Val d'Orcia in Tuscany, Italy

Discover Val d’Orcia. 

Let’s face it:  When you think of Tuscany, in your mind you see a photo like this:

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Where is Val d'Orcia?

Val d’Orcia is a beautiful valley in the province of Siena, in the region of Tuscany, in central Italy.

Nearest International Airports

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).

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Winding Cypress lined roads

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.

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A castle on a hill with stone arches, antique chandeliers, and overlooking its own vineyards…what more can you ask…

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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.

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Stay in a castle tower overlooking the Tuscan sun

Guest review:

“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.”

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Asciano - Agriturismo

This location is not officially in Val d’Orcia, however, it is really close.

Agriturismo Baccoleno

Guest Review:

“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.”

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What is Val d'Orcia known for?

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.

When is the best time to visit?

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.

What are some of the most beautiful towns to visit in Val d'Orcia?

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.

What are some things to do in Val d'Orcia?

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.