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Castiglione d'Orcia

Sets on the summit of a back not too far from the Cassia, Castiglione of Orcia it is a small predominantly agricultural and handicraft center.

Castiglione d'OrciaSets on the summit of a back not too far from the Cassia, Castiglione of Orcia it is a small predominantly agricultural and handicraft center. Ancient center quoted since the first decades of the VIII century Castiglione of Orcia was inzialmente ownership of the Aldobrandeschis, contended from the abbey of St. Savior: become then free Commune it lost its own autonomy because of the conquest senese. The actual Castiglione, harvest to the feet of the mighty Fortress of the Aldobrandeschis, offers still its medieval aspect to the visitor with picturesque and characteristic angles: the principal plaza devoted the Oldie to the painter Lorenzo of said Pietro (here been born in 1492) on which the Town Building is leaned out it is entirely covered by a flooring realized with pebbles of river geometrically divided by riquadrature in bricks.

In the center of the plaza a seventeenth-century fountain is set in travertino. The Church of the Saints Stephen and Worthy it is the religious building of great interest, his 500 frescos, work of Simone Martini and the Lorenzetti, is preserved to Siena near the Superintendence. Worthy of visit is the thirteenth-century church of Saint Maria Maddalena. From the park of the Fortress Aldobrandesca is dominated the whole country and good person it departs of the surrounding valley.
Bagni di san FilippoTo the town territory the Fortress belongs to they Shake, rampart of the possessions of the abbey of St. Savior. To decay some power abbaziale the castle it became ownership of the family Tignosi, vassals of the Aldobrandeschis, and it was finally conquered by the Senesis. The Fortress, in which Caterina sojourned from Siena, restored, it can be visited.
To brief distance it is situated Fortress of Orcia, ancient suburb enriched by the presence of some beautiful churches and a characteristic plaza where an existing cistern is admired since the XIII century. Notable from the naturalistic point of view the great calcareous incrostazionis of the White Ditch near Baths of St. Phillip, well known place besides for the thermal waters alkaline sulfuree that gushes out from suggestive rocks of travertino to a temperature that varies you draw 25 and the 52 °Cs: here the Served Monks have turned into the chapel a cave where it seems St. Phillip Benizi has sojourned, that to Baths St. Phillip operated numerous recoveries. We remember besides suggestive lived centers what Ripa, Campiglia and I Live of Orcia, that preserves beautiful Churches and splendid Buildings among which it detaches the ancient Hermitage Camaldolese of County, risen before Thousand, but still visible in the stately sixteenth-century forms wanted by the Cervinis of Montepulciano, that entrusted the realization of it to a skilled architect (probably to Anthony from Sangallo the Young one).

Castiglione d'Orcia : ROCCA D'ORCIA  Rocca TintinnanoTo the feet of the hermitage the wood of firs autoctono rises, the abetina of the I Live; who reaches afoot the hermitage it can cross besides a suggestive, small valley where the attractive bridge rises "of the Persons in love."
To little distance from the hermitage the Romanesque church of the Ermicciolo is found, surrounded from a grove of chestnut trees. Awry of Campiglia the diruto said building of the Viscounts Campigliola would deserve a suitable restauration, if nothing else for his position, once strategic and today panning.
For last we remember the zone that has as reference the inhabited area of Hen, where the actual Cassia coincides in wide part with the ancient street Francigena.
Numerous they are the ancient stations of mail or the strengthened farms: among these we remember to her Poderina, it Climbs her, it Retorts her, Her Briccole, where the ancient Church exists of still St. Wandering and in whose Hospice-Spedale it stopped among the other Francis of Assisi to the reentry of one of his last trips in the valley reatina.

