The Val d’Orcia, a territory ready to be explored!

Val D'Orcia - Orcia Valley - Cappella della Madonna

Poggio del Drago Country House B&B is the ideal starting point to discover the Val d'Orcia, the heart of Tuscany. It offers a unique experience among medieval villages, natural landscapes and historic sites that tell of art, history and culinary traditions. From iconic Pienza, an example of an ideal Renaissance city, to the lonely Vitaleta Chapel, each place tells centuries of history. Castiglione and Rocca d'Orcia, San Quirico, the Abbey of Sant'Antimo, and Bagno Vignoni with its thermal waters, Montalcino famous for Brunello, and the region's iconic cypress trees offer unforgettable views. Monticchiello, with its Poor Theatre, and Spedaletto Castle further enrich the experience, immersing you in Tuscan beauty.

Discover the Val d’Orcia with B&B Country House Poggio del Drago

Here we are in the Val D’Orcia! The B&B Country House Poggio del Drago is your ideal starting point for exploring the wonders of the Val d’Orcia, a region that represents the very essence of Tuscan beauty. Prepare to immerse yourself in a journey through enchanting medieval villages, breathtaking natural landscapes and historic sites that tell centuries of history, art and culinary traditions. From the majesty of Pienza to the spirituality of the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, from the magic of lonely cypress trees to the authentic flavors of Pecorino di Pienza and Brunello di Montalcino, each stop will be an unforgettable experience. Discover with us the hidden treasures of the Val d’Orcia and be enchanted by its unquestionable beauty

Pienza

A Renaissance vision of Pope Pius II, Pienza is the quintessential ideal Renaissance city, where architectural harmony blends with the natural beauty of the Val d’Orcia. Its streets, like strings on a lute, lead to the magnificent Pius II Square, surrounded by iconic buildings such as the Duomo and Palazzo Piccolomini. Pienza is also famous for its pecorino, a cheese that embodies the flavor of Tuscan tradition, making it a must-see destination for those who wish to savor the local culinary culture in a setting of unparalleled historical and scenic beauty.

The Chapel of Vitaleta

An iconic image of Tuscany, the Cappella di Vitaleta stands solitary among the rolling hills of the Val d’Orcia, as if guarding centuries of history and tradition. Its elegant silhouette, visible from afar, invites a journey back in time to one of the most photographed places in Italy. Reachable through a path immersed in nature, this small church represents a bridge between the sacred and the profane, offering moments of reflection and peace in a setting of unquestionable beauty.

Castiglione d’Orcia and Rocca d’Orcia

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In the heart of theVal d’Orcia, Castiglione d’Orcia unfolds around its imposing fortress, telling stories of feudal lords and ancient battles. The Tentennano Tower, which dominates the landscape, offers one of the best vantage points over the valley, where the view sweeps freely between medieval villages and cultivated fields. Rocca d’Orcia, with its cobbled streets and stone houses, is an invitation to discover the authenticity of a time gone by, in one of the most charming villages in Tuscany.

San Quirico d’Orcia

An ancient crossroads on theVia Francigena, San Quirico d’Orcia retains the charm of the past with its Romanesque churches, medieval fortresses and the Horti Leonini, a unique example of an Italian garden. The village, with its streets rich in history, invites walks between art and nature, offering unforgettable views and the chance to immerse oneself in an atmosphere of other times, where every stone seems to tell stories of pilgrims, artists and nobles.

Abbey of Sant’Antimo

Founded according to legend by Charlemagne, the Abbey of Sant’Antimo is a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture set in a natural context of rare beauty. The Romanesque chants that rise within its ancient walls transport the visitor to a time of deep spirituality, making it not only a site of great artistic value, but also an oasis of peace and meditation, where time seems to be suspended.

Bagno Vignoni

Unique in its kind, Bagno Vignoni is famous for its thermal water square, the village’s vital center since ancient times. Its waters, known for their therapeutic properties, have attracted travelers from everywhere over the centuries, including saints and rulers. Today, Bagno Vignoni maintains its historic charm intact, offering visitors the chance to literally dive into history. In Bagno Vignoni, you will discover, nature and culture blend sublimely, creating a truly unique atmosphere for this wonderful little Tuscan village.

Montalcino

This ancient medieval fortress, situated on a commanding rise, is famous far beyond Italian borders for its fine wine, the Brunello di Montalcino. In addition to its renowned oenology, Montalcino offers a journey through history with its ancient walls, imposing fortress, and cobblestone streets that meander between historic buildings and picturesque squares. To visit it is to explore a town that has managed to keep its historic charm intact, where every stone tells a story of battles, art and culture. Local museums, churches and the Torre del Palazzo Comunale enrich the experience, showing how Montalcino is a crossroads of Tuscan history, set against a natural backdrop that inspires tranquility and beauty.

The Cypresses of the Val d’Orcia

The Cypresses that outline the roads and adorn the hills of the Val d’Orcia have become an undisputed symbol of the region, helping to define the iconography of the Tuscan landscape. These elegant, soaring trees, often grouped in geometric formations or lined up along white roads, offer breathtaking scenery, especially at sunset when the sky is tinged with warm colors. These green silhouettes against blue skies or golden fields perfectly frame the serenity and natural beauty of Tuscany, making them beloved subjects for artists and photographers around the world.

Monticchiello

Perched on a hill, this medieval village retains a timeless charm, with its mighty walls enclosing narrow alleys and stone houses. Monticchiello is famous not only for its architectural authenticity, but also for the “Poor Theater,” a theatrical tradition that every summer sees the inhabitants become actors, telling stories that blend everyday life with universal themes. Walking through its streets means stepping back in time, discovering corners of pure beauty and experiencing the unique atmosphere of a village that has been able to preserve its identity and traditions over the centuries.

Castle of Spedaletto

This ancient manor, once a grange and stopping point for pilgrims along the Via Francigena, now welcomes visitors with its historic atmosphere and breathtaking surrounding landscape. The Castle of Spedaletto stands as a living testament to the medieval history of the Val d’Orcia, offering a one-of-a-kind experience. Exploring the castle and its surroundings allows you to immerse yourself in the tranquility and beauty of the Tuscan countryside, bridging past and present and offering an authentic glimpse into the region’s agricultural life and culinary tradition.

The Val d’Orcia awaits you, from Poggio del Drago!

Concluding our journey through the wonders of the Val d’Orcia, we invite you to live these unique and unforgettable experiences as a protagonist, choosing the comfort and hospitality of the B&B Country House Poggio del Drago as your home in Tuscany. Here, where beauty meets tranquility, you can relax after days full of adventure and discovery, surrounded by a landscape that is pure poetry. Don’t miss the opportunity to create your own magical moments in one of the most enchanting places in the world. Contact us now to book your stay at B&B Poggio del Drago and start dreaming of your next vacation in the beautiful Val d’Orcia.

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