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Postcard perfect little chapel in the scenic Val D'Orcia

This lovely little chapel appears on many postcards of Tuscany for good reason. It is an idyllic... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Pamela F
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Powell River, Canada
In the middle of nature

It's quite a touristic place but still the nature still dominate. The road going there has... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2018
_ngth_d2018
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

This lovely little chapel appears on many postcards of Tuscany for good reason. It is an idyllic image, the little chapel sitting by itself between cypress trees on a hill in a field in the scenic Val D'Orcia. Quintessential Tuscany. Seen at a distance from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

It's quite a touristic place but still the nature still dominate. The road going there has beautiful landscape, so I see it as part of the visit of the Val d'orcia, not a particular spot to visit

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

Warning .. I was 2 weeks ago in front of the chapel Vitaleta. The chapel is located a kilometer away from the parking. You cant get closer by the car because there is a fence on the way. The thieves use this situation and break...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

We walked from Pienza on well-marked footpaths, but you can also drive there. We were not able to enter the chapel; and there were a lot of people wandering around on a hot August day. It can also be seen from a distance from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

It’s a really cool place to visit. We went there at dusk (19:15-19:30 ish). This time is ideal to see a beautiful sunset on the surrounding landscape. Many famous pictures of this chapel have been taken at dawn, so the sun is behind the chapel...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

This chapel was a nice surprise on our way, hiking to Pienza. It cannot be visited. Surrounded by trees and visible from far.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

This chapel must be one of the most photographed in Tuscany. It is easy to find; a small sign points the way down a gravel road off the highway between Pienza and San Quirico D'Orcia. You have to walk the last 200m alongside grain fields....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank rondi3
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Had read about this tiny little chapel before heading to Italy so knew it was on our “must see” list. Driving through the Val d’Orcia is even more spectacular than we anticipated so seeing this iconic capella as part of that drive was just frosting...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

Time of day and a deluge did not allow me a visit to the chapel, though I tried! The downpour ended my attempt due to the flooded road, however, the clouds and the light upon the land made the chase from the highway a memorable...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

This capella can be best photographed with a long lens (=> 200mm) from SP146 street, preferably with the silhoutte of Pienza in the background. It a Val d'Orcia classic and on many postcards. In my opinion it makes less sense to drive closer and walk...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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superkaika
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Response from minimick | Reviewed this property |
Hi Superkaik, I noticed no-one else has answered, so I will do my best ! I have driven past (and stopped) on many occasions, but, never been any closer than the road. I see from some of the other photos, at least 1... More
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martonic
February 19, 2015|
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Response from Buonomo | Reviewed this property |
It's about 15 minutes maybe from Pienza by car. It's off the SR2 is all I remember. Look for the dirt road lined with cypress trees. That windy road takes you right to the Chapel. Michela
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