Castiglione D'Orcia: discover the surroundings

  • Bagno Vignoni Bagno Vignoni (6 km)
    Bagno Vignoni name derives from Vignoni, castle already known in the XI century, whose traces dominate the high ground above the suburb, and from the thermal waters used since the Roman epoch.
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  • San Quirico d'Orcia San Quirico d'Orcia (6 km)
    San Quirico is Etruscan in origin, and cinerary urns and other funeral objects and vessels found here are now kept in the Etruscan archeological museum in Siena.
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  • Pienza Pienza (10 km)
    Pienza, small jewel of the Renaissance in the heart in Tuscany, in the province in Siena, to the center of one of the most beautiful zones in Italy and richer than treasures of art.
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  • Montalcino Montalcino (12 km)
    Montalcino rises in the heart of southern Tuscany. In the Middle Age the territory of Montalcino was divided between four ecclesiastical areas: Arezzo, Chiusi, Grosseto and Siena.
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  • Sant'Antimo abbey Sant'Antimo abbey (12 km)
    However the abbey of Sant'Antimo existed in the year 814 as it testifies a diploma of Ludovico the Pious one that enriches the abbey of gifts and privileges.
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  • Val D'Oricia park Val D'Oricia park (12 km)
    The territory of the Val d'Orcia is made up, mainly of a hilly landscape with gently rolling hills and valleys typical of the Sienese Crete and a rich variety of vegetation.
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  • Amiata mountain Amiata mountain (16 km)
    The Amiata is the mountain. That that each of us has probably imagined in own imagination.
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  • San Giovanni d'Asso San Giovanni d'Asso (17 km)
    San Giovanni d'Asso is located from the hill dominating the valley of the Asso torrent the Crete and offer a magic and atmospheres of a pure and perfumed land.
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  • Montepulciano Montepulciano (17 km)
    The city of Montepulciano as very particular configuration: it is constructed along a geological ridge running down from the highest point.
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  • Chianciano Terme Chianciano Terme (19 km)
    There is the thermal Chianciano, with parks and avenues, hotels and shops, but it also exists the original core of the town, the so called paese.
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  • Buonconvento Buonconvento (19 km)
    The circuit of strong defense walls, the architectural style of which recalls that of Siena, once enclosed the entire village of Buonconvento like a cocoon around a butterfly.
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  • Bibbiano Castle Bibbiano Castle (19 km)
    The Bibbiano castle was the property of the Longobard Count Guinigi di Reghinari at the time of Ludovico II.
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  • Sarteano Sarteano (21 km)
    Under the influence of Chiusi, the most powerful city of the Etruscan League, the area of Sarteano had been living a period of development since the remotest times.
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  • Trequanda Trequanda (21 km)
    The medieval village of Trequanda, crowned by the remnants of the ancient Cacciaconti castle, stands a hill 462 meters high sited between the Val di Chiana and the Val d' Asso.
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  • Cinigiano Cinigiano (22 km)
    Cinigiano is a charming agricultural town on one of the sloping hills descending from Monte Amiata.
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  • Torrita di Siena Torrita di Siena (22 km)
    The first historical records referring to Torrita di Siena date back to the 11th century when the name appears in an Amiata legal code of the year 1037.
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Accommodations in the area

    • Montepulciano (Siena)
    • 20 km from Castiglione D'Orcia

    Agriturismo le Caggiole

    Immersed in the verdant countryside around the noble town of Montepulciano, that boasts ancient Etruscan origins, Le Caggiole Estate is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized treasures.
    In a relaxing and cosy atmosphere uests are offered three comfortable, quiet double rooms with private bathrooms and two comfortable apartments for two persons and for small family groups.

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    • Siena (Siena)
    • 44 km from Castiglione D'Orcia

    Agriturismo Marciano

    Agriturimo Marciano : an exlusive opportunity, two holidays at the place of only one. stay in the country and life downtown. Marciano is located near the walls of the Middle Age town of Siena.
    Five confortable double rooms and a suite with a beautiful sight on the Siena Duomo

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    • Cortona (Arezzo)
    • 49 km from Castiglione D'Orcia

    Rocca di Pierle

    Set within the green hills of Tuscany, a few kilometers away from the old Etruscan town of Cortona farmhouse Rocca di Pierle is the perfect place to find peace and tranquility in contact with the pace of nature.
    Completely renovated Tuscan farmhouse with 3 rustic-style apartments. For groups possibilities to rent the whole villa.

