Abbadia San Salvatore

Abbey of Sant'Antimo

Albarese

Acquapendente


anghiari

Archipelago Toscano


Arcidosso


Arezzo


Asciano


Badia di Coltibuono


Bagni San Filippo

Bagno Vignoni

Barberino Val d'Elsa

Beaches

Bolsena Lake


Bomarzo

Brunello di Montalcino

Buenconvento

Campagnatico


Capalbio


Castel del Piano


Castelfiorentino

Castell'Azarra

Castellina in Chianti


Castelmuzio


Castelnuovo Bererdenga


Castiglioncello Bandini


Castiglione della Pescaia


Castiglione d'Orcia


Castiglion Fiorentino


Celleno


Certaldo


Chinaciano Terme


Chianti


Chiusi


Cinigiano


Città di Castello

CivitÀ di Bagnoregio


Colle Val d'Elsa


Cortona


Crete Senesi


Diaccia Botrona

Isola d'Elba

Firenze


Follonica


Gaiole in Chianti


Gavorrano

Gerfalco


Greve in Chianti


Grosseto


Lago Trasimeno


La Foce


Manciano


Maremma


Massa Marittima


Montagnola Senese


Montalcino


Monte Amiata


Monte Argentario

montecalvello

Montefalco


Montemassi


Montemerano


Monte Oliveto Maggiore


Montepulciano


Monteriggioni


Monticchiello


Monticiano


Orbetello


Orvieto


Paganico


Parco Naturale della Maremma


Perugia


Piancastagnaio


Pienza


Pisa


Pitigliano

Prato

Radda in Chianti


Roccalbegna


Roccastrada


San Bruzio


San Casciano dei Bagni


San Galgano


San Gimignano


San Giovanni d'Asso


San Quirico d'Orcia


Sansepolcro


Santa Fiora


Sant'Antimo


Sarteano


Saturnia


Scansano


Scarlino


Seggiano


Siena


Sinalunga


Sorano


Sovana


Sovicille

Talamone

Tarquinia


Tavernelle Val di Pesa


Torrita di Siena


Trequanda


Tuscania


Umbria


Val d'Elsa


Val di Merse


Val d'Orcia


Valle d'Ombrone


Vetulonia


Viterbo

Volterra




 
Walking in Tuscany
             
 

Cypress trees in the Val d'Orcia between Montalcino and San Quirico d'Orcia


album Surroundings
       
   

Two of Tuscany's D.O.C.G. wines - Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano - are separated by a strip of land where the River Orcia flows. Here the vineyards are not interrupted nor are the grapevines or winegrowing techniques modified. Crushed by the fame of the noble wines produced in neighboring areas, the vintners here decided, after years of neglect, to improve their methods of cultivation and vinification in order to assert the qualities of their wines. Their efforts have finally been crowned with a brand new appellation, Orcia D.O.C., established in March 2000, representing an ancient territorio composed of 13 communes southwest of Siena, among which the legendary Montalcino. Orcia D.O.C. is produced on the territories of Abbadia San Salvatore, Buonconvento Castiglione d’Orcia, Chianciano Terme, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani, San Casciano dei Bagni, San Giovanni d’Asso, San Quirico d’Orcia, Sarteano, Torrita di Siena and Trequanda.

The Val d'Orcia is a sort of imaginary bridge connecting the cities of Montalcino and Montepulciano it extends as far as Monte Amiata, presenting the perfect scenery to incite any student or enthusiast of photography. The various altitudes and exposures that characterize the landscape give an insight into the area’s unique expressions of Sangiovese — the main local varietal allowed in the composition of the Orcia DOC (60% minimum) that may be complemented by Colorino, Canaiolo, and Malvasia (Nera and Foglia Tonda), in addition to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. Also produced under the Orcia appellation are a Trebbiano-based white and Vin Santo.

