This is a circular route running along the river Orcia and climbing to the castle of Ripa d’Orcia. The return walk is via Vignoni Alto with splendid views over Montalcino, San Quirico and Castiglion d’Orcia.
How to reach the meeting point:
From Rome: Take the A1 motorway in direction of Florence, exit at Chiusi Chianciano Terme and follow signs for Pienza
From Florence: Take the A1 motorway in direction of Rome, exit at Bettolle and follow signs for Montepulciano and then Pienza
If you are wine lovers it is possible to visit a local cellar for a tasting
A plus for anyone who loves holistic practices.
A basket of local delicacies to eat and drink, on a soft blanket under the leaves of a beech tree