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I love shoulder seasons in Europe and no longer have to deal with kids' school schedules etc. We just spent a week in the Val d' Orcia in October, and I HIGHLY recommend it... read more

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love shoulder seasons in Europe and no longer have to deal with kids' school schedules etc. We just spent a week in the Val d' Orcia in October, and I HIGHLY recommend it. Besides wineries, smaller crowds, and lovely mild weather, the views are to DIE FOR. This is the Tuscany of postcards, posters, and photography books! Our agriturismo,... More 

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Zuid Scharwoude
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most beautiful period of the year to stay in Val d' Orcia for us is September/October. The fileds are empty and show the magnificent colors of the soil. From deep brown and dark red till light grey and yellowish red. This Unesco Heritage is a must-see for each tourist and Italy addict.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area is the classic description of Tuscan countryside with its tall cypress lined drives, sunflowers in fields, rolling hills, sheep and charming little hillside towns to visit and explore. The Must See "Biggies" are Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano - but many other smaller towns, farms and wineries to explore and discover. You'll enjoy. ...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Val d'Orcia is a must see if you are traveling to the Tuscany area. It is one of our favorites and an area we return to again and again. There are plenty of small towns but Pienza and San Quirico d'Orcia are some of the best. It's best to just take your time and explore. You will find the most... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Everywhere you look there are views that you feel ;somewhere in your mind or in films you have seen;and these write themselves into your life. You can hire a car and stop off at amazing hil top towns and villages. Pienza; Montepulciano; Montichiello; San Quirico d'orcia; take your pick; but the star of the trip is not just the architecture... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Any travel book of Tuscany will have pictures of these views but being there is amazing as you are swallowed up by the beautiful country side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Many paintings, photos and post cards of Tuscany are taken from the Val d'Orcia. The area is UNESCO World Heritage Listed because of the perfect harmony of man and nature - in other words the valley abounds with gorgeous sweeping views of wheat fields, vines, olive trees, old villages and farm houses, all set off with the signature cypress trees.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

One of the highlights of our honeymoon in Italy. Traveled throughout the region, staying for six days at an inn near Pienza, between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino. Extraordinary vistas, charming country roads and picturesque sights. Wine from local vineyards is some of the best on the planet. Don't leave Italy without a sample of vino bianco/rosso and olio... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Val Orcia is a rigion in Tuscany ...we drove from Siena to Pienza ( Pienza is a nice toen in Val O Orcia region...) Pienza is famous for the goat cheese...do eat goat Cheese

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The area is just wonderful to visit, discover and enjoy :-) "Val d'Orcia", "Monteriggioni", "Siena",... All these places and those in between are just beautiful.

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