What to do in this area
EXploring the Tuscan countryside
Chianciano is the starting point to explore the neighbouring places and enjoy the authentic scents of Tuscany.
From Palazzo Bandino no distance is impossible in search of Val d’Orcia. Montepulciano, Pienza and Monticchiello are just waiting to be discovered.
And if these marvellous spots are not enough, go a little bit further and visit Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo and San Quirico d’Orcia.
Let yourself be inspired and let Chianciano be part of your journey in discovering the best Siennese views.
A RIDE IN NATURE
HORSE -TREKKING IN THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE
AMONG THE VINEYARDS OF THE “NOBILE DI MONTEPULCIANO”
Horse trekking through the Tuscan countryside to the vineyards of the precious Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Visit to the wine cellar with tastings. Next step is a visit to Sarteano with its beautiful medieval castle that we will reach after wading through the river Astrone.
VALLEYS OF THE RIVERS ORCIA AND CHIANA – THE TWO LAKES
This step of the journey includes a visit to the natural reserves of the lakes Chiusi and Montepulciano. We will head towards Madonna del Cerro crossing a wood of monumental oaks towards the WWF oasis of the Montepulciano Lake. We will also traverse the greenway “Sentiero della Bonifica” – winner of the 5th European Greenways Award 2011 – in the direction of the Chiusi Lake, where we find the famous Etruscan necropolis of King Porsenna. Flat way.
THE PARADISE CORNER – VAL D’ORCIA
This trekking goes along scenic ways discovering the well-known Val d’Orcia, Unesco Heritage. This tour leads us towards all the most charming small towns of the district among which Pienza, San Quirico, Bagno Vignoni etc. etc.
The first stage is Pienza, the “perfect city” of Pope Pio II; then we will continue towards the medieval town of San Quirico. The day after we will be in Bagno Vignoni, travelling by horse on the ancient and suggestive “Via Francigena” (the French way) and will visit the small and famous spot and its very old spa right in the square of this place.