Castiglione d'Orcia marks the border between the Val d’Orcia and the forests covering Monte Amiata. The centre of the town is the piazza dedicated to the painter and sculptor Lorenzo di Pietro, known as Il Vecchietta, dominated by the ruins of the Rocca Aldobrandesca and the magnificent Tentennano Fotress.
Vivo d’Orcia is one of the hamlets of Castiglione. A stone’s throw away is the Vivo Hermitage, a late-Renaissance palace designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger. Starting at the springs of the aqueduct that runs through Vivo, a trail through the beech and chestnut trees leads to the small Ermicciolo church, with its characteristic drying rooms.
Campiglia d'Orcia is also worth visiting, which has preserved its medieval charactersitics, including small streets, narrow staircases and covered walkways. Nearby, you can also find the ruins of the Campigliola tower.