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Val d'Orcia, Tuscany

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#7 of 96 in Nature in Tuscany
Established as a World Heritage Site, Val d'Orcia has inspired both Renaissance paintings and modern-day photographs with its flat chalk plains and fortified settlements. The breathtaking agricultural valley is dotted with villages such as Pienza, as well as vineyards that produce prestigious Italian wines. You can experience the area by hiking or driving. Consider finding a tour that offers a sunset package. Val d'Orcia is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Tuscany Edition.
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  • Once a year there is a concert at Ctssa. Benedetta Origo's ancient estate, which dates back many, many years. Her mother, I believe, Iris Origo, was famous for taking the children from all the Val d'O...  more »
  • The combo of crowd-pleasing elements are all here- castles, country walks, spas, iconic scenery and intoxicating setting. There’s noble architecture and grandiose churches. This is totally Tuscany wit...  more »
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  • The is quite possible the most beautiful place in Italy. And that is saying something considering how beautiful the rest of the country is. With rolling green hills and scattered trees and old buildings, it really is a sight to behold. There are many wineries in the area and all make delicious wines. The thing that brought me to the area is that it is where they filmed some of the iconic scenes in the move “Gladiator”. You can walk the path that Russel Crowe does in the movie when he is returning home from war. Highly recommend going there and just exploring the area.
  • These beautiful little city’s ♥️ beautiful little and romantic streets and restaurants and a stunning scenery around the city.
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