Locanda Vesuna Siena
The Val d'Orcia, a fascinating oasis of nature and culture, is dotted with acres of olive groves, oak forests and vineyards. The river that gives the valley its name traces much of the area, touching Radicofani and Sarteano, flowing eastward to the hillsides of Pienza, San Quirico, Montalcino and Castiglione, crossing Monte Amiata and curving around the hills of the Upper Maremma, before merging with the Ombrone. Pienza, declared the “ideal city” by Pope Pius II, was recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1458, Enea Silvio Piccolomini decided to transform his hometown into a symbolic Renaissance city. One element of this change was the new Cathedral dell’Assunta, built between 1459 and 1462, which conserves works by some of the most well-known Sienese artists of the time. Nearby, visitors will find the Palazzo Piccolomini, whose loggia offers a wonderful view of the Val d’Orcia, the town hall and the Palazzo Vescovile and its adjoining museum. Don’t miss the medieval Church of San Francesco and the walls of the austere Parish Church in Corsignano, mentioned in historical documents as early as 714.
HOW TO REACH US
To reach Locanda Vesuna by car:
from North, motorway A1 southwards (Rome). Beyond Arezzo exit Valdichiana. from South, motorway A1 northwards (Florence-Milan). Beyond Orvieto exit Valdichiana. Overcome the tollgate towards Pienza. From Pienza (public gardens): drive along the S.S. 146 of Chianciano, towards S. Quirico D’Orcia, for 1,4 Kms. To the intersection turn right, towards Trequanda - S. Giovanni d’Asso. After 2,5 Kms, go beyond the bridge and take the white road. After 1,9 Kms take the road of the Inn entrance.
Chiusi Chianciano Terme – Grosseto and Arezzo
Florence – Pisa and Rome
Bicycle tourists, but also on horseback; tourists who play golf, tennis. The relationship between tourism and physical activity is strong in Tuscany. Here the traveler can know the area in an unconventional way, thorough and sustainable. Equally delightful is the shopping.