Val d'Orcia

Val d'Orcia, Tuscany: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Val d'Orcia Reviews: 5/5

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Barbara S
Krakow, Poland1,117 contributions
picturesque
Oct 2021
A picturesque landscape, a centre of wine and olives. Around there are gorgeous medieval tows to visit - Montepulciano, Pienza and others.
Written October 23, 2021
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Jake23
New Jersey6,084 contributions
Hills and villages
Aug 2021
Val d’Orcia is natural beauty at its finest. It is one of the most beautiful spots in Tuscany. If you are in southern Tuscany it is a must visit. Beautiful pictures can be taken in many places.
Written August 6, 2021
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Tiago Marques
Ispra, Italy61 contributions
The Val d’Orcia spots
May 2021 • Couples
Amazing place to stay in every season. Top for photographers 👌
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Written June 27, 2021
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SJWilson
Rome, Italy245 contributions
A great country walk from Gallina to Montichiello
Jul 2020
Here’s a nice, winding, country walk we did from Gallina to Montichiello in beautiful Val d’Orcia, which you can do if the Orcia is pretty dry and is easy to cross. There’s nothing much in Gallina, but you might be in an agriturismo nearby, you never know, there are so many. All references to Google maps! Right, so walk straight up Via del Colombaio with the local church there on your left. Keep going up, cross the road that curves back right towards the industrial area, and follow the country track round to your right, passing a ruined house to your left. Follow the track all the way up to a nice-looking agriturismo called Locanda in Tuscany and turn left there along the country road between fields, heading towards another agriturismo called La Rimbecca, passing the driveway in front of you up to agriturismo Poder Nuovo and turning right. Yes, lots of agriturismos round here! Walk up to Rimbecca, another nice looking place, head right towards the main gate, then cut left across the car park, where you’ll find a nice long, straight tree-arched alley running down left, probably once the original driveway, and walk straight down it towards the River Orcia. Follow the curve of the road left, passing what looks like an old mill on your right, and you’ll come to the river bank. We did the walk in summer, so there wasn’t much river, just a few large puddles. Climb down into the riverbed and head left, after about 200 metres on the opposite bank you should see an exit point. We had to paddle across one of the puddles, very refreshing on the toes. About 10 metres up this track you’ll find two paths heading left, both going in the direction you want, the first running closer to the river, the second skirting the trees. Take your pick! They meet up near the river, where you continue along the main path and at a certain point, on the right, you’ll find another long straight path heading up towards the main road, Strada Provincial 53 and, yes, another agriturismo/farm called Le Checche. Cross the road and head up past the farm, the road curving round right behind it, then curving back left as you follow it up towards Villa Il Tiglio and a lovely property called Casanova, with a beautiful plump blonde horse and his sheep mates in residence if you want to say hello and nobody objects. But the main road passes under these properties, with a small body of water on your left, following a really lovely country path, my favourite of the day. You’ll come to a bend with a driveway to a house on your right, follow the bend round left and you’ll see a road heading right that goes up past two very nice little properties, highly covetable. After the second of these, when we were there, the actual road seems to vanish into a field with a hedgerow on your right, and the path should continue up to the right of that hedgerow, on the other side. But we found it pretty overgrown, so carried on up the fields with the hedgerow to our right, to the road that passes Aurora Festival on the right, where a nice lady refilled our water flasks. Continue straight on, till you pass Agriturismo Fonte Senesi on your left. Take the second road on your left, which leads down towards the main road, Strada Provinciale 88. Then all you have to do is follow that up as it evolves into Viale Marino Cappelli, which curves round left and leads you up to the main gate into the lovely little town of Montichiello! It was a very very hot day when we walked there so we immediately stopped at the nice little garden bar on the right just before arriving at the gate and had some very welcome cold beer and ice-cream.
Written February 2, 2021
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,350 contributions
Wonderful landscapes! Typical in Tuscany!
