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Val d'Orcia, Tuscany

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Established as a World Heritage Site, Val d'Orcia has inspired both Renaissance paintings and modern-day photographs with its flat chalk plains and fortified settlements. The breathtaking agricultural valley is dotted with villages such as Pienza, as well as vineyards that produce prestigious Italian wines. You can experience the area by hiking or driving. Consider finding a tour that offers a sunset package. Val d'Orcia is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Tuscany Edition.
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  • I came to the Orcha Valley of the green longing of early summer. The fresh green of the vineyard, green of the pasture, and the green of the wheat which has grown considerably seem to have already begun to prepare changing into the wheat autumn even in the same greens. And, the green of the tree also shows various shades. Hiking up and down repeatedly can be enjoyed gracefully and slowly in the most laid-back time in the Orcha Valley.
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  • I visited Tuscany in the beginning of May and as a part of our trip we drove from Siena to Val d'Orcia area ( road Via Cassia (SR2)). We used Discover Tuscany web site's tips for those who only have 2...  more »
  • Val-sur-Cha is one of Italy's best destinations. While traveling throughout Italy such as Florence, Rome, Cinque Terre, Turin and Bari, Val-sur-Cha has never been better.
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  • There are some places on the planet that are just stunning. Val d’Orcia is a wonderful drive through some of the worlds most beautiful countryside.
  • Val d'Orcia or Valley of Orcia is located around area the city of Pienza, Siena province. Beautiful panoramic view of Tuscany landscape. You can take a road trip or cycling for sightseeing around the area. If you think of visiting the Tuscany, Valley of Orcia cannot be missed!!!
  • Every corner of Tuscany is beautiful. Maybe Pisa is the only not-that-great Tuscan town. But I digress, Val D'Orcia, and the rest of the country side of Tuscany along with its little towns is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Italy. The best thing to visit is by car. Give yourself at least a solid week to drive around, without any rush. And of course, don't take the highway or you won't enjoy it.
  • Wonderful landscape. Do not rush by, do some stops here and there to enjoy the panoramic view. Highly recommended to drive a bit around here for every vacation in Tuscany. Finish in Montepulciano to enjoy the color of the sun in the evening - of course with some good vine!
  • Magnificent and peaceful place in typical tuscan landscapes.
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