The magnificent natural scenery of the Val d'Orcia that extends through the Tuscan hills was inserted onto the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004. Val d'Orcia fuses art, landscape and ecosystem in one geographical space, and is the expression of a series of marvelous natural characteristics. It is also the result of and testament to the people that has long-inhabited it. In fact, according to UNESCO this Valley is an exceptional exemplar of the way in which a natural setting was redesigned during the Renaissance (14th-15th Centuries), reflecting the ideals of good governance in the Italian City-State. Additionally, these splendid localities were celebrated by the painters of the Sienese School, which flourished between the 13th and 15th Centuries.
Gently-rolling hills covered in the dense vegetation of vineyards, olive groves, cypresses, beech and chestnut trees alternate with Medieval habitations, rural villas and castles boasting impervious towers – all of which is diffused in a tranquilly-isolated nature. This is the scenario that is laid out before the eyes of the visitor to Val d’Orcia – just as evocative in real life as it is when depicted by the Sienese Masters.
Castiglione d'Orcia, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani and San Quirico d'Orcia are the five splendid communes that have chosen to re-appraise the Park of Val d’Orcia, protecting the environment and the territory, and promoting the Val d’Orcia “brand”. Contignano, Monticchiello, Bagno Vignoni, Rocca d'Orcia, Campiglia d'Orcia, Bagni San Filippo, and Vivo d'Orcia are some of the other magnificent spots scattered throughout the Valley – all are ideal jumping-off points from which to take a trip back into its fascinating and richly-evocative past.
Set in a striking, prominent position on a corner, in the bend of a quiet country road just outside the medieval hilltop village of Castelmuzio (5 minutes’ walk away), this lovely villa in mellow Tuscan stone and brickwork boasts a fascinating history, dating back to the 11th century.
From 768,00 € per night
A tiny angle of paradise for your unforgettable holidays in exclusive countryside of the Val d’Orcia, famous vineyards and superlative wines, villages and abbeys; its typical products….. a Podere Orcia!
From 721,00 € per night
Podere Sant'Albino is graceful, elegant and luxurious. The kitchen has every modern convenience and the living room is gracious and sprawling. With its expansive lawns and manicured gardens, the delightful and totally private pool this villa can provide your dream holiday.
From 186,00 € per night
This Tuscan 17th century farmhouse, Villa Arpicella, is located very close to Pienza and it enjoys the stunning countryside setting with spectacular wide open views.
From 943,00 € per night
Villa Casciano comes into being as a country farm in the 1700’s. The short distance from the thermal baths of Borgo of San Casciano dei Bagni renders a vacation in this area an unforgettable experience, a place in which to find the peace of the past.
From 176,00 € per night
Villa Le Crete is a charming, newly-renovated cottage set on a hilltop surrounded by the rounded clay hills of the so-called “Crete Senesi”. The views are those of the English Patient and you can clearly see the Abbey where it has been filmed few hundred meters away as the bird flies.
From 546,00 € per night
Villa Monticchiello is located in the spectacular countryside of the Orcia valley, which has been renowned since the end of the first millennium as an important stage on the Via Francigena, the great medieval pilgrimage road from France to Rome.
From 768,00 € per night
Beautiful luxury Tuscan villa situated in peaceful and panoramic location in front the charming medieval town of Pienza, in the heart of the Orcia Valley region. This villa which has been recently restored with all its original details preserved.
From 706,00 € per night
Villa San Biagio is situated close to Montepulciano. This magnificent country house is known for being the most exclusive and stunning farmhouse you can find in this area.
From 430,00 € per night
Located in the gorgeous territory of the Toscana region this cute villa offers a exclusive panorama over the charming landscape of Montalcino and Val D'orcia and allows to enjoy all the natural resources and also the historical and gastronomical features of this wonderful locality in Tuscany.