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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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3-Hour Florence Duomo Complex Tour

Take an in-depth tour of Florence’s Duomo complex, and learn about its art and architecture, on this 3-hour guided tour. Admire the mosaics of the Baptistery and explore the Duomo interior. Plus, view the Duomo’s original sculptures at the Opera del Duomo Museum and visit the Restoration Workshop. Your tour also includes access to Giotti’s bell tower and Brunelleschi’s Dome, the Duomo’s crowning glory. This small-group tour is limited to 12 participants.

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Tuscan Winery Tour

A day trip exploring Tuscany with visits to 2 wineries. Taste seven different types of wine, three extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegar and Tuscan snacks, enjoy amazing scenery and visit San Gimignano all in one day! This is a great opportunity for 18-to-39-year-olds to meet other travellers and enjoy the Tuscan countryside while sampling and learning about wines.

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Private Departure Transfer: Tuscany Hotels to Rome Fiumicino Airport or Rome Hotels

Ensure a hassle-free way to finish your Tuscan vacation by booking this private departure transfer from your hotel in Tuscany to Rome Fiumicino Airport or your Rome hotel. When it’s time to leave the beautiful region, your professional and reliable driver will meet you in your hotel lobby. Then, relax in a private, air-conditioned vehicle with wifi as you’re driven directly to Rome; it’s that easy!

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Private Tour: Prada Outlet Shopping Tour

Could a shopping spree ever be a relaxing experience? It can when you have a personal driver who frees you from the hassles of parcels and bags. You will be accompanied to the Montevarchi Prada Outlet. If you are not satisfied shopping there, you will head to the prestigious The Mall near Reggello, with 22 boutiques ranging from clothing to accessories to high-quality jewelry.

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