Aug 2019 • Family
Val d'Orcia (Orcia Valley) is located in the center of Tuscany Region, in Italy. Really here you can see the typical wonderful landscapes in Tuscany with cypress, big plains, vineyards. Incredible! We arrived in sunset and it was really fantastic! one of the best views in Tuscany. We came here. in summer 2019 with my 3 years old daughter and she enjoyed a lot seeing the views, playing and running on the land and we enjoyed a lot with the these great landscapes. Top in Tuscany!
Written May 20, 2020
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Jerzy188
Olsztyn, Poland18 contributions
A paradise for photographer
May 2019
This is one of the most beautiful regions of Europe. Cypress avenues, beautiful towns situated on the hills. A paradise for photographer
Written March 6, 2020
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Frank H
Ladysmith, Canada29 contributions
Don’t be fooled by a sales pitch of AirBnB Romantic Room with View of Val d'Orcia
Nov 2019
Montalcino and Montepulciano are one of the most beautiful places in the south of Siena. We were fooled by an AirBnB with ad of “Romantic Room with View of Val d'Orcia”. Stayed there for two nights but surprised to realize no breakfast, yet relatively expensive room charge. I drove a rental car from Civitavecchia Cruise Terminal, my 2nd time of driving Tuscany Region. The host was a male (and no lady as the ad shows) brought me to a free parking lot a mile away - very kindly - car parking in the village of Montalcino was very expensive! There were one room window and less than one square foot opening from the shower room. Yes, a nice view of Val d’Orcia, but a false information. A nearby eating place which was recommended by the host Simone was the worst compared to our longer than one month long tour in Rome, other Mediterranean towns and Tuscany! Surprised to see how small amount local wine it was?! Less than wine tasting. Only a few mouthful. We originally thought that it was only for taste check but no further pouring.
2nd day we drove to Montepulciano, a nice place, but the view wasn’t as good as Montalcino. A nice small restaurant operated by a young couple we found was excellent, a nominal amount of Montepulciano wine per a glass and raw ground beef, like a German style dish. My driving had been disturbed due to some kind of local car racing. There were many police, who couldn’t speak English, on the roads everywhere. Be advised to check any local events before heading to the area and not to be intimidated by such small car racers. Also be warned there are no highways like US & Canada in terms of road conditions. The belly side of our small car hit the middle of roads or higher level of country roads a quite often and luckily no damage to the bottom of car. I would highly recommend 1. Not to stay AirBnB with that “romantic view” - it’s on the 2nd floor and no elevator no breakfast despite a high overnight price, 2) be careful to drive around in-towns of Montalcino & Montepulciano, both hill top towns with narrow & steep local centuries old roads.
Written December 7, 2019
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Vincent L
Plymouth, United States15 contributions
Worth the Drive!
Oct 2019
Just incredibly beautiful. About an hours drive south of Siena it's definitely worth seeing. We based our trip on advice we found online visiting Buonconvento, San Quirico, Pienza and the hot springs at Bagno Vignoni. From San Quirico on the countyside was breathtaking!. Along the way don't miss the tiny Capella della Madonna di Vitaleta. All this was done in a day so we didn't get to spend much time in any one spot but had a great time nonetheless.
Written November 7, 2019
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Malskie L
Cebu City, Philippines12 contributions
Tuscany by Bus
Oct 2019 • Friends
It was one of the best tour I have ever done! Tuscany was a beauty! I would do it again if I can! Plus food and wine Tasting completes it all! Thanks to Anna and Amanda they are very informative and never boring! The driver (iforgotthename) was an awesome driver too we get to each places without any stress and able to rest in between too! Awesome!! Highly recommended!
Written October 27, 2019
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sodesa
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam766 contributions
Beautiful picture perfect Landscapes
Oct 2019
This whole area is so beautiful and photogenic. It’s probably best to visit during early morning, or late afternoon when light is softer. Problem is there aren’t too many look out points. Further, you ideally need a proper telephoto lens, to get photos similar to those shown on postcards. The road coming down from Pienza has great vistas
Written October 11, 2019
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