Truly and authentically Tuscan
Castiglione d’Orcia, an ancient castle situated on a hilltop, immersed in the Val d’Orcia, with splendid panoramic views, was built because of its strategic location on the Via Francigena. A stronghold of the Aldobrandeschi family for centuries, the Rocca Aldobrandesca stands out over the town, where you can visit the imposing castle, the walls and other places. The ancient municipal palace overlooks the striking Piazza Vecchietta which is named after the painter Lorenzo di Pietro known as il Vecchietta, who was believed for a long time to be a native of the area. A few steps away from the square, there is the Church of Saints Stefano and Degna, which hosts a precious panel of the painter from Siena, Pietro Lorenzetti. A ‘commune’ since 1252, over different periods it has annexed to its territory the surrounding towns until it took the current characteristics in 1867. This is why it boasts a wealth and a variety of environments and small towns: Campiglia d’Orcia, Gallina, Vivo d’Orcia and the spa area of Bagni San Filippo, and just opposite Castiglione, in the shadow of Torre di Tentennano, is situated the small medieval town of Rocca d’Orcia.
What to do
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Staying in Val d'Orcia means waking up in the midst of a beautiful incomparable landscape, surrounded by historic towns and engaging nature. Look for the accommodation that most suits you and find the ideal place on the hills, between the churches and the stars of Val d'Orcia.