The famous sites of Val d'orcia and Chianti. Hike or Bike.
If you want something more than a picture taken from the car; if you want to live, understand, and enjoy the beauties of these lands; if you want to smell the scent and the whistle of the wind; if you want to be part of those postcard-view known all over the world, then you have to put on your hiking boots or to mount a bike and go with your own legs on the rock and the clay of these "...extraordinary examples of how natural landscape was ri-designed to reflect the ideals of good government and to create an aesthetically pleasant image...icon of the Renaissance that had deeply influenced the way of thinking the landscape in future years" (UNESCO motivations).
La Val d'Orcia
Le Crete (the clay), San Quirico, Castiglion d'Orcia, Bagno Vignoni.
Le Crete Senesi (Siennese Clays)
The gullies and the badlands.
The Romanesque Paris Churches and the Abbeys
Monte Oliveto, Lecceto, San Leonardo al Lago, San Galgano, Coneo, Corsano, Molli.
Brolio, Murlo, Belcaro, Rocca d'Orcia.
Easy hikes in reserve areas
Peculiar exclusive cypress tree wood.
Strange example of beech forest at low altitude and hermits caves.