A land gifted with Quality
This ravishing countryside has received the prestigious World Heritage listing from UNESCO, the first agricultural zone to be so recognized.
Part of the natural beauty resides in its variety. The lunar landscape of the Crete Senesi gives way to the soft hills with rows of dark cypresses lining the approaches to castles, abbeys, farms and medieval villages. Olive trees and vines, centuries old, and undulating fields of grain alternate with fallow pastures.
Viniculture is a tradition that goes back millennia. Historians have established that the Etruscans imported vines to Tuscany from the East. Today, the 13 towns of the Orcia are among the most exclusive destinations for wine-lovers from around the world, who also enjoy the spas built around natural hot springs.