We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Val d'Orcia

Italy
Improve this listing
99%
Ranked #8 of 1,473 Attractions in Tuscany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Valleys, Cultural
Attraction details
Write a Review

103 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    93
    9
    1
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The first time I crossed the Val D'Orcia I was astonished by the beauty of the landscapes, they seem painted so much is their fascination. It gives you a sense of peace and has the suggestive power of bringing people back in time. This landscape stimulates the wish for authenticity and natural beauty with the colors and shapes of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Athens, Greece
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

No words can describe Val d' Orcia, no pictures can depict its enormous, captivating beauty. Simply the most enchanting, breathtakingly beautiful landscape my eyes have ever seen. So lucky to have seen it, so eager to go back there again and again!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It's really really beautiful. A breathtaking landscape, an unforgettable road trip. No wonder it is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Centreville, Virginia
Top Contributor
277 reviews 277 reviews
196 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Our family spent a glorious week at the agritourismo resort, Il Poggio, in S. Casciano dei Bagni and with the flexibility that a rental car provided, we were able to explore the marvelous countryside of the Val d'Orcia. Undulating hills with Renaissance towns mounted on rocky heights, panoramic vistas punctuated with idyllic farmhouses, sinuous country roads lined by towering Italian... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Oslo, Norway
Top Contributor
346 reviews 346 reviews
95 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I experienced driving through the beautiful landscapes of Tuscany last month, and Val d'Orcia was simply a stunning place to visit. Keep off the main road and experience the beauty of nature - a painters paradise! An amazing place, simply the reason why I love Tuscany and Italy!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Try to stay on the old route to avoid the industrial areas and the main towns have sprawled, but the landscape is worth the drive, not a spot to stop necessarily.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Our hotel put us on a route from Abrezzo through Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulchiano. On the way we were on several scenic roads where there we're pull-outs at the best vantage points to stop, admire the views and take pictures. Beautiful rolling hills with those iconic tall trees (Cyprus?) and vistas.

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Florence, Italy
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This valley is just absolutely stunning with all it's small, beautiful and old villages & the soft rolling hills. That is how you picture tuscany! and then there are this beautiful natural hot springs, whom are free!!! If have some time and a car, go check it out! If you don't have a car it might proof a bit difficult...

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I had forgotten how amazingly beautiful this area was. I returned for a painting holiday and was in heaven. I think it would be beautiful in any season. I was there mid September the fields were ploughed after the wheat and the sunflowers were over but the earth is a soft brown and contrasted against the olive groves and the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
Prague, Czech Republic
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
80 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Nice countryside, many surprisingly interesting hill cities. Take your time, don't hunt point B from point A, like some tourists with tablets... Sometimes to see less, but more intensely is the way to get most from this charming part of Italy. Take care in curved roads, crazy motorbikes or some animal can cross your way.

Was this review helpful? Yes 8

Travelers who viewed Val d'Orcia also viewed

 
Castelnuovo Dell'abate, Province of Siena
Siena, Province of Siena
 

Been to Val d'Orcia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing