San Gimignano and Val d’Orcia Description
Our proposals include the visit to the town and to the surroundings: the magnificent Val d’Orcia.
The stunning village of San Gimignano lies between the Val d’Elsa, and the magnificent Sienese hills.
Its thirteenth-century walls embrace this medieval setting of intact splendor.
It is the Tuscany that tourists love more: the one of wheat fields, vines and ancient villages.
It’s the Tuscany of Chianti wine and the Val D’Orcia, good food and unmistakable flavors.
UNESCO registered San Gimignano in the Word Heritage list in 1990.
In fact, its appearance has remained largely intact and the town still represents the best example of urban organization in the Tuscan Middle Ages.
The main feature of this town is the spectacular and unmistakable towers that dominate the landscape.
Great artists come to work in San Gimignano to make the town the treasure chest that still today appears to those who visit it.
San Gimignano today is a spectacular religious, civil and military architecture within a magnificent landscape and a land that offers fine products such as Vernaccia.
The images of the Val d’Orcia and in particular the reproductions of its landscapes, in which people are depicted live in harmony with nature, have thus become icons of the Renaissance era.
Gentle hills covered by dense vegetation of vineyards, olive groves, cypresses, beech and chestnut woods, interrupted by ancient medieval habitats, rural houses and fortresses with impervious towers that are dispersed in the isolated and peaceful nature of the places.
Castiglione d’Orcia, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani and San Quirico d’Orcia created the Val D’Orcia Park to protect its environment and territory and to promote its brand.
Contignano, Monticchiello, Bagno Vignoni, Rocca d’Orcia, Campiglia d’Orcia, Bagni San Filippo, Vivo d’Orcia, are other magnificent places that in this area are also a plunge into a fascinating and suggestive past.
What to taste in San Gimignano and Val d’Orcia
Even food and wine production is in fact one another Val d’Orcia point of strength.
Typical specialties include the Pienza pecorino cheese, the Val d’Orcia Honey, the extra-virgin olive oil from Castiglione d’Orcia, the Cinta Senese cured meats, and so on.
Moreover, don’t overlook mushrooms and truffles; but, above all one of the most famous wines in the world: the Brunello di Montalcino.
San Gimignano, instead, is famous for the production of Vernaccia, one of the best Italian white wines, known all over the world.
In order to pay homage to the quality and prestige of this wine in San Gimignano, the Vernaccia Wine Museum has been created in the Villa della Rocca in Montestaffoli.
Booking your packaged or tailor-made San Gimignano Holidays.
As travel experts and consultants team, born and raised in Italy, My Tours in Rome can offer you all the local knowledge to create a unique trip to San Gimignano and Val d’Orcia.
According to your desires, we can plan one, two or three week-long San Gimignano Holidays, or just a weekend break.
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We can reserve for you the best accommodation, excursions, restaurants, transfers, group holidays, tickets for various events.
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