Consorzio del Vino D'Orcia | Piazza Chigi 10, 53027 San Quirico D'Orcia (Siena)
www.consorziovinoorcia.it
Consorzio Vino Orcia member wineries: Tenuta Belsedere, La Canonica, Capitoni Marco, Campotondo, Il Colle, Donatella Cinelli Colombini, Azienda Forte, Podernuovo, Poggio al Vento, Poggio Grande, Il Pozzo, Azienda Resta, San Savino, SassodiSole, Sonia Mencarelli, Sampieri del Fà and Trequanda.

Strada del Vino Orcia | Strada del Vino Orcia | Via Borgo Maestro 90, 53027 Rocca d’Orcia – Castiglion d’Orcia (Siena)


 

San Quirico d'Orcia | Vignoni | Bagno Vignoni | Villa La Foce | Monticchiello | Pienza


Going through San Quirico, a resting place on route to Rome since ancient times, one finds a notable collection of sights which include the Romanesque Collegiata and Palazzo Chigi (17th century), the Horti Leonini, a garden of the Renaissance. the little Romanesque church of S. Maria, preserved intact in its original state. We follow the unmade road from San Quirico to Vignoni through a landscape of great beauty. Vignoni, a little village to be found almost as it was in medieval times: the dwellings, the alleys paved in stone, a Romanesque church and a fortified tower. We descend towards Bagno Vignoni, a thermal spa patronized since ancient times for its health-giving resources. Proceeding along the ancient hilly pass we arrive at Villa La Foce, built in 1492 on the road to Rome. Acquired at the beginning of the 20th century by Iris and Antonio Origo, it has been the stage for a great cultural movement, putting the Val D’Orcia at the forefront of the artistic scene. From Foce we arrive at Monticchiello, a small walled village, with a rich history and much charm enclosed within its walls. The landscape is of the most suggestive and typical of the Val D’Orcia. Once it was an isolated place and hard to survive on the land, whereas today the region is world-famous for its beauty.

Across the valley is Pienza, her rival from of old and today. Previously it was the village of Corsignano and then, through the wishes of Pope Pius 11, who was born here and wished to build an “ideal city”, Pienza was created

 

 

Member companies of the Strada del Vino Orcia


 
   
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A Arve | Azienda Agraria La Pescaia di Di Donato A.R.V.E.| Località La Pescaia
53024 Montalcino, Siena | Sede Legale: Podere Casalino, 70, 53023 Castiglione d’Orcia - Siena

 
 

In addition to Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino wines, the Azienda Agraria La Pescaia produces a Rosso IGT Toscana Oricalco.

 
  Podere Forte | Azienda Agricola Podere Forte | Località Petrucci, 53023 Castiglione d’Orcia (Siena)
www.podereforte.it
 
   

Podere Forte is located just outside of Castiglione d’Orcia, an historic hilltop village of Etruscan origin, located about 20 km south of Montalcino.
Wines: Orcia DOC Guardiavigna, Orcia DOC Petrucci, Orcia DOC Petruccino and Oreno Toscana Rosso.

 
B Belladonna | Belladonna s.a.s. di Leonardo Simonelli & C. | Villa Malintoppo - Strada delle Fornaci, 53027 San Quirico d'Orcia (Siena)
www.simonellisanti.com
 
    Wines: The Orcia DOC Malintoppo and the Orcia DOC Antonio produced by Agricola Belladonna are made, respectively, with 100% Sangiovese grapes (Malintoppo), and from 80% Sangiovese with 20% Cabernet Sauvignon (Antonio); Vino Riguardo
Indicazione Geografica Tipica "Toscana".

 
  Berni Valentino | Azienda Agricola Berni Valentino Via di Lucignano 334 a, 53014 Monteroni D'Arbia - Siena
 
   



 
C Castel Porrona | Castel Porrona, località Porrona, 58044 Cinigiano (Grosseto)
 
   

Castel Porrona is situated in the surroundings of Cinigiano in the area noted for the D.O.C wine of Montecucco. It is a perfectly preserved hamlet on the top of a hill between Castiglioncello Bandini and Sant'Angelo in Colle. Castel Porrona belonged, between 1385 and 1894, to two large families of the Siena nobility, the Piccolomini and the Tolomei, and represents even today one of the most typical and best conserved villages one can find in Tuscany, offering a fascinating view over the surrounding valleys.

