Only few landscapes are sweeter of the hills of the Val d'Orcia, watched by villages and powerful medieval towers. The landscape, the nature, the vineyards and the history give to this land an extraordinary fascination. Crossed by the river Orcia, that gives the name to the valley, it is characterized by pleasant panoramas and villages of medieval origin, two of which very famous: Pienza and Montalcino. Thevalley is also an important natural, artistic and cultural park, and has been recognized world-wide Patrimony of the Humanity from the UNESCO, for the state of excellent conservation of the panorama, which has had remarkable influence on many artists of the Renaissance.
The towns of the Val d'Orcia are Castiglione d' Orcia, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani and San Quirico d'Orcia.
Montalcino is remembered since the 1400's for its red wines, among which the famous Brunello. But the Val d'Orcia is famous also thanks to its flavours: oil, honey, cheese (the pecorino di Pienza, a cheese made with sheep's milk, produced since the Prehistory) and charcuteries, but also the saffron, cultivated in the valley since the Middle Ages.