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Val d'Orcia

Val d'Orcia Tuscany

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.

Castiglione d'Orcia
Castiglione d'Orcia is situated in the middle of the Val d'Orcia, clinging to a hill. We know the to ...
Montalcino
Montalcino is situated in the north-west territory of the Amiata Mountain, at the end of the Val d'O ...
Pienza
Pienza is probably the most famous and important center of all the Val d'Orcia. The history of the t ...
Radicofani
Radicofani is famous because of it was a lordship of Ghino di Tacco. Ghino (Ghinotto) di Tacco is bo ...
San Quirico d'Orcia Tuscany San Quirico d'Orcia
San Quirico is a town of ancient Etruscan origins even if the first time an explicit mention of San ...
The Brunello di Montalcino
The Brunello di Montalcino is a red wine produced in the territory of the town of Montalcino in the ...
 

 

 

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