 

Castel Porrona
     
       
Castelnuovo Tancredi | Az.Ag. Castelnuovo Tancredi - 53021 Buonconvento - Siena
www.castelnuovotancredi.it
 
    The Castelnuovo Tancredi farm estate is situated amongst the rolling hills of the Sienese countryside, confining the world renowned territories of Montalcino and Murlo, in the Val d'Orcia.
The ancient castle is composed of a tower dating back to the eleventh century, and the later added Medicean style villa in the sixteenth century. Still later a church was constructed adjacent to the main villa, which was dedicated to the Saint Bartolomeo.
The estate Castelnuovo Tancredi has 8 hectares of specialized vineyards which are made up of various grapes and clones such as Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Foglia Tonda, Colorino, Chardonnay and Trebbiano.
Wines: Orcia Rosso L'Assedio DOC, Castelnuovo Tancredi Orcia bianco DOC, L'Ambasciatore Rosso IGT.

 
Castelnuovo Tancredi
 

Donatella Cinelli Colombini

 
F Casato Prime Donne | Località Podere Casato 17, 53024 Montalcino - Siena
Fattoria del Colle | Località Il Colle, 53020 Trequanda (Siena)
www.cinellicolombini.it
 
    In 1592 Donatella Cinelli Colombini’s ancestors built Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda. The most historic part of Fattoria del Colle is a hermitage still visible today in the winery, mentioned in the “Decimari” of the 12th and 14th centuries as “Ermitorium S.Egidii de Querciola. In 1592 Claudio Socini built the chapel and part of the present villa. But he most famous character was Mariano Sozzino (1401-1467) to whom Enea Silvio Piccolomini, later to become Pope Pio II, dedicated his book Storia dei due amanti (Story of two lovers).
Situated in the Chianti and DOC Orcia regions, Fattoria del Colle cultivates 22 hectares vineyard of several varieties including Sangiovese, Merlot, Traminer and Foglia Tonda (Foglia Tonda is a local Sienese varietal which had been abandoned more than a century ago).
At Fattoria del Colle Chianti Superiore DOCG, Cenerentola DOC Orcia, two IGT Toscana Rosso Vin Santo are produced.
Wines: Il Drago e le Sette Colombe IGT Toscana Rosso,
Cenerentola DOC Orcia Rosso, Chianti Superiore DOCG, Leone Rosso IGT Toscana Rosso, Rosa di Tetto IGT Toscana Rosato, Sanchimento IGT Toscana Bianco and Vino Santo DOC Chianti.

At Casato Prime Donne there are 18 hectares of vineyard. The winemakers are all women. Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC.[1]

 
  Fattoria del Colle | Località Il Colle, 53020 Trequanda (Siena) | See Donatella Cinelli Colombini
 
   



 
L La Canonica | Az. Agr. Fattoria La Canonica of Vannetti Orfeo and Figlie |
Località La Canonica 55, San Giovanni D'asso
 
   

La Canonica” is situated in the commune of San Giovanni d’Asso, in a panoramic position and it is surrounded by a 40 hectares’ land.
Wines: ORCIA DOC and IGT Rosso Toscano.

 
  La Grancia | Az. Agr. La Grancia of Augusto Pollari Maglietta | Via Umberto 1, n° 8, Montisi, San Giovanni d'Asso
www.lagrancia.com
 
    The estate La Grancia lands are dominated by the Grancia, a fortified farm complex dating from the 14th century, built on the edge of the small, medieval village of Montisi. Montisi is situated in the Asso Valley, between Montalcino and Sinalunga, and is perched on a crag and built around the castle that forms the nucleus of the village. The name is a modernization of ‘Monti Isi’, or the Mount of Isis, reflecting the fact that an 8th century B.C. temple of Isis was located a couple of kilometres from the village. Montisi is a frazioni of San Giovanni d'Asso.
Wines: Orcia Rosso DOC. La Grancia is the only one vineyard producing commercially available wines in Montisi. Now producing an excellent organic DOC Orcia red wine sold by the bottle or the case, they have a range of red, white, young and aged wines, plus their delicious and expensive Vin Santo.

