Abbadia San Salvatore

Abbey of Sant'Antimo

Albarese

Acquapendente


anghiari

Archipelago Toscano


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Arezzo


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Badia di Coltibuono


Bagni San Filippo

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Barberino Val d'Elsa

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Bomarzo

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Castellina in Chianti


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Celleno


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Chinaciano Terme


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Città di Castello

CivitÀ di Bagnoregio


Colle Val d'Elsa


Cortona


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Isola d'Elba

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montecalvello

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Perugia


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Pisa


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San Bruzio


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Val d'Elsa


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Valle d'Ombrone


Vetulonia


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Walking in Tuscany
             
 

Podere Santa Pia, situated in a particularly scenic valley, which overlooks on the hills of the Ombrone Valley

 

album Surroundings
       
   

Valle dell'Ombrone



   
   

The river Ombrone makes its way through the southern part of the Chianti hills and the area of Crete in the province of Siena and then extends in to the province of Grosseto via the Ombrone hills.
The entire geographical area borders the province of Siena and Val d’Orcia to the north. To the east it’s closed in by the volcanic cone of Mount Amiata, the hills of Albegna and Fiora are to the south east, south west is the Maremma of Grosseto while north west the territory continues up to the edge of the Metallifiere hills.

 

Sorgente ombrone

Cippo posto alla nascita del fiume Ombrone- San Gusmè- Siena[3]

 

The Arbia is a small stream which rises a few miles south of Siena and rows into the Ombrone river at Buonconvento. On its left bank is the hill of Montaperti, where the Ghibellines overwhelmingly defeated the FIorentine Guelphs in 1260.

 

ArbiaOmbroneBuonconvento

Confluence of the Arbia (left) and the Ombrone (right) south of Buonconvento, Province of Siena[1]


The Ombrone river marks the border with Montalcino (SI) and then continues through the districts of Civitella, Paganico, Cinigiano, Campagnatico, and Grosseto, before running into the Tyrrhenian sea at Bocca d’Ombrone.
The area encompasses three districts in the province Montenero d’Orca, Istia d’Ombrone, with Grancia, Batignano, and Montepescali in the province of Grosseto.

 

Ombrone river in Sasso d'Ombrone

The Ombrone river, near Sasso d'Ombrone

 

The landscape alternates between river vegetation, woods and vast areas of cypress trees and cork oaks which shade the roads and separate the various farmhouses. East of Cinigiano , the first signs of chestnut trees appear below Mount Amiata. In its last phases before the mouth of the river, the Ombrone passes over the huge plain of Grosseto in the heart of the Maremma.
This valley has similar temperatures to those of the Maremma at Grosseto but with added daily thermal influxes, a minor maritime effect, and some climatic features similar to those of the continent.

 

Foce dell’Ombrone (Mouth of the Ombrone River) from Principina del Mare

Foce dell’Ombrone (Mouth of the Ombrone River) from Principina del Mare [1]

 

   
   

A hike to the source of the Ombrone river, near Castelnuovo Berardenga.

Length of journey: 4.5 km
Time: 3.5 hours round-trip
Departure point: San Gusmè (Castelnuovo Berardenga - SI)

Enjoy forests, cypress and juniper plants as you take a walk to the source of the Ombrone River. From the small village of San Gusmè (465m slope), descend along the road to Castelnuovo Berardenga. Once you reach the intersection on State Road n.484, turn right toward Villa a Sesta. After a few hundred meters, you’ll pass a bridge. Take the road on the right that goes uphill into the oak forest. The road continues upward until you reach a clearing, where there are many broom plants. The path veers slightly to the left and goes uphill into the forest. The climb becomes gradually steeper until you reach a ridge trail. Continue along that path, turning right, heading toward the road to Podere Sestaccia. The tour continues to the right until you reach the paved road to Campi (646m slope).

Just off the paved road, go right to the road that leads uphill to the little village of Campi. From the village church, you’ll go down among the cypress trees. After a few dozen meters, you’ll find the inscription that indicates where the Ombrone river begins. The tour continues down along the asphalt road until you reach the village of San Gusmè.

The Ombrone delta

 

The Ombrone delta

Where the river Ombrone meets the Tirrenian Sea. It is reachable by walking 2 km from Marina di Alberese, along the beach. The walk is a photographer's dream, as the coastline is filled with large debris and sun-bleached logs.

 

Natural Beach of Alberese

Natural Beach of Alberese[2]

 

 
   

Photo album Abbey of Sant'Antimo



   
    Paesaggio della Valle dell'Ombrone, la parte terminale della Val d'Orcia tra le province di Grosseto e Siena

Paesaggio della Valle dell'Ombronee il Castello Colle Massari

 

  Castello Colle Massari  

Paesaggio della Valle dell'Ombrone, la parte terminale della Val d'Orcia tra le province di Grosseto e Siena

 

Ombrone Arcille   Fiume Ombrone nei pressi di Monte Antico   Il fiume Ombrone nei pressi della frazione di Sasso d'Ombrone

Il fiume Ombrone nei pressi della frazione di Arcille 

 

  Fiume Ombrone nei pressi di Monte Antico  

Il fiume Ombrone nei pressi della frazione di Sasso d'Ombrone

 

 

Torre della Trapola near Principina di Grosseto

Torre della Trapola near Principina di Grosseto [2]

 

     

[1] Photo by LigaDue, licensed, licenziato in base ai termini della licenza Creative Commons Attribuzione 3.0 Unported
[2] Photo created by Gabriele Delhey on April 4, 2006, "Alberese-Strand". Con licenza CC BY-SA 3.0 tramite Wikimedia Commons.
[3] Photo by Vignaccia76, licensed, licenziato in base ai termini della licenza Creative Commons Attribuzione 3.0 Unported

Wikimedia Commons contiene immagini o altri file su Ombrone

 

Maps


    Bacini idrografici
Bacino Ombrone  

Bacino Ombrone e bacini
idrografici in Siena

 

  Toscana, bacini idrografici
     


One of Tuscany's best kept secrets is the beautiful valley sheltering this recently renovated 18th century farm house, Podere Santa Pia.
This formal small cloister is the perfect spot to slow travel. Waking up at dawn to start hiking, learning once again the names of flowers and trees, and above all, having the pleasure of getting lost, forgetting about guides, clocks and timetables.
Numerous other towns and villages offer a treasure trove of history and art waiting to be discovered. The central location of the holiday home allows you to visit the nearby beautiful villages Montalcino, Sant'Antimo, Pienza, S. Quirico d'Orcia and in the south Saturnia and Sorano - known for its beautiful Sasso Leopoldo. And the sea is 38km away in Marina di Grosseto.


Hidden secrets in Tuscany | Holiday home Podere Santa Pia

 

         

L'Ombrone, view from Sasso d'Ombrone [Foto di @birbanna]