Hello! Last week-end we made a short trip in Tuscany, in the heart of Val D’Orcia, a countryside place between several ancient villages around Siena, in the South of Tuscany.
We built a beautiful itinerary (also culinary, of course!) trought the Val D’Orcia and Val di Chiana (Cortona, Arezzo) which is just bordering on Umbria and Trasimeno Lake.
We started our tour from Montepulciano, well-know for its excellent red wines. The countryside all around is just splendid, and the position of these villages allows to have a great view all around.
To arrive in Montepulciano and Pienza there are panoramic bow-road that will excite you while driving.
Pienza is also famous for the production of the Pecorino di Pienza, a great cheese which in Tuscany is served with cold cuts.
Following the main road after visiting Pienza, we arrived in San Quirico D’Orcia, a small village which exhibits some of the better places and countryside views around.
Typical tree of tuscan countryside is the cypress, which stands in line one after the other, creating suggestive path to walk and hike.