 

La Grancia, on the edge of Montisi
  La Pescaia | Azienda Agraria La Pescaiadi Di Donato A.R.V.E. | Località La Pescaia 53024 Montalcino -Siena (sede Legale: Podere Casalino, 70 53023 Castiglione d’Orcia - Siena)
    The Azienda Agraria La Pescaia is located on the ridge of the Montalcino hill, on the road that leads to the hamlet of Buonconvento.
The vineyards take up eight hectares , six of which produce grapes for the Brunello wine and two for the Rosso di Montalcino.
Wines: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Rosso di Montalcino DOC and Oricalco Toscana IGT.

 
M   Mencarelli Dalindo | Azienda Agricola Mencarelli Dalindo | Località Camera 59, San Giovanni D'asso
     



 



 
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Il Poderaccio | Azienda Agricola il Poderaccio di Dinetti Massimiliano | Via Roma 11, Castiglione d'Orcia
www.ilpoderaccio.it

 
   

 
  Podere Forte | Azienda Agricola Podere Forte | Località Petrucci, 53023 Castiglione d’Orcia (Siena)
www.podereforte.it
 
   

Podere Forte is located just outside of Castiglione d’Orcia, an historic hilltop village of Etruscan origin, located about 20 km south of Montalcino.
Wines: Orcia DOC Guardiavigna, Orcia DOC Petrucci, Orcia DOC Petruccino and Oreno Toscana Rosso.

 
 

Podernuovo of Federico Bartolomei | Azienda Podernuovo, Via Podernuovo, 53020 San Giovanni d'Asso

 
    Wines: Orcia Rosso Il Primo, Orica Rosso Nectar and Aliotto Toscana Rosso IGT.

 
  Poggio al Vento | Podere Poggio al Vento di Mascelloni Fabio | Loc. Poggio al Vento, 53023 Castiglione d'Orcia (Siena)
www.poggioalvento.net
 
   

The Poggio al Vento is a family owned farm only a few kilometers away from the ancient spa of Bagno Vignoni and the midevel village of San Quirico d’Orcia, that was founded in the 12th century along the old Via Cassia. Lido and Marisa Mascelloni took over the Poggio al Vento in 1961. After the poor Sangiovese harvest in 2002 they began blending some Cabernet Sauvignon into their red wine. The results were excellent and a new label the Arcere was born.
Wines: Orcia DOC Arco, Arcere DOC, and Rosso Sangiovese.


 
  Poggio Grande | Azienda Agricola Poggio Grande | Podere Poggio Grande, Loc. Ripa d'Orcia, 53023 Castiglione d'Orcia (Siena).
www.aziendapoggiogrande.it
 
    Since 1907, the Zamperini family, from father in son, has lived in the country that encircles the Castle of Ripa d' Orcia settled down definitively in casolare "Poggiogrande"
Wines include Tagete IGT and the DOC ORCIA Sesterzo.

 
  Podere Il Pozzo | Pozzo 46, 53023 Castiglione d'Orcia (Siena).
 
   



 
     
  Moreno Saletti | Podere Poderuccio | IL PODERUCCIO Moreno Saletti, via Ripa 5, 53023 Castiglione d'Orcia (Siena)
 
 

 
S Sampieri Del Fa' Brogi | Azienda Agricola Sampieri Del Fa' Brogidi Giorgi Elena | Via del Chiusone 5, San Quirico d'Orcia (Siena)
www.collinedivignoni.toscana.nu
 
    Wines: red and white wines, Orcia Rosso IGT and Orcia Bianco IGT.

