Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy

The Val d’Orcia, or Valdorcia, is a region of Tuscany, central Italy, which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata. It is characterised by gentle, carefully cultivated hills occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and villages such as Pienza, Radicofani and Montalcino. It is a landscape which has become familiar through its depiction in works of art from the Renaissance painting to the modern photograph.


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