Soft, rolling hills, lone cypress trees dotting the peaks, white roads in the countryside that run for as far as the eye can see. This the Val d’Orcia, waiting to be discovered on a five-day walk. The itineraries proposed here are easy, without technical difficulties and require minimal climbing, and all of them propose visits to the historic centres of San Quirico d’Orcia, Montalcino, Pienza, Castiglione d’Orcia and Radicofani, which, together with the Val d’Orcia Artistic, Natural and Cultural Park, are continuously aimed at protecting the immense historic and natural patrimony of the territory to the south of Siena and at promoting its typical products.
It’s impossible to be indifferent to such a landscape. Rich in colours and atmospheres, scents and flavours, the Val d’Orcia has always seduced its visitors. In this puzzle of art, history and nature waits a vacation marked by authenticity. In the prosperous link between agriculture and environment, the Val d’Orcia protects and promotes high-quality products like oil, wine, pecorino cheese, saffron and honey. One of the best-preserved sceneries in Tuscany, tourists can retrace historic routes, including the via Cassia and via Francigena, the latter of which has been walked for centuries by pilgrims driven by strong spiritual motives to undertake a journey to the centre of Christianity and pay tribute to the tomb of St. Peter.