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    • Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)
    • 64 km from Castiglione D'Orcia

    La Pieve

    La Pieve, charming farmhouse located on the hills of Val d'Elsa, between Volterra and San Gimignano, along the Via Francigena, in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, with its luxuriant nature and rich history.
    Framed by olive trees and a wood, it fosters a direct dialogue with nature in complete relaxation where they contemplate and enjoy the stillness in private and unique spaces.

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    • Greve in Chianti (Florence)
    • 66 km from Castiglione D'Orcia

    Villa Chianti 7 beds

    Villa Chianti is a private villa for rent in Chianti area with pool and garden that can accommodate up to 7 people.
    An oasis of peace and tranquility with views of the Chianti valleys not far from the main tourist attractions of Tuscany.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 69 km from Castiglione D'Orcia

    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto

    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto located in the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside.
    Provides comfortable accommodation in 6 double bedrooms and two Suites

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 69 km from Castiglione D'Orcia

    Agriturismo la Lucciolaia

    In the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, Agriturismo La Lucciolaia is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized art towns.
    This ancient farmhouse has been recently renovated and divided into eleven double rooms and two Suites, where the magic atmosphere of past times is perfectly blended with modern comforts.

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    • Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto)
    • 70 km from Castiglione D'Orcia

    Villa Roccamare Castiglione della Pescaia 12 beds

    Beautiful and characteristic villa with stone finishes located in the exclusive Roccamare area in Castiglione della Pescaia.
    Surrounded by the green of the pine forest and the total privacy with 2000 sqm park equipped with relaxation area and barbecue is located about 400 meters from the sea and has a private beach.

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    • Castiglione della Pescaia (Grosseto)
    • 74 km from Castiglione D'Orcia

    Villa Punta Ala 9 beds pool

    Beautiful villa with swimming pool surrounded by greenery and tranquility of the exclusive tourist destination Punta Ala and small attic used as service personnel only 300 meters from the sea of Tuscany.
    This ideal solution for those who want to spend their holidays near the beautiful sea of Punta Ala with the comforts of an exclusive villa.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 75 km from Castiglione D'Orcia

    Agriturismo Cesani

    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.
    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.

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    • Bagno a Ripoli (Florence)
    • 75 km from Castiglione D'Orcia

    Villa Valdarno 12 beds

    Villa Valdarno is a typical Tuscan farmhouse located in a secluded and peaceful area in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, among vineyards and olive groves, and enjoys a privileged panoramic view of the Florentine Valdarno.
    The ideal solution for groups of friends or acquaintances who wish to spend their holidays in Tuscany with the comforts of a detached villa with swimming pool and large garden.

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    • Firenze (Florence)
    • 89 km from Castiglione D'Orcia

    Marignolle relais & charme

    The charming Marignolle Relais & Charme, nestled the hills of Florence, is the ideal solution for those who want a place of excellence and relaxation and love peace and privacy without the amenities of a luxury hotel.
    Marignolle Relais & Charme is especially appreciated by travelers looking for style and tradition by offering deluxe rooms or junior suites in a refined, with superior comforts and impeccable services that make this relais an excellence of Florence.

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    • Lucca (Lucca)
    • 133 km from Castiglione D'Orcia

    Historic Villa Lucca 12 beds pool

    Historic villa 14 km from the center of Lucca immersed in the green of the Tuscan vineyards and olive groves, it has a private swimming pool and a large park.
    Set on 350 square meters in a dominant position offers a unique view of the hills of Tuscany.

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    • Massarosa (Lucca)
    • 141 km from Castiglione D'Orcia

    Stone Farmhouse Massarosa 8 beds pool

    Stone farmhouse in typical Tuscan style skilfully and elegantly renovated in a dominant position on the hills of Massarosa with spectacular views that reach the sea of Tuscany. The farmhouse has a swimming pool with whirlpool.
    Perfect solution for those that search the real authentic Tuscany staying in the hills but not far from the Versilia sea.

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    • Viareggio (Lucca)
    • 142 km from Castiglione D'Orcia

    Villa Torre del Lago 5 beds

    Typical Tuscan farmhouse for rent in Torre del Lago, Massaciuccoli area with 3 bedrooms and 5 beds, just 1 km from the Tuscany coast.
    Ideal solution for small groups or families looking for a villa for rent not far from the sea in a context of absolute privacy.

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