Surroundings

The Chiana and Orcia valleys contain many extremely significant sites in terms of both artworks and medieval and Renaissance history.

On the slopes of Val di Chiana stand settlements of Etruscan origin such as Montepulciano, with a wealth of medieval and Renaissance monuments (works by Sangallo, Vignola, Peruzzi, Michelozzo etc…) as well as well-known centres like Cortona and Chiusi.

On the slopes of Val d’Orcia: Pienza, S.Quirico e Radicofani mark the Roman Via Cassia, which follows the ancient Via Francigena route for some distance; not to mention other lesser-known but equally charming towns such as Monticchiello, Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Montefollonico, La Foce and Castelluccio. History and Art are thus the two major cultural and tourist attractions, but we can add a third element: the thermal spas: Bagno Vignoni, Terme di S. Filippo and San Casciano in Val d’Orcia; Terme di S. Albino and Chianciano on the slopes of Val di Chiana.

If thousands of people come to visit these places, and often decide to stay, it is because the scenery today remains the same as the landscapes of the great painters.

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Montepulciano

This splendid town, known as "the Pearl of the 16th century" for its artistic and architectural heritage, retains its beauty…

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Pienza

Originally called "Castello di Corsignano", Pienza took its current name in honour of Pope Pius II Piccolomini, who instigated its…

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Chiusi

Already an important site in Etruscan days, Chiusi's time of greatest splendour was during the reign of the legendary King…

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San Casciano dei Bagni

Questo piccolo centro, posto nell'estremo sud della provincia di Siena, ai confini con Umbria e Lazio era già noto in…

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Sarteano

The imposing square bulk of the 10th century bridge house speaks clearly of the medieval origins of Sarteano, which lies…

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Montalcino

Montalcino (564 m above sea level) is located on the top of a hill overlooking the Orcia, Arbia and Ombrone…

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Monte Amiata

Monte Amiata, the Tuscan massif, shows its gentle but austere face from miles away. On a clear day it can…

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Lake Trasimeno

Legend tells that the nymph of Lake Agilla, madly in love with the handsome prince Trasimeno, seduced him and pulled…

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