WHAT TO VISIT
Val d’Orcia is a wonderful land, where history, nature and tradition intertwine: medieval villages immersed in a sublime hilly landscape in which cultivated fields, vineyards and olive groves alternate. Our farm, located in the heart of the Val d’Orcia, it is a strategic point from which many itineraries can start!
Here are some tips to organize your stay:
CASTIGLIONE D’ORCIA AND ROCCA D’ORCIA – 6km from Madonna delle Querce
One of the “proud” medieval villages all gathered around the fourteenth-century Rocca of the Salimbeni. In Rocca d’Orcia you can visit the ancient tower of Tentennano and climb to the top to admire the entire Val d’Orcia from above: one of the most beautiful viewpoints.
BAGNO VIGNONI – 10km from Madonna delle Querce
The village of Bagno Vignoni has remained unchanged over time and is still one of the most evocative places in the area, getting to the central square is like immersing yourself in the past, it is the ideal place for a walk or a romantic dinner …
Bagno Vignoni is famous above all for its thermal waters and their properties known since Roman times: kings and popes stopped here to enjoy the benefits of these waters.
MONTALCINO – 21km from Madonna delle Querce
Known all over the world thanks to the famous Brunello, one of the best red wines in the world. Montalcino however is not only wine, it is also a splendid medieval town, rich in art and history. To visit the fortress which dominates about 3000 hectares of vineyards, the Tower of the Town Hall, the churches and museums that host rich collections of paintings and sculptures.
SAN QUIRICO D’ORCIA – 14km from Madonna delle Querce
One of the places not to be missed, a village with very ancient origins, probably Etruscan. The splendid fortresses, the collegiate church and the Pieve are some of the beauties to visit in San Quirico, the remains of the Cassero tower and the Horti Leonini, a typical sixteenth-century garden which can be accessed from the main square of the village, deserve a particular visit.
MONTICCHIELLO – 21km from Madonna delle Querce
It is a small medieval village, perched on the hill, where time has remained blocked: mighty walls, narrow alleys, authentic beauty just outside the most classic tourist itineraries. Walking through the narrow streets of Monticchiello to the main square is truly a dream.
PIENZA – 24km from Madonna delle Querce
Pienza is a small town nestled in the hills of the Val d’Orcia, with its beautiful square, its buildings full of history and its glimpses full of romance and Tuscan character. The panoramic terraces, the alleys, the famous Pecorino and many other surprises to be discovered.