THE VAL D’ORCIA: A WORTHWHILE LAND TO DISCOVER
This magnificent land has been listed in the World Heritage List of UNESCO since 2004, as proof of a perfect harmony between art and landscape, nature and humanity and among the sites of great merit of historical-landscape character
San Quirico d’Orcia, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani e Castiglione d’Orcia, are the nice five villages that have chosen to kick off to Val d’Orcia Park for safeguarding the environment and the territory and for promoting the brand. www.parcodellavaldorcia.com
The destiny of the land is united of Via Cassia, the romaine street which connected Siena to Rome, where history is the mistress throughout centuries to discover the Tuscany that everyone looking for and dream. A road that, for big part of her run, it traces the historical street Via Francigena, the principal street of communication for many pilgrims that from the countries of the North Europe they went to Rome heart of the Christianity www.viefrancigene.org
Within the administrative district of San Quirico d’Orcia, we also find the Castle of Vignoni and the renomated thermal village of Bagno Vignoni with its unique thermal pool in the centre of the village.
From here it is also possible to visit the two symbols of the Valdorcia and indeed Tuscany, the Chapel of Vitaleta can be seen from the main road to Pienza and the “Clump of Cypress” trees can be seen along the Cassia (SS2) between San Quirico and Montalcino.