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Surroundings

 

MONTALCINO

2 min.        1 km

 

With its imposing Fortress, the charm of the medieval village remains intact. Montalcino is part of the natural park of Val d'Orcia and is famous for its Brunello. Nearby you will find the Abbey of Sant'Antimo, exceptional example of Romanesque architecture.

 

 

SANT’ANTIMO ABBEY

14 min.        8 km

 

The abbey stands in the centre of a valley below the village of Castelnuovo dell’Abate, a short distance from Montalcino.

Sant’Antimo is one of the most important examples of 13th-century monastery architecture and is the most important Romanesque building in southern Tuscany. The church that we see today was the replacement, built around 1100, of a previous 9th-century Abbey.

 

 

BAGNO VIGNONI

25 min.        20 km

 

Bagno Vignoni is a small hamlet belonging to San Quirico d’Orcia in the province of Siena. Piazza delle Sorgenti stands at the centre of this hamlet. It is a huge rectangular pool inside which hot, smoking thermal spa water springs up, coming from the underground waterbeds of volcanic origin, and which lend such a fascinating sight to this place.

 

 

MONTE OLIVETO MAGGIORE ABBEY

28 min.        23 km

 

The beautiful Benedictine Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, with its amazing frescoes.

 

 

PIENZA - UNESCO World Heritage Site

28 min.        24 km

 

The city was constructed from request by Pope Pius II. Constructions began in 1459 on a project of Rossellino (architect) and was finished in just four years, is the quintessential Renaissance town.

 

 

ASCIANO

35 min.        31 km

 

With its Museum of Archaeology and Sacred Art: from precious artifacts from Etruscan tombs to paintings and wooden sculptures made by leading Sienese artists from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century.

 

 

MONTEPULCIANO

36 min.        40 km

 

Small Etruscan village, that had its period of greatest growth in the XIII - XVI, and many of its monuments and works of art date back to this period. It is famous for being the birthplace of Angelo Ambrogini, also known as Poliziano, and for its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.

 

 

SIENA - UNESCO World Heritage

45 min.        40 km

 

Siena had its heyday between 1150 and 1300 and these wonderful buildings all date back to this period: the Cathedral, the town hall and the Mangia Tower. The many museums (Museum Opera del Duomo, The Santa Maria della Scala, The Civic Museum, The Art Gallery) all present a wide collection of wonderful works of art.

 

 

MONTE AMIATA

50 min.        41 km

 

Monte Amiata is a ancient volcano that dominates the landscape of southern Tuscany, between the provinces of Siena and Grosseto, thanks to its height of 1738 metres. The ancient road to Rome (Via Cassia) that you travel along from the north, crosses the beautiful Val d’Orcia, making the journey such a pleasant one.

 

 

SAN GALGANO ABBEY

1 hour        60 km

 

The historic San Galgano Abbey in Chiusdino is one of the most fascinating, mysterious places in Tuscany. Located about thirty kilometres from Siena, this charming tourist site attracts thousands of visitors each year. It comprises a site that includes the Monte Siepi hermitage and an imposing Cistercian abbey that is now a ruin.

 

 

SAN GIMIGNANO - UNESCO World Heritage

1 hour and 20 min.        80 km

 

Small Etruscan village from the Hellenistic period III - II sec. B.C. San Gimignano experienced an extraordinary increase of monuments and works of art in the Middle Ages thanks to the Via Francigena passing through and is today famous for its many towers.

 

 

VOLTERRA

1 hour and 30 min.        93 km

 

Volterra, defined by Gabriele d'Annunzio "The City of Wind and Stone", was founded by the Etruscans in the eighth century B. C. The city is famous for its 7 km of stone walls surrounding the village and for its alabaster.

 

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