Naturalistic attractions

Ripa d’Orcia Regional Natural Reserve

Hills, river valleys and rich Mediterranean scrubland characterize the Ripa d'Orcia protected area, a striking corner of the UNESCO landscape

peregrine falcon
peregrine falcon - Credit: Agustín Povedano
Vista sul castello di Ripa d'Orcia
Vista sul castello di Ripa d'Orcia - Credit: LigaDue
Castiglione d'Orcia
A small, timeless town, immersed in the nature of Val d’Orcia
Castiglione d’Orcia is a small town immersed in the nature of Val d’Orcia, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It's composed of hills, ravines and the iconic cypress trees that crown the isolated hills or line the roads in orderly rows. The village was first mentioned in historical documents in 714 and was initially controlled by Aldobrandeschi, but became a free municipality in 1252. ...
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