La Val d’Orcia
The Val d’Orcia is a beautiful valley in the heart of Tuscany, a combination of art and landscape, ecosystem and geographical space, is the expression of wonderful natural features but it is also the result and the testimony of the people who live there.
The scenery of the Val d’Orcia, natural harmony with its symmetry relates everywhere, in a soft rolling hills, the vertical majesty of Amiata, a mountain source of clear and vital energy and plant. The colors of the Net or sterile clay tuffs of golden fall on the hills, the vegetation becomes dark around the ditches and thick back under the rocks or castellari, almost dispensers order to file the ranks of the vineyards and silvery olive trees.
In the Valley of the elevation of human ingenuity and to places like the urban complex of Pienza and Montalcino, the Abbey of S. Antimo, the fortresses of Radicofani and Rocca d’Orcia, the Collegiate Church of San Quirico, the thermal baths of Bagno medieval Vignoni, the grange of Spedaletto can be matched with landscape and nature of obvious originality: Lucciola Bella Nature Reserve, the biotope of Mediterranean and Black Spruce in the town of Castiglione d’Orcia, ravines, mamelons biancane, which riannodarsi always run to each other in color cinerino of clay.