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Val d'Orcia

val-dorcia-2508-1672This area in the heart of Tuscany is a UNESCO World Heritage site and rightfully so. The gentle rolling hills, the sprinkling of medieval castles and villages, the famous vineyards, the olive groves and the ever changing sunlight all combine to sweep you away into a constant world of beauty.

The valley is named after the Orcia River. The beauty and bounty of the land are beyond compare. This area was the inspiration of numerous Renaissance painters and writers. Val d'Orcia boasts the dearest of Italian wines, including Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile de Montepulciano. The genuine olive oil produced in the valley tops the list as the most coveted. Pecorino, or sheep's milk cheese, truffles, mushrooms, saffron and game are all produced here by farmers and artisans who take pride in their products.

A trip to Tuscany simply must include Val d'Orcia where the hills of Tuscany catch the sunlight in extraordinary ways. The panoramas, the people, the food and the wine are exquisite examples of the best that Tuscany has to offer.

  • Our stay at Le Casacce will always be a glorious memory. By the time the trip was over, we already missed our new friend, Linda. We came home filled with tales of the sights we had seen, the excellent food we had eaten and the good times made possible by Tuscan Muse
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