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Castiglione d'Orcia: Tours of Tuscany Gem

Located in the region of Tuscany, Castiglione d'Orcia should not be excluded from your gelato-infused Italy sightseeing.

Providing beautiful sceneries of the countryside, the village is situated on hilly terrain; however, it is full of beautiful squares, stone-paved streets, and architectural monuments like no other.

A great example of the architecture worth seeing is the imposing Rocca di Tintinnano. Built back in the 13th century, the fortified castle is situated on a hill, offering postcard-like views not only from the site but of it as well. Overlooking a valley and a river, the castle is now one of the main stops during Castiglione d'Orcia sightseeing.

Among other stops worth taking is the Piazza il Vecchietta, named after the Castiglione-born sculptor, painter and architect Lorenzo di Pietro, also known as Vecchieta. There is a beautiful fountain situated in the middle of the square, adding even more charm to this Italian scenery. We suggest tasting fine local Val d'Orcia wines while there as well.

In addition to that, make sure to admire the beauty of the architecture in the village as well, complementing your Castiglione d'Orcia itinerary with the Romanesque Church of Santa Maria Maddalena and the Church of Santi Stefano e Degna.

As for some leisurely activities in the area, visiting the hot springs of San Filippo is an excellent idea. Situated in the woods of Monte Amiata, it is famous for its backdrop of white calcareous sediments and attracts numerous people to enjoy the relaxing properties of the site. The complex of the hot springs also includes curative waters, a thermal pool, and Balena Bianca, a beautiful thermal waterfall facing the Fosso Bianco torrent.

Best Things to Do in Castiglione d'Orcia, Italy

  • Visit the Rocca di Tintinnano castle
  • Unwind in the centuries-old square of Piazza il Vecchietta
  • Traet yourself to a tasting of Val d'Orcia wines
 

The small village of Castiglione d'Orcia is the authentic getaway you need to relax and explore the unspoiled beauty of Italy. Are you ready to treat yourself to something truly unique?

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