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Val d'Orcia Travel Guide

The Val d’Orcia is a ravishing rural area running into le Crete Senesi, but within sight of hulking Monte Amiata. For many, this is the loveliest area in Tuscany, with Unesco-listed countryside, perfect hilltop villages, remote abbeys and evocative castles. Foodies, walkers and spa-lovers will take to the thermal spas, rustic inns, myriad wine trails and meditative walks. The Val d’Orcia represents quintessential Tuscany, with clusters of cypresses, ribbons of plane trees, vineyards on the slopes, and farms perched on limestone ridges. But it was not this alone that won the area Unesco World Heritage status – it’s also about the harmony between the Tuscans and their landscape, shaped by their mellow way of life. Once depopulated, these medieval villages are now enjoying a belated renaissance. San Quirico d’Orcia may be the gateway to the area but Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano also make delightful stepping-stones to scenery landscaped since time immemorial.

Essential Val d'Orcia Travel Guide Information

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Craft-Your-Own: Hands-on Pasta Making in Florence with Market Tour

Discover the gastronomy of Florence by shopping at the local markets for the best produce. Meet the local vendors, cook with your own hands and taste all that you have prepared while enjoying a glass of wine.

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Montalcino and Montepulciano Private Full-day Tour Including Lunch and Wine Tasting

Travelling in Val d'Orcia is an unforgettable experience. Your eyes become dazzled by the beauty of the colours of this land, unsurprisingly a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This tour has been created for you to discover the most painted corner of Tuscany, made of enchanted landscapes, tree-lined avenues. Sunrises and sunsets of extraordinary, unique colours in the world are one great addition when wandering the road from Montepulciano to Montalcino through Pienza, considered one of the most amazing routes of Italy.

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Private Florence San Marco Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry

The captivating discovery of wonderful masterpieces by Beato Angelico, Fra’ Bartolomeo, Domenico Ghirlandaio and other famous Renaissance artists in the suggestive halls of San Marco Dominican convent

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Women's Day Concert with The Three Tenors

Inspired by the world-renowned ‘Three Tenors’ of Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and José Carreras. During this International Women’s Day,this unforgettable concert and the magnificent performance of opera arias and Neapolitan songs will leave a wonderful memory of your journey in Italy!

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