The Orcia Valley
World Heritage Site since 2004, thanks to its unforgettable views, The Val d'Orcia is a wide valley in the south of the province of Siena.
Crossed by the river Orcia, which gives it its name, is characterized by beautiful landscapes and rolling hills dotted with cypresses, with gentle ridges and medieval villages of extraordinary beauty, some as famous as Pienza and Montalcino.
Crossed by the Via Cassia, which is part of the route of the ancient Via Francigena, San Quirico d'Orcia has always been a point of rest and refreshment for the pilgrims going to Rome.
The foods in this area are the typical Pici, sort of handmade noodles, the Cinta Senese Salami, the Pecorino di Pienza cheese, and wines like Brunello di Montalcino and the Orcia DOC.