Discover Val d’Orcia.
Let’s face it: When you think of Tuscany, in your mind you see a photo like this:
Val d’Orcia is a beautiful valley in the province of Siena, in the region of Tuscany, in central Italy.
The nearest airport to Val d’Orcia is Perugia (PEG) Airport which is about 77 km away.
Other nearby airports include:
Florence (FLR), Pisa (PSA), Rome (FCO) (152.7 km), and Bologna (BLQ).
Probably the most photographed places in Italy, are the winding cypress-lined roads of Tuscany. Val d’Orcia is famous for this and is a popular destination for photographers and travelers. There are so many cypress-lined roads.
A beautiful place we can suggest you visit in the area of the Val d’Orcia with that typical winding Cypress road is La Foce Estate. Magnificent gardens and views await you at this incredible estate. Definitely worth a visit.
Stay in a Castle Tower, enjoy fabulous sunsets and unforgettable views of valleys in the Tuscan sun.
Hint: So by the way…this is the famous photo destination that you always see in photos of Tuscany’s countryside. The one with the winding road lined with Cypress trees.
“The setting on top of that hill is magnificent. And so is the hotel – wonderfully renovated. The pools indoor and outdoors invite for long hours of relaxation, gazing over the Tuscan hills and the timeless surroundings only to climb out of the pool for a fabulous meal at the poolside restaurant.” – booking.com
This location is not officially in Val d’Orcia, however, it is really close.
“The location is breathtaking. It’s It’s everything that you imagine Tuscany to be. The road to the property makes you pinch yourself to be sure you are there.” – booking.com
Although Val d’Orcia is known for its picturesque landscape of rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, and cypress trees., it is also known for its medieval hilltop towns, such as Pienza and Montalcino, and its hot springs.
The best time of year to visit Val d’Orcia depends on personal preference. The spring and fall are both great times to visit for mild temperatures and fewer crowds. The summer months of June to August are the busiest and hottest, while winter can be chilly and rainy, but also less crowded.
Some of the most beautiful towns to visit in Val d’Orcia include Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, San Quirico d’Orcia, and Bagno Vignoni. Each town has its own unique charm and history, and is worth exploring.
Some popular activities in Val d’Orcia include wine tasting, visiting the hilltop towns and their historic landmarks, hiking or biking through the countryside, and relaxing in the hot springs. Additionally, the area is known for its delicious cuisine, so trying the local food is a must-do as well.