Panoramic Roads

the beautiful Abbey of San Galgano

Nov 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Panoramic Roads, Places

The splendid complex of Saint Galgano is at around 20 minutes / half an hour drive from  Siena, located west, between  Monticiano and Chiusdino, in a wild territory, with wonderful landscapes and natural panoramas. The Abbey of Saint Galgano has represented throughout the centuries an important stop for travelers and pilgrims in the Merse Valley, [...]

A panoramic walk in the gorgeous land of Brunello

Jun 15th, 2010 | By | Category: cellars and wineries, Panoramic Roads, Places

In the splendid setting of Montalcino countryside, walking on breathtaking panoramic white lines snaking through vineyards, olive groves, castles and ancient isolated farms… here you are a really unforgettable road that you can do with your favourite means: walking, by bike, horseriding or simply by car… HIGHLY SUGGESTED!!! If you stop at the beautiful Banfi [...]

Orcia Valley in april (Parco della Val d’Orcia)

Feb 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Panoramic Roads

I found this video on YouTube and I decided to put it here in order to show the cornfields of Orcia Valley (Val d’Orcia) in march, april… simply a spectacular lanscape 360°!

Radicofani and its fortress overlooking the Orcia Valley to Lake Bolsena

Feb 28th, 2010 | By | Category: Holiday with children, Panoramic Roads, Places, Places for picnics

I appreciated very much the visit of Radicofani Fortress! The fortress is located on the top of an high hill, a very panoramic place that you reach after walking ca. 20 minutes up to the fortress. The fortress is very fascinating and its long history too as it is also famous because it was occupied [...]

Fields of Gold …in the Orcia Valley

Feb 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Movies, Panoramic Roads

Do you remember the beautiful scenes of the Gladiator, when he imagines the Elysian Fields? It is the Orcia Valley, Tuscany, Italy. The Orcia Valley is always wonderful and continuously changing: you find it like in the movie, with golden cornfields, normally in june, when the grain is ripe in the fields but not yet [...]

Panoramic road “Le Crete”, Monte Oliveto Abbey and lunch in Chiusure

Feb 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Panoramic Roads, Places, religious places

Tour of the Crete + Abbazia di Monte Oliveto a tour with beautiful views (from Buonconvento, pasing through Asciano, to Siena) with the deviation for the Abbey of Monte Oliveto (and guided tour of the abbey with peintings of the Sodoma) and a stop for lunch in Chiusure by the very little and typical Trattoria [...]

the Orcia Valley on the road…

Feb 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Panoramic Roads

My first approach with the siennese territory was when I came to visit those that at the time was my boyfriend and now is my husband. It was seven years ago..and he brought me to visit the Orcia Valley: we drived from Buonconvento to Radicofani, on the Cassia road (SP2). It was love at first [...]