 
  San Savino | Az. Agr. San Savino di Gabriella Giannetti | Podere San Savino 9, Castiglione D’Orcia - Siena
 
   

The Azienda Agricola Sampieri Del Fa' has been family run for many years.
Its agricultural properties cover about 84 hectares which stretch from the woods near the Castle of Vignoni Alto (m.497), 2 km from San Quirico d'Orcia, down to the bottom of the valley, just beyond the "Via Cassia.

 
  Santa Maria Snc Loc. Santa Maria 298, Montalcino (Siena)
www.santemarie.it
 
    The Santa Maria s.n.c. estate, which has always been in the Montalcino territory, is also known as Le Sante Marie. In 1998, an antique vineyard was discovered by chance within the confines of the company farm in what is called Brunello. In 1999, the Company purchased other pieces of nearby land in Sant'Antonio and Castiglione d’Orcia. In 2000, the production of the Brunello wine began which has been on the market since 01-01-2005. The company farm has a land area of 3 hectares of vineyards.
Wines: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Rosso di Montalcino DOC.

 
  Sant'Anna de Simonetta Ranucci Sodi
Loc. Vignoni Alto Podere Sant'Anna
www.sodivini.it
 
    Wines: Orcia Rosso IGT and Orcia Bianco IGT.  
  Scarabotti | Azienda Agricola Scarabotti | Podere Scarabotti, 53023 Castiglione d'Orcia  
  Sedime | Azienda Agricola Sedime di Capitoni Marco | Podere Sedime 63, 53026 Pienza - Siena
 
 

Wines: Sangiovese Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Orcia, Orcia Rosso Frasi, Orcia Rosso Capitoni

 
V Vegliena de Gastone Perillo | Podere Vegliena S.S. 2 Cassia, 53027 S.Quirico d' Orcia (Siena)
www.vegliena.it
 
    The Agriturismo Vegliena is an old stone farmhouse in close proximity to the Via Cassia and extends over 28 hectares which are cultivated with vines, wheat and olive trees.
Wines: Orcia DOC.

 
 
 



Vineyards of Poggio al Vento 
   

 
     
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Strada del Vino Orcia

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The Park of Val d'Orcia | Via Dante Alighieri, 33
53027 San Quirico d'Orcia (SI)
Tel. 0577 898303
www.parcodellavaldorcia.com


 

Abbadia S.Salvatore | San Casciano Bagni | Buonconvento | San Giovanni d'Asso | Castiglione d'Orcia | San Quirico d'Orcia | Chianciano | Sarteano | Montalcino | Torrita di Siena | Pienza | Trequanda | Radicofani

 

   
   

Photo album Van d'Orcia

 

   
San Quirico d'Orcia - lo.tangelini
  Pienza, panorama   Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta

Val d'Orcia album

 

  Pienza  

San Quirico d'Orcia, Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta

 

Abbazia di Sant'Antimo - 01   Sant'Angelo in Colle  

Gallina, chiesa di La Scala

Sant'Antimo

 

  Sant'Angelo in Colle  

Gallina, chiesa di La Scala

 

         
         
         
   
   


Located on the outskirts of Castiglioncello Bandini, Podere Santa Pia offers the quiet tranquility of a private retreat, with numerous interesting attractions, gorgeous small hillside villages, beautiful beaches and unspoilt nature reserves only a short drive away.
Explore the medieval hillside villages on your way to the Val d'Orciaa, marvel at settlements that date back to Renaisancetimes, try some wines in Montalcino and Montepulciano, where the refined beauty of the squares and churches blends perfectly with the ancient traditions of its wines.

Hidden secrets in Tuscany | Holiday home Podere Santa Pia


     
Pienza

Podere Santa Pia
Pienza
         

 

 
Roccalbegna
Sansepolcro

Orvieto
         
Vini in Toscana
Vini in Toscana
Montefalco
Montalcino, fortezza

         

One of the best places to slow travel in southern Tuscany is Podere Santa Pia. This holiday house is a peaceful retreat, perfect for relaxing with a magnificent panoramic view of the Mediterranean Sea and the island of Montecristo