arrive in the main square is like stepping back into the past, ideal for a romantic dinner ...
Only 5 km from our farmhouse Castello di Spedaletto

montalcino

7. MONTALCINO
Famous throughout the world thanks to the famous Brunello, one of the best red wines in the world. Montalcino however is not just wine, is also a beautiful town rich in art and history. A miliary medieval city crossed by steep, narrow streets. The fortress that dominates the approximately 3,000 hectares of vineyards, the Tower of the Town Hall, churches and museums with rich collections of paintings and sculptures.
A 21 Km from our farmhouse Castello di Spedaletto

montalcino

8. I CIPRESSI
You can not visit the Val d'Orcia without seeing the most famous of his cypresses! Whether you are passionate about photography or you are simply looking for a click to share, reach these coordinates 43 ° 03'45.6 "N 11 ° 33'31.86" E
On a hill overlooking a stretch of the Via Cassia near Torrenieri you will find a characteristic group of cypress trees on the rolling hills. The nice thing is that the landscape is constantly changing in color but is everytime beautiful.
Just 16 km from our farmhouse Castello di Spedaletto

monticchiello

9. MONTICCHIELLO
This is THE typical medieval village. A small village perched on the hill, where time is stuck: massive walls, narrow streets, authentic beauty just outside the classic tourist itineraries. Walk among the streets of Monticchiello to the square where every summer are held performances of the renowned "Teatro Povero" of Monticchiello is really a dream.
Only 8 Km from our farmhouse Castello di Spedaletto

monticchiello

10. CASTELLO DI SPEDALETTO
We have to mention the Castle Spedaletto among the unmissable sights of the Val d'Orcia where we are lucky to welcome our guests. Ancient refuge for travelers and pilgrims in the Middle Ages along the Francigena Route, the castle was a granary, a fortified farm, today houses our farm which takes its name from the castle and our mill with millstones that you can visit where we produce stone ground flour and pasta all strictly organic, as it was a time.

If you had the wish to visit the Val d'Orcia, CLICK HERE and have a look at our farmhouse!




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