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Val d'Orcia

Address: Italy
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Ranked #6 of 1,406 Attractions in Tuscany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Valleys, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Valleys, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife and I wanted to hike and walk in Tuscany as an add on to our trip. We had considered something like Back Roads but felt that paying such a premium for someone else to plan a trip in Tuscany was ridiculous. Back Roads is fine for more exotic and more difficult to plan trips. So I "googled" and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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Athens, Greece
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

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Centreville, Virginia
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294 reviews 294 reviews
205 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 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 

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Oslo, Norway
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358 reviews 358 reviews
98 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 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!

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Houston, Texas
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129 reviews 129 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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.

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Austin, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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.

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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